March 25, 2008 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Oh fuck yeah!
posted by nola at 9:00 PM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]

Man, I love that raw, scrappy slide sound he had. Reminds me of all those Fat Possum artists like RL Burnside, T-Model Ford, etc.
posted by arto at 10:37 PM on March 25, 2008

raw stuff here, keepin it real. Thanks, pyramid termite.

Comment on YouTube: Used to see him in Champaign, IL in the 70's. Boy he could rock the joint! One of the greats. Had a vestigial 6th little finger on each hand. Except he got drunk one night and sliced the one on his right (I think) hand off. Pure fun!!!

btw, the YT comments on blues clips often have some good info and are generally much higher caliber than the run of the mill YT commentary.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:05 PM on March 25, 2008

Awww, Hound Dog kicks some muffukkin ass! Thanks for the links, pt.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:49 PM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]

Previously, from the good old days. A great subject anyway, no matter what year it is...
posted by LeLiLo at 12:04 AM on March 26, 2008

Well alright!


It's alright.
posted by peacecorn at 3:41 AM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

From the YT comments: "He truly was king of the six-fingered slide guitar".
posted by unSane at 5:12 AM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by Reverend John at 6:31 AM on March 26, 2008

Here's a couple pictures of Hound Dog's slide hand. I have this issue of Guitar Player, but no scans of the cover photo, so this tiny version of it will have to do. I admit the cover is kinda creepy looking sitting out on the coffee table full size.
posted by Herodios at 6:46 AM on March 26, 2008

Dude had an old cheap Japanese mail-order axe and made it WAIL. I remember when I first heard him in 1983 (on vinyl) and was so disappointed to learn that he'd passed before I'd had a chance to catch him live. (Kinda like Ted Hawkins...)

Thanks for the YT vids -- amazing what you can uncover there every once in a while.
posted by VicNebulous at 6:53 AM on March 26, 2008

wow thanks for this. I've had this cd of them for years now.
Raw, as mentioned, far from virtuosity, but still good.
posted by allelopath at 7:23 AM on March 26, 2008

My introduction to to Hound Dog Taylor was "Give Me Back My Wig" (track one, disc one) on the Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection. What a way to lead off an anthology! It's still one of my favorite songs.

Houserocking post pt!
posted by djeo at 9:19 AM on March 26, 2008

Oh, for the days I never saw of the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Fest.

Thanks for posting this. I reviewed his album for a pal's website (self-link) and still love it.
posted by klangklangston at 2:24 PM on March 26, 2008

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