Some of Johnnie Taylor's greatest hits are "Disco Lady," "Who's Making Love," "Take Care of Your Homework," "I Could Never Be President" and "Love Bones." Other hits include "I Don't Want to Lose You," "Standing in for Jody," "Doing My Own Thing" and "We're Getting Careless With Our Love."Continue Reading
Johnnie Taylor was born in 1934 in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. His vocal style ranged from blues, soul and gospel to pop and disco. He signed to Columbia Records in 1975 and released his biggest single "Disco Lady" on the label in 1976. "Disco Lady" spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The single "Who's Making Love" reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was released on Stax Records in 1968. Tony Joe White and The Blues Brothers both released cover versions of the song. "Take Care of Your Homework" was released in 1969, and it reached the number two spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Johnnie Taylor died of a heart attack at the age of 66. He was buried at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.Learn more about Art & Literature