In Control

In Control

by Johnnie TaylorJohnnie Taylor


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In the 1960s and early to mid-'70s, Johnnie Taylor was omnipresent on Black radio. But in the '80s and '90s, it all but ignored him -- the reason being his refusal to embrace high-tech "urban contemporary" sounds. Taylor has continued to excel by sticking with the type of unapologetically gospel-influenced soul music he's always done. Crazy Bout You may have been recorded in 1988, but this treasure sounds like it could have been recorded 15 years earlier. Indeed, unpretentious and straightforward offerings like "It Don't Hurt Me Like It Used To," "Let's Get Closer" and the funky title song aren't significantly different from his early to mid-'70s Stax output (which was smoother and sleeker than his '60s work for that label). A cover of Wilson Pickett's "I Found A Love," however, is more '60s-like. Taylor has been one of Malaco's best-selling artists, and In Control points to the fact that he's also one of its most consistently rewarding.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Malaco Records
UPC: 0048021744626
catalogNumber: 7446
Rank: 65073

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnnie Taylor   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jackson Southernaires   Background Vocals
Tommy Tate   Background Vocals
Jimmy "Bo" Horne   Horn
Larry Addison   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Thomisene Anderson   Background Vocals
Gary Armstrong   Horn
Vince Barranco   Drums
Jewel Bass   Background Vocals
Harrison Calloway   Horn
Mickey Davis   Strings
Janet Dressler   Strings
Ray Griffin   Bass
Claudette Hampton   Strings
Mark Hatch   Strings
Catherine Henderson   Background Vocals
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Tim Mika   Strings
Peggy Plucker   Strings
Richie Puente   Conga
James Robertson   Drums
Charles Rose   Horn
Harvey Thompson   Horn
Michael Toles   Guitar
Carson Whitsett   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Dino Zimmerman   Guitar
Bob McNally   Strings
Freddie Young   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Harrison Calloway   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tommy Couch   Producer
Tom Easley   Engineer
Paul Jordan   Composer
Jerry Masters   Remixing
Wolf Stephenson   Producer,Engineer
Vickie Lancaster   Engineer
W.R. Tyler   Cover Design

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