Blue-Eyed Monster, was released in 1996. The album's stark lyrical themes and fascination with African-American history and mythology marked Taylor out as a challenging new voice on the northern blues scene.
His interpretation of electric country blues grew even darker on subsequent releases When Negroes Walked The Earth (1997) and White African (2001), the latter the first of his albums to gain national distribution and the catalyst for his being named Best New Artist at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards.
1. Black Betty (0:38)
2. Harry, Turn The Music Up (3:19)
3. Hungry For Love (6:56)
4. Nobody Knows My Name (3:44)
5. Sito's Banjo Rag (0:33)
6. Odie's Train Time (4:51)
7. Coffee Woman (4:17)
8. Sito's Banjo Rag (0:33)
9. Ham Bones (1:38)
10. Hey Joe (7:17)
11. Sleepwalking Monster (4:56)
12. Crawlin' Kingsnake (6:18)
13. Laughing At The Moonlight (2:15)