First Listen: Dennis Taylor gets us "In the Mood" with classy single

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    (March 28, 2022) Dennis Taylor is another one of the highly talented vocalists who toil without honor in their own land. Taylor was born in Brooklyn and has been singing most of his life. He never stopped singing even after a stint in the Air Force, and this country’s cavalier attitude toward R&B didn’t leave him totally discouraged and bereft of hope. After all, if his Air Force commitment taught him one thing, it’s that there’s a big world out there.

    (March 28, 2022) Dennis Taylor is another one of the highly talented vocalists who toil without honor in their own land. Taylor was born in Brooklyn and has been singing most of his life. He never stopped singing even after a stint in the Air Force, and this country’s cavalier attitude toward R&B didn’t leave him totally discouraged and bereft of hope. After all, if his Air Force commitment taught him one thing, it’s that there’s a big world out there.

    Taylor’s vocal gifts captured the attention of industry insiders shortly after he returned to New York, but it wasn’t until he crossed the Atlantic that things began to work for Taylor. Taylor released several highly regarded albums in the early 2000s on the London based Dome record label that garnered airplay in the UK, including 2003’s In The Mood.  The title track from that album was a stepper’s cut that found Taylor using is husky baritone to tell a woman about the romantic plans he has to ensure that she gets and stays, well… in the mood.

    That song received a lush Philly soul infused makeover thanks to a remix by UK producer Nigel Lowis. The remix captures the sophisticated essence of the music made famous at Philadelphia International Records, right down to the smooth funk of the bass line and the interplay between the brass and strings. It’s a track that will take you back. Check it out here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Dennis Taylor - "In The Mood"
    (Nigel Lowis Remix)

     
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