Disco lady...




Johnnie Taylor was an American singer-songwriter who began his artistic career in the 1950s with the Gospel choir Highway QCs, with which he released a single “Somewhere to lay my head”.


He really started his solo career in the early 1960s when he recorded in 1962 a first single "Rome wasn’t built in a day", a single which unfortunately never saw the light of day ...


He will have to wait another year and the year 1963 to finally see his hopes come true with the release of the single "Baby, we've got love", a title that will allow the young singer to finally see his career take off for good.


And it was 5 years later in 1968 that he achieved a semblance of consecration with the enormous title "Who's making love", a title which allowed him to reach a level of notoriety commensurate with his talent.


The real consecration would come 8 years later with the release of the huge single "Disco Lady", a single that will remain as his biggest single record success.


A great adventure which unfortunately ended for good on May 31, 2000 when he suffered a heart attack at the age of 66.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Baby, We've got love 1963

  • I got to love somebody’s baby 1966

  • Somebody's sleeping in my bed 1967

  • Who’s making love 1968

  • Take care of your homework 1969

  • Love bones 1969

  • Steal away 1970

  • Jody's got your girl and gone 1971

  • I don't wanna lose you 1971

  • Stop doggin' me 1972

  • I believe in you (You believe in me) 1973

  • We're getting careless with our love 1974

  • Try me tonight 1975

  • Disco lady 1976

  • Somebody's gettin' it 1976

  • Your love is rated X 1977

  • Keep on dancing 1978

  • (Ooh-Wee) She's killing me 1979

  • I got this thing for your love 1980

  • What about my love 1982

  • I’m so proud 1983

  • Lady, my whole world is you 1984

  • Don’t make me late 1987

  • Still crazy for you 1990



Clips :


1963 ... the successful start of an adventure that will last nearly 25 years. But at this stage, nobody necessarily knows yet ...



1966 ... in a style and a sound so typical of the time, the young singer weaves his web and confirms that he is certainly not there by chance ...



1967 ... in just a few years, the singer will have become one of the sure values of the moment. A quiet but certain rise in power ...



1968 ... a rise in power which brought him its first major success. Of course, we are not talking about global success but more than enough across the Atlantic to make him one of the leading singers of the moment there ...



1969 ... the end of the 60s which saw him in great shape and with several significant successes. It remains to be seen whether the 1970s will confirm this excellent first part of his career ...



1969 ... a last title to close a decade which saw him bloom and then impose himself in an impressive way. Will the 1970s be the decade of consecration ? To be continued ...



1970 ... a 1970s decade which started again on almost the same bases as the previous decade. For the consecration, the real one, we will have to be a little more patient ...



1971 ... the singer became a regular resident of the American Charts and leads his career in the best possible way. It doesn't matter if the success is global or not ...



1971 ... his know-how in the Intimist is a real strength and allows him to produce titles of more than certain quality. The mark of the Great !



1972 ... once again the proof with this title. Even if this title will not have the success of its predecessor, it does not demerit, far from it ...



1973 ... it will take a few more years for him to win the cup. It is getting closer and closer but still has to provide some effort, that's for sure ...



1974 ... we continue with finesse and glamor with this new title. He produced an impressive number of Intimist titles during this decade and yet it is in the Dance register that he will achieve his greatest success ...



1975 ... consecration side, it will not be for the year 1975 either. And yet it is not for lack of trying. Anyway, it smells good more and more ...



1976 ... and that, to smell good, it smells good because this time will be the right one ! He will land here the biggest success of his entire career and finally afford a direct ticket to posterity. Like what, everything happens to those who know how to wait. HU-GE !



1976 ... a year 1976 which really sees him on his own. Everything succeeds him and successes follow one another at an impressive speed to say the least. Of course, this title will do less well than its predecessor but we will largely be satisfied with it !



1977 ... of course he will never repeat the feat achieved on "Disco Lady" but the adventure will continue quietly but surely. When we see what he continues to produce, who would complain ...



1978 ... in the middle of the Disco period, it would have been surprising if he didn't ride the wave. He won't be the best in this area but he doesn't have to be ashamed of what he has to offer, that's clear ...



1979 ... a very dance-oriented end of the 70s. It must be said that if he wants to stay a minimum in the race, it's a bit the obligatory style of the moment ...



1980 ... he will even succeed in reaching the 80s. After the dance euphoria of the last years of the previous decade, he is back in Serial Lover mode. Not sure that this is the best way to hope to survive during this new decade ...



1982 ... it will all the same have to explain to him that it is well and truly passed to the 80s and that its typical 70's sound risks damn isolating him in the long term if he continues like this ...



1983 ... he decided to circumvent the obstacle by once again proposing some Intimist of which he has the secret. Nice try but beware of the anticipated exit from the road ...



1984 ... message not received a priori because he does not change anything for the moment. Bet on the particularly risky future and which he risks paying a high price ...



1987 ... titles are increasingly rare, as are necessarily successes. An adventure which therefore comes to an end in a more than obvious way ...



1990 ... he will even reach the 90s, who would have believed it ? More a last-ditch than anything else because he will deliver his very last title here. This time, the loop is well and truly complete !



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Taylor

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/66445

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFYmOJARQI7_5-Txl1s9C1w/featured


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