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Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: March 16, 2021 12:31

Would be great if they could do some "Corona-Blues" album together.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: March 21, 2021 00:57




Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 21, 2021 01:24

Midnight Rambler, Hyde Park 2013




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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: March 21, 2021 02:15




Carla Olson & Mick Taylor
Posted by: glimmertwin1 ()
Date: April 8, 2021 21:50

Sway: The Best Of Carla Olson & Mick Taylor

[carlaolsonmicktaylor.bandcamp.com]

With Sway (reprise) new to me smileys with beer

Re: Carla Olson & Mick Taylor
Posted by: Toru A ()
Date: April 9, 2021 08:48

Fyi,
[iorr.org]

Re: Carla Olson & Mick Taylor
Posted by: Per-Arne ()
Date: April 9, 2021 11:24

Winter: The ring of Truth - Carla Olson
(with Mick Taylor)

Fantastic version.

Per Arne

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: OpenG ()
Date: May 2, 2021 22:07

[www.youtube.com]


Sweetheart Like You - outtake - Taylor on acoustic never heard before. no outro solo on acoustic.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: May 2, 2021 23:40

video: [youtu.be]. Favorite Taylor moment from the 50 and Counting Tour .Like Jagger says at the end,@#$%& Great.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: May 4, 2021 20:33

Listening to the studio original version of HTW after listening to a lot of the singles released before HTW, that in a 1 hour time, it was obvious to me that HTW is that very special song that created the modern sound of the Stones. It is also right there at the beginning of Mick Taylor's musical contribution to the band.
Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: OpenG ()
Date: May 18, 2021 22:17

[www.youtube.com]


mick taylor special

Released on Carla Olson - wave of the hand .

So good - and his vocals are right on.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: OpenG ()
Date: May 19, 2021 00:41

[www.youtube.com]
My favorite MT collaboration work with Joe Henry - here are 4 songs from Murder of Crows - MT played on 6 songs if i remember correctly.

Joe Henry - Step Across The Mountain


Joe Henry: Guitar, Vocals
Mick Taylor: Lead Guitar
Chuck Leavell: Piano, Organ (Hammond)
Tim Drummond: Bass
Anton Fier: Drums, Percussion
Song written by Joseph Lee Henry
From The Album „Murder Of Crows“ (1994)


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Joe henry - Here and Gone - Mick Taylor Guitar

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Joe Henry - Falling Soon - Mick Taylor Guitar

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02 Right About Linden- Mick Taylor guitar

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: wavelength ()
Date: June 19, 2021 15:34

As a teenager during the seventies, I was a Rolling Stones disciple however I did not have much of a critical ear. I heard the music but I could not articulate what made it work nor distinguish the various guitar parts. In 1975 when I learned that Mick Taylor had left the Stones and that Ron Wood was replacing him on the1975 USA tour I thought nothing of it. Wood had the right haircut and stag emoves. He fit in perfectly. I saw the Stones  perform in Toronto in 1975. I was struck at how sloppy they were and rather than sing, Jagger sort of shouted out these bursts of lyrics.The romance with the Stones continued through Some Girls but after Tattoo You it was definitely over. I felt the band had run its course and my musical tastes had evolved. I never paid any attention to them after that.

Flash forward 35 years or so. In my fifties I started to reflect on my life and curious about how I might respond to the music of my youth, I began listening to the Stones again. I came across Brussels Affairs and downloaded it. I was blown away by the energy and vitality of each song and of course Mick Taylor's virtuosity and style. I became obsessed with his playing, relistened to all the Stones records from the Taylor period with new ears and developed a deep appreciation for his musical contribution; the soaring solo on Sway, the sublime playing on Shine a Light, the haunting slide on Winter, the sizzling lead on If You Can't Rock Me.

I fully understood why Taylor decided to leave the Stones when he did; conflict with band members, under stimulated by the music,lack of credit, drugs, solo ambitions, even though the various public reasons he has offered  often conflict. The latest "official" reason in Crossfire Hurricane was that he left to"protect his family". Did he become any less of an addict after he left?

He claims that he stopped receiving royalties because of a "loophole" without disclosing any of  the contractual details to justify his claim. (Admittedly he is probably bound by a non-disclosure clause.) The issue of royalties has been addressed in this forum and it would appear that he received what was due to him and probably at some point requested and received an advance on royalties in exchange for relinquishing future claims. If there was any legal ground for royalties claims he would have no doubt pursued them through legal channels. I get the sense his blustering on the subject decades after the fact is, sadly, a sign of his desperation.

As far as songwriting credit goes, there is no denying that his presence shaped and informed the music and that his guitar playing are signature components to a lot of the songs. But all those songs would have existed, perhaps in a different form, without him being a part of them. I am not an expert but that doesn't fall into the definition of songwriting, he is not an author. So from a legal perspective he has little ground. The fact that Taylor did get a songwriting credit on Ventilator Blues and that Ron Wood got credit on a few songs shows that Jagger/Richards were not completely adverse to the idea of sharing credit. Had Taylor displayed strong songwriting skills in a solo career after his departure from the Stones  his authorship claims may have had more credibility.

