21 January 2009

Melvin Taylor - Blues On The Run (1982)

Travelin' Man
Low Down Dirty Shame
Cold, Cold Feet
Just Like a Woman
Chitlins con Carne

Melvin Taylor may run a little long at times on his Blues on the Run, but that gives him the opportunity to dazzle with the full scope of his chops. He can play Chicago blues as gritty as anyone, but he can also rock hard and has enough sensitivity for jazz. Hearing him run through all these styles is a little dizzying, however, especially since he doesn't know when to let a little space into the music. Nevertheless, the record functions as an effective showcase for his talents. ~ Thom Owens, All Music Guide

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