Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Eagle Has Landed!

As if 'Stranded in the Jungle' and the 'Jumpin w/'LP weren't enough, this ex Cadet/Jack managed to bent the trend well into 1970's w/ some killer palm muted cluckin' and assorted muddy riffs. Though fairly late for a blues fix (1961), Taylor managed to slide one by just before the British took the reins .
From the pen of Bill Dahl:

"Soul-blues singer Ted Taylor unleashed his stratospheric, falsetto-driven voice on a wide variety of material during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, his gospel heritage never far from the surface. Taylor first entered the studio as a member of the Cadets and Jacks, a Los Angeles R&B vocal group with two names that recorded for Modern. By the late '50s, Taylor was signed to Ebb, and a myriad of other imprints soon followed (notably Duke, where he waxed his first version of the sugary ballad "Be Ever Wonderful"), Okeh (his sides for the Columbia subsidiary were done in Chicago and Nashville), and Ronn, where he spent nearly a decade. A car wreck claimed his life in 1987."

Gone but not forgotten, look for Taylor's soul sides wherever greater platters are sold.

She's a Winner - Ted Taylor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why Thank-you, this one is a winner!
I love 'Stranded in the Jungle'