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Saturday, April 29, 2006


Otis Redding was not only accompanied by Booker T and the MG's. They had a career of their own. At those times Sam Taylor was his band leader.

Sam Taylor has been a professional musician ever since 1950 and all this time he has been "keepin' the blues alive". He is a talented songwriter, a gifted guitar player, but when he starts to sing.......He has one of the most beautiful (male) voices I ever heard perform. No wonder that Sam has been playing / recording with people like Otis, but also T-bone Walker, Albert Collins, Big Joe Turner, Sam & Dave. He sang a.o with The Drifters and Maxime Brown. In short: Sam has lived the blues for over 50 years now.

I've had the privilege to meet Mr. Taylor three times now. And I can tell you that apart from his obvious talents he is a sympathetic and warm person who is genuinely interested is his audience.

On this album from 2003 Sam wrote: This CD is dedicated to the memory of two of the finest tenors that ever sang. My son Bobby Taylor who passed over on July 1997 and my ex-partner Mr. Bennie Earl, who passed in 2002. Thank God for the music I was able to make with both of them.

Mr Taylor, thank God for all your music!

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  • I also met Sam when he played Alleyfest in the late nonties. He was still in Arizona at the time and between the time we booked him and the fest, Heather HArdy and the rest of the band moved to NY. Sam hired a driver to bring him to Texas and we set up Russell Jackson's band to back hime. Sam loved it and spent the whole weekend hanginging out with us. He is one cool dude.

    By Blogger Two Headed Trick, at 5:01 am  

  • I met Sam at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2002, The Blues Estafette (in Utrecht) in 2003 and last year in Aalsmeer. In utrecht he did a set himself and was bandleader for Maxime Brown.
    Last Year in Aalsmeer Heather Hardy and Danny Krieger were with him. That gig turned out a party were both the audience and the band realy enjoyed themselfs.

    By Blogger Scrooge, at 9:55 am  

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