Who's Making Love CD (1990)

Artist: Johnnie Taylor

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Product Overview


Label Fantasy/stax
SKU 60070376
UPC 025218411523
UPC 14 00025218411523
Format CD
Release Date 9/6/1990
Author Johnnie Taylor
Artist Influence Muddy Waters
Artist Influence Nat King Cole
Artist Influence Ray Charles
Artist Influence Sam Cooke
Artist Contemporary Al Green (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Albert King
Artist Contemporary Arthur Adams (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Bobby Rush
Artist Contemporary Carla Thomas
Artist Contemporary Clarence Carter
Artist Contemporary David Porter
Artist Contemporary Duane Parham
Artist Contemporary George Jackson
Artist Contemporary James Brown
Artist Contemporary James Carr
Artist Contemporary Joe Hinton
Artist Contemporary Joe Simon
Artist Contemporary King Floyd III
Artist Contemporary Lee Sain
Artist Contemporary Luther Ingram
Artist Contemporary Mel Carter
Artist Contemporary Mel Waiters
Artist Contemporary Melvin Van Peebles
Artist Contemporary Otis Clay
Artist Contemporary Otis Redding
Artist Contemporary Peggy Scott-Adams
Artist Contemporary Percy Sledge
Artist Contemporary Rufus Thomas
Artist Contemporary Sam & Dave
Artist Contemporary Solomon Burke
Artist Contemporary The Carter Brothers
Artist Contemporary Tyrone Davis
Artist Contemporary William Bell
Artist Contemporary Wilson Pickett
Artist Follower Barry White
Artist Follower Isaac Hayes
Artist Follower Robert Cray
Artist Follower Sly & the Family Stone
Artist Follower Stevie Ray Vaughan
Artist Follower Teddy Pendergrass
Technical Info
Engineer Ron Capone
Producer Don Davis; Don David; Al Jackson, Jr.
CatalogID 4115
Lable Name Stax (USA)
Released 12/03/1990
Original Release 1968
Number of Discs 1
Length 34m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00025218411523
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Johnnie Taylor (vocals); Booker T. and the MG's, The Memphis Horns, Isaac Hayes (guitar); Alan Jones (piano).
Recorded at Stax Studio, Memphis Tennessee, May and October, 1967, June and November 1968.
Personnel: Johnnie Taylor (vocals); Steve Cropper (guitar); The Memphis Horns (horns); Isaac Hayes, Allen Jones (piano); Booker T. Jones (organ); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums); Booker T. & the MG's (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Audio Remixers: Don Davis ; Ron Capone.
Recording information: Stax Recording Studio, Memphis, TN (05/1967-11/1968).
Photographer: William R. Eastabrook.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Donald "Duck" Dunn; Isaac Hayes; Allen Jones ; Al Jackson, Jr. ; Steve Cropper; The Memphis Horns; Booker T. & the MG's; Booker T. Jones.
Former preacher Johnnie Taylor had already recorded a few songs on Sam Cooke's SAR label before he signed with Stax and released his first solo LP in 1966. Two years later the man called "the Philosopher of Soul" hit the top of the R&B charts with his breakthrough album, WHO'S MAKING LOVE. Produced by Al Jackson and Don Davis, WHO'S MAKING LOVE mixes elements of gospel-influenced blues and soul, while Johnnie's impassioned preacher-at-the-pulpit vocals tell tales of love and pain, romance gone wrong, suspicion, and jealousy. This inspired sophomore effort heralded the arrival of an exceptional solo singer and marked the beginning of a string of successes with Stax that would make Johnnie Taylor the label's all-time highest selling artist.
Artist Overview
Johnnie Taylor first achieved notoriety when he joined Sam Cooke's former group, the Soul Stirrers, in 1957. Taylor's blues-based R&B records of the '60s, like his biggest hit, "Who's Makin' Love?," featured an irresistible beat and Taylor's gruff, emphatic vocals. While he never achieved the fame of Otis Redding or Wilson Pickett, Taylor stuck around long enough to enjoy a second surge in popularity with the lusty hit "Disco Lady" in 1976.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (12/00, p.125) - "...A timely reminder of his gifts....sophisticated slices of gospel-edged soul, moving Stax in a slicker direction than their earlier hits..."
Disc 1
1 Who's Makin' Love?
2 I'm Not The Same Person
3 Hold On This Time
4 Woman Across The River
5 Can't Trust Your Neighbor
6 Take Care Of Your Homework
7 I'm Trying
8 Poor Make Believer
9 Payback Hurts
10 Mr. Nobody Is Somebody Now
11 I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
12 Rumors - (bonus track)
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