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Vera Taylor

Vera Taylor - You Better Be Careful - 2000 - Wolf

Vera Taylor, (Vera Hill), was a very good blues singer, born in Mississippi, who performed mainly in Chicago clubs in the 1950s. It was never her ambition to be a singer, but when her husband, the great blues guitaristt Eddie Taylor, Sr, (Eddie "Playboy" Taylor), was playing the Chicago clubs, she sometimes took the stage for a couple of songs.This great blueswoman, rarely performed near the end of her career, but she was always an essential part of the city's blues community. She took part in a tribute to her husband's one time bandleader, Jimmy Reed, at the 1999 Chicago Blues Festival with son Eddie Taylor Jr., as well as Roy Hytower, Johnnie Mae Dunson and her son Jimi "Prime Time" Smith. She passed away on November 1st, 1999. "You Better Be Careful" remains her first full length CD, and contains nine tracks from an August 1999 session , one with her son Edward from his 1998 Wolf debut and two tracks from Eddie Taylor's last session in 1983-84. This is an excellent album from this wonderful blues lady. Her singing cannot be faulted, and the musicians on this album are representative of some of the finest Chicago bluesmen. Please try and listen to this album, and keep this marvellous blues style alive. Again, Sippi, I need your invaluable help on this recording. Do you know if Ken Barker played on any of these tracks, and supposedly all the tracks on this album were written by Vera Taylor, except one. I am trying to pinpoint this track and it's composer/s.


1. Ain't Gonna Cry
2. You Better Be Careful
3. Trouble, Trouble
4. You Don't Treat Me Right
5. No Answer On The Telephone
6. 14 Years Before My Time
7. What Is Wrong With You
8. Sittin' Here Wonderin'
9. I Found Out
10. I Have The Blues
11. Why Do Everything I Do Go Wrong


Vera Taylor - vocals
Eddie Taylor Jr. - guitar
Tim Taylor - drums
Willie Kent - bass
Johnny B. Moore - guitar
Eddie Shaw - saxophone


A.O.O.F.C said...




sippi said...

Hello again...I have not listened to this album yet. If there is piano there is Kenny Barker. He was
Willie Kent's pianoman for 25 years. I sent an email to someone who reviewed this album to try and
help you solve the problem of the song that was not written by Vera.
I will pass that on as soon as/if I
get a response. Thanks for posting
this...now I have to find time to listen.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi! sippi. You are a mine of information, and truly a great help. It is rare to fund a person with your musical knowledge, nowadays. Take your time with the information, and if you get an answer on the track in question, will you please thank that person for ne? Talk to you very soon, Sippi, and TVM

sippi said...

Still no reply...I will see if there are other resources. Take care.

I love this word verification...it
makes me think of eye charts. I used to say words to fool around with doctors when having my eyes tested. The one now is easy gunyz but there are some that really make
me laugh. Laterrrr

A.O.O.F.C said...

sippi. Thanks for your help. Regardless of the composer/s, they're still good blue tracks. Talk to you soon.