'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 'Taxi´ followed by 'Just
Hit tracks on this album include