Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 26, 2017
Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26107-2 | 00:48:44

For something less traditional but no less killing, try Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band’s Bang That Bell. A post-Hendrix exercise in funky-blue wah-wah wailing, this one has more allusions to Prince and the Isley Brothers than Muddy and the Wolf. In the course of a single tune (“Another Bad Day”) he can blend jazzy, Wes Montgomery-styled octaves with over-the-top wah-wah work and metalesque speed picking. But in spite of all the virtuosic six-string technique, Taylor can also get up into some nasty real-deal shuffles and earthy funk, as he proves so convincingly on “It’s Later than You Think,” which features some brilliant harmonica playing by Sugar Blue, and on a super-funky updating of the Earl King classic “Trick Bag.” And he digs into a slow blues, “A Quitter Never Wins,” with fangs bared. The closer, “Even Trolls Love Rock & Roll,” is a wild fretboard scorcher featuring guest guitar slinger Eric Gales. A tremendous guitarist and soulful singer, Taylor is a major versatile talent on the crossover blues-rock circuit that includes the likes of Robert Cray, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band (1995)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26073-2 | Time: 00:51:16

The U.S. release of Melvin Taylor's two early-'80s LPs by Evidence a decade later was a shock introduction to a blues guitarist who seemingly blazed out of nowhere – outside of Rosa's Lounge in Chicago, that is. "Blazed" is the right word, too, because Taylor is a total maximalist who unleashes torrents of notes to fill up every space. But he's so convincing a player that the concept of "blues guitar hero" might get a good name again, even with fans dead-tired of excess who never thought they'd think things like, "Man, can Melvin Taylor play the ever-loving (add the expletive superlative of your choice) out of the guitar" again. Taylor's first real-time release, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band, is a pretty straightforward affair – basic trio with minimal overdubs, servicable vocals in an Albert King mode, and a mix of originals and very classic covers. The opening "Texas Flood" lets him rip on a slow blues, constantly changing up his playing with wah-wah blitzes as the real ace in his sonic hole.
Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Rendezvous With The Blues (2002)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Rendezvous With The Blues (2002)
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Genre: Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26123-2 | Time: 00:55:38

Rendezvous With the Blues marks another step in the normalization of Melvin Taylor. With Lucky Peterson on keyboards, Taylor is much more the featured lead guitarist in a straight-band context that too often finds him fighting for room to move in the full arrangements. He takes a jazzy lead on the opening "Coming Home Baby," but that runs counter to the measured, mid-tempo groove that dominates the first three tracks and seems like a move to court the contemporary rock-blues audience. So does some of the material – no originals, with ZZ Top, Stephen Stills, and Carlos Santana's tribute to John Lee Hooker in the songwriter credits on one side and Charles Singleton and Prince for contemporary black funk/rock relevance on the other. Horns kick in to punctuate the slinky, clavinet-anchored funk on "I'm the Man Down There," but Taylor's solo gets cluttered up by a duel with Peterson (on guitar here). Taylor is better-served when he escapes the rock beat straitjacket on "Tribute to John Lee Hooker" – the Latin-tinged rhythms give his guitar more freedom to float and sting.

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Dirty Pool (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 8, 2014
Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Dirty Pool (1997)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Dirty Pool (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26088-2 | Time: 00:45:21

Fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan will notice the title of this disc is that of a Vaughan song. Indeed, three selections from his songbook are covered here: "Too Sorry," "Telephone Song," and the title track. The impressive Melvin Taylor is an electric blues guitarist who will appeal to the fans of the legendary Texan for his skilled and precise playing along with his smooth and expressive vocals. Taylor definitely continues the Chicago blues tradition that begot Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, and Otis Rush. Taylor gives his version of Rush's "Right Place, Wrong Time" on this collection of nine covers. His lineup here is a trio – a reliable bass and drum rhythm section keeps up a steady bottom end, showcasing his ability to handle all vocals and guitar parts. Every track here is rife in the easy genius that marks a true master of the blues craft.
Carlos J. Saldana & The Style Band - Nothing Else Feels So Right (2006) {Japan}

Carlos J. Saldana & The Style Band - Nothing Else Feels So Right (2006) {Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 363 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: jazz, smooth jazz

Nothing Else Feels So Right is the 2006 album by Carlos J. Saldana & The Style Band. This is a Japanese release, courtesy of the Sun & Fish label.
Allan Taylor - The American Album & Cajun Moon (1970s, Reissue 2000, Beat Goes On Records # BGOCD488) [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - The American Album & Cajun Moon
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 438 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Beat Goes On Records # BGOCD488 | Country/Year: UK 2000, 1970s
Genre: Folk Rock, Acoustic | Style: Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Allan Taylor is one of England's most-respected singer/songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Don Williams, Frankie Miller, Fairport Convention, Dick Gaughan, the McCalmans, the Fureys, the Clancy Brothers, and De Dannan. Folk Roots praised him for his "ability to crystallize a mood and evoke an era with the ease of a computer memory access, crafting perfect songs with dramatic changes in the spirit of Brecht, Bikel, and Brel."…
VA - Jukebox Saturday Night: Great Hit Vocals Of The Big Band Years (1988) {Capitol}

VA - Jukebox Saturday Night: Great Hit Vocals Of The Big Band Years (1988) {Capitol}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 183 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 82 mb
Genre: pop, vocal jazz, oldies

Jukebox Saturday Night: Great Hit Vocals Of The Big Band Years is a 1988 compilation CD released by Capitol Special Markets. This represents pop music from the 1950's when jazz was still part of the soundscape.

Zachary Taylor: The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849-1850  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Oct. 22, 2016
Zachary Taylor: The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849-1850

John S. D. Eisenhower, "Zachary Taylor: The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849-1850"
ISBN: 0805082379 | 2006 | EPUB | 192 pages | 264 KB

Melvin Taylor - Taylor Made (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 3, 2016
Melvin Taylor - Taylor Made (2013)

Melvin Taylor - Taylor Made (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 76 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues | Label: Eleven East Corp. | # 2316314 01 | Time: 00:23:55

Chicago-based guitarist Melvin Taylor is a star in Europe, but it may take some time for U.S. audiences to catch on to just how phenomenally talented a bluesman he is. Part of the problem for Taylor may be his own natural eclecticism. He's equally adept playing jazz or blues, but in the last few years, he's forged a name for himself as a blues guitarist with a slew of releases for Evidence Music. Taylor may well be the most talented new guitarist to come along since Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Allan Taylor - The Traveller (1978) {1999, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 30, 2016
Allan Taylor - The Traveller (1978) {1999, Reissue}

Allan Taylor - The Traveller (1978/1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 245 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Acoustic | Rubber Records #RUBCD026

Allan Taylor is one of England's most-respected singer/songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Don Williams, Frankie Miller, Fairport Convention, Dick Gaughan, the McCalmans, the Fureys, the Clancy Brothers, and De Dannan. Folk Roots praised him for his "ability to crystallize a mood and evoke an era with the ease of a computer memory access, crafting perfect songs with dramatic changes in the spirit of Brecht, Bikel, and Brel." The Oxford Book of Traditional Verse felt as strongly, writing that Taylor was "one of the most literate and sensitive of contemporary songwriters in terms of words and music and one who is capable of exploring more complex…