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Primary Instrument: Guitar, slide

Born: April 12, 1915 | Died: 1975

Until he recorded his (and Alligator Records') first album, “Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers,” in 1971, Taylor was largely unknown outside of Chicago. He played blues guitar for 35 years before reaching a wider audience and gaining the status of a beloved blues icon. From the mid-1950's until 1975, Taylor and his band--second guitarist Brewer Phillips and drummer Ted Harvey--kicked out the blues jams all over the South and West sides, including a regular Sunday afternoon gig at Florence's Lounge. It was at one of these performances in 1970 where a young blues fan named Bruce Iglauer decided to start a blues record label for the sole purpose of recording Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers....
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Featured recording “Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers”

Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers

Alligator Records
1999
Rank: 3,910
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