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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This presents the best of Johnnie Taylor's CBS recordings. While "Disco Lady" is a super hit, the rest rode the charts at more moderate heights. Muscled by the Memphis Horns and a handful of soul music's best arrangers, Taylor's CBS output was more commercial than prior releases on Stax, but not as Southern-drenched as his later recordings on Malaco Records. "Somebody's Getting It"'s lyrics are hitting and the harmonies behind Taylor's lead make it an enjoyable cut to listen to. "Running out of Lies" is the album's premiere Southern soul track, with Taylor giving his lady an infidelity speech. His "I'm Just a Shoulder to Cry On" rivals the Soul Children's original and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This presents the best of Johnnie Taylor's CBS recordings. While "Disco Lady" is a super hit, the rest rode the charts at more moderate heights. Muscled by the Memphis Horns and a handful of soul music's best arrangers, Taylor's CBS output was more commercial than prior releases on Stax, but not as Southern-drenched as his later recordings on Malaco Records. "Somebody's Getting It"'s lyrics are hitting and the harmonies behind Taylor's lead make it an enjoyable cut to listen to. "Running out of Lies" is the album's premiere Southern soul track, with Taylor giving his lady an infidelity speech. His "I'm Just a Shoulder to Cry On" rivals the Soul Children's original and "Play Something Pretty" features cute female vocals cooing under Taylor's strong lead. This contains both parts of "Love Is So Much Better in the A.M" and "Disco 9000," a much-criticized Taylor single that surprisingly fits in well on this tight, ten-song CD. Check out "Ooh-Wee She's Killing Me" for some soul yodeling. The late Johnnie Taylor's ability to transform mundane material into something special makes everything he recorded super.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886970546522
  • Catalog Number: 705465
  • Sales rank: 27,976

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnnie Taylor Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Muscle Shoals Horns Horn
Technical Credits
Johnnie Taylor Arranger, Producer
Wade Marcus Arranger
Jackie Avery Arranger, Producer
Don Davis Producer
The Horny Horns Arranger
Bert Keyes Arranger
Rudy Robinson Arranger
Rick Rowe Mastering
Sonny Sanders Arranger
Brad Shapiro Producer
David Van De Pitte Arranger
Fred Wesley Arranger
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Lisa Sparagano Art Direction
Smay Vision Cover Design
Lily Lew Packaging Manager
Jeff Steinberg Arranger
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