Felice Taylor

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Felice Taylor
Born United States
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Labels Groovy, Mustang
Associated acts The Sweets

Felice Taylor (born Florian Taylor,[1] January 29, 1948, Richmond, California, United States) is an African American singer, best known for her recordings in the late 1960s.[2]

The Sweets[edit]

The Sweets
Origin United States
Genres Pop
Years active 1965
Labels Valiant
Past members Felice Taylor
Norma Taylor
Darlene Taylor

Taylor began singing with her sisters Norma and Darlene in a trio, The Sweets, who recorded one single, "The Richest Girl", for the Valiant label in 1965.

Solo career[edit]

Taylor recorded her solo hit "Think About Me", as Florian Taylor, on the Groovy label. Her greatest success came after signing for Bob Keane's Mustang label, a subsidiary of Bronco Records. There she was teamed with the songwriters and record producers, Barry White and Paul Politi, who co-wrote "It May Be Winter Outside (But in My Heart It's Spring)", a minor hit reaching #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #44 on the R&B chart in early 1967,[3] and its follow-up "I'm Under the Influence of Love". A third single, "I Feel Love Comin' On", also written and produced by White and Politi was not released in the U.S., but reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart,[4] when leased to President Records later in 1967.[3]

After leaving Bronco, Taylor recorded for Kent Records, and later in the UK with members of The Equals.[3] In 1973, White's protegées Love Unlimited recorded new versions of "It May Be Winter Outside" and "Under the Influence of Love" and Barry White recorded "I Feel Love Comin' On" on The Love Unlimited Orchestra's top ten album Rhapsody in White.[3] Taylor herself seems not to have recorded since the early 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums by Felice Taylor: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. 1948-01-29. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Felice Taylor". Oxfordindex.oup.com. 1948-01-29. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ed Hogan (1948-01-29). "Felice Taylor | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 549. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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