Who's Making Love...

Who's Making Love...

by Johnnie TaylorJohnnie Taylor


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The song "Who's Making Love?" was among Johnnie Taylor's biggest chart hits, with Taylor's tough but impassioned vocal supported by a potently energetic performance by the usual Stax Records crew (including Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and the Memphis Horns. But Who's Making Love, the album assembled to accompany the single, is for the most part dominated by more measured and blues-based material. While "Take Care of Your Homework" generates a potent groove (and reads like a sequel to "Who's Making Love"), and "Hold on This Time" is a remarkably successful emulation of the Motown production style, for the most part, Who's Making Love suggests Taylor was most comfortable with slow, sorrowful laments such as "Can't Trust Your Neighbor" and "Poor Make Believer," and while these tunes lack the dancefloor drive of Taylor's uptempo hits, no one can deny he knows how to make the most of the dramatic sweep of a tale of love gone wrong, and his tales of lovers gone astray (and paying the price) carry a weight not unlike that of his earlier gospel period. Who's Making Love captures some of the high points of Taylor's career as a Southern soul man, and finds him nodding to his past and well as his future in his search for inspiration.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Stax
UPC: 0025218411523
catalogNumber: 4115
Rank: 65592

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnnie Taylor   Primary Artist,Vocals
Booker T. & the MG's   Background Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Memphis Horns   Horn
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Isaac Hayes   Piano
Booker T. Jones   Organ
Al Jackson   Drums
Allen Jones   Piano

Technical Credits

Booker T. & the MG's   Contributor
Steve Cropper   Contributor
Memphis Horns   Contributor
Paul Kelly   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Ron Capone   Engineer,Remixing
Don Davis   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Contributor
Isaac Hayes   Contributor
Booker T. Jones   Composer,Contributor
Eddie Miller   Composer
Don David   Producer
Al Jackson   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Chuck Jones   Composer
Raymond Jackson   Composer
Chris Whorf   Art Direction
Bettye Crutcher   Composer
Unknown   Composer
Kelly   Composer
Lately   Composer
Allen Jones   Composer,Contributor

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