Larry Taylor: on rhythm

Larry Hill Taylor, legendary blues singer and drummer, is the oldest son of Eddie “Playboy” Taylor Sr.,  master guitarist and VeeJay recording artist. Eddie Taylor was Jimmy Reed’s music partner and architect of the boogie and “lump” rhythms that power Chicago’s world-famous blues music. Eddie and his wife Vera, a singer, raised a whole family of blues musicians including Eddie Taylor Jr., guitar and vocals; Tim, drums; and Demetria, Brenda and Edna, singers. Larry, actually Eddie’s stepson, was the oldest and was able to play with him the most.Today Larry’s a legend in his own right. He faithfully leads his band in not only his father’s 1950s music traditions, but also a stack of lively R&B/soul tunes which sprang from blues in his own West Side neighborhood.

IN this video Larry Taylor, oldest in the Chicago blues family of Eddie and Taylor, shows you the drum: (and the world's) first instrument.    Videography by Darryl Pitts.    Larry Drums 2015Editing: Chris Wilkinson.

 Larry Drums 2015See Larry's website for more info:




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