Ain’T That Loving You/Blues In The Night (soul brother s4519)
Format: 7" single, Vinyl
Johnnie Taylor is revered as one of the all time great Soul singers. He replaced Sam Cooke as the lead singer of the Soul Stirrers and started recording as a solo artist in the early 60’s. In 1966 he signed to Stax records where he recorded these two in demand exciting Raw Soul gems. “Ain’t That Loving You” from 1966 is a fantastic two step mid tempo ballad and has been an in demand cut for many years, original UK copies now sell for up to £100. It is the original version of the track later recorded by Luther Ingram, Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown and others. “Blues in The Night” from 1967 is an up tempo R&B Dancer popular on the Northern Soul scene which was originally issued on a hard to find French EP which also sells for over £100. These two great tracks are paired together on a 45 for the first time with a specially designed label which reflects their 60s origins. This single is sure to be snapped up by DJ’s and collectors.
* Note – due to manufacturing constraints this is a printed three pronged design not a pushed out centre. It is a small centre 45 made to look like a 3-pronged UK pressing.
01 Ain’t That Lovin You (For More Reasons Than One) by Johnnie Taylor
02 Blues In The Night by Johnnie Taylor