SAM TAYLOR JR.





SINGLES

JUNIOR JU-500-IJ GOOD ROCKIN' SAMMY "T" Good Rockin' Mama / Sweet Mama11/1960 US 
JALYNNE JL 109 SAMMY TAYLOR Switchin' In The Kitchen / Could This Be Love9/1961 US
KAJO 2201 BOBBY TAYLOR (= Sam Taylor) Walk, Walk, Walk / It's Funny3/1961 US
CAPITOL 4711 "GOOD ROCKING" SAM TAYLOR, JR. WITH THE RENE HALL BAND Everybody Knows I Love You / Such A Love2/1962 US
CAPITOL 4711 "GOOD ROCKING" SAM TAYLOR, JR. WITH THE RENE HALL BAND Everybody Knows I Love You / Such A Love1962 CAN
MAY MY 123 (promo) SAMMY TAYLOR & HIS BAND Friday The 13th / He Said, She Said, You Said9/1962 US
MAY MY 123 SAMMY TAYLOR & HIS BAND Friday The 13th / He Said, She Said, You Said9/1962 US
ATLANTIC 45-2209 (black & white label promo) SAMMY TAYLOR & THE TRAILERS She Rocks My Soul (Part I) / She Rocks My Soul (Part II)11/1963 US
ATLANTIC 45-2209 SAMMY TAYLOR & THE TRAILERS She Rocks My Soul (Part I) / She Rocks My Soul (Part II)11/1963 US
JOY 45K-289 (white label promo) THE TAYLOR BROTHERS (feat. Sam Taylor & Bennie Earl) Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) / People In Love10/1964 US
ENJOY 2023 SAMMY TAYLOR Next In Line / Ain't That Some Shame1965 US
ENJOY 2028 SAMMY TAYLOR Your Precious Love / Don't Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye)1965 US
ENJOY 2028 (export issue) SAMMY TAYLOR Your Precious Love / Don't Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye)1965 US
GRT 12 (white label promo, p/s) SAM TAYLOR, JR The Stinger / I Heard It Through The Grapevine1969 US
GRT 22 (white label promo) SAM TAYLOR, JR Cigarette Grubber / Now You Got The Nerve1970 US
GRT 22 SAM TAYLOR, JR Cigarette Grubber / Now You Got The Nerve1970 US
RED LITE RL 116 (promo) SAMMY TAYLOR (AND HOT AS HELL) Send Her Back / Something The Devil's Never Done10/1971 US
RED LITE RL 116 SAMMY TAYLOR (AND HOT AS HELL) Send Her Back / Something The Devil's Never Done10/1971 US
AUTHENTIC BLUES CULTURED SOUNDS INC. ABCSI-101 (promo) A BAND CALLED SAM Mother Of The Year / Do You Like It?1986 US
IZZY 2161 (p/s) SAMMY TAYLOR Living The Blues / What Dreams Are Made Of1987 US

In addition, Sam Taylor's duet partner Bennie Earl (Bunn) recorded the following singles:
- Bennie Bunn: If I Were King / In Desperation  (Eastman 790, 1959)
- Bennie Bunn: Rock & Roll Luau / Sometime, Somewhere, Somehow  (Eastman 793, 1959)
- Bennie Bunn: I'm Looking For A Job / You Must Be An Angel  (Sherwood 211, 1960)
- Bennie Earl: I'm A Man / And There You Are  (Jaybern 7001)
- Bennie Earl: Draw Up The Papers / Whole Lotta Lovin'  (Eastman 9803, 1962)





ALBUMS

GRT 10006 SAM TAYLOR, JR.: THE TUNNELS OF MY MIND  (LP)
The Stinger / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / (Cry Me) 10,000 Tears / Now You Got The Nerve / Dark End Of The Street / Next In Line / Tunnels Of My Mind / Cigarette Grubber / Mary, What Did You Do? / Hey Girl
-- Australian edition: Festival SFL-933724, 1969 --
1969 US 
# (self-produced) SAM TAYLOR: SIGNATURE  (CD)
Ice Water / You Got The Nerve / Rockyoaseofe / Shop Around / Mother Blues / Good To Ya / Freak For Pain / Call The Police / Spirit / Mother Of The Year / Good Stuff / Do You Like It
1989 US
TROPE 395002/THRILLVILLE MUSIC # SAM TAYLOR: DESERT SOUL  (CD)
L.A. Quake / Voice Of The Blues / Ain't Nothing In The Streets / Best Friends / Sexy Child / It Ain't Me / You Got The Nerve / Mother Blues / Mother Of The Year / Ain't No Love / Call The Police / Good Stuff
1992 US
TROPE 995014 SAM TAYLOR: BLUZ MAN  (CD)
Blues On The Move / Next In Line / Fussin' All Night / Long Handled Spoon / Lay Your Lovin' Down / What A Woman / Paws / Feed Your Dog / Love Needs A Witness / Shopping Bag Lady
1995 US
WELL!!! 0001-2 (self-produced) SAM TAYLOR: I CAME FROM THE DIRT  (CD)
Blues Is Gonna Getcha / Live And You Learn / Back Against The Wall / Loves Last Stand / Ring My Bell / Justice / My Expectation / Enuff A Dat Stuff / Old Shoe
1999 US
BLUZMAN - (self-produced) SAM TAYLOR: KEEP THE BLUES ALIVE  (CD)
Keep The Blues Alive / Stop Before I Drop / Miss You So Bad / Prayer Of A Blues Man / Since I Met You Baby / Do You Like It / If My Pillow Could Talk / Election 99 / Members Only / I Hear You Knocking / Mother Earth
1999 US
BLUZMAN ST 6648 (self-produced) SAM TAYLOR: BLUE TEARS  (CD)
Blue Tears / I Want My Lovin' Back / You're The One / I Love Too Hard / Not Tired Of Living / Someone To Hold / Hey World / Shine On Me / Too Old To Dance / Steppin' On My Gig / He Walks With Me / Two Hands
2003 US
ARADIA MUSIC AM 62544/BLUZMAN - (self-produced) SAM TAYLOR: VOICE OF THE BLUES  (CD)
Voice Of The Blues / Damn Your Eyes / Sexy Child / It Ain't Me / Nothing In The Street / Hey Girl / Hole In Your Soul / Best Friends / Ain't Nobody Straight
2004 US
BACK ALLEY RECORDS/WALLBOOMERS MUSIC WBB-001 SAM TAYLOR: BIGGEST DREAM  (CD)
Spirit / Precious Memories / Do You know Him? / Jesus Met The Woman / Stand By Me / New Kid In Town / Prayer Of A Blues Man / Closer Walk / Biggest Dream / This Little Light Of Mine / Thank You, Lord / You've Got A Friend / He Walks With Me / Mother Of The Year
2004 US
BLUZMAN # SAM TAYLOR: BLUZMAN BACK HOME - LIVE FROM THE RIVERHEAD BLUES FEST 7/16/04  (CD)
Intro / My Imagination / Band Intro / Someone To Hold / Do You Like It / Drinking Straight Tequila / Damn Your Eyes / Big Buddy Shuffle / Mother Blues / Hey Girl / Try A Little Tenderness
(recorded live at the Riverhead Blues Festival, Long Island, NY, July 16, 2004, feat. Sam Taylor:vcl/gtr, Gary Sellers:gtr/bckgr.vcls, Danny Kean:keys/bckgr.vcls, Oswald "Big Al" Allen:sax, Gary J. Grob:bs, Mario Staiano:dms/bckgr.vcls)
2005 US
BLUZMAN # SAM TAYLOR: PORTRAIT - THE FUNKY SIDE OF SAM  (CD)
Aching Hearts / Running To My Window / Freaks / My Good Looking Days / Here's To You Baby / Little Head Thinking / Some Of It Back / Spirirt / You Hooked Me / Turn Me On / A Thing For Pain
2006 US




