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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Post Number: 2106
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 99.243.161.52
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 12:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's JT live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dMvJVyHGSdI
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 320
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 12:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Excellent! Thanks Michael. He was truly one of the all time greats.
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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Post Number: 2107
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 12:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Marv: I agree 1000 per cent.

From 1979 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =KElCsRNReLc
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T.L. Harris (tl_harris)
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Post Number: 471
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 76.199.118.116
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 12:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mr. Johnnie Harrison Taylor,

One of the greatest voices EVER!!!! Johnnie Taylor is the very first voice I remember hearing when I was about three or four years old. That was around the time he was releasing all his Malaco albums: This Is your Night, Wall to Wall, Crazy Bout You and so on. No one could tell a story like Johnnie Taylor. Johnnie was truly one of the greatest to ever do it. I would love to list some of my favorite JT cuts, but if I started this post would be a book, but he is the man and I miss him dearly. Here is one of my favorites cuts from what we used to call him here where I am from "Johnnie Taylor the Dallas Wailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dUOYtEUGtjo

T.L. Harris
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 322
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 1:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks T.L., Johnny was extremely popular in Michigan and Ohio as well. Here's the song I and my buddies use to sing when we were just in the 2nd Grade! LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jK136X0xePA&feature=related
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T.L. Harris (tl_harris)
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Username: tl_harris

Post Number: 472
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 76.199.118.116
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 11:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Marv,

This is the one I was singing in 2nd grade....LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1oQibEuU7to

T.L. Harris
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Marv (marv2)
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Username: marv2

Post Number: 328
Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 64.12.116.18
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 6:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh real funny T.L.! So what are you saying? That you are a WHOLE lot younger than me if you were in the 2nd grade in 1985? LOL!

Baby Boomers UNITE!!!!
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Kdubya (paladin)
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Post Number: 4583
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 71.57.98.64
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TL what ever happened with the petition ?
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T.L. Harris (tl_harris)
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Post Number: 474
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 9:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marv,

Actually I was in 2nd grade in 1989.......lol We were just sill playing that record then.

Kdubya,

The petition pretty much died because lack of support, but I will be bringing it back this year. Johnnie Taylor deserves to be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. I just have to go about it a different way, but rest assured it will get done.

T.L. Harris
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stephanie (stephanie)
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Post Number: 740
Registered: 2-2005
Posted From: 72.66.103.19
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 10:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TL heard Johnnie Taylor in his mothers womb!!
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Marv (marv2)
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Username: marv2

Post Number: 331
Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 69.117.127.85
Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 11:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TL you really know how to rub in huh? Stephanie I am feeling old all of a sudden LOL!

Johnnie Taylor should definitely be in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame.....yesterday!
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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Post Number: 2109
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 12:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What was the explanation for Johnnie's releases for RCA in 1977 whilst he was still signed to Columbia?
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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Post Number: 2110
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Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 8:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From 1973 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0BWEobwyOnw
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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Post Number: 2111
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Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 8:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Just one moment" from 1974.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =omjuPK0ifdg
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JSmith (jsmith)
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Post Number: 3465
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 9:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the RCA stuff was licensed to that label by Don Davis and consisted of unissued Stax recordings (or recordings intended for Stax but not handed over yet by their producer Don Davis to the Memphis set-up when that label went under).
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stephanie (stephanie)
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Post Number: 741
Registered: 2-2005
Posted From: 68.166.148.82
Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 9:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marv just so you know Im 47 I still feel 30
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 333
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 11:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stephanie, so you were in the 2nd grade too when "Who's Making Love" was on radio huh? LOL!
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T.L. Harris (tl_harris)
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Post Number: 476
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 12:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I was in 2nd Grade Still Crazy was on the radio....1989....LOL!!

T.L. Harris
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stephanie (stephanie)
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Post Number: 744
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Hey Marv Im like Mary Wilson I age like fine wine. I wish I looked like Freda Payne now THAT is a goddess. Im at work right now but I still think of how good that woman looks when I see her even her sister looks great. Remember Johnnie Taylor said its Cheaper to Keep Her.
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Marv (marv2)
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Post Number: 336
Registered: 11-2008
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Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 12:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I use to have a picture of Mary Wilson and Johnnie Taylor together at a party at her house. Freda Payne was my personal "pin-up" girl back in the day. <g> This is after she was the Jet Magazine Beauty of the Week and before she became the First Dame of Malta! LOL!

Johnnie also sang "ain't no sense in going home, Jody's got your girl and gone!"!
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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Post Number: 2112
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"What about my love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DREVFPE_qqw

Hi JSmith: Thanks for the explanation.
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Nosey (nosey)
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Post Number: 2340
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 2:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Y'all are killing me!
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Richard Felstead (felstead2001)
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Post Number: 3511
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 128.40.211.146
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 4:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One of my favourite Johnnie tracks of all time, which I played on the show not that long ago.

That reminds me, I must dig out "Just Ain't Good Enough" from 1982 soon.

Thanks for the link Michael.
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stephanie (stephanie)
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Post Number: 757
Registered: 2-2005
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Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 7:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Many people forget that Johnnie was the first to have the RIAA certified platinum record.
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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Post Number: 2116
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 76.68.0.81
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 9:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

His older stuff on Stax is not available on YouTube which is a shame.

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