Taylor, Otis / Pentatonic Wars And Love Songs
Album: Pentatonic Wars And Love Songs   Collection:General
Artist:Taylor, Otis   Added:Oct 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-04-11 Pull Date: 2010-06-13
Week Ending: Jun 13
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 02, 2013: Music Casserole
Mama's Best Friennd
2. Jun 09, 2010: public noize racket
Looking For Some Heat

Album Review
Rhonda Goodman
Reviewed 2010-04-01
Overall, old-school sounding, light blues. It seems like Taylor has picked out particular moments from his past - moments that might not have seemed important in its time, but has gathered steam over the years - and set them to music. I felt like Taylor was letting us read his private diary. There is wistfulness, pain, and loss. NO FCC Violations detected.
See 3, 10, Reviewed by Rhonda Goodman, March 2010

1. relaxed, slow-tempo, sensual
2. Taylor's daughter sings vocals - sweet, soft, and sad
3. medium-tempo song, with a family story
4. electric guitar helps to drive memory in this sorrowful, slow rhythmic song
5. guitar solo opening - simple down beat - song about puppy love
6. the deep bass of the opening and the traditional blues rhythm alerts us to the traditional focus of the lyrics - a man leaving a woman for another in the same block
7. relentless driving opening rhythm - mirrors the subject of the song - a man's aggressive sexual pursuit of a woman.
8. guitar with repetitive riffs, plays alongside soft trumpet in beginning - overall, soft, big-band sound
9. guitar, folk-sounding beginning, vocals in between music at first, tempo picks up into a relentless driving down beat that goes with the vocals - a man willing to walk on water if a woman will come back to him - trumpet stands out and is a little dissonant in moments - more jazz than blues.
10. Taylor's daughter sings vocals, vocals are more whispery - again driving guitar rhythm alerting listeners that topic is touchy - this one about a woman leaving her husband for another woman - harmony and melody do not flow together, but that's the point
11. percussion opening and drums drive the melody
12. more folk/light blues than the rest of the CD - vocals and guitar
13. there is a repeating guitar riff set against piano meant to drive the rhythm - the two musical sounds don't exactly match - the vocals and the trumpet provide the bridge between all of the sounds

Track Listing
1. Looking For Some Heat   7. Country Boy, Girl
2. Sunday Morning   8. Talking About It Blues
3. Silver Dollar On My Head   9. Walk On Water
4. Lost My Guitar   10. Mama's Best Friennd
5. I'm Not Mysterious   11. Mabey Yeah
6. Young Girl Down The Street   12. Dagger By My Side
  13. If You Hope