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They Were In This House

Artist Larry Taylor
Title They Were In This House
Release Date Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Genre Blues > Chicago Blues > Chicago Blues
Copyright © Wolf Records

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There will be some serious dancing in any house that spins this disc!

This record presents a set of unusual, yet satisfying traditional and original compositions. Taylor’s choices of less well-known numbers, such as Howlin’ Wolf’s “I Didn’t Mean to Hurt Your Feelings” and Jimmy Reed’s “Signals of Love,” reminds the listener of how deep the wellspring of blues is. And his take on some are pleasantly surprising: on Elmore James’ “Knocking at Your Door,” Larry chooses to downplay the guitar and focus on the vocals, singing it as if it were a Bobby Bland ballad. It's only fitting that Larry Taylor, who was nurtured by a musical family, in a house visited by the elders of the blues, on a street named for a famous composer, should have a life filled with music and surrounded by creatively gifted friends and family. Put on this CD and take a virtual tour of a genuine house of the blues and discover a personal vision it has generated and a legacy that it has bequeathed to one of its direct descendants.

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