Otis Taylor – Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 96 KHz | Time – 48:12 minutes | 958 MB | Genre: Blues
‘Otis Taylor’s fourteenth album presents a meticulously crafted collection of songs and instrumentals and is only akin to his preceding recordings in that the music again resists easy categorization. Blues and Folk elements are a key part of this, but Taylor’s cutting edge approach also draws on Psychedelic Rock, Jazz and Americana to create a hybrid that he calls Trance Blues.
Central to Hey Joe Opus Red Meat are Taylor’s musings on decision making and how these decisions can change all of our lives – and those of our families. Designed to be listened to as a single piece of music in ten parts, the new album has the song Hey Joe as its overriding theme which is performed in two different versions here, both with contrasting instrumentation.
Further songs and song forms are moving into instrumental sections. Often incorporating spacey textures and interlocking guitars, further spice is added to these pieces via judicious use of violin and cornet.
1-01. Otis Taylor – Hey Joe (07:38)
1-02. Otis Taylor – Sunday Morning (06:44)
1-03. Otis Taylor – Heart Is a Muscle Used to Play the Blues (04:08)
1-04. Otis Taylor – Red Meat (04:17)
1-05. Otis Taylor – Peggy Lee (04:18)
1-06. Otis Taylor – They Wore Blue (03:33)
1-07. Otis Taylor – Hey Joe (07:38)
1-08. Otis Taylor – Sunday Morning (01:50)
1-09. Otis Taylor – Cold at Midnight (04:28)
1-10. Otis Taylor – Sunday Morning (03:34)