TESTIFY (I WONNA) * JOHNNIE TAYLOR * STAX 0033 * USA
Johnnie Harrison Taylor goes way back to the early 1950s with a group the Melody Masters, and his first recordings were with the Five Echoes, for Sabre in 1954. The above was from possibly his most successful time at Stax, it was the second release after his hit Who's Making Love, a tremendously popular dance record of the day, and one of those records that became the benchmark of a new sound. Testify is very much in the groove of Who's Making Love, but with a slightly more Soulful expression.
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