In Control

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In the 1960s and early to mid-'70s, Johnnie Taylor was omnipresent on Black radio. But in the '80s and '90s, it all but ignored him -- the reason being his refusal to embrace high-tech "urban contemporary" sounds. Taylor has continued to excel by sticking with the type of unapologetically gospel-influenced soul music he's always done. Crazy Bout You may have been recorded in 1988, but this treasure sounds like it could have been recorded 15 years earlier. Indeed, unpretentious and straightforward offerings like "It Don't Hurt Me Like It Used To," "Let's Get Closer" and the funky title song aren't significantly different from his early to mid-'70s Stax output which was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In the 1960s and early to mid-'70s, Johnnie Taylor was omnipresent on Black radio. But in the '80s and '90s, it all but ignored him -- the reason being his refusal to embrace high-tech "urban contemporary" sounds. Taylor has continued to excel by sticking with the type of unapologetically gospel-influenced soul music he's always done. Crazy Bout You may have been recorded in 1988, but this treasure sounds like it could have been recorded 15 years earlier. Indeed, unpretentious and straightforward offerings like "It Don't Hurt Me Like It Used To," "Let's Get Closer" and the funky title song aren't significantly different from his early to mid-'70s Stax output which was smoother and sleeker than his '60s work for that label. A cover of Wilson Pickett's "I Found A Love," however, is more '60s-like. Taylor has been one of Malaco's best-selling artists, and In Control points to the fact that he's also one of its most consistently rewarding.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Malaco Records
  • UPC: 048021744626
  • Catalog Number: 7446
  • Sales rank: 131,793

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnnie Taylor Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Jackson Southernaires Background Vocals
Tommy Tate Background Vocals
Jimmy "Bo" Horne Horn
Larry Addison Synthesizer, Keyboards
Thomisene Anderson Background Vocals
Gary Armstrong Horn
Vince Barranco Drums
Jewel Bass Background Vocals
Harrison Calloway Horn
Mickey Davis Strings
Janet Dressler Strings
Ray Griffin Bass
Claudette Hampton Strings
Mark Hatch Strings
Catherine Henderson Background Vocals
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Tim Mika Strings
Peggy Plucker Strings
Richie Puente Conga
James Robertson Drums
Charles Rose Horn
Harvey Thompson Horn
Michael Toles Guitar
Carson Whitsett Synthesizer, Keyboards
Dino Zimmerman Guitar
Bob McNally Strings
Freddie Young Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Harrison Calloway Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Tommy Couch Producer
Tom Easley Engineer
Paul Jordan Composer
Jerry Masters Remixing
Wolf Stephenson Producer, Engineer
Vickie Lancaster Engineer
W.R. Tyler Cover Design
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