Ted Taylor

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... read moreTed Taylor first found success as vocalist for the dual-named Los Angeles-based doo-wop group The Jacks/The Cadets, most notably on their hit single, “Stranded in the Jungle.” Starting in the early ‘60s Taylor went solo, releasing a long string of energetic R&B records on a variety of labels, all...

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Be Ever Wonderful
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Something Strange Is Going On In My House
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Don't Lie
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(Love Is Like A) Ramblin' Rose
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Houston Town


Active: 1950s-1980s
Country Of origin: United States of America
Member of: The Cadets , The Jacks

Soul-blues singer Ted Taylor unleashed his stratospheric, falsetto-driven voice on a wide variety of material during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, his gospel heritage never far from the surface. Taylor first entered the studio as a member of the Cadets and Jacks, a Los Angeles R&B vocal group with two names that recorded for Modern. By the late '50s, Taylor was signed to Ebb, and a myriad of other imprints soon followed (notably Duke, where he waxed his first version of the sugary ballad "Be Ever Wonderful"), Okeh (his sides for the Columbia subsidiary were done in Chicago and Nashville), and Ronn, where he spent nearly a decade. A car wreck claimed his life in 1987. ~ Bill Dahl~ Rovi

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