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Playlist of Otis Taylor

  • otis taylor - resurrection blues


    otis taylor - resurrection blues

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  • Otis Taylor - Nasty Letter


    Noticed that this song isn't actually anywhere to be found on YouTube so I decided to upload it myself, credit goes to Otis Taylor.

    Shooter soundtrack, Public Enemies, Luck

    I don't ask for any subs, or likes, just enjoy the music.

    I make no money from this video, it is for the entertainment of others.

    6 years and 1.5 million views later this vid still going strong, what a tune!

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  • Otis Taylor Band: Hey Joe


    The Otis Taylor Band lights a fire with this sizzling version of Hey Joe during Kitchener Blues Festival, August 2014.

    Sharing the spotlight with Taylor are guitar whiz Taylor Scott and violin virtuoso Anne Harris.

  • Otis Taylor: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


    Banjo-playing bluesman Otis Taylor plays trance-inducing music that's often built around a single chord — an approach that allows his songs to go on for as long as 10 or even 15 minutes. Watch Taylor perform his songs.

    Set List:

    Ten Million Slaves
    Ran So Hard
    Talking About It Blues
    Think I Won't

    For more videos, visit

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  • Otis Taylor - Greatest Hits Collections


    @00:00:00 - It's Done Happened Again
    @00:02:01 - Little Betty
    @00:06:11 - Blacks Mandolin Boogie
    @00:10:09 - Looking over your fence
    @00:14:12 - They Wore Blue
    @00:21:20 - Few Feet Away
    @00:25:30 - Something In Your Back Pocket
    @00:30:22 - My Name Is General Jackson
    @00:34:40 - Love And Hesitation
    @00:38:40 - Maharaja Daughter
    @00:42:40 - Long Long Life
    @00:46:21 - Mexican Cowboy
    @00:50:10 - Lifetime Of Freedom
    @00:55:12 - Feel like lightning
    @01:00:01 - Boy plays mandolin
    @01:03:58 - Mama's got a friend
    @01:06:47 - Working for the Pullman Company
    @01:11:03 - Your children sleep good tonight
    @01:16:28 - Didn't know much about education
    @01:21:10 - Went to Hermes
    @01:24:52 - Government lied
    @01:30:01 - Right side of heaven
    @01:33:21 - Hambones
    @01:41:11 - Encore

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    * This video is purely fan-made, if you (owners) want to remove this video, please CONTACT US DIRECTLY before doing anything. We will respectfully remove it

  • Otis Taylor : Philadelphia Folk Festival 2013 : Complete Set


    Otis Taylor Band complete set at Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 16, 2013. Introduced by the legendary Gene Shay.

    -- Set List --
    Ran So Hard 0:00
    10 Million Slaves 2:45
    Amazing Grace (fiddle solo) 6:45
    Lost My Horse 7:34
    Blue Rain in Africa 11:02
    Hey Joe 15:11
    Périgueux (fiddle solo) 26:33
    Lifetime of Freedom 27:22

    Otis Taylor -- vocals, guitar, banjo
    Anne Harris -- fiddle
    Jon Paul Johnson -- guitar
    Todd Edmunds -- bass
    Larry Thompson -- drums

    Filmed and live-cut by Philadelphia Folk Festival. Titles added. Much thanks given.

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  • Ten Million Slaves


    Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves

    Ten Million Slaves · Otis Taylor · Cassie Taylor

    Otis Taylor Collection

    Released on: 2014-11-24

    Writer: Otis Taylor

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down


    Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves

    Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down · Otis Taylor · Corey Harris · Don Vappie · Cassie Taylor · Alvin Youngblood Hart

    Otis Taylor Collection

    Released on: 2014-11-24

    Writer: Otis Taylor

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Hey Joe


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    Hey Joe · Otis Taylor · Guy Davis · Cassie Taylor · Alvin Youngblood Hart

    Otis Taylor Collection

    Released on: 2014-11-24

    Writer: Billy Roberts

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  • Otis Taylor burns up Telluride Blues and Brews Festival 2009


    Otis Taylor and his African Orchestra, with guest, Jason Ricci, served up hot trance blues for a big crowd of happy people way up in the mountains. The song is Mandan Woman. Musicians: (front, L to R) Anne Harris, fiddle; Jason Ricci, harp; Cassie Taylor, bass; Otis Taylor; Tierro, guitar; Valerie Franzese, cello; (back, L to R) Fara Tolno, djembe; Mauwe, djembe; Mohammed Alidu, talking drum; Larry Thompson, drums. Shot September 18, 2009.

