Super Hits

Super Hits

by Johnnie Taylor
     
 

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 laterSee more details below

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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:
05/07/2002
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886970546522
catalogNumber:
705465
Rank:
37287

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnnie Taylor   Primary Artist,Vocals
Muscle Shoals Horns   Horn

Technical Credits

Johnnie Taylor   Arranger,Producer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Jackie Avery   Arranger,Producer
Don Davis   Producer
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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