Johnnie Taylor

The Roots Of Johnny Taylor / a flawless 1969 UK copy

Soul City : SCB 2


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  • Artist: Johnnie Taylor
  • A Side: The Roots Of Johnny Taylor
  • B Side: a flawless 1969 UK copy
  • Label: Soul City
  • Format: LP



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

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This is a listing for those who like to own impossibly fine conditions, and appreciate rare Soul album that were NOT issued in the USA or any other country.

This was a unique 1969 Dave Godin project to showcase great Soul artists to the British music fan. For Dave it was a lifetimes work of journalism and hand picking his Soul preferences for release on his iconic Soul City & Deep Soul labels. To find one of the rarest albums in his series, a 53 year old in mint minus condition is remarkable.

Check out the images for the full track listing of his rare Los Angeles days recording for the Derby and SAR labels.
1. (I'll Always Be) In Love With You
2. Rome (Wasn't Built In A Day)*
3. Never, Never*
4. Getting Married Soon
5. Run But You Can't Hide
6. A Whole Lotta Woman*
7. Dance What You Wanna
8. Oh How I Love You*
9. Baby We've Got Love*
10. I Need Lots Of Love
11. Shine, Shine, Shine
12. Why, Why, Why*

a seriously fine copy waiting for the Rare-Soul OCD scholars to enjoy this magnificent early recordings of the one and only "The Soul Philosopher".

Condition Report

Two perfect labels (how iconic they are, too), full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest minuscule hairline under intense inspection. The cover likewise is in mint minus condition, tapered seam is clean and free of any wear or creases, front and back cover are a strong clean unblemished mint minus.

A Side

  • Title: The Roots Of Johnny Taylor

    B Side

  • Title: a flawless 1969 UK copy
  • Year: 1969
  • City: 12 Monmouth Street, London WC2, United Kingdom