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Johnnie Taylor

The Melody Masters (members Johnnie Taylor, ...........................................................)

The Five Echoes (group had a fluctuating line-up Johnnie Taylor was not on their 1953 release "Lonely Mood / Baby Come Back To Me" on Sabre 102 amongst group members were Tommy Hunt, Constant "Count" Sims, Earl Lewis, Herbert Lewis, Jimmy Marshall, Johnnie Taylor (who replaced a drafted Tommy Hunt), Walter Spriggs and Andre Williams)

Sabre 105 - So Lone-Some / Broke - 1954 
Sabre ? - Why Oh Why / That's My Baby - 1954 (with Tommy Hunt back with group after going AWOL, after this recording he was back in the Armed Services) 
Vee-Jay 129 - I Really Do / Tell Me Baby - 1954 
Vee-Jay 156 - Fool's Prayer / Tastee Freeze* - 1955 *Penned By Johnnie Taylor. 
Vee-Jay 190 - Soldier Boy / Pledging To You - 1956

The Highway QC's (members Johnnie Taylor, .............................................................)

We know that Johnnie Taylor recorded these songs but we are unsure of labels and release dates  

1. Every Man, Woman And Child.
2. I Dreamed Heaven Was Like This.
3. Somewhere To Lay My Head.
4. I'll Trust His Word.
5. He Lifted My Burdens.
6. Nobody Knows.


The Soul Stirrers
(members Johnnie Taylor, .............................) replaced Sam Cooke and was in turn later replaced by Jimmy Otler. 

? - Stand By My Father - ?

Johnnie Taylor (born Johnnie Harrison Taylor 5-May-1938 in Crawfordsville, Arkansas - died 31-May-2000 at hospital in Duncanville, Dallas. Cause: heart attack)

Sar 114 - A Whole Lotta Woman / Why Why Why - 1961 
Sar 131 - Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day)* / Never Never - 1962 *Lou Rawls, J. W. Alexander and Sam Cooke on background vocals. Song was also recorded in June-1967 by Arthur Conley at the Fame studios but was unissued on vinyl
Sar 156 - Oh, How I Love You / You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) - 1963

Derby 1001 - Dance What You Wanna / Shine Shine Shine – 1963
Derby 1006 - Baby We've Got Love / (I'll Always Be) In Love With You – 1963
Derby 1010 - I Need Lots Of Love / Getting Married Soon – 1964
Acetate  (No #) - Love On A Lease Plan / Me And My Baby - 1965 (found on an acetate by a collector this was released on the bootleg label Joanne 3001 as being by Johnnie Burke)
Stax 186 - I Had A Dream / Changes – 1966
Stax 193 - I Got To Love Somebody's Baby / Just The One I've Been Looking For – 1966
Stax 202 - Little Bluebird / Toe Hold – 1966
Stax 209 - Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) / Outside Love – 1967
Stax 226 - You Can't Get Away From It / If I Had To Do It All Over – 1967
Stax 235 - Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed / Strange Things – 1967
Stax 247 - Next Time* / Hello Sundown - 1968 *also recorded in 19 by Rickey Andrews on R. W. A. 585
Stax 253 - I Ain't Particular / Where There's Smoke There's Fire – 1968
Stax 0009 - Who's Making Love / I'm Trying – 1968
Stax 0023 - Take Care Of Your Homework / Hold On This Time – 1968
Stax 0033 - Testify (I Wonna) / I Had A Fight With Love – 1969

Johnnie Taylor / Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples.  

Stax 0040 - Soul-A-Lujah (Part 1) / Soul-A-Lujah (Part 2) - 1969 *flip by Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Pervis Staples, Carla Thomas, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples.

Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas

Stax 0042 - Just Keep On Loving Me / My Life – 1969

Johnnie Taylor

Stax 0046 - I Could Never Be President / It's Amazing – 1969
Stax 0055 - Love Bones* / Mr. Nobody Is Somebody - 1969  *also recorded in 1970 by Mighty Sam on Atlantic 45-2707
Stax 0068 - Steal Away* / Friday Night - 1969 *Also Recorded In 1964 By Jimmy Hughes On Fame 6401.
Stax 0078 - I Am Somebody (Part 1) / I Am Somebody (Part 2) – 1970
Stax 0085 - Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone / A Fool Like Me – 1970
Stax 0089 - I Don't Wanna Lose You / Party Life – 1971

Johnnie Taylor (The Soul Philosopher) 

Stax 0096 - Hijackin' Love / Love In The Streets (Ain't Good As The Love At Home) – 1971
Stax 0114 - Standing In For Jody / Shackin' Up – 1971
Stax 0122 - Doing My Own Thing (Part 1) / Doing My Own Thing (Part 2) – 1972

