REVIEW: Melvin Taylor’s “Taylor Made”

Melvin Taylor photo MelvinTaylorTM_cover_zps5c181951.jpg Guitarist Melvin Taylor has returned with a new release, this time a 6-song EP called Taylor Made (self-released) and as he has shown in previous releases, his talents are not to be messed with.

He takes on vocal duties in the opening song, “Whenever I See You” and like the rest of the EP, his guitar work is on point, getting bluesy all over the place, each riff exquisite and choice. The song I loved the most was his take on Isaac Hayes’ “Do Your Thing”, the mammoth track from the Shaft soundtrack. Taylor takes his version within the five minute limit but his approach shows how alive the song is, and how vivid Hayes was in his composition. Overall, a nice item from Taylor.

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