Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/1998
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551485520
  • Catalog Number: 514855
  • Sales rank: 88,268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Give Me Back My Wig (4:45)
  2. 2 Sadie (6:08)
  3. 3 Taylor's Rock (3:57)
  4. 4 Gonna Send You Back to Georgia (3:58)
  5. 5 Freddie's Blues (5:13)
  6. 6 See Me in the Evening (4:37)
  7. 7 Let's Get Funky (3:35)
  8. 8 It's Alright (4:34)
  9. 9 Hawaiian Boogie (3:03)
  10. 10 She's Gone (4:30)
  11. 11 I Just Can't Make It - George Thorogood (3:25)
  12. 12 Wayward Angel (7:11)
  13. 13 Take Five - The Houserockers (2:51)
  14. 14 It's Alright (4:47)
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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
Jason Rau Mastering
Kaz Kazanoff Producer
Joe Johnson Engineer
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