Johnny Daye

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Johnny Daye is an American soul music singer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who released six singles between 1965 and 1968.[1][2] In 2007 he came out of retirement to sing on two tracks on Robert Peckman's first solo CD, Stirrin’ Up Bees.[3]

Daye was taken to Stax Records after being discovered in Pittsburgh by Otis Redding. He recorded the single "What'll I Do for Satisfaction", which was produced and co-written by Steve Cropper. The song was recorded by Janet Jackson on her 1993 album, Janet, as "What'll I Do". His other single for Stax was "Stay Baby Stay". Cropper stated in the liner notes to The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959–1968 that "Otis really wanted to do a lot with him. The kid was dynamite. Had Otis lived, he probably would have."[4]


  • "I'll Keep on Loving You" b/w "One of These Days" (Blue Star B-230)
  • "Marry Me" b/w "Give Me Back My Ring" (Jomada M-600) – produced by Johnny Nash
  • "Good Time" b/w "I've Got Soul" (Jomada M-603) – produced by Johnny Nash
  • "A Lot of Progress" b/w "You're on Top" (Parkway P-119)
  • "What'll I Do for Satisfaction" b/w "I Need Somebody" (Stax 238)
  • "Stay Baby Stay" b/w "I Love Love (Stax 0004)
  • "Let's Talk It Over" b/w "Stop and Take A Look" (on Robert Peckman, Stirrin’Up Bees, Bonedog Records BDRCD-22)