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Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers With Brewer Phillips - Tearing The Roof Off - Chicago Guitar Blues 1962-1982

JSP

  • £16.18

Cat. no: JSP2505
Format: CD2
Barcode: 0788065250522
Release Date: 17 Sep 2021

Genre: Blues

“When I die, they’ll say ‘he couldn’t play shit, but he sure made it sound good’” Hound Dog Taylor While producing this set JSP’s John Stedman remarked “the reason this music is so tough - it’s played by tough old bastards”.

Hound Dog Taylor and The HouseRockers (Hound Dog on slide guitar, Brewer Phillips on guitar and Ted Harvey on drums) were indeed tough - both on and off stage. Greg Lawrie, a musician who toured with Hound Dog during a 1975 Australian tour (with Freddie King, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Alexis Korner and Duster Bennett) described Hound Dog and the HouseRockers as “one of the rock ‘n’ rollinest bands ever, completely authentic, 100% raw blues, real rock and roll blues. Hound Dog tore the roof off every night with his slide guitar. He was a fantastic player, very basic, but he hit what needed to be hit, no more, no less”.

Accounts of Taylor’s early years in Mississippi include stories of him being ordered to leave home at the point of a gun by his stepfather and being run out of Mississippi by the KKK for having a relationship with a white woman. Mike Rowe’s account of Hound Dog’s early years in his book ‘Chicago Breakdown’ is succinct: “Theodore Roosevelt ‘Hound Dog’ Taylor was born in Greenville, Mississippi - on April 14th 1916 (or possibly in Natchez on April 12th 1915). First, he tried the piano and then a cigar box guitar, to be replaced by the real thing, ordered from Sears Roebuck.

He was nineteen and learned to play by watching musicians in Tchula, where he was then living. His big influence was Elmore James, but he names Lightnin’ Hopkins and Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller) as other sources of inspiration and in fact he played with Sonny Boy on the King Biscuit programme. After some trouble in Mississippi he left to come to his sisters in Chicago. He played with Johnny Williams at Stormy’s (at Root and Princeton) and there were plans to record them, which fell through.”

CD 1: Whiskey Headed Woman - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Poison Ivy - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Watermelon Man - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Poor Boy Blues - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Pretty Baby - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Whole Lotta Love - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Okee Dokee Stomp - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Woke Up This Morning - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Cleo - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Everyday I Have The Blues - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Just Pickin’ - Brewer Phillips & The Houserockers / Christine (CJ/Firma 45) - Hound Dog Taylor / Alley Music (CJ/Firma 45) - Hound Dog Taylor / Christine (originally unissued instrumental no vocal track) - Hound Dog Taylor / I Know You Don’t Love Me No More (Colt, originally unissued credited to Homesick James) - Hound Dog Taylor / I Held My Baby Last Night (Live in Australia 1975) - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Ships On The Ocean - Lefty Dizz With Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Rockin’ With The Dog - Lefty Dizz With Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers

CD 2: Everyday I Have The Blues - Lefty Dizz With Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / No Hair - Lefty Dizz With Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Stompin’ - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / I Held My Baby Last Night - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Funky - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / You Can’t Sit Down - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Hound Dog’s Blues - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Coming Round The Mountain - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Rock Me - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Florence’s Shuffle - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Juke Joint Boogie - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Goodnight Boogie - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Walking The Ceiling - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Mother In Law Blues - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Stingin’ The Blues - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Rockin’ Boogie - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers / Blues Stomp - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers

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