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Johnnie Taylor

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Johnnie Taylor (1989)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 8 July 1989

Soul legend Johnnie Taylor tells Barney Hoskyns about his background in gospel with the Highway QCs and the Soul Stirrers, Sam Cooke, Stax Records, having hits in the disco era, and finding a new home at Malaco.

File format: mp3 File size: 20.8mb Interview length: 22 minutes 45 seconds Sound quality: ****

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Behind The Scenes With J.W. Alexander

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 7 December 1973

J.W. is the man who took Sam Cooke from his gospel background and helped mould him into the very first Soul superstar. He performed a ...

Johnnie Taylor

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 12 October 1974

THOUGH HE had a massive hit here some years back with 'Who's Making Love' and has consistently been one of the top-selling Stax artists, Johnnie ...

Johnnie Taylor: Eargasm

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 24 April 1976

THAT THIS ALBUM has already been such an overwhelming success in America must surely be due to US Columbia's marketing techniques rather than the music, ...

Stax: The Soul of a City

Interview by Richard Wootton, Melody Maker, 10 March 1979

RICHARD WOOTTON talks to David Porter about the life and tempos of Stax ...

Honey and Sandpaper: Sam Cooke's disciples

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1995

The deep and enduring influence of Mr Soul. ...

Sam Cooke's SAR Records: Two Desks, One Vision

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1995

SAR was Sam Cooke's dream of an R&B empire. It nearly came true. ...

Johnnie Taylor: Lifetime: A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues And Gospel 1956-1999

Review by Richard Williams, MOJO, February 2001

LIKE MANY soul singers, Johnnie Taylor was only as good as the songs he was given. But when those songs were good – and most ...

Malaco Records: The Last Soul Label

Report and Interview by Mike Atherton, Echoes, 2002

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, has been a music town for over half a century. In the early 1950s, Lillian McMurry's Trumpet label made Sonny Boy Williamson into ...

see also Soul Stirrers, The


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