Throwback Thursday: Josephine Taylor's '60s Cut "For You My Love" Is A Sweet Slice Of Classic Funk
Chicago's Record Row is the stuff of legends. Record Row comprised nine labels that hosted some of r&b and soul's earliest and most prized recordings, including that of Chaka Khan, Otis Clay, Earth Wind & Fire, The Dells, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James and even The Jackson 5 (which we brought you a taste of all those months ago.) But today's Throwback shines its light on the immeasurable contributions of the One-Derful! label group and more particularly Mar-V-lus Records, which managed to distribute records from giant presences in the industry like Motown and Stax on top of its own quickly growing catalogue.
If our profile on One-Derful! didn't hit home with that snazzy clip of young MJ and J5 hitting all the right notes on "Big Boy," this newish offering (as in literally being unearthed for the sole purpose of a remastered release) from Josephine Taylor should do the trick. "For You My Love" is a sliver of all the earmarks found rampant in Chicago's soul scene. We're talking about funk at it's core, with a crunchy gospel exterior that's perfect for when you're on the go and need a quick soul fix. The track is our first taste of the second edition of One-Derful's anthology release, honing in on its Mar-V-lus collection, which will be available to purchase by itself on December 15th. But if you need the full script, you can head over to Secret Stash now and cop the 12 LP (6 CD) set. Get a proper dose of classic rhythm & blues chops with Josephine Taylor's "For You My Love" below.