Disco 9000 [Collectables]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Disco 9000's ten tracks mark the sharp transition in Taylor's amazing career, from being a straight soul singer to being a soul-disco singer. While the keyboards and electronic drums are everywhere present and the beats are geared to the dancefloor, there is nothing here that is really inconsistent with Taylor's trademark soul delivery. For example, check the in-the-pocket groove of "Play Something Pretty" or the R&B-reggae fusion in "I Got This Thing for Your Love." Certainly the hard funk on "Your Love Is Rated X" and the title track (written by Taylor) might seem at odds with the smooth soul crooner's ideal, but it's still there, and it rises above the arrangements ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Disco 9000's ten tracks mark the sharp transition in Taylor's amazing career, from being a straight soul singer to being a soul-disco singer. While the keyboards and electronic drums are everywhere present and the beats are geared to the dancefloor, there is nothing here that is really inconsistent with Taylor's trademark soul delivery. For example, check the in-the-pocket groove of "Play Something Pretty" or the R&B-reggae fusion in "I Got This Thing for Your Love." Certainly the hard funk on "Your Love Is Rated X" and the title track (written by Taylor) might seem at odds with the smooth soul crooner's ideal, but it's still there, and it rises above the arrangements into the heights of R&B heaven. Disco 9000 is a record that deserves to be re-evaluated in the lieu of this great artist's contribution. Wait until the nu-soul groovers get hold of it. [Collectables reissued the CD in 2004.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431957929
  • Catalog Number: 9579
  • Sales rank: 204,243

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnnie Taylor Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Johnnie Taylor Composer
George Jackson Composer
Harvey Scales Composer
Jackie Avery Composer
Mickey Buckins Composer
Don Davis Composer
Randy McCormick Composer
Ray Moore Composer
Sam Moore Composer
Charlie Jones Composer
Clifford Colter Composer
Albert Vance Composer
Wilkie Composer
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