Johnnie Harrison Taylor May 5, Johnnie Taylor - I Got This Thing For Your Love / Signing Off With Love May 31,  was a three-time Grammy -nominated American recording artist and songwriter who performed a wide variety of genres, from bluesrhythm and bluessoulInformation - Daisy Dee - I Am (Who I Am) gospel Sona / Delano Smith - The Delano Smith Collection popdoo-wopand Johnnie Taylor - I Got This Thing For Your Love / Signing Off With Love.
He recorded with the label's house bandwhich included Booker T. InTaylor married Gerlean Rocket and they remained married until his death in He appeared in the documentary film, Wattstaxwhich was released in After Stax folded inTaylor switched to Columbia Recordswhere he recorded his biggest success with Don Davis still in charge of production, " Disco Lady ", in It peaked at No.
After a short stay at a small independent label in Los Angeles, Beverly Glen Records, Taylor signed with Malaco Records  after the company's founder Tommy Couch and producing partner Wolf Stephenson heard him sing at blues singer Z.
Hill 's funeral in spring InTaylor's eighth album for Malaco, Good Love! With this success, Malaco recorded a live video of Taylor at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, Texasin the summer of Taylor's final song was "Soul Heaven", in which he dreamed of being at a concert featuring deceased African-American music icons from Louis Armstrong to Otis Redding to Z.
Hill to The Notorious B. Taylor was billed as "The Wailer, Johnnie Taylor". He was also known as "the Blues Wailer". His highly complex personal life was revealed after his death.
Having six accepted children and three others with confirmed paternity born to three different mothers,  the difficulties associated with executing his will were presented in the TV programme, The Will: Family Secrets Revealed: The Estate of Johnnie Taylor. November 16, Taylor was also a three-time Grammy Award nominee.
Taylor has been nominated for three career Grammy Awards without a win. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For a similarly named blues and soul singer, see Little Johnny Taylor. For other people called John Taylor, see John Taylor disambiguation. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Retrieved Virgin Books.
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