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Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band Discography of CDs


Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band CD (1995) 5 stars
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Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band music CDs Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band: Melvin Taylor (guitar, vocals); Willie Smith (bass); Steve Potts (drums). The U.S. release of Melvin Taylor's two early-'80s LPs by Evidence a decade later was a shock introduction to a blues guitarist who seemingly blazed out of nowhere -- outside of Rosa's Lounge in Chicago, that is. "Blazed" is the right word, too, because Taylor is a total maximalist who unleashes torrents of notes to fill up every space. But he's so convincing a player that the concept of "blues guitar hero" might get a good name again, even with fans dead-tired of excess who never thought they'd think things like, "Man, can Melvin Taylor play the ever-loving (add the expletive superlative of your choice) out of the guitar" again. Taylor's first real-time release, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band, is a pretty straightforward affair -- basic trio with minimal overdubs, servicable vocals in an Albert King mode, and a mix of originals and very classic covers. The opening "Texas Flood" lets him rip on a slow blues, constantly changing up his playing with wah-wah blitzes as the real ace in his sonic hole. The originals "Depression Blues" and "Groovin' ...
Bang That Bell Bang That Bell CD (2000) 3.5 stars
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Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band discography Principally recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee from July 27-31, 1999. Includes liner notes by D. Thomas Moon. All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology. Taylor continues to change with each new album, and Bang That Bell continues the forward look of 1997's Dirty Pool. Taylor is undoubtedly blues-oriented, but his music is also fueled by bursts of jazz, R&B, funk, and distorted wah-wah-inflected rock. While this will be off-putting to most blues diehards, Taylor forges his own path, and the result is an album with strong blues ties ...

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Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band Lyrics and Songs

Popular or famous Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band music songs: Voodoo Child Slight Return, It's Later Than You Think, Don't Cloud up on Me, Another Bad Day. More music songs Talking to Anna Mae, Depression Blues, Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll, Quitter Never Wins, Bang That Bell, T-Bone Shuffle. More music songs Trick Bag, Tequila Lyrics, My Life, Texas Flood, Love Is a Gamble, Grooving in New Orleans, If You're Goin' To The City. More music lyrics and songs Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, Tin Pan Alley, All Your Love. See All Songs

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Steve PottsLuther Allison, Steve Lacy, Coco Montoya, Ana Popovic, Carl Weathersby, Shirley Brown, Michael Burks, Cat Power, Larry Garner, Wynonna Judd
Melvin TaylorTyrone Davis, Rico McFarland, Lucky Peterson, Eddie Shaw
Paul JohnsonBuddy Ace, Mary J. Blige, Challengers, Duo-Tones, Bryan Ferry, Gospel Music Workshop of America, Jack Harrison, Crow Johnson, New Rob Robbies
Willie SmithElla Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Nancy Wilson, Buddy Rich, Buck Clayton, Ray Conniff, James Cotton, Sam Donahue & His Orchestra, Slim Gaillard, Henry Gray
Dave SmithLuther Allison, John Mayer [Violin], Coco Montoya, Ana Popovic, Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, Todd Agnew, Andi Starr, Paul Booth, Gavin Bryars, Paul Carlon
Norris Johnson
Matt TutorDerek Trucks Band, Derek Trucks

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Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band Cd Discography