Johnny Taylor

Blues In The Night / Watermelon Man

Atlantic : 650147



  • Artist: Johnny Taylor
  • A Side: Blues In The Night
  • B Side: Watermelon Man
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: wol
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



Both sides lifted from Johnny's highly regarded 1967 album "Wanted One Soul Singer" come this French only single..

Isaac Hayes & David Porter conjure up the most narcotic rhythms for JT to whoop, scream and punch the lyrics into, the result of course id stunning.

A mid-tempo dance groove that just gets everybody up on their feet, it's irresistible qualities gushing from every guitar pick, driving JT's wide ranging vocal onward. Howling, whooping, snarling in his relentless pursuit to do this astounding recording justice. Then an authoritative saxophone enriches the session, raising the bar yet again, crafting a record that just stays with you long after the evening is over.. addictive is an understatement.

For more JT genius, flip it over as the Memphis Magicians rework the Herbie Hancock anthem "Watermelon Man" again to great effect.

Listen and prepare to become a JT junkie..

Condition Report

Clean lead label, flipside has a name written on it (see images). Vinyl is a magnificent unblemished Mint minus -. Cover is also in tip-top condition, still retaining the treasured re-order title tag.

A Side

  • Title: Blues In The Night

    B Side

  • Title: Watermelon Man
  • Year: 1967
  • City: France