Hound Dog Taylor on youtube

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Hound Dog Taylor on youtube

Postby bendaway » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:43 pm

http://www3.youtube.com/watch?v=zOSZm1u5kyg

I watched it earlier today on high speed access. Great old black & white footage probably from the early 70's.
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Postby spud camp » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:06 am

Great vid thanks for that. Im not real familiar with Hound Dog, so Im just wondering, was any of that just improv.
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Postby maxx england » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:55 am

I'll let you know when I've figured how to operate this 'ing machine. But if it's rough. dirty and huge fun, it's probably a regular number. For Theodore Roosevelt Taylor.
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Postby slideshowbob » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:37 am

wow great vid.Bendaway .. thanx.... that is called" Taylor's Rock " as far as i can tell. This is the first time i've(seen) heard him do it.I.m only familiar with Sonny Landreth 's version , from the Hound Dog tribute album
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Postby huge blues » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:56 am

That is a beautiful din. Appears to be the festival pictured on the cover of "Genuine Houserocking Music". Video of the Dog is very rare. He appears on two songs on The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 - Volume Three, Sans the Houserockers. In fact, the Dog appears to have been on a short leash as he looks uncomfortably sober. Must have been the German handlers.
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Postby bighollowtwang » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:09 am

>Im just wondering, was any of that just improv.

No, actually it's pretty much note-for-note identical to the studio version.
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Postby mickeypainless » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:21 am

I have enuff trouble w/ justa vol. and tone knob! The Dog's axe SCARES me!
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Postby stumblin » Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:30 am

That's great, thanks.
I'm a big fan of Hound Dog, but I never saw any moving images of him before. I wonder if there are any more.
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Postby david » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:01 pm

>He appears on two songs on The American
>Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 - Volume Three, Sans the
>Houserockers. In fact, the Dog appears to have been on a
>short leash as he looks uncomfortably sober. Must have been
>the German handlers.

I was disappointed in his performance on that video. I have never seen a film of him REALLY doing his own unique thing. The expression on his face indicated he was feeling pretty hemmed in and looking for an escape. The only relief on his face seemed to come when he finished.
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Postby goldbrick » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:17 pm

Thanks for that link--Love Hounddog
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RE: Hound Dog Taylor on youtube

Postby chillywilly » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:30 am

David, you are just pulling our leg, right? You didn't really get that read from that Hound Dog clip did you? If so, you are one hell of a counterintuitive psychologist.

Hound Dog Taylor probably had more fun with a guitar than anybody ever could have while still keeping their pants on and somehow preventing their hair from catching on fire.

I would love to feel that freedom, and that sheer joy of playing.

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Postby bighollowtwang » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:31 pm

It's true...on the Folk Festival Of The Blues footage, Hound Dog looks out of his element and he's NOT having a rockin good time like he is in that Ann Arbor footage on youtube.com...might have a lot to do with the fact that he's never been overseas before and was playing without his regular band.
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Postby houndog » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:00 pm

Yeah,
man I would play 2nd guitar behind that and even risk getting shot and all !!!!

But I can't balance that tight club sound in the open air...still great fun as it should always be.

Mebs that what was worrying him though, small combo and a big crowd...?

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Postby ricochet » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:38 pm

Fun stuff, anyway.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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Postby slickcat » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:39 am

Great Video...check out Hound Dogs right hand damping..great example.
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