The Stones were not in sensitive to his public displays of displeasure.  There were obviously self-serving reasons to avoid negative publicity but also I think there was a genuine will to acknowledge his contribution publicly. He guested on the Plundered My Soul cut and appeared on the Stones In Exile and Crossfire Hurricane documentaries. He was invited to tour in 2013 & 2014. It was an honourable gesture though it was also a strategic ploy on the part of the Stones. Clearly he could have played a whole set or more but that might have made the point that they were a better band with Mick Taylor in the line up. My hunch is that including him in the tour provided a premise for the transfer of money to make peace and buy his silence contractually. Coincidence that he hasn't come out claiming that he is owed royalties or songwriting credit since he performed with them?

Then he was not properly invited to the Exhibitionism opening in London when he should have been there along with the other ex-Stone Bill Wyman. Why did the Rolling Stones not want him there? Did they fear he would make some kind of scene? Was there some kind of falling out on the tour. Over what?

Fuelled by my new found deep appreciation of Mick Taylor I flew to NYC and went to the Iridium show in 2012. As someone who had purged the Stones in the late 70's I still had a youthful image of them. When he came on stage, already somewhat inebriated, I was shocked by the toll a life of drug and alcohol addiction had taken on his physical appearance. His ability to play guitar however seemed undiminished. While watching the show I could not help feeling a lot of empathy for what it must be to live a tough life of addiction and appreciate how it might have affected his judgement and cognition. He has my respect for following his heart and for better or for worse taking the tough decision to leave the Stones. 

And what of the Stones today. They are a corporate entertainment machine feeding market demand in an endless self-promotion loop and have become a virtual parody of themselves; part cardboard Rolling Stones cover band and part karaoke show. A distant echo of what they once were in their creative zenith during the Mick Taylor years. I think it is sometimes better to live in and listen to the past.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-06-19 16:04 by wavelength.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: June 19, 2021 15:55

That’s a nice expose, I enjoyed reading it.

I have to say, if you give songs like Alabama, Leather Jacket, and Broken Hands in to the 1973 Rolling Stones, I think they become great songs. If you put songs like Casino Boogie, If You Can’t Rock Me, and I Got The Blues in the hands of lesser bands, those songs become pedestrian. Much credit of the prolific Jagger/Richards songwriting is supported by the performance of the group, and during that great run of albums, the production of Jimmy Miller.

Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: wavelength ()
Date: June 19, 2021 20:39

Yes many factors. MT deserves credit for his musical contributions and guitar playing and the synergy that was developed during his tenure. Yes Jimmy Miller as well. Jagger/Richards also reached their songwriting apex at the same time.

I think I read study a few years ago about creativity and how there is a bell curve associated with it. Typically it peaks late twenties early thirties. There are few artists that can really sustain long careers in my view. Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, David Bowie are some.

Black and Blue marked the decline. There was a brief resurgence with Some Girls. A desperate but successful attempt at not becoming irrelevant and extinct as punk/new wave exploded on the scene. Emotional Rescue continued the slide downwards. Tattoo You helped slow it down a bit, mainly because the best songs were written years previously.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: June 19, 2021 22:07

I can imagine Taylor's playing was often too slick for post Taylor Stones fans . There are quite a few exceptions though. One of them is me.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: June 19, 2021 22:13

Spanish A Minor is great

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Mariuana ()
Date: June 19, 2021 23:07

Seriously I can't imagine how Black and Blue marked a decline, even in the Stones scale of greatness. It really is a great album.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Rocktiludrop ()
Date: June 19, 2021 23:50

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OpenG
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mick taylor special

Released on Carla Olson - wave of the hand .

So good - and his vocals are right on.

I knew Taylor was the most underrated guitar player , didn't know he was also the most underrated vocalist.

I love the guy and his achievements with the Stones but what's up with him, why has he not done more since leaving the Stones with his immense talent.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: June 20, 2021 00:14

Reimagined Black n Blue with Taylor :HotStuff Hand of FateWaiting on aFriend Dancinginthe Light MemoryMotel Alabama Seperately Fool to Cry Spanish A Minor CrazyMama

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: June 20, 2021 00:52

Quote
TravelinMan
That’s a nice expose, I enjoyed reading it.

I have to say, if you give songs like Alabama, Leather Jacket, and Broken Hands in to the 1973 Rolling Stones, I think they become great songs. If you put songs like Casino Boogie, If You Can’t Rock Me, and I Got The Blues in the hands of lesser bands, those songs become pedestrian. Much credit of the prolific Jagger/Richards songwriting is supported by the performance of the group, and during that great run of albums, the production of Jimmy Miller.

They played Leather Jacket in 1969/70 already, though smiling smiley

[youtu.be]

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: wavelength ()
Date: June 20, 2021 05:03

Quote
Mariuana
Seriously I can't imagine how Black and Blue marked a decline, even in the Stones scale of greatness. It really is a great album.

