Johnny Taylor had a unique and soulful voice. I love this song and his version of Big Blue Diamonds.Like Sam Cooke (and Lou Rawls) Johnny Taylor had a successful gospel career with the Soul Stirrers before going pop. Much of his stuff was pretty blues oriented, but I'd class as a lot of it as soul
Easily the greatest live concert I've ever seen. There was once a guy on this forum who was there knew the whole story on how and why this got made.
Every song is amazing, Cropper's Tele through the Marshall backline is the best I ever heard him and the entire MGs are at their peak: