Ted Taylor

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Austin Taylor, better known as Ted Taylor (February 16, 1934 – October 2, 1987) was an American soul musician.

Born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States, Taylor sang with The Cadets/The Jacks in the 1950s. He sang lead vocals on The Cadets' "Do You Wanna Rock (Hey Little Girl)" and "I Cry" and also on The Jacks' "Away" and "My Darling." He did not appear on The Cadets' biggest hit "Stranded In The Jungle" in 1955. For that session, he was replaced by singer Prentice Moreland. Taylor left The Cadets/The Jacks to begin a solo career which began with two singles on Melatone Records in 1957. He would later release singles on Ebb Records and Duke Records from 1957 to 1959; in the 1960s he recorded for Ronn Records and Okeh Records in blues and soul styles. In the 1970s he recorded for [Alarm Records] of Shreveport,Louisiana which was distributed by TK Records and currently being distributed by Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi.

Taylor died in a car crash in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1987, aged 53.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Taylor Made Ted Taylor 3
1978 Keepin' My Head Above Water Ted Taylor 1
1994 Steal Away Ted Taylor 1
The Super Taylors Little Johnny & Ted Taylor 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 The Ever Wonderful Ted Taylor: OKeh Uptown Soul 1962-1966 Ted Taylor 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Be Ever Wonderful Ted Taylor 1
You Can Dig It! Ted Taylor 1

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