Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues

The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues

by Johnnie Taylor
     
 
Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues shows the former Soul Stirrers' versatility, but a mediocre effort overall for Johnnie. Producer Don Davis' attempt to widen Taylor's appeal resulted in an album of watered-down Southern soul. Fans didn't expect

Overview

Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues shows the former Soul Stirrers' versatility, but a mediocre effort overall for Johnnie. Producer Don Davis' attempt to widen Taylor's appeal resulted in an album of watered-down Southern soul. Fans didn't expect Taylor-ized versions of "Love Is a Hurting Thing," "Who Can I Turn To," or "Games People Play," nor were they appreciated. He charted with "I Could Never Be President," but the song's appeal escapes some, even though David Ruffin redid it on his Doin' His Thing album. "Love Bones" and "It's Amazing" are the best soul offerings, but "I Had a Fight with Love" and "Separation Line" are mundane and formulaic. Taylor's rendition of Parliament's "I Wanna Testify" made an impact on the charts, and is interesting, but his voice was worthy of better. Everybody and their mama must have recorded "It's Your Thing," but none seem to be able to touch the Isleys' stomping original.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/1991
Label:
Stax
UPC:
0025218856324
catalogNumber:
8563
Rank:
94147

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnnie Taylor   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Marvell Thomas   Keyboards
Al Jackson   Drums

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Contributor
Homer Banks   Composer
Ron Capone   Engineer
Don Davis   Composer,Producer,Engineer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Rudy Robinson   Arranger
Marvell Thomas   Contributor
Al Jackson   Composer,Contributor
Ed Wolfrum   Engineer
Chris Whorf   Artwork,Illustrations
Honeya Thompson   Artwork,Art Direction
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
D. Taylor   Composer

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