'J. Blackfoot' is a nickname John Colbert picked up
during his boyhood years in Memphis, Tennessee. He
broke into the music business at age nineteen as
lead singer of a new line-up of The Barkays, whose
original members had died in the plane crash that
also killed Otis Redding.
Isaac Hayes and
David Porter (famed for their Sam & Dave
productions) then recruited Blackfoot to sing lead
in a new vocal group, The Soul Children (who scored
15 R&B hits between 1968 and 1978).
After the group
split up, Blackfoot began his career as a solo
artist, produced by Stax colleagues Homer Banks and
Chuck Brooks. Success came with the R&B smash 'Taxiī
followed by 'Just One Lifetime.í
Physical Attraction is an exemplary Banks and
Brooks production that shows off Blackfoot at his
Go to tracks include three gorgeous ballads:
DONíT YOU FEEL IT LIKE I FEEL IT, HIDING
PLACE, and IíM GOING AWAY.