Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 27 Funk & Chill Edition

For this Funk & Chill edition of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’ I selected 'Don’t Touch Her Body (If You Can)' from Johnnie Taylor. He started his career in the mid-1950s as a member of gospel group The Highway QC's but left that group in 1957 to replace Sam Cooke as lead vocalist for The Soul Stirrers. Taylor has been active as a solo artist since the early 1960s, first at Sam Cooke's SAR Records, later at the Stax label where he had a string of hits. His best known song from that period is probably ‘Who's Making Love’ (1968). Following the bankruptcy of Stax in 1976 he signed at Columbia where he recorded his biggest hit ‘Disco Lady’ (1976), the first single to be rewarded with a platinum record in the US (for selling over 2 million copies). It was on his album 'Eargasm', which also includes 'Don’t Touch Her Body (If You Can)'. It went to #1 on the R&B album chart and #5 on the Billboard 200. After a short period at Beverly Glen Music in the early 1980s he signed at Malaco Records in 1984 where he would record until his death in 2000.

I selected two songs (the tracks from Tease and Precious Wilson) from the great new compilation album '80's Soul Classics Vol.4'. Enjoy this 27th part ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’! Picture from Magiska.

Tracklist:

Tease – Tingle (1988)
Donna Summer – The Woman In Me (1982)
Grace Jones – Sorry [A Tom Moulton Mix] (1976)
Silver Platinum & Gold – Just Friends (1976)
Foxy - Get Off Your Aahh! And Dance (1976)
Dexter Wansel – Disco Lights [The Apple Scruffs Edit] (1977)
Con Funk Shun – Got To Be Enough [Womack ReWork] (1980)
AndraĆ© Crouch – Handwriting On The Wall (1981)
Johnnie Taylor ‎– Don’t Touch Her Body (If You Can) (1976)
Batiste Brothers Band – Never Leave You Baby (1982)
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (1979)
Precious Wilson – She Don’t Really Wanna Know (1986)
Capital Cities Feat. Soseh – Chasing You (2013)
Lorde – Love Club [L D R U Remix] (2013)
Gene Chandler – Does She Have A Friend? [Zimmer Edit] (1980)
Loose Change – Straight From The Heart [Joey Negro Edit] (1979)

Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 27 Funk & Chill Edition by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Boogie & Disco Pleasures

Best Of 70s Soul Summer Edition

Smooth Sailing: Funky Chill & Radio Pop