  • Hey Joe


    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Hey Joe (A) · Otis Taylor

    Hey Joe Opus Red Meat

    ℗ 2015 Trance Blues Festival LLC

    Released on: 2015-04-30

    Music Publisher: Third Palm Music

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  • Red Meat


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    Red Meat · Otis Taylor

    Hey Joe Opus Red Meat

    ℗ 2015 Trance Blues Festival

    Released on: 2015-04-30

    Music Publisher: Shoelace Music

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  • Otis Taylor Band @ Rawa Blues Festival 2013 - Ten Million Slaves


    Występ Otis Taylor Band podczas 33. Rawa Blues Festival, utwór Ten Million Slaves.

    Otis Taylor Band performance during 33rd Rawa Blues Festival, song: Ten Million Slaves.

  • Hookers In The Street


    Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves

    Hookers In The Street · Otis Taylor

    Otis Taylor Collection

    ℗ 2005 Otis Taylor

    Writer: Otis Taylor

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  • Otis Taylor & Cassie Taylor - Few Feet Away


    Otis Taylor with his daughter Cassie Taylor performing 'Few Feet Away'. Blues & Beyond Trance Blues Project In Concert

  • Otis Taylor - Rain So Hard


    From the album Clovis People - 2010 (Telarc)

  • Otis Taylor 10 Million Slaves #studiolive


    Le banjo est arrivé d'Afrique en navires négriers [aux États-Unis]. Les esclaves ont joué pour Thomas Jefferson et faisaient des minstrel shows. Ils jouaient du Blues.

    Le charismatique chanteur et guitariste de Blues, Otis Taylor, cultive sa différence. Le son est obsédant, inclassable et intemporel, tout en rythmiques hypnotiques, le chantre du Transe blues évoque le passé mais son propos est bien actuel.

    Otis Taylor : voix, guitare, banjo
    Nick Amodeo : basse
    Byron Cage : batterie
    Kit Massey : violon

    Écoutez l'intégralité du Club Jazzafip dédié à Otis Taylor - présenté par Charlotte Bibring & Luc Frelon. Une émission réalisée par Dimitri Lebrun :

    Réalisation : Melike Balci / Prise de son : Inès de Bruyn & Nicolas Delmas

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  • Otis Taylor feat. Anne Harris • Ten Million Slaves


    Otis Taylor with Anne Harris @ the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR/USA - 7.7.2012
    video © Beate Sandor
    Limited 1st Edition showtime

    The Otis Taylor Band:
    Otis Taylor - vocal, guitar; Larry Thompson - drums; Todd Edmunds - bass; Anne Harris - fiddle; Taylor Scott - guitar

  • Otis Taylor - Ten Million Slaves Banjo version


  • Stone Pony


    Provided to YouTube by Entertainment One Distribution US

    Stone Pony · Otis Taylor

    Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues

    ℗ Shanachie

    Released on: 2005-06-20

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Otis Taylor - Black Witch


    Otis Taylor - Black Witch

  • Otis Taylor - Live your life


    Harley Davidson Roadhouse Blues by The Right Stuff from 2003. Track 18.

  • Otis Taylor-Feat-JoeCocker performs Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe


    Joe Cocker hops up on stage with Otis Taylor and his band for a very rare and special rendition of Hey Joe. Captured at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, Colorado in 2009. (Footage courtesy Jay Canode and Terravision media .)

  • Otis Taylor - Walk on water


    great song...

  • Otis Taylor: My Souls in Louisiana


  • Otis Taylor - Hey Joe


    North Sea Jazz 2011

  • Nasty Letter by Otis Taylor


    There have always been public enemy number ones. Just remember....there is also two sides to every story.

