Sam Taylor Jr.

Real name: Samuel Willis Taylor Jr
Born: October 25, 1934, Crichton, Mobile, Alabama
Died: January 5, 2009, Islandia, New York

 


SINGLES

JUNIOR JU-500-IJ – GOOD ROCKIN’ SAMMY “T”
Good Rockin’ Mama / Sweet Mama (11/1960 US)

JALYNNE JL 109 – SAMMY TAYLOR
Switchin’ In The Kitchen / Could This Be Love (9/1961 US)

KAJO 2201 – BOBBY TAYLOR (= Sam Taylor)
Walk, Walk, Walk / It’s Funny (3/1961 US)

CAPITOL 4711 – “GOOD ROCKING” SAM TAYLOR, JR. WITH THE RENE HALL BAND
Everybody Knows I Love You / Such A Love (2/1962 US)

CAPITOL 4711 – “GOOD ROCKING” SAM TAYLOR, JR. WITH THE RENE HALL BAND
Everybody Knows I Love You / Such A Love (1962 CAN)

MAY MY 123 (promo) – SAMMY TAYLOR & HIS BANDbr> Friday The 13th / He Said, She Said, You Said (9/1962 US)

MAY MY 123 – SAMMY TAYLOR & HIS BANDbr> Friday The 13th / He Said, She Said, You Said (9/1962 US)

ATLANTIC 45-2209 (black & white label promo) – SAMMY TAYLOR & THE TRAILERS
She Rocks My Soul (Part I) / She Rocks My Soul (Part II) (11/1963 US)

ATLANTIC 45-2209 – SAMMY TAYLOR & THE TRAILERS
She Rocks My Soul (Part I) / She Rocks My Soul (Part II) (11/1963 US)

JOY 45K-289 (white label promo) – THE TAYLOR BROTHERS (feat. Sam Taylor & Bennie Earl)
Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) / People In Love (10/1964 US)

ENJOY 2023 – SAMMY TAYLOR
Next In Line / Ain’t That Some Shame (1965 US)

ENJOY 2028 – SAMMY TAYLOR
Your Precious Love / Don’t Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye) (1965 US)

ENJOY 2028 (export issue) – SAMMY TAYLOR
Your Precious Love / Don’t Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye) (1965 US)

GRT 12 (white label promo, p/s) – SAM TAYLOR, JR
The Stinger / I Heard It Through The Grapevine (1969 US)

GRT 22 (white label promo) – SAM TAYLOR, JR
Cigarette Grubber / Now You Got The Nerve (1970 US)

GRT 22 – SAM TAYLOR, JR
Cigarette Grubber / Now You Got The Nerve (1970 US)

RED LITE RL 116 (promo) – SAMMY TAYLOR (AND HOT AS HELL)
Send Her Back / Something The Devil’s Never Done (10/1971 US)

RED LITE RL 116 – SAMMY TAYLOR (AND HOT AS HELL)
Send Her Back / Something The Devil’s Never Done (10/1971 US)

AUTHENTIC BLUES CULTURED SOUNDS INC. ABCSI-101 (promo) – A BAND CALLED SAM
Mother Of The Year / Do You Like It? (1986 US)

IZZY 2161 (p/s) – SAMMY TAYLOR
Living The Blues / What Dreams Are Made Of (1987 US)

In addition, Sam Taylor’s duet partner Bennie Earl (Bunn) recorded the following singles:
– Bennie Bunn: If I Were King / In Desperation (Eastman 790, 1959)
– Bennie Bunn: Rock & Roll Luau / Sometime, Somewhere, Somehow (Eastman 793, 1959)
– Bennie Bunn: I’m Looking For A Job / You Must Be An Angel (Sherwood 211, 1960)
– Bennie Earl: I’m A Man / And There You Are (Jaybern 7001)
– Bennie Earl: Draw Up The Papers / Whole Lotta Lovin’ (Eastman 9803, 1962)

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ALBUMS

GRT 10006 [LP] – SAM TAYLOR, JR.: THE TUNNELS OF MY MIND (1969 US)
The Stinger / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / (Cry Me) 10,000 Tears / Now You Got The Nerve / Dark End Of The Street / Next In Line / Tunnels Of My Mind / Cigarette Grubber / Mary, What Did You Do? / Hey Girl
– Australian edition: Festival SFL-933724, 1969 –

