Monday, 14 June 2010

Northern Soul Classics - Friday Night - Johnny Taylor

I associate this tune with the dinnertime disco we used to organise in the Concourse Building of Cauldon College in Stoke around 1971. Johhny Taylor is better known for his classic "Who's Making Love", but this is a better record to my mind, and certainly a better Northern dancer. Johnny was, in fact, quite a profusive artist with quite a lot of succesful records in the US R&B charts. He was a stalwart of the Stax label which benefitted from the musical talents of Isaac Hayes and David Port in prouding some classic music, along with others like Booker T Jones, who wrote "Green Onions" when he was just 18, and whose band along with the other session musicians like Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, and others comprised a whole series of bands going under the names of the MG's, the Markeys and so on.

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