I should have nuanced it a bit. Black and Blue is a solid album but it does not really show any evolution. Cherry Oh Baby is a standard reggae cover. Though an original, Melody is straightforward jazz interpretation. Hot Stuff and Hey Negrita get off to a good start but seem to meander a bit in repetition. Two decent ballads and rockers.

Some Girls was a burst of energy, more about attitude.

Funny I don't find any one single album from 1968 to 1978 stands out singularly as some peak culminating point. Each album is less than perfect in some way. But if you look at the albums collectively in that period it is an impressive body of work. So though those two post Taylor albums are in my definitive "like" list for me they are on the right side of the bell curve and heralded the end of the band as a creative force.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: June 20, 2021 16:46

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DandelionPowderman
Quote
TravelinMan
That’s a nice expose, I enjoyed reading it.

I have to say, if you give songs like Alabama, Leather Jacket, and Broken Hands in to the 1973 Rolling Stones, I think they become great songs. If you put songs like Casino Boogie, If You Can’t Rock Me, and I Got The Blues in the hands of lesser bands, those songs become pedestrian. Much credit of the prolific Jagger/Richards songwriting is supported by the performance of the group, and during that great run of albums, the production of Jimmy Miller.

They played Leather Jacket in 1969/70 already, though smiling smiley

[youtu.be]

And a lovely version indeed. Just missing Jagger on lead vocal w/ Richards and Taylor on backup. Probably would have gone a long way for lil’ Mick.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Rocktiludrop ()
Date: June 20, 2021 17:40

I know it's a wrong thing to think, but if Ronnie is not well enough to play with the Stones this year or next, could there be a God and please let Taylor have a chance to play rather than another studio type musician, it looses all credibility with people like Bill replaced with season musicians.



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Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: June 20, 2021 17:43

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TravelinMan
Quote
DandelionPowderman
Quote
TravelinMan
That’s a nice expose, I enjoyed reading it.

I have to say, if you give songs like Alabama, Leather Jacket, and Broken Hands in to the 1973 Rolling Stones, I think they become great songs. If you put songs like Casino Boogie, If You Can’t Rock Me, and I Got The Blues in the hands of lesser bands, those songs become pedestrian. Much credit of the prolific Jagger/Richards songwriting is supported by the performance of the group, and during that great run of albums, the production of Jimmy Miller.

They played Leather Jacket in 1969/70 already, though smiling smiley

[youtu.be]

And a lovely version indeed. Just missing Jagger on lead vocal w/ Richards and Taylor on backup. Probably would have gone a long way for lil’ Mick.

Is Taylor on it at all? Would have loved to hear the story behind Leather Jacket, its creation, why they didn't finish it and how it wound up as a Taylor-penned solo tune. Lovely track indeed.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: June 20, 2021 17:44

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Rocktiludrop
I know it's a wrong thing to think, but if Ronnie is not well enough to play with the Stones this year or next, could there be a God and please let Taylor have a chance to play rather than another studio type musician, it looses all credibility with people like Bill replaced with season musicians.

That IS wrong to think, Riffie smiling smiley

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: June 20, 2021 18:50

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DandelionPowderman
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TravelinMan
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DandelionPowderman
Quote
TravelinMan
That’s a nice expose, I enjoyed reading it.

I have to say, if you give songs like Alabama, Leather Jacket, and Broken Hands in to the 1973 Rolling Stones, I think they become great songs. If you put songs like Casino Boogie, If You Can’t Rock Me, and I Got The Blues in the hands of lesser bands, those songs become pedestrian. Much credit of the prolific Jagger/Richards songwriting is supported by the performance of the group, and during that great run of albums, the production of Jimmy Miller.

They played Leather Jacket in 1969/70 already, though smiling smiley

[youtu.be]

And a lovely version indeed. Just missing Jagger on lead vocal w/ Richards and Taylor on backup. Probably would have gone a long way for lil’ Mick.

Is Taylor on it at all? Would have loved to hear the story behind Leather Jacket, its creation, why they didn't finish it and how it wound up as a Taylor-penned solo tune. Lovely track indeed.

Sounds like Taylor on Leslie and acoustic with Richards on lead.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Date: June 20, 2021 18:54

Quote
DandelionPowderman
Quote
Rocktiludrop
I know it's a wrong thing to think, but if Ronnie is not well enough to play with the Stones this year or next, could there be a God and please let Taylor have a chance to play rather than another studio type musician, it looses all credibility with people like Bill replaced with season musicians.

That IS wrong to think, Riffie smiling smiley

It's immoral. Just like in football, if someone's health is at stake his profession becomes irrelevant. Let alone talking about a replacement.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: June 20, 2021 20:31

Well it is a business and the show must go on.

Re: Mick Taylor Talk - what's on your mind right now...
Posted by: Testify ()
Date: June 20, 2021 21:43

Quote
MingSubu
Well it is a business and the show must go on.
Not at any cost! We are not talking about a band in its infancy, but a band that if it plays again it will only be a miracle!
Neither Mick nor Keith nor Charlie are considering touring without Wood, it's just a question of respect.

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