  • Otis Taylor - 3 Stripes on a Cadillac


    Taken from the album 'Respect The Dead' (2002)

  • Otis Taylor - Resurrection Blues


    Album White African, 2001

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    Lyrics :

    Сви морамо умрети
    We all got to die

    Али неки људи
    But some people

    Неки људи
    Some people

    Неки људи морају патити пре него што умру
    Some people got to suffer before they die
    Ово је о мушкарцу
    This about a man

    Биће распет
    He's gonna be crucified
    Неки људи умиру од рака
    Some people die of cancer

    Неки људи умиру од АИДС-а
    Some people die of AIDS

    Али овај човек ће бити распет
    But this man's gonna be crucified
    Пробудио јутрос
    Woke up this morning

    У дубоку дубоку
    In a deep deep

    дубок сан
    a deep sleep

    Открио сам
    I found out

    Открио сам
    I found out

    Открио сам
    I found out

    Био сам Исус
    I was Jesus
    Не желим да будем разапет
    I don't want to be crucified
    Не желим
    Don't want

    Трње на мојој глави
    Thorns on my head

    Не желим
    Don't want

    Ходајте међу мртвима
    Walk among the dead

    Не желим бити
    I don't want to be



    Пробудио јутрос
    Woke up this morning

    from a…

  • Otis Taylor Hey Joe


    Otis Taylor
    Hey Joe
    Recorded live at the Springs Theatre
    Tampa, FL February 10, 2006
    Produced and recorded by John Zumwalt Stephan
    Directed, filmed and edited by Tom Mott
    Additional cameras: Christina M Diaz and Paul Rubinelli

  • Otis Taylor - Silver Dollar On My Head


  • Otis Taylor - Blue Rain In Africa from My World Is Gone


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    My World Is Gone explores the struggles of Native Americans with contributions from Indigenous frontman/guitar virtuoso Mato Nanji

    Roots music visionary Otis Taylor's 13th album, My World Is Gone, set for release February 12, 2013 on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, is a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary. Its songs crackle with poetic intelligence and a unique, adventurous sound that balances the modern world with echoes of ancient Africa, Appalachia and more (international release dates may vary).

    To call Taylor a cutting edge artist is an understatement. Although his music is based in the blues and folk realm, his meticulously crafted recordings crash the barriers of jazz, rock, funk, Americana and myriad other genres to create a hybrid that Taylor labels trance blues. And that signature style serves as a backbone for his frank tales of struggle, freedom, desire, conflict and, of course, love.

    The central theme of My World Is Gone was fueled by Taylor's friend Mato Nanji, the singer-guitarist and cornerstone of the band Indigenous. Mato inspired the entire direction of this album, Taylor relates. We were talking about history backstage at a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert that Mato had just played, and, in reference to his people, the Native American Nakota Nation, he said 'My world is gone.' The simplicity and honesty of those four words was so heavy, I knew what I had to write about.

  • Otis Taylor Playing On His Signature Santa Cruz Guitar at Our Studios


    The legendary blues artist Otis Taylor visits our studio and plays on the Signature Santa Cruz guitar named for him. A true pleasure to have met him and had him in the studio. Thanks, Otis!

  • Otis Taylor--Buy Myself Some Freedom



  • Otis Taylor — Hey Joe


    Album Hey Joe Opus Red Meat, 2015
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    Otis Taylor live at North Sea Jazz 2011 with a little help from Derek Trucks

  • Otis Taylor - My World Is Gone





  • Otis Taylor Band - Hey Joe


    Otis Taylor, versionando el Hey Joe. Sala Jamboree, Barcelona el día 25 de marzo de 2014. Otis Taylor Band: Otis Taylor, guitarra y voz. Anne Harris, violin. Taylor Scott, guitarra. Todd Edmunds, bajo. Larry Thompson, batería.

  • Otis Taylor : Hey Joe - Live at SPACE, Evanston, Illinois


    Otis Taylor Band plays Hey Joe at SPACE in Evanston, Illinois during the Chicago Blues Festival weekend. Chuck Campbell (Campbell Brothers) on pedal steel guitar; Anne Harris, violin; Nick Amodeo, bass; and Larry Thompson on drums. June 12, 2010.

  • Acoustic Guitar Sessions: Otis Taylor


    He calls it trance blues. And Chicago-born bluesman Otis Taylor has honed his art into a razor-sharp, steely mojo machine, garnering critical acclaim for such albums as 1979’s When Negroes Walked the Earth, 2008’s haunting Recapturing the Banjo, and the recent Hey Joe Opus Red Meat.

    Acoustic Guitar caught up with Taylor, along with fiddler Anne Harris, before a show at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco’s rough-and-tumble Tenderloin District.

