Gary Taylor (singer/songwriter)

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Gary Taylor
Born Los Angeles, California
Genres Rhythm and blues
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1983–present
Labels A&M, Virgin, Morning Crew
Associated acts The Whispers, Anita Baker, Vesta Williams, Lalah Hathaway
Website www.morningcrew.com

Gary Taylor, born Los Angeles, California, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer.

His songs have been recorded by a number of leading artists, including "Keep in Touch" by Grover Washington, Jr.; "Good Love" by Anita Baker, Walter Beasley, Lonnie Liston Smith and George Clinton & P-Funk Allstars; "Living Without a Heart" by Vanessa Rubin; "Just Gets Better with Time" and "My Heart Your Heart" by The Whispers.[1]

As a background vocalist, Taylor appeared on The Whispers' R&B #1 "Rock Steady", and "My Flame" for Vanessa Williams, as well as with Nancy Wilson.

As a songwriter and producer, Mr. Taylor has worked with both veteran acts, such as Anita Baker ("Good Love") and The Whispers ("Just Gets Better With Time", "My Heart, Your Heart"), and new wave of soul artists such as Lalah Hathaway ("I'm Coming Back") among them.

Solo discography[edit]

  • GT (1983) A&M Records
  • Compassion (1988) Virgin Records
  • Take Control (1991) Morning Crew Records
  • Square One (1993) Morning Crew Records
  • The Mood of Midnight (1995) Morning Crew Records
  • Love Dance (1998) Morning Crew Records
  • Under the Nightlight (2001) Morning Crew Records
  • Eclectic Bohemian (2003) Morning Crew Records
  • Retro Blackness (2006) Morning Crew Records

Songwriting[2][edit]

Song Recorded by
Good Love Anita Baker

Walter Beasley

Lonnie Liston Smith

George Clinton & P-Funk Allstars

Stressed Out A Tribe Called Quest
Move On You All City
Just Gets Better With Time The Whispers

Alfie Silas

My Heart Your Heart The Whispers
Living Without A Heart Vanessa Rubin

Rodney Mansfield

Keep In Touch Grover Washington Jr.

The Controllers

You Take Me Places Rebbie Jackson
I'm No Stranger Carl Anderson
Let's Talk Carl Anderson
Don't Say No Beau Williams

Mac Band

Love You To The Limit Mac Band
Think About Me Mac Band
You Are My Heart Mac Band
I Like My Body Chico DeBarge
If Only You Were In My Shoes Dazz Band
Do Me Right Joyce Kennedy (Mothers Finest)
Your Love Prodigy
Rest My Lips Walter & Scotty (The Whispers)
I'm Coming Back Vesta Williams

Lalah Hathaway

Without You In My Life Marlena Shaw
No Me Without You (Co-Written by: Doc Powell) Double Scale
Square One Ray Parker Jr.
Love Stories Jennifer Holiday
No Me Without You. Doc Powell (featuring Gary Taylor)
More to Me Doc Powell (featuring Gary Taylor)
Christmas Love and You Will Downing
Consensual Will Downing (from the album Lust, Love & Lies)
Fly Higher Will Downing (from the album Lust, Love & Lies)
Shades Will Downing (from the album Lust, Love & Lies)
Something Special Will Downing (from the album Classique)
Let’s Make It Now Will Downing (from the album Classique)
I Won’t Stop Will Downing (from the album Classique)
Moon Over Carolina Najee (featuring Gary Taylor)

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