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Hound Dog Taylor Vinyl Record Albums

Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor (April 12, 1915 – December 17, 1975) was an American Chicago blues guitarist and singer. Taylor was born in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1915, though some sources say 1917. He initially played the piano and began playing the guitar when he was 20. He moved to Chicago in 1942. He became a full-time musician around 1957 but remained unknown outside the Chicago area, where he played small clubs in black neighborhoods and at the open-air Maxwell Street Market. He was known for his electrified slide guitar playing (roughly styled after that of Elmore James), his cheap Japanese Teisco guitars, and his raucous boogie beats. He was famous among guitar players for having six fingers on his left hand.[5] In 1967, Taylor toured Europe with the American Folk Blues Festival, performing with Little Walter and Koko Taylor. After hearing Taylor with his band, the HouseRockers (Brewer Phillips on second guitar and Ted Harvey on drums) in 1970 at Florence's Lounge on Chicago's South Side, Bruce Iglauer (then a shipping clerk for Delmark Records) tried to persuade his employer to sign Taylor to a recording contract.[3] In 1971, having no success in getting Delmark to sign Taylor, Iglauer used a $2500 inheritance to form Alligator Records, which recorded Taylor's debut album, Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers. The album was recorded in just two nights. It was the first release for Alligator, which eventually became a major blues label.[4] Iglauer began managing and booking the band, which toured nationwide and performed with Muddy Waters, Freddie King, and Big Mama Thornton. The band became especially popular in the Boston area, where Taylor inspired a young George Thorogood. The album Live at Joe's Place documents a performance in Boston in 1972. The second release by Taylor and his band, Natural Boogie, recorded in late 1973, received greater acclaim and led to more touring. In 1975, they toured Australia and New Zealand with Freddie King, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Taylor's third album for Alligator, Beware of the Dog, was recorded live in 1974 but was not released until after his death.[4] Alligator also released, posthumously, Genuine Houserocking Music and Release the Hound. Some bootleg live recordings were also circulated after Taylor's death. Taylor died of lung cancer in 1975. He was buried in Restvale Cemetery, in Alsip, Illinois.

 

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LP
Hound Dog Taylor And the Houserockers
Hound Dog Taylor
Hound Dog Taylor And the Houserockers
1973
4701
Alligator Record Label; Album cover and record are stamped "Sample--Not For Sale"; Includes the insert from Alligator Records describing Hound Dog Taylor
VG/NM-
$74.99
LP
Hound Dog Taylor And the Houserockers
Hound Dog Taylor
Hound Dog Taylor And the Houserockers
1973
4701
Alligator Record Label
NM-/NM-
$39.99

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