FLASHBACK: Johnnie Taylor Releases “Disco Lady” FLASHBACK: Johnnie Taylor Releases “Disco Lady”
“Disco Lady” is a 1976 single for Crawfordsville native Johnnie Taylor that went on to become his biggest hit. The single was Taylor’s first for Columbia Records, where... FLASHBACK: Johnnie Taylor Releases “Disco Lady”

“Disco Lady” is a 1976 single for Crawfordsville native Johnnie Taylor that went on to become his biggest hit. The single was Taylor’s first for Columbia Records, where Taylor signed after his long-time label, Stax Records, went bankrupt. It spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and six weeks on the Billboard R&B chart in the U.S. It was also the first single to be certified platinum by the RIAA; ultimately it sold over 2.5 million copies. Billboard ranked it as the No. 3 song for 1976.

The song was produced by Taylor’s long-time producer, Don Davis. Among the guests on the song were four members of Parliament-Funkadelic: bassist Bootsy Collins, keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Glenn Goins, and drummer Jerome Brailey.

Robert Locke

Robert co-founded FayetteSound in 2016 and ShindigMusic! in the summer of 2017. He is a singer-songwriter/musician from the Arkansas delta, avid vinyl collector, aquarium aficionado and connoisseur of all things rock 'n' roll. He currently is lead vocalist for Los Angeles based band Farmikos and co-conspirator at The Record Exchange. "Do You Remember Laughter?"