Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

What it is.

Soultreats is Soulville U-A´s music blog. It´s updated several times a week with a new soulful record. It is our chance to spotlight the artists and record labels that made the music but rarely the charts.
It´s a celebration!

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Johnny Taylor - You´re The Best In The World - Columbia

70s SoulPosted by Martin Wed, April 21, 2010 20:17:39

Lost of northern soul being added to the site recently so I thought I´d make a change and add a few 70s type records as a warm-up for this Friday´s Soulville! night at Hotel Gillet.

Johnny Taylor managed to have a long a rewarding career all the way up to his passing in 2000. Taking the same way as many of the African-American artists of the day, Taylor first sang in church and in gospel groups (among others the well known Soul-Stirrers) before he recorded secular music. Raised in West Memphis, Taylor started singing at an early age and at just 15 he moved north to Chicago. after a few years with different gospel groups he landed a record deal with Sam Cooke´s newly founded SAR label. Fast forward some 15 years and Taylor releases what was to become his biggest hit ever for the Columbia label "Disco Lady". Tucked away on the B-side we find this wonderful midtempo dancer, which has been a firm favourite at Soulville! nights for some time now. Enjoy!

"You´re The Best In The World"

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