Eddie Taylor

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by Eddie Taylor

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29 January 1923, Benoit, Mississippi, USA, d. 25 December 1985, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A self-taught musician, Eddie ‘Playboy’ Taylor found early inspiration in the work of Charley Patton, Son House and Robert Johnson. His formative years were spent playing guitar at local social gatherings and clubs but in 1948 he travelled to Chicago to pursue a full-time career. Taylor’s combo became a popular attraction and in 1953 he auditioned for the city’s Vee-Jay Records label.... Read more

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