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Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits album for sale by Johnnie Taylor was released Jul 01, 1991 on the Fantasy label. Getting his big break as Sam Cooke's replacement in the Soul Stirrers, vocalist Johnnie Taylor may have started out in gospel, but he truly hit his stride (at least as a viable pop artist) when he shifted to R&B and signed to the Stax label in the mid 1960s. This 20-track collection covers Taylor's '60s/'70s run on Stax, beginning with the singer's first major hits--the lightly funky, horn-laden "Who's Makin' Love?" and its like-minded follow-up, "Take Care of Your Homework." Many of these late-'60s/early-'70s tracks feature Stax's mind-blowing assemblage of in-house musicians--from Isaac Hayes on guitar to the Memphis Horns and Booker T. Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits CD music contains a single disc with 20 songs. ...See Full Description
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this a very good selection of songs from this artist, thanks for always having a broader selection of different cds for me to choose from....
By denny.hilliard (jacksonville fl.)
I purchased this as a gift for my friend and he absolutely loves it. It gives him most of Johnnie's greatest hits all on one CD.
By Monica (Alpharetta, GA, USA)
The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is to implore you to purchase this CD, soak it in, but then immediately get his complete Stax discography.
By thelastsoulshow (Tuscaloosa, AL)
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Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1034950|
|Release Date||Jul 01, 1991|
|Recording Time||69 minutes|
|Personnel||Johnnie Taylor - vocals|
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Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Total Experience Sound Studios, Hollywood, California; Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois; Celestial Sounds and Columbia Recording Studios, New York. Includes liner notes by Virginia Millicent Prescott.
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Director: Adam Block .
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Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits buy CD music Digitally remastered by Ivan Joseph Goldberg (Miracle Mastering Studios, New York, New York).
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Includes liner notes by Robert Pruter.
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Liner Note Author: Robert Pruter.
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