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The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues

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Johnnie Taylor 8/20/1991

Review

Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues shows the former Soul Stirrers' versatility, but a mediocre effort overall for Johnnie. Producer Don Davis' attempt to widen Taylor's appeal resulted in an album of watered-down Southern soul. Fans didn't expect Taylor-ized versions of "Love Is a Hurting Thing," "Who Can I Turn To," or "Games People Play," nor were they appreciated. He charted with "I Could Never Be President," but the song's appeal escapes some, even though David Ruffin redid it on his Doin' His Thing album. "Love Bones" and "It's Amazing" are the best soul offerings, but "I Had a Fight with Love" and "Separation Line" are mundane and formulaic. Taylor's rendition of Parliament's "I Wanna Testify" made an impact on the charts, and is interesting, but his voice was worthy of better. Everybody and their mama must have recorded "It's Your Thing," but none seem to be able to touch the Isleys' stomping original. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Testify (I Wanna) Johnnie Taylor 4:3
  3. 2 Separation Line Johnnie Taylor 3:39
  4. 3 Love Bones Johnnie Taylor 4:4
  5. 4 Love Is a Hurting Thing Johnnie Taylor 2:26
  6. 5 I Had a Fight with Love Johnnie Taylor 2:57
  7. 6 I Could Never Be President Johnnie Taylor 2:16
  8. 7 It's Amazing Johnnie Taylor 2:49
  9. 8 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) Johnnie Taylor 4:29
  10. 9 Games People Play Johnnie Taylor 3:58
  11. 10 It's Your Thing Johnnie Taylor 3:29

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