# (self-produced) [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: SIGNATURE (1989 US)
Ice Water / You Got The Nerve / Rockyoaseofe / Shop Around / Mother Blues / Good To Ya / Freak For Pain / Call The Police / Spirit / Mother Of The Year / Good Stuff / Do You Like It

TROPE 395002/THRILLVILLE MUSIC # [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: DESERT SOUL (1992 US)
L.A. Quake / Voice Of The Blues / Ain’t Nothing In The Streets / Best Friends / Sexy Child / It Ain’t Me / You Got The Nerve / Mother Blues / Mother Of The Year / Ain’t No Love / Call The Police / Good Stuff

TROPE 995014 [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: BLUZ MAN (1995 US)
Blues On The Move / Next In Line / Fussin’ All Night / Long Handled Spoon / Lay Your Lovin’ Down / What A Woman / Paws / Feed Your Dog / Love Needs A Witness / Shopping Bag Lady

WELL!!! 0001-2 (self-produced) [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: I CAME FROM THE DIRT (1999 US)
Blues Is Gonna Getcha / Live And You Learn / Back Against The Wall / Loves Last Stand / Ring My Bell / Justice / My Expectation / Enuff A Dat Stuff / Old Shoe

BLUZMAN # (self-produced) [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: KEEP THE BLUES ALIVE (1999 US)
Keep The Blues Alive / Stop Before I Drop / Miss You So Bad / Prayer Of A Blues Man / Since I Met You Baby / Do You Like It / If My Pillow Could Talk / Election 99 / Members Only / I Hear You Knocking / Mother Earth

BLUZMAN ST 6648 (self-produced) [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: BLUE TEARS (2003 US)
Blue Tears / I Want My Lovin’ Back / You’re The One / I Love Too Hard / Not Tired Of Living / Someone To Hold / Hey World / Shine On Me / Too Old To Dance / Steppin’ On My Gig / He Walks With Me / Two Hands

ARADIA MUSIC AM 62544/BLUZMAN # (self-produced) [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: VOICE OF THE BLUES (2004 US)
Voice Of The Blues / Damn Your Eyes / Sexy Child / It Ain’t Me / Nothing In The Street / Hey Girl / Hole In Your Soul / Best Friends / Ain’t Nobody Straight

BACK ALLEY RECORDS/WALLBOOMERS MUSIC WBB-001 [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: BIGGEST DREAM (2004 US)
Spirit / Precious Memories / Do You know Him? / Jesus Met The Woman / Stand By Me / New Kid In Town / Prayer Of A Blues Man / Closer Walk / Biggest Dream / This Little Light Of Mine / Thank You, Lord / You’ve Got A Friend / He Walks With Me / Mother Of The Year

BLUZMAN # [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: BLUZMAN BACK HOME – LIVE FROM THE RIVERHEAD BLUES FEST 7/16/04 (2005 US)
Intro / My Imagination / Band Intro / Someone To Hold / Do You Like It / Drinking Straight Tequila / Damn Your Eyes / Big Buddy Shuffle / Mother Blues / Hey Girl / Try A Little Tenderness
(recorded live at the Riverhead Blues Festival, Long Island, NY, July 16, 2004, feat. Sam Taylor:vcl/gtr, Gary Sellers:gtr/bckgr.vcls, Danny Kean:keys/bckgr.vcls, Oswald “Big Al” Allen:sax, Gary J. Grob:bs, Mario Staiano:dms/bckgr.vcls)

BLUZMAN # [CD] – SAM TAYLOR: PORTRAIT – THE FUNKY SIDE OF SAM (2006 US)
Aching Hearts / Running To My Window / Freaks / My Good Looking Days / Here’s To You Baby / Little Head Thinking / Some Of It Back / Spirirt / You Hooked Me / Turn Me On / A Thing For Pain

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COMPILATIONS & GUEST APPEARANCES

PICKWICK SPC-3020 [LP] – JOE TEX: TURN BACK THE HANDS (1969 US)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin’ In The Kitchen / Could This Be Love
(Note: the whole album is credited to Joe Tex but it includes two tracks from Sam Taylor’s Jalynne 45)

SOULTOWN/LENOX #1792 [LP] – V/A: THE SOUL OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (HIT EXCERPTS FROM THE ROCK OPERA) (1971 US)
Sam Taylor, Jr: Heaven On Their Minds / Jesus Christ Superstar
– lp reissue: “Jesus Christ Superstar – The Soul Version”, Super Majestic SBBH 1610, 1973 US –

P-VINE PLP-6101/02 [2-LP] – V/A: N.Y. ON FIRE – BOBBY’S HARLEM ROCK, VOL. 2 (1986 JPN)
Sammy Taylor: Ain’t That Some Shame / Next In Line / Your Precious Love

BLACK OUT 1901 [LP] – V/A: GONNA PARTY TONIGHT – A COLLECTION OF TRUE BLACK ROCK AND ROLL (19?? HOL)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin’ In The Kitchen

STOMPIN’ ST 104 [LP] – V/A: STOMPIN’, VOL. 4 (19?? UK)
Good Rockin’ Sammy ‘T’: Good Rockin’ Mama

P-VINE PCD-2359 [CD] – V/A: NEW YORK WILD GUITARS (1992 JPN)
Sammy Taylor: Ain’t That Some Shame

FERVOR/WILD WHIRLED MUSIC GROUP FVRCD120 [CD] – V/A: BLUE SAGUARO – A COLLECTION OF ARIZONA BLUES (1993 US)
Sam Taylor: Dawn Your Eyes

P-VINE PCD-5461 [CD] – V/A: NEW YORK ON FIRE (1998 JPN)
Sammy Taylor: Next In Line / Your Precious Love

CHAMP 104 [CD] – V/A: HEAVY ON DOO WOP, VOL. 4 (200?)
Bobby Taylor: It’s Funny

JOOKIN’ JCD 18005 [CD] – V/A: JOOKIN’ 5 – 27 RAW SLICES OF MAXIMUM R&B (200?)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin’ In The Kitchen / Ain’t That Some Shame

MOONSHINE CD-505-6 [CDR] – V/A: SOULIN’, VOLUME 3 (200?)
Sammy Taylor: Don’t Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye)

KENT CDKEND 189 [CD] – V/A: THE BIRTH OF SOUL, VOL. 3 (2001 UK)
The Taylor Brothers: People In Love (a.k.a. If She’ll Still Have Me)

SOUNDS OF SOUL SOS-1003 [CD] – V/A: LOST SOUL TREASURES, VOLUME 3 (2001 UK)
Bobby Taylor: It’s Funny

PAST PERFECT 220240-325 [15-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL. 1 (2002 GER)
Good Rockin’ Sammy ‘T’: Good Rockin’ Mama

KENT SOUL CDKEND 212 [CD] – V/A: THE AROCK & SYLVIA RECORDS STORY (2002 UK)
“unknown artist” (later identified as being Sammy Taylor): Where The River Meets The Sea

STOMPIN’ ST 321 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’ 21 (2003 UK)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin’ In The Kitchen

BLUES ESTAFETTE MCVCD 20032 [CD] – V/A: BLUES ESTAFETTE VREDENBURG UTRECHT 2003 (2003 HOL)
Sam Taylor: Blue Tears

STOMPIN’ ST 328 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’ 28 (2006 UK)
Good Rockin’ Sammy ‘T’: Good Rockin’ Mama

NUMERO GROUP NUM010 [2-LP]/010 [CD] – V/A: GOOD GOD! A GOSPEL FUNK HYMNAL (2006 US)
Sam Taylor: Heaven On Their Minds

GRAPEVINE GVCD 3035 [CD] – V/A: KELLEY’S SOUL HEROES (2007 UK)
Sammy Taylor: I Need A True Love

FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061 944 2 [2-CD] – V/A: THE ENJOY RECORDS STORY (2012 US)
Sammy Taylor: Ain’t That Some Shame / Your Precious Love / Don’t Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye) / Next In Line

TITANIC TR-CD 44206 [CD] – V/A: DEEP SOUL DISCOVERIES, VOL. 6 (2014 ITA)
Sammy Taylor: Could This Be Love

HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL024 [2-CD] – V/A: THE SWEET SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA SOUL 1959-1964 (2015 UK)
Sammy Taylor: Could This Be Love

OCTAVE LAB OTLCD-5342 [CD] – V/A: DE-LITEFUL AND SOULFUL – DEEP MOVER (2017 JPN)
Sammy Taylor: Send Her Back / Something The Devil’S Never Done

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Kees Smallegange | Sam Taylor Jr.

Published sources: Juke Blues #54

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads | http://www.bluzman.com | http://www.discogs.com/artist/646262-Sam-Taylor-4 | http://www.45cat.com/artist/sammy-taylor

Note: The contents of this website are informative only! All the corrections/additions are welcome. E-mail: petehoppula @ hotmail.com

Revised on May 3, 2021

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