Real Love

Real Love

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by Johnnie Taylor
     
 

The quality of Johnny Taylor's recordings hasn't suffered much since the major labels abandoned him for younger, fresher meat. "Back Street Love Affair" is southern soul magic, a gripping ballad depicting the multiple hearts-in-a-tangle theme; he updates "Lady Soul" popularized by the Temptations, and the See more details below

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The quality of Johnny Taylor's recordings hasn't suffered much since the major labels abandoned him for younger, fresher meat. "Back Street Love Affair" is southern soul magic, a gripping ballad depicting the multiple hearts-in-a-tangle theme; he updates "Lady Soul" popularized by the Temptations, and the the Staple Singers' smash "Respect Yourself," outdoing Pop Staples on vocals. The lyrics are downtrodden but "Poor Boy Blues" employs a lively beat for Taylor to wail about his woes. Real Love has an abundance of shufflers, including the title track "Changin' My Life With Love" and the best of the bunch "Huntin' Just Ain't No Fun." He tries for a '90s "Disco Lady" with "Sexy Dancer" but it lacks the dynamics of his '70s classic.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1994
Label:
Malaco Records
UPC:
0048021747221
Rank:
132510

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Performance Credits

Johnnie Taylor   Primary Artist,Vocals
Thomisene Anderson   Background Vocals
Jewel Bass   Background Vocals
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet,Horn
Mickey Davis   Viola
Janet Dressler   Violin
Ray Griffin   Bass
Roger Hawkins   Percussion
Jim Horn   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Clayton Ivey   Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Valeria Kashimuri   Background Vocals
Will McFarlane   Guitar
Peggy Plucker   Violin
James Robertson   Drums
Charles Rose   Trombone
Harvey Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Williamson   Trumpet
Tyler Maizel   Violin
Dawn Wohlgemuth   Violin
Perry Combs   Viola
Tien Li   Cello
Vince Massimino   Violin
Jacqueline Perry   Violin

Technical Credits

Frederick Knight   Producer
Harrison Calloway   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tommy Couch   Producer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Wolf Stephenson   Producer,Engineer
Kent Bruce   Engineer

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