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During a recording career that spanned nearly half a century, Johnnie Taylor covered more genres of African-American music than any other major artist.Despite Johnnie Taylor's awesome run of hit records, he remains somewhat of an enigma, perhaps the most underrated recording artist of all time. Never-the-less, this singing sensation has been one of the most versatile and durable recording artists of the era. During his career, Taylor scored 11 top 40 hits on the Billboard pop chart. With a career than embraced Gospel, Pop, Blues, Do Wop, Memphis Soul, and even Disco, Taylor proved he could handle any piece of music. Johnnie Harrison Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas on May 5, 1938, and reared in nearby West Memphis

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Article: Album Review

The Sons Of The Soul Revivers: Live! Rancho Nicasio

Read "Live! Rancho Nicasio" reviewed by James Nadal


Founded in 1970, by Walter Morgan Jr., The Sons Of The Soul Revivers carry on the traditional gospel legacy started by their father Walter Sr., with the original Soul Revivers, in the 1960's.Walter Jr. is joined by his brothers James and Dwyane, supported by their regular backing band, taking the music to that sacred space where ...

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Article: Album Review

Tasha Taylor: Honey For The Biscuit

Read "Honey For The Biscuit" reviewed by James Nadal


Born into music royalty, does not, in any manner, guarantee success. Quite the contrary, it makes one work harder, to not only maintain the legacy, but break out from the looming shadow. With Honey For The Biscuit, vocalist Tasha Taylor, the daughter of Stax soul legend Johnnie Taylor, passed the heirloom boundary and crossed over into ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Christian McBride: People Music - Out Here

Read "Christian McBride: People Music - Out Here" reviewed by Luigi Sforza


Di Christian McBride colpisce l'energia, la presa di coscienza dei propri mezzi espressivi e il modo in cui riesce a plasmare la scoppiettante materia sonora che suona, ovvero un miscuglio proficuo di post-bop e cantabile modern jazz. A due anni di distanza da The Good Feeling il contrabbassista afroamericano torna con due dischi, uno, ...

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Article: Album Review

Michael Burks: Show of Strength

Read "Show of Strength" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Michael “Iron Man" Burks grew up playing guitar. A quick study, he soon began leading the blues, rhythm and blues and soul house bands that backed O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor and other stars as they passed through the R&B circuit near his Arkansas hometown. Then, Burks put his own career aside for two decades to make ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Requiems, Remodels & Remembrances

Read "Requiems, Remodels & Remembrances" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Michael BurksShow of StrengthAlligator Records2012 Michael “Iron Man" Burks grew up playing guitar. A quick study, he soon began leading the blues, rhythm and blues and soul house bands that backed O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor and other stars as they passed through the ...

News: Performance / Tour

Blues Harmonica Icon Curtis Salgado Brings 'Soul Shot' to Sellersville, PA

Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will celebrate the release of his blistering Alligator Records debut CD, Soul Shot, with a live performance at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Winner of the 2012 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes R&B, funk and blues with a ...

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Taylored in Silk

Label: Concord Music Group
Released: 2011
Track listing: We're Getting Careless With Our Love; 4:01Starting All Over Again; Cheaper To Keep Her; Talk To Me; I Believe In You; (You Believe In Me) One Thing Wrong With My Woman; I Can Read Between The Lines; This Bitter Earth; Hijackin' Love; Love In The Streets (Ain't Good As The Love At Home); Standing In For Jody; Shackin' Up; Doing My Own Thing, Pt. 1; Doing My Own Thing, Pt. 2.

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Article: Album Review

Johnnie Taylor: Taylored in Silk

Read "Taylored in Silk" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Concord Music Group begins a Stax Remasters series with the release of The Staples Singers' Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (1972), Booker T and the MGs' McLemore Avenue (1970) and Johnnie Taylor Taylored in Silk (1973). The Taylor's disc is most notable for sharpening the definition of “Memphis Soul." Johnnie Taylor today is best known for his ...

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News: Award / Grant

Al Bell Receives Grammy Trustees Award

MEMPHIS MUSIC FOUNDATION AND STAX MUSEUM CONGRATULATE AL BELL ON RECEIVING 2011 GRAMMY TRUSTEES AWARD Award acknowledges Al Bell's lifetime of musical excellence and cultural enrichment MEMPHIS, TN: The Memphis Music Foundation and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records, proudly congratulate Al Bell on receiving the highest ...


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