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Eight priceless 1966 tracks by tragically underrecorded guitarist Floyd Jones are paired for this CD with eight more by sessionmate Eddie Taylor. Produced in both cases by Testament boss Pete Welding with Big Walter Horton on harp, pianist Otis Spann, and drummer Fred Below lending their collective hands, Jones re-creates his dour, uncompromising "Dark Road," "Hard Times," and "Stockyard Blues" with an early-'50s sense of purpose.


Born: January 29, 1923 in Benoit, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

When you're talking about the patented Jimmy Reed laconic shuffle sound, you're talking about Eddie Taylor just as much as Reed himself. Taylor was the glue that kept Reed's lowdown grooves from falling into serious disrepair. His rock-steady rhythm guitar powered the great majority of Reed's Vee-Jay sides during the 1950s and early '60s, and he even found time to wax a few classic sides of his own for Vee-Jay during the mid-'50s. Eddie Taylor was as versatile a blues guitarist as anyone could ever...
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Masters of Modern Blues (feat. Big Walter Horton, Fred Below & Otis Spann), Eddie Taylor
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  • $11.99
  • Genres: Blues, Music, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues
  • Released: 1994

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