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Johnnie Taylor – Disco Lady (Columbia)

Johnnie Taylor, who passed almost 15 years ago already, statrted his career in the mid-50’s as a member of Gospel group The Highway QC‘s which he left soon after to replace Sam Cooke as the lead singer of The Soul Stirrers. He started his solo career by the beginning of the 60’s, first on Sam Cook‘s label SAR Records prior signing a record deal with Stax. On the heels of the label bankrupcy, he then signed with Columbia Records, scoring his biggest hit back in 1976 – ‘Disco Lady’ – which happened to be the first single ever to be awarded with a platinum record Stateside for selling 2 million copies…
Taylor is also remembered for the seminal ‘What About My Love’ released 5 years later. A song covered by Damaris (Carbaugh) and sampled by 25 years later by UK outfit the Shapeshifters on ‘Lola’s Theme’…

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