It is with a very heavy heart that Earhustle411 reports that the music industry has suffered another loss.
Floyd Taylor the son of famed blues artist Johnnie Taylor has died. Although the official report has not been released Earhustle411 received confirmation of this tragic news from a source close to the family of Floyd Taylor.
Son of Johnnie Taylor, Floyd Singletary (Taylor), was born in Chicago and sang with a band at Dusable High School in Chicago, where he graduated. His first shows were at the Regal Theater in Chicago but Floyd held day jobs working at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital while waiting for his chance to follow in his father’s footsteps.
During Johnnie’s “Disco Lady” days (the 70s) Floyd joined his father on several concert tours and also performed with other big names like Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Bobby Womack, & more. Floyd was even voted the 1998 Entertainer of the Year by the Chicago Blues Society. This helped propel Floyd closer to that coveted recording contract. In 2002 the appropriately titled “Legacy” was released on Malaco Records. Two more albums followed before he released the excellent “All Of Me” on CDS Records.
Earhustle411 wishes to send our sincerest condolences to the family & friends of Floyd Taylor. May his legacy continue to live on through his music.
Source: Al Greer, AG Entertainment