Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute

Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute

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In many respects, you could call Hound Dog Taylor a cult artist. Respected by bluesmen and critics alike, he built a small, devoted following across America simply by constently touring. There were no hits and very few covers of hs songs, but his rowdy concerts and incendiary records on Alligator convinced any who heard him. In the

Overview

In many respects, you could call Hound Dog Taylor a cult artist. Respected by bluesmen and critics alike, he built a small, devoted following across America simply by constently touring. There were no hits and very few covers of hs songs, but his rowdy concerts and incendiary records on Alligator convinced any who heard him. In the process, he put Alligator Records on the blues map, so it only makes sense that the label return the favor with Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute, one of the few blues tributes that really works. Taylor's wild, careening slide guitar became one of more influential sounds in contemporary blues, as evidenced by this quality-packed record. Out of the 14 tracks, only George Thorogood's thuggish, sluggish "I Just Can't Make It" falls flat, but the quality of the remaining cuts is so high that it's forgivable. Luther Allison's "Give Me Back My Wig" rocks, Gov't Mule's "Gonna Send You Back to Georgia" is tough, Vernon Reid and Alvin Youngblood Hart do a nice acoutic reading of "It's Alright," Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin turns "See Me in the Evening" into an appealing, straightforward blues-rocker and Cub Koda tears through "Take Five" with the help of Hound Dog's backing band, the Houserockers. Moments like these are what elevates this tribute album above the average.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/1998
Label:
Alligator Records
UPC:
0014551485520
catalogNumber:
514855
Rank:
92309

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luther Allison   Vocals,Slide Guitar,Track Performer
Ronnie Earl   Guitar
Magic Slim   Guitar,Vocals
Son Seals   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Elvin Bishop   Guitar,Track Performer
Cub Koda   Guitar,Vocals
George Thorogood   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
James Young   Drums
Bob Margolin   Guitar
Dave Hole   Guitar,Track Performer
Tony Lewis   Drums
John Primer   Guitar
Sonny Landreth   Guitar,Track Performer
Warren Haynes   Guitar,Vocals
Matt Abts   Drums
Ray Allison   Drums
Billy Blough   Bass
Chuck Cotton   Drums
Mike Garrett   Guitar
Johnny B. Gayden   Bass
Red Groetzinger   Tenor Saxophone
Per Hanson   Drums
Ted Harvey   Drums
Kevin Hill   Bass
Michael Hill   Guitar,Vocals
Nick Holt   Bass
Earl Howell   Drums
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials   Track Performer
Noel Neal   Bass
Dan Rabinovitz   Trumpet
John Randolph   Guitar
David Ranson   Bass
Vernon Reid   Guitar,Track Performer
David Russell   Drums
Jeff Simon   Drums
James Solberg   Guitar
Larry Vann   Drums
Curtis Watts   Drums
Lil' Ed Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Ernest Williamson   Piano
Allen Woody   Bass
Tony Z   Piano
Gov't Mule   Track Performer
Alvin Youngblood Hart   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Smith   Bass
Annie Raines   Harmonica
Magic Slim & the Teardrops   Track Performer
Michael Hill's Blues Mob   Track Performer
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters   Track Performer
Danny Kimball   Rub
Steve Potts   Drums

Technical Credits

Ronnie Earl   Composer,Producer
Son Seals   Producer
Hound Dog Taylor   Composer
Elvin Bishop   Producer
Cub Koda   Producer
George Thorogood   Producer
Terry Manning   Remixing
Bob Margolin   Producer
Dave Hole   Producer
Sonny Landreth   Producer
David Axelbaum   Engineer
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer
John Hampton   Engineer
Julian Herzfeld   Engineer
Michael Hill   Producer
Bruce Iglauer   Producer,Liner Notes
Elmore James   Composer
Gus Mossler   Engineer
John Nagy   Engineer
Vernon Reid   Producer
Bill Thompson   Engineer
Mark Williams   Engineer
Brian Young   Producer,Engineer
Neal Ward   Engineer
Gov't Mule   Producer
Kaz Kazanoff   Producer
Joe Johnson   Engineer

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