Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement

Remembering the songs of the movement

Singers with (Criminal) Records

by James Hill

March 2, 2016

If you watched the promo for tonight’s Unsung about Johnnie Taylor, you’ll hear some people say some . . . things about him.

Scandalous things like “he was a pimp” and a “con artist.” And we’re not here to say what Johnnie did or didn’t do — other than make some damn good music.

But what we ARE here to say is that IF Johnnie had a checkered past, he wouldn’t be the first singer with a record (pun intended). Behold and tell us if we missed one: