Wednesday, January 14, 2009

teddybears and polydactyls


Polydactyly:

a six finger guitar thing.
theodore roosevelt "hound dog" taylor: april 12th, 1915 - december 17th, 1975.

pol•y•dac•ty•ly |ˈpɒlɪˌdaktɪli|
noun
a condition in which a person or animal has more than five fingers or toes on one, or on each, hand or foot.
DERIVATIVES
pol•y•dac•tyl adjective & noun

ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from Greek poludaktulos (from polu- ‘many’ + daktulos ‘finger’ ) + -y 3 .


Much thanks to Roy Belmont for switching me on to this in the first place.

From Wiki:

"As well as being Taylor's debut album, Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers was the first release on the Alligator label. The label was founded by Bruce Iglauer for the specific purpose of releasing an album of Taylor's music after he had been unable to persuade Bob Koester, then his boss at Delmark, to record Taylor."

Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor: vocals; slide guitar;
Brewer Phillips: guitar; Ted Harvey: drums.


HOUND DOG TAYLOR & THE HOUSEROCKERS: GIVE ME BACK MY WIG from "Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers" LP (Alligator) 1971 (US)

PURCHASE HOUND DOG TAYLOR @ ALLIGATOR RECORDS
KENO'S HOUND DOG TAYLOR WEB SITE

3 comments:

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

I heard about Taylot the night he died when a local dj played some songs of his on the radio. Just some of the best jump blues ever.

ib said...

Hell, you got there nearly 35 years ahead of me, Beer. This is one of those performances which blows your socks off and makes you wonder where where the fuck you've been.

Happens less and less, but keeps on happening just the same.

I've been playing this intermittently since Roy passed me the link. I need to check out more of this shit.

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