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Various Artists: The Rojac Story: The Best Of Rojac & Tay-Ster

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Summary

Harlem's 116th Street was ground zero for Jack Taylor's network of enterprises, both legitimate and otherwise. From the 1960s into the '80s. Fat Jack, as Taylor was widely known on those mean streets, was one of Harlem's flashiest and toughest characters, allegedly a local drug kingpin. No matter what he may have been in the business of selling, it's a certainty that Taylor was a shrewd businessman who understood the value of diversification. Launching a record label was one of his many ventures, and not an unsuccessful one by any means.

Around 1963, Taylor inaugurated Rojac Records, attempting to capture the musical pulse of Harlem on microgroove the way Berry Gordy was managing to perfection in the Motor City. No doubt the ultimate goal was to accrue stacks of benjamins by releasing a non-stop barrage of hits on Rojac and its sister Tay-Ster label.

Rojac and Tay-Ster issued a steady stream of product through the latter half of the '60s. Taylor relocated his base of operations to Detroit at the end of the decade; after that, his labels went dormant for a while, though he intermittently reactivated them.

This rarities-loaded collection offers proof positive that the Fat Man knew how to produce exceptional soul records.

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DISC 1:
 
1. Clarence Reid - 'Nobody But You Babe'
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2. Kim Tolliver - '(You're Trying To) Cop My Stuff'
Producers: Taylor; Whitworth
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3. Third Guitar - 'Lovin' Lies'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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4. Little Jewel - 'I Want To'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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5. Chico And Buddy - 'Can You Dig It'
Producers: J. Taylor; S. Hassett
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6. Jo Armstead - 'This and That'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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7. Clarence Reid - 'Skunks, Hogs And Dogs'
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8. Chuck-A-Luck & The Lovemen LTD - 'Are You Experience'
Producers: Taylor; Whitworth
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9. Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation - 'Lucky Man'
Producers: Love Star; Taylor
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10. Aleke Kanonu Meets Tolbert The Miracle Man - 'Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne'
Producers: Jack Taylor; Johnekwuyasi
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11. Third Guitar - 'Down To The River'
Producers: Taylor; Sterrett
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12. Lavell Hardy - 'Don't Lose Your Groove'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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13. Curtis Lee & The K C P'S - 'Get In My Bag'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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14. Chuck-A-Luck & The Lovemen - 'Whip Ya'
Producers: Taylor; Whitworth
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15. Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation - 'I've Got It'
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16. Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation - 'Give Me Another Joint'
Producers: Love Star; Taylor
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17. Big Maybelle - 'Quittin' Time'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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18. Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation - 'Smash'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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19. Chuck A Luck & The Lovemen LTD - 'Whip You'
Producers: Taylor; Whitworth
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20. Third Guitar - 'Baby Don't Cry'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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21. Kim Tolliver - 'Driving Me To The Arms of A Stranger'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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22. Big Maybelle - 'I Can't Wait Any Longer'
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DISC 2:
 
1. Kim Tolliver - 'Tuesday's Child'
Producers: Taylor; Whitworth
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2. Clarence Reid - 'Something Special About My Baby'
Producers: Taylor; Sterrett
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3. Wesley Paige - 'You Turn Me Around'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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4. Big Maybelle - 'Don't Pass Me By'
Producers: Jack Taylor; Freddie Briggs
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5. Clarence Reid - 'Heaven Will Welcome You'
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6. Big Maybelle - '96 Tears'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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7. Chuck Flamingo & The Kansas City Playboys - 'What's My Chances'
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8. Big Maybelle - 'Careless Love'
Producers: Reggie Obrecht
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9. International GTOs - 'I Love My Baby'
Producers: Jack Taylor; Freddie Briggs
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10. Jo Armstead - 'No Better For Ya'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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11. International G.T.O's - 'It's Been Raining In My Heart'
Producers: Jack Taylor; Freddie Briggs
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12. Clarence Reid - 'I Wish It Were Me'
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13. Master Four - 'Love From The Far East'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo; Sterrett
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14. Chuck Flamingo - 'Love Love Love'
Producers: Reggie Obrecht
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15. Private Charles Bowens & The Gentlemen From Tigerland - 'Christmas In Vietnam'
Producers: Gallo; Taylor
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16. Kim Tolliver - 'Where Were You'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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17. Curtis Lee & The KCP's - 'Everybody's Going Wild'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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18. Big Maybelle - 'Keep That Man'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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19. Lillie Bryant - 'Meet Me Halfway'
Producers: Taylor; Gallo; Briggs
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20. Big Maybelle - 'Old Love Never Dies'
Producers: Jack Taylor
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21. Kim Tolliver - 'I'll Try To Do Better
Producers: Jack Taylor
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22. Wesley Paige & The Master Three - 'Better Days Are Coming
Producers: Taylor; Gallo
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