A Chicago blues slide guitarist and singer, Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor transitioned from local hero to international blues icon with the 1971 release of Hound Dog Taylor and The Houserockers on Alligator Records, featuring his signature “Give Me Back My Wig.” Already delighting audiences from the South Side blues circuit to cheering college students, the band quickly gained new fans with its foot-stomping boogie beats. Born in Natchez, Miss., and famous for having six fingers on his left hand, Taylor was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame in 1984.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
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