Thursday, August 20, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-J.T. Taylor

Artist:J.T. Taylor f/Regina Belle
Song:All I Want Is Forever
Album:Greatest Hits

Most music fans should know James "J.T." Taylor as the lead singer of Kool and the Gang in the 80s. He had some solo success after he left them in 1988. All I Want Is Forever is his biggest solo hit. He was born Aug. 16, 1953 in Laurens, SC. and he grew up singing in church. He sang in local clubs and was a teacher before joining Kool and the Gang in 1979. Kool and the Gang were already successful in the 70s. But group leaders Robert and Ronnie Bell felt they needed a stronger lead singer to cross over from R & B to pop. Taylor sang lead on all the big Kool and the Gang hits from the 80s including Ladies Night and Celebration. Taylor left Kool and the Gang in 1988 and signed with MCA Records. He wrote and produced most of the songs on his 1988 debut CD Master of the Game. All I Want Is Forever isn't on that album. It's on the soundtrack for the 1989 Gregory Hines film Tap. All I Want Is Forever is a duet with Regina Belle who was popular at the time. The song was written by Diane Warren and the record was produced by Narada Michael Walden. Veteran session musician Chris Camozzi played the guitar solo. The record reached #2 on the R & B Singles chart. Taylor recorded three albums for MCA and All I Want Is Forever was his biggest hit. You can get it on this Hip-O comp which also contains his Kool and the Gang hits. Taylor appeared on the 1996 Kool and the Gang album State of Affairs and he released a solo album in 2000. Here's the video for All I Want Is Forever by J.T. Taylor featuring Regina Belle.

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