Johnnie Taylor's biggest hit album also proved his undoing. Stax had collapsed, and he ended up on Columbia's roster.
The disco boom was beginning, and Taylor had the perfect single. "Disco Lady" was vocally quite similar to his earlier material, but its lyrics embraced the hedonism and dance-your-troubles-away ethic of the era. It was not only a number one hit, but the song of the year for 1976, and Taylor was shoved into territory he wasn't comfortable in. The rest of the album was standard soul, but this was overlooked in the rush. Taylor eventually left the label after subsequent attempts to pigeonhole him as a dance singer bombed.
|Disco Lady / Don Davis / Harvey Scales / Albert Vance||Johnnie Taylor||4:27|
|Please Don't Stop (That Song from Playing) / Don Davis / Harvey Scales / L. Vance||Johnnie Taylor||2:54|
|Don't Touch Her Body (If You Can't Touch Her Mind) / Don Davis||Johnnie Taylor||3:12|
|I'm Gonna Keep on Loving You / Don Davis||Johnnie Taylor||4:01|
|You're the Best Girl in the World / Norma Toney||Johnnie Taylor||3:17|
|Running out of Lies / Paul Jordan||Johnnie Taylor||4:52|
|Somebody's Gettin' It / Clifford Colter / Don Davis / C. Jones||Johnnie Taylor||4:01|
|It Don't Hurt Me Like It Used To / Paul Jordan||Johnnie Taylor||3:12|
|Pick Up the Pieces / Kent Barker / Fred Briggs / Don Davis||Johnnie Taylor||4:50|
|Disco Lady / Don Davis / Harvey Scales / Albert Vance||Johnnie Taylor||7:44|
|Somebody's Gettin' It / Clifford Colter / Don Davis / C. Jones||Johnnie Taylor||3:54|