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Melvin TAYLOR – Live in Paris 1996 (AVI)

Posted in BLUES, Melvin TAYLOR, MOVIES on December 15, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Melvin TAYLOR – Live in Paris 1996 (AVI)


Melvin Taylor was born in Mississippi but was raised in Chicago, his family moved in 1962. He learned to play guitar with his mother’s brother, Uncle Floyd Vaughan, who had jam sessions with his buddies on tunes by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Howlin’Wolf. A l’age de 12 ans , Melvin Taylor participa à ces “boeufs” avec son oncle et d’autres adultes . At the age of 12 years, Melvin Taylor participated in the “horse” with his uncle and other adults. Quasiment autodidacte ,Melvin apprit à jouer du slide ,du picking et flat picking d’après ses disques préférés de BB.King ,Albert King ,Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughan … Virtually self-taught, Melvin learned to play slide, finger picking and flat picking from his favorite records of BB.King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughan …
While living in Chicago Melvin Taylor is a star known in Europe, but it will take time to understand what the U.S. phenomenon of Blues he is and what he has talent ..! Part of the problem is the eclecticism of Taylor, he loves as well as playing jazz blues, but during the past few years, he has earned himself a name as a guitarist with some blues recordings. .. Melvin Taylor is “perhaps” the most talented ” new “guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan from …!
During his teens,  Melvin Taylor joins “Transistors”, a group led by his future father-and distinguished themselves by playing pop music of the 70 jumps in and nightclubs. Following the separation of “transistors” in the early 80s, Melvin Taylor devoted himself again to play only the blues clubs in western suburb of Chicago. He met pianist Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, who was looking for a guitarist for a series of concerts in Europe … Melvin joins the legendary blues band for a year and had such an impact in Europe that many clubs and organizers wanted him to come back with his own group … Since the 80s he toured Europe regularly, often accompanied by former members of the “Transistor” and often the first parts of shows for artists like BB.King, Buddy Guy, Santana, George Benson and Canned Heat. ..
Apart from the fact that he drew inspiration from guitar heroes like Albert King, BB.King and Stevie Ray Vaughan , Melvin Taylor fell in love with jazz and particularly the styles of George Benson and Wes Montgomery … often incorporating their styles in his own game ..

The records of Melvin Taylor 2 albums he recorded for a French label re-released in the U.S. by Evidence Music: Blues on the sun and Melvin Taylor Plays the Blues for you …. Back in america Melvin Taylor continued to build its personality with many shows at Rosa’s Lounge “and other places in Chicago.
In 1995, Melvin Taylor signed with Evidence Music and entered the studio with blues impresario John Snyder to record his first disc for the label, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band, who showed his originality in musical writing.He recorded his second album in 1996 “dirty pool”. Evidence shows these recordings for guitar playing inspired and original themes of classic Chicago blues. He then had some funk influences as one can see in “Bang the Bell” in 2000 and 2002 after teaming with Lucky Peterson and the album “Appointment With The Blues” he sat his reputation in the blues and American rock.
01. Intro
02. Born Under a Bad Sign
03. Route 66
04. Depression Blues
05. Drumss & Bass
06. Laundronat at Blues
07. Dirty Road
08. On Broadway

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