Weekend Musical Diversion: Melvin Taylor

September 25, 2009

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As a music lover, I’m always on the lookout for new musicians.  About a month ago, I was at a festival in a nearby Chicago suburb and discovered an amazing blues and R & B guitar player Melvin Taylor.  I snapped the above picture as he used his second guitar in a guitar solo.  Among the songs he played that day was an awesome version of George Benson’s “Breezin,” a song I forgot a long time ago.  I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Here’s a sample of his music:

I hope you enjoyed and that you have a great weekend. How about you…did you make any interesting musical discoveries over the summer?

1 lori September 25, 2009 at 11:39 am

Yeah, man!
As my friend in Georgia would say, “Melvin can shuck it right down to the cob!”

Holy R&B Batman, Melvin Taylor rocks!

Thanks for sharing this, I was tappin’ my foot as I was listening to the video.

Isn’t finding new, awesome music the bomb? And your post is a perfect way to bid farewell to summer (enjoy the splendor) and usher in autumn.

Thanks for this and have a great weekend, Tim.

2 Tim September 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Hi Lori:

I am very glad you liked it. I had heard of him for a while, but never had the opportunity to see him live. Don’t get me wrong, I love Chicago blues clubs but it was cool to see him play outdoors. Have a great weekend as well!

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