Monday, January 12, 2009

Soul Tracks

Johnnie Taylor was the quintessential soul singer; born in the South and raised in the church. The Arkansas native was once lead singer of the famed gospel group The Soul Stirrers before embarking on a solo career. His secular career took off at Memphis based Stax Records and he quickly became one of the label's flagship artists. Taylor's 1973 Stax release, Taylored In Silk, is in constant rotation around these parts. One song, 'We're Getting Careless With Our Love,' stands out above the rest.