Ted Taylor (singer)

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Ted Taylor
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Ted Taylor in 1969
Background information
Birth name Austin Taylor
Born (1934-02-16)February 16, 1934
Died October 2, 1987(1987-10-02) (aged 53)

Austin Taylor, better known as Ted Taylor (February 16, 1934 – October 2, 1987) was an American soul musician.

Born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States, Taylor sang with The Cadets/The Jacks in the 1950s. He sang lead vocals on The Cadets' "Do You Wanna Dance (Hey Little Girl)" and "I Cry" and also on The Jacks' "Away" and "My Darling." He did not appear on The Cadets' biggest hit "Stranded In The Jungle" in 1955. For that session, he was replaced by singer Prentice Moreland. Taylor left The Cadets/The Jacks to begin a solo career which began with two singles on Melatone Records in 1957. He would later release singles on Ebb Records and Duke Records from 1957 to 1959; in the 1960s he recorded for Ronn Records and Okeh Records in blues and soul styles. In the 1970s he recorded disco for TK Records.

Taylor died in a car crash in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1987, aged 53.[1]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[2]
Billboard Hot 100 US R&B Singles
1960 "Push Push" (as Austin Taylor) 90 -
1960 "Look Out" 105 -
1963 "I'll Release You" 134 -
1963 "Be Ever Wonderful" 123 -
1963 "You Give Me Nothing To Go On" 104 -
1965 "(Love Is Like a) Ramblin' Rose" 132 -
1965 "Stay Away From My Baby" 99 14
1966 "Daddy's Baby" 129 -
1969 "It's Too Late" 118 30
1970 "Somethin' Strange Is Goin' On In My House" - 26
1971 "How's Your Love Life Baby" - 44
1976 "Steal Away" - 64

Albums[edit]

  • Ted Taylor Sings (Warwick #2049) (1961)
  • Be Ever So Wonderful (Okeh #12104/14104) (1963)
  • Blues and Soul (Okeh #12109/14109) (1965)
  • Greatest Hits (Okeh #12113/14113) (1966)
  • Shades of Blue (Ronn #LPS-7528) (1969)
  • You Can Dig It! (Ronn #LPS-7529) (1970)
  • Taylor Made (Ronn #LPS-7531) (1973)
  • The Super Taylors (Ronn #LPS-7533) (1973) (with Little Johnny Taylor)
  • Ted Taylor (Alarm #1000) (1976)
  • Keeping My Head Above Water (MCA #305) (1978)
  • Keep Walking On (Charly #CRB-1011) (France) (1980) (compilation album)
  • Be Ever So Wonderful (Solpugdits #1001) (1985)
  • Taylor Made For You (Solpugdits #1002) (1987)
  • Somebody’s Always Trying (Mr. R&B #1005) (Sweden) (1987)

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