Johnnie Taylor

Stax 0142 - Stop Doggin' Me / Stop Teasin' Me – 1972
Stax 0155 - Don't You Fool With My Soul (Part 1) / Don't You Fool With My Soul (Part 2) – 1972
Stax 0161 - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) / Love Depression - 1972 (With "A" Side Listed At 4:37)
Stax 0161 - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) / Love Depression - 1972 (With "A" Side Listed At 3:58)
Stax 0176 - Cheaper To Keep Her / I Can Read Between The Lines – 1973
Stax 0193 - We're Getting Careless With Our Love / Poor Make Believer – 1973
Stax 0208 - I've Been Born Again / At Night Time – 1974
Cavda (Citizens Alliance For VD Awareness) - Something To Remember Her By / ? - 1974 (issued with picture sleeve)  
Stax 0226 - It's September / Just One Moment – 1974
Stax 0241 - Try Me Tonight / Free – 1975
Stax 0253 - Just Keep On Loving Me / It Don't Pay To Get Up In The Morning – 1975
Columbia 10281 - Disco Lady / You're The Best In The World - 1976 (This Was The First Single Certified Platinum By R. I. A. A.)
Columbia 10334 - Somebody's Gettin' It / Please Don't Stop (That Song From Playing) – 1976
Columbia 10478 - Love Is Better In The A. M. (Part 1) / Love Is Better In The A. M. (Part 2) – 1977
Stax 3201 - It Just Don't Pay To Get Up In The Morning / Just Keep On Loving Me – 1977
Columbia 10508 - Disco Lady / ? - 1977 (12" Release)
Columbia 10541 - Your Love Is Rated X / Here I Go (Through These Chains Again) – 1977
Columbia 10610 - Disco 9000 / Right Now – 1977
RCA 11137 - Heaven Bless This Home / I Want You Back Again – 1977

Johnnie Taylor / Deniece Williams

Columbia Ae7 1153 - God Is Standing By / God Is Amazing* - 1977 *Flip By Deniece Williams only. (promo issue only with "Suggested Christmas Programming" on label)

Johnnie Taylor

Columbia 10709 - Keep On Dancing / I Love To Make Love When It's Raining – 1978
Columbia 10776 - Ever Ready / Give Me My Baby – 1978
Columbia 11084 - (Ooh-Wee) She's Killing Me / Play Something Pretty – 1979
Columbia 11315 - I Got This Thing For Your Love / Signing Off With Love – 1980
Columbia 11373 - I Wanna Get Into You / Babt Don't Hesitate – 1980
Beverly Glen Bg2003 - What About My Love / Reagonomics - 1982 (12" Single Release) 
Beverly Glen 2003 - What About My Love / Reagonomics - 1982
Beverly Glen 2004 - I'm So Proud / I Need A Freak Love - 1983
Beverly Glen 2007 - Just Ain't Good Enough / Don't Wait – 1983
Beverly Glen 2008 - Seconds Of Your Love / Shoot For The Stars - 1984
Malaco 2107 - Lady My Whole World Is You / L-O-V-E – 1984
Malaco 2111 - Good With My Hips / This Is Your Night – 1985
Malaco 2118 - Still Called The Blues / She's Cheating On Me – 1985
Malaco 2125 - Wall To Wall / ? – 1986
Malaco 2128 - Can I Love You / There's Nothing I Wouldn't Do – 1986
Malaco 2132 - Just Because / When She Stops Asking – 1987
Malaco 2135 - Don't Make Me Late / Happy Time – 1987
Malaco 2140 - If I Lose Your Love / Something Is Going Wrong – 1987
Malaco 2143 - Everything's Out In The Open / Got To Leave This Woman – 1988
Malaco 2149 - Now That You've Cheated / You Knocked My Heart Out Of Line – 1988
Malaco 2153 - In Control / I Found A Love - 1989
Malaco 2159 - Still Crazy For You / Nothin' But The Blues – 1989
Malaco 2163 - She's No Lady / Without You – 1990
Collectables Col 710187 - Who's Making Love / Take Care Of Your Homework - ?
Collectables
Col 710197 - I Wanna Testify / I Could Never Be President - ?
Collectables Col 710207 - Love Bones / Steal Away - ?
Collectables
Col 710227 - I Don't Wanna Lose You / ? - ?
Collectables Col 710247 - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) / Stop Doggin Me - ?
Collectables Col 710257 - Cheaper To Keep Her / We're Getting Careless With Our Love - ?
Collectables Col 710697 - I've Been Born Again / It's September - ?
Malaco 2186 - Crazy Over You / What Kind Of Man Do You Want - ?
Malaco 2197 - Lady Soul / Huntin' Just Ain't No More Fun - ?
Malaco 2201 - Backstreet Love Affair / Lady In Red - 1994 (Promo Issue Cd Single)
Malaco 2526 - Good Love (Jeep Mix) / Good Love (Og Mix) /// Good Love (Smoke Effects Mix) / Good Love (Og Mix - Instrumental) – 1996
Malaco 2306 - Good Love / Body Rock - ?
Malaco 2313 - Last Two Dollars / Sending You A Kiss - ?
 
Malaco 2321 - Slide On (5 Versions) - 1997 (Promo Issue Cd Single)
Malaco 2330 - Disco Lady / Disco Lady - ?
Malaco 2333  - Disco Lady 2000 / ? - ?
Malaco 2343 - Big Head Hundreds / I'm From The Old School - 1998!
Malaco 2351 - You Can't Strike Gold In A Silver Mine - 1998  (Promo Issue Cd Single)
Malaco Pr 2379 - Big Head Hundreds - 1999 (One Track Promo Issue Cd Single)
Malaco Pr 2389 - I Love You Lady - ? (One Track Promo Issue Cd Single)
Malaco 2394 - Soul Heaven / ? - ?

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