Larry Taylor: Chicago West Side Blues Heritage


Larry Hill Taylor, legendary blues singer and drummer, is the oldest in the musical family of the late singer Vera Hill Taylor and master guitarist Eddie “Playboy” Taylor—VeeJay recording artist, Jimmy Reed's music partner, who powered Chicago blues with the boogie and "lump." 

Larry Lean Lookup MUG  Today Larry’s a legend in his own right. He faithfully carries his Mississippi-born parents' traditions. With his band, the Soul Blues Healers, he brings the rhythm and spirits of his West Side Chicago neighborhood--from Howlin' Wolf to James Brown. The music reaches all types of audiences and brings people together.







Taylor Family Featured at Chicago Blues Fest 2023

Downtown at Millennium Park

The family of Eddie and Vera Taylor honored Eddie's100th birthday year by playing  on Rosa's Lounge Stage June 9 at the 2003 Chicago Blues Fest for the first time since 2008.

Taylor Fam CD in 2023: "Generations of Blues"

CD Release JuNE 18, 2023 at Fitzgeralds

JUNE 2023: Larry and Taylor Family release “Generations of Blues” with Nola-Blue Records.  

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Larry in the News

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Photo: Howard Greenblatt




Bringing blues back to the  hood: Austin Weekly News

Esteemed Chicago Artist 2020-21 "Esteem Artists"

CAN-TV interview 2019 on West Side Blues: CAN-TV 27 Interview


 Hush Hush!  Larry sings a Jimmy Reed hit: Sept. 2021 Chicