Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ted Taylor - Greatest Hits [Collectables]
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
You have the wrong picture on your Greatest hits
Barbara | Fresno, California United States | 10/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Picture that you have on the cover,is not Ted Taylor, and I think you need to correct it. I have no idea who that person is. I will wait until they make the correction before I purchased the item. How can they make such a big mistake. Ted was my relative."
A Classic Misnomer
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have no idea if the picture shown on the CD is or is not Ted Taylor, but, since the other reviewer says she's a relative I'll have to take her word for it. What I do know is, there is no way Collectables can claim this album to be a compilation of his "greatest hits."
Among the 18 selections there is only ONE bona fide hit single - the bluesy Stay Away From My Baby, a # 14 R&B/# 99 Billboard Hot 100 hit in late 1965 for Columbia's Okeh subsidiary. They don't even include the flipside Walking Out Of Your Life.
Fact is, this former member of The Jacks/Cadets of Stranded In The Jungle and Why Don't You Write Me fame had six other charted singles and NONE appear here. This includes his first solo hit [as Austin Taylor] in 1960 - Push Push [# 90 Hot 100], as well as his four charters with the Ronn label [It's Too Late (# 30 R&B in September 1969), Something Strange Is Goin' On In My House (# 26 R&B in August 1970), How's Your Love Life Baby? (# 44 R&B in August 1971), and What A Fool (# 93 R&B in August 1973), as well as Steal Away which went to # 64 R&B in July 1976 on the Alarm label.
Noted for his storyline blues ballads and his pleasant, distinctive, gospel-tinged tenor voice, Taylor tragically died in a car accident on October 22, 1987 at age 50. In 2000 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame. A true "best of" is long overdue. Perhaps Ace of London can pick up the ball."