    Otis.vert.He was playing a Santa Cruz Guitar Co. Otis Taylor signature model (an H model) with flatwound strings.

    Taylor and Harris performed “Rain So Hard” and “My Soul’s in Louisiana.”

    For more, check out the Otis Taylor Trance Blues Festival, with workshops and concerts, to be held on Nov. 5, 2016, in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado.

  • Otis Taylor - Cold At Midnight


  • Anne Harris with Otis Taylor and Warren Haynes at Suwalki Blues Festival


    Anne Harris is hear the star -) together with Otis Taylor, Larry Thompson, Todd Edmunds, and Shawn Starski and Warren Haynes.

  • Otis Taylor - House of the Crosses With Lyrics, HQ


    Artist: Otis Taylor
    Album: Truth Is Not Fiction
    Year: 2003
    Lyrics: I went down
    To the house of the crosses
    I saw my momma
    Fall on her knees
    Well she told me
    This man's your father
    He killed two people
    And he raped me
    She took her trumpet
    She held it in her hand
    She yelled out:
    He's a evil man
    She said to me
    I don't know how people could be, I don't know how people could be so evil, she said to me
    Now I work
    In the house of the crosses
    I watch that evil, that evil man every day
    I'm a guard
    In the house of the crosses
    I watch that man, every day
    Every day, I run to the river,
    I try to wash,
    Wash away my pain,
    Every day, I run to the river
    I try to wash,
    Wash away my pain
    Wash away...

  • Otis Taylor - Ten Million Slaves **** Public Enemies Soundtrack ****


    This awesome track is from Otis' Album Return of the Banjo. It is also featured in the upcoming Michael Mann Movie Public Enemies

  • Otis Taylor | KNKX Studio Session


    Otis Taylor is a unique Blues artist for many reasons. With 15 studio albums and 12 Blues Music Awards, he has made his mark as an originator of Trance Blues, a style that describes his mesmerizing approach to music and the blues.

    As he explains in this conversation, his blues is more closely related to African tribal rhythms, which don’t rely on chord changes, something we take for granted with Chicago Blues, for example. The result is something akin to John Lee Hooker’s repetitive, insistent approach, which itself has echoes of the earliest Blues players like Charlie Patton.

    Taylor uses banjo prominently in his music, an instrument that originated in West Africa, and went on to become a vital part of American folk and bluegrass. The banjo’s droning fifth string also contributes sonically to his primal sound.

    For this tour, Taylor is working with one of Blues-Rock’s most exciting lead guitarists, Mato Nanji, the driving force behind the band, Indigenous. He also has been a part of the Experience Hendrix Tour since 2002, playing with Billy Cox, Luther Dickinson (N. Miss All-Stars) and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos).

    Also providing rock-solid accompaniment were bassist Nick Amadeo and drummer Kid Cage. Their driving and interlocking rhythms are an essential part of the Trance-Blues sound of Otis Taylor.

    Otis Taylor, guitar/banjo/vocals
    Nick Amodeo, bass
    Kid Cade, drums
    Mato Nanji, lead guitar

    1-Little Betty
    2-Ten Million Slaves
    3-Blue Rain in Africa
    4-Jump Out of Line

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  • 2012-10-5 Otis Taylor Hey Joe- Live @ Daytona


    Filmed at the 3rd annual Daytona Blues Festival in Daytona, Florida. Otis Taylor and the marvelous Anne Harris (violin) mesmerized the Daytona crowd with a set of trance blues. Rex, this one is for you. -

  • Nasty Letter: Otis Taylor & Ben Sollee


    Trance-blues man Otis Taylor and his old band-mate get together in Boulder, CO to jam. This is an excerpt from Otis Taylor's song, Nasty Letter.

  • Otis Taylor - Nobody Knows My Name


    Blue Eyed Monster

  • Otis Taylor Performing Live at Chicago Music Exchange


    Blues artist Otis Taylor stopped by while he was in town for the 2014 Chicago Blues Fest, and treated us to a #CMESession in the Chicago Music Exchange film studio. Otis Taylor and bass guitarist Todd Edmunds played a few songs and chatted with the small crowd during this intimate, impromptu set. Otis Taylor is playing the Santa Cruz Otis Taylor Signature model guitar. Enjoy!



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