Top Otis Taylor Albums
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Fantasizing About Being Black
Fantasizing About Being Black
[2017]
Hey Joe Opus Red Meat
Hey Joe Opus Red Meat
[2015]
My World Is Gone
My World Is Gone
[2013]
Otis Taylor's Contraband
Otis Taylor's Contraband
[2012]
Clovis People, Vol. 3
Clovis People, Vol. 3
[2010]
Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
[2009]
Recapturing the Banjo
Recapturing the Banjo
[2008]
Definition of a Circle
Definition of a Circle
[2006]
Double V
Double V
[2004]
Truth Is Not Fiction
Truth Is Not Fiction
[2003]
Respect the Dead
Respect the Dead
[2002]
White African
White African
[2001]
When Negroes Walked the Earth
When Negroes Walked the Earth
[1997]
Related Information for Otis Taylor
Otis Taylor's career in music performance and recording has taken a circuitous path. Born in Chicago 1948, and growing up in Denver after his family relocated there, he began listening to blues and folk-blues in his teens. Through Denver's Folklore Center, he began to play the blues. By 1977, though, he "retired" from music and had a successful antiques business. He returned to music when he was nearly 50, and having immersed himself in the history of the folklore of the blues, he traced the migration of both the blues and the banjo from its roots in Africa to its "birth" in the American south.His music is uncompromising and fierce, and it walks the line of gritty and gorgeous well. He incorporates eleme... read more