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8 thoughts on “ Contraband Blues - Otis Taylor - Contraband (CD, Album) ”

  1. Otis Taylor and his band are great- don't miss a chance to see them in person. This album is very good and Otis's gravely voice and blues spirit shines through. The only thing I noticed as I listened though was that several of the songs sounded very similar to past works. Check out Definition of a Circle and see if you don't hear the same thing/5(23).
  2. Aug 23,  · Contraband Blues · Otis Taylor Otis Taylor's Contraband ℗ Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group Released on: Composer Lyricist: Otis Taylor .
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Contraband on Discogs. Label: Telarc - TEL • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country •/5(5).
  4. Jan 01,  · Listen to your favorite songs from Otis Taylor's Contraband by Otis Taylor Now. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Download our mobile app now.
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  6. Otis Taylor’s Contraband offers 14 compelling originals. “The Devil’s Gonna Lie,” a rousing showcase for the entire band, opens the album with Taylor’s trademark howls and a demonic laugh. As he writes in the liner notes, “When there is peace, the devil wants war. When there is love, the devil wants hate.”.
  7. Otis Taylor may just be the last authentic bluesman. His often intimate songs, informed by the dreams and disappointments of generations of Africans and African Americans, give voice to those, past and present, scattered by the African Diaspora. Contraband derives its name from the escaped slaves held by the Union Army as seized property. The.
  8. The album's hinge piece, "Contraband Blues," elucidates the use of human beings being used as actual contraband. The track, with its layered strings, spooky pedal steel, skittering snare, and open-toned, droning blues details the plight of slaves during the Civil War.8/

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