Download links and information about Raw Blues by Johnnie Taylor. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 33:54 minutes.
|Genre:||Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues|
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|1.||Where There's Smoke There's Fire||3:05|
|3.||Pardon Me Lady||2:56|
|4.||Where Can a Man Go From Here||3:15|
|6.||That's Where It's At||3:31|
|7.||Part Time Love||3:31|
|8.||If I Had It To Do All Over||3:05|
|9.||You're Good For Me||3:31|
|10.||You Can't Keep a Good Man Down||2:39|
|11.||You Can't Win With a Losing Hand||2:34|
While the "Raw" part of the title may be overstating the case just a bit, "Blues" describes this disc pretty well, thank you — on his fourth album, Johnnie Taylor shifts his focus away from Stax's trademark Southern soul stylings towards leaner and grittier blues-based performances, a style he'd already shown a knack for on his earlier sets. Raw Blues still walks a line between soul and blues, with the sweet-and-sour tone of The Memphis Horns sometimes stacking the deck in favor of the former, but "Part Time Love", "Hello Sundown" and "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down" generate a potent late-night mood vibe which match the downcast authority of Taylor's voice. And if the always air-tight performances of the Stax studio crew (including Steve Cropper and Isaac Hayes) pack enough heat to turn "You Can't Win With A Losing Hand" and "That Bone" into potent dance floor material, Taylor's rough but passionate delivery never lets this get too close to the Land of the Slick. A strong and heartfelt set that serves as an important precursor to Taylor's later blues-oriented sets for Malaco.