Terry Earl Taylor

Terry Earl Taylor: Another Time

$12.02 $13.98
Product Type: CD

Title: Another Time
Label: CD Baby

Terry Earl Taylor plays a Fender Allegro five-string banjo in the two-finger picking style. He draws from the folksong traditions of the UK and Appalachia, and like all the great banjo songsters, he adds much of his own style to the music. A comparison might be Clive Palmer (though Terry has never heard Clive's music!), or perhaps Dock Boggs if he was from Edwardian England. But really, Terry is his own man, playing his own music, timeless and original. "Another Time" is a collection of songs that range from originals, to the partly traditional (with additional lyrics by Terry), to the wholly traditional. This music resides in the lonely back roads, haunted dark hollers, and graveyards of the rural traditions that bore it. One listen to the spine-chilling "Go Make another Grave" will make it apparent why we felt this Dark Holler was the right home for Terry Earl Taylor. Review: 'Picture a run-down mountain shack with weathered split shingles clinging to it. Terry Earl Taylor sits on the decrepit porch with his banjo in his arms, strumming and humming. Brown chickens peck around in the dirt of his yard with river fog creeping up the mountain to swallow him. Then I read his liner notes. Picture the stone farm from Withnail and I, less sinister Americana and more dreary skies and muddy fields of England. The simple banjo picking and somber lyrics of Terry Earl Taylor take you on a journey to a world somewhere between the Appalachians and the North of England. Taylor spins tales of death and superstition in the finest American Gothic style, tales of murder and deceit in the traditional English folk, and he talks between some of the tracks in a twisted version of Brother Claude Ely's Southern preaching. There is a simplicity and a beauty to his arrangements, which showcase his banjo and his quavering voice. Many of the tunes on this CD you'd swear you'd heard before, but they're originals of Taylor. The very first track, 'I've been away', is an old-sounding love song. Taylor sings, 'I know you've been calling / but I've been away / We'll be together / One of these days / We'll meet again / Before very long / I would've come sooner / but death was too strong.' A few of his other songs I'd like to mention, just for the novelty of the subject matter, are 'Where the Cock don't Crow,' 'Wish I had a Parker Pen,' and 'Go Make Another Grave.' There is something so sinister and haunting that your creep factor will be off the scale. The traditional songs that he arranges, such as 'John Lankin,' have a slant that is only Taylor....' from fakejazz.com.

1.1 I've Been Away
1.2 Where the Cock Don't Crow
1.3 John Lankin
1.4 Wish I Had a Parker Pen
1.5 She Came Down to Town
1.6 Long Journey Home
1.7 Go Make Another Grave
1.8 Motel in the Pines
1.9 Sadie Grove
1.10 Dock Boggs Is Dead
1.11 Hanging at Picnic Rock
1.12 Prettiest Girl I Ever Saw
1.13 Waterbound
1.14 Poor Clarence Hopkins
1.15 Billy Bones
1.16 November 31st
1.17 Going Around the World

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