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|Hound Dog Taylor|
Genuine Houserocking Music
Genres: Blues, Pop
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Brett H. (BlooZRocker)
Reviewed on 9/2/2008...
My vinyl introduction to HD Taylor came in the form of this album. This album from the 80's turned some R'n'R heads when IT was cranked!!! Sure, there are lotsa covers here, but the Dog makes each HIS OWN by ripping into them with his unique, raw technique counter-punched with Brewer Phillips on rhythm steel and Ted Harvey on drums. HD Taylor could have made a Barry Manilow song WORK at a Headbanger's Ball, without a doubt!!!
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Maxwell Street Is Gone, But We Have This
Loren J. Rubin | Los Angeles, CA United States | 04/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I disagree with other reviewers who rate this album as inferior to other HDT releases. This album captures the live spirit of HDT's performance the best of any.
And live performance is what it's all about.
Chicago Blues, for me, is all about the spirit of Maxwell Street: throw an extension cord out a window, or run power from a generator and compete with the flea market atmosphere to attract a crowd. Showmanship and ingenuity were a premium and HDT had them in spades.
Sure Elmore James, Howlin Wolf & Muddy Waters were the innovators, and their catalogs are the pantheon, but THIS is the spirit of Chicago blues. Ragged, Raw, High Energy, Live!
Not polished, but definitely a gem!
Loren J. Rubin | 08/14/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hound Dog struts his stuff on this album, with powerfull vocals and strong though simple guitar licks. Hound Dog's guitar is sharp and bright, sometimes almost painfully so. I really enjoy "Send You Back to Georgia" - in my opinion, the best song on the album. For a great taste of Blues history, this is an album to have!"