COMPILATIONS

PICKWICK SPC-3020 JOE TEX: TURN BACK THE HANDS  (LP)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin' In The Kitchen / Could This Be Love
(Note: the whole album is credited to Joe Tex but it includes two tracks from Sam Taylor's Jalynne 45)
1969 US
SOULTOWN/LENOX #1792 V/A: THE SOUL OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (HIT EXCERPTS FROM THE ROCK OPERA)  (LP)
Sam Taylor, Jr: Heaven On Their Minds / Jesus Christ Superstar
-- lp reissue: "Jesus Christ Superstar - The Soul Version", Super Majestic SBBH 1610, 1973 US --
1971 US
P-VINE PLP-6101/02 V/A: N.Y. ON FIRE - BOBBY'S HARLEM ROCK, VOL.2  (2-LP)  
Sammy Taylor: Ain't That Some Shame / Next In Line / Your Precious Love
1986 JPN
BLACK OUT 1901 V/A: GONNA PARTY TONIGHT - A COLLECTION OF TRUE BLACK ROCK AND ROLL  (LP)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin' In The Kitchen
19?? HOL
STOMPIN' ST 104 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.4  (LP)
Good Rockin' Sammy 'T': Good Rockin' Mama
19?? UK
P-VINE PCD-2359 V/A: NEW YORK WILD GUITARS  (CD)
Sammy Taylor: Ain't That Some Shame
1992 JPN
FERVOR/WILD WHIRLED MUSIC GROUP FVRCD120 V/A: BLUE SAGUARO - A COLLECTION OF ARIZONA BLUES  (CD)
Sam Taylor: Dawn Your Eyes
1993 US
P-VINE PCD-5461 V/A: NEW YORK ON FIRE  (CD)
Sammy Taylor: Next In Line / Your Precious Love
1998 JPN
CHAMP 104 V/A: HEAVY ON DOO WOP, VOL.4  (CD)
Bobby Taylor: It's Funny
200?
JOOKIN' JCD 18005 V/A: JOOKIN' 5 - 27 RAW SLICES OF MAXIMUM R&B  (CD)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin' In The Kitchen / Ain't That Some Shame
200?
MOONSHINE CD-505-6 V/A: SOULIN', VOLUME 3  (CDR)
Sammy Taylor: Don't Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye)
200?
KENT CDKEND 189 V/A: THE BIRTH OF SOUL, VOL.3  (CD)
The Taylor Brothers: People In Love (a.k.a. If She'll Still Have Me)
2001 UK
SOUNDS OF SOUL SOS-1003 V/A: LOST SOUL TREASURES, VOLUME 3  (CD)
Bobby Taylor: It's Funny
2001 UK
PAST PERFECT 220240-325  V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.1  (15-CD)
Good Rockin' Sammy 'T': Good Rockin' Mama
2002 GER 
KENT SOUL CDKEND 212 V/A: THE AROCK & SYLVIA RECORDS STORY  (CD)
"unknown artist" (later identified as being Sammy Taylor): Where The River Meets The Sea
2002 UK
STOMPIN' ST 321 V/A: STOMPIN' 21  (CD)
Sammy Taylor: Switchin' In The Kitchen
2003 UK
BLUES ESTAFETTE MCVCD 20032 V/A: BLUES ESTAFETTE VREDENBURG UTRECHT 2003  (CD)
Sam Taylor: Blue Tears
2003 HOL
STOMPIN' ST 328 V/A: STOMPIN' 28  (CD)
Good Rockin' Sammy 'T': Good Rockin' Mama
2006 UK
NUMERO GROUP NUM010 (2-LP)/010 (CD) V/A: GOOD GOD! A GOSPEL FUNK HYMNAL  (2-LP/CD)
Sam Taylor: Heaven On Their Minds
2006 US
GRAPEVINE GVCD 3035 V/A: KELLEY'S SOUL HEROES  (CD)
Sammy Taylor: I Need A True Love
2007 UK
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061 944 2 V/A: THE ENJOY RECORDS STORY  (2-CD)
Sammy Taylor: Ain't That Some Shame / Your Precious Love / Don't Lie (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye) / Next In Line
2012 US
TITANIC TR-CD 44206 V/A: DEEP SOUL DISCOVERIES, VOL.6  (CD)
Sammy Taylor: Could This Be Love
2014 ITA
HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL024 V/A: THE SWEET SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA SOUL 1959-1964  (2-CD)
Sammy Taylor: Could This Be Love
2015 UK
OCTAVE LAB OTLCD-5342 V/A: DE-LITEFUL AND SOULFUL - DEEP MOVER  (CD)
Sammy Taylor: Send Her Back / Something The Devil'S Never Done
2017 JPN


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Sam Taylor Jr. | Kees Smallegange

Published sources: Juke Blues #54

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