Thursday, June 24, 2021

Johnny Taylor "Taylored In Silk"

(Stax, 1973) This is one if the greatest albums of all time and should be discussed alongside "Hotter Than July," "Thriller," "Pet Sounds," or whatever else is supposed to be up there. The fact that all these hits are on one LP is cool ("We're Getting Careless With Our Love," "Cheaper to Keep Her," "I Believe In You"), but the overall performance by the band, the songwriters and the G.O.A.T. Johnny Taylor is transcendent. No particular reason to get into loving on this album today other than that every time I hear it I can't believe this is not considered the Sgt. Peppers of proto-Malaco grown folks soul-blues. SO GOOD!

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