Friday, March 13, 2009
Wild About You Baby
Well, well, well, here we are in perhaps 1971 at the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.
It's a lousy video, but the man sure rocks. It's Hound Dog Taylor!
I must admit, Mr. Taylor was always one of my personal heroes. He had 6 fingers on his left hand and played a crappy Tiesco electric Japanese guitar with lots of useless toggle switches, but the overdriven badly wound cheap pick ups created a slide sound that lesser men spent fortunes trying to duplicate...only a barebone drum set and and another guitarist, no bass...Hound Dog Taylor was pure over driven treble energy.
Some where there has to be a video of his signature song, Give Me Back My Wig...baby let you head go bald!! If I find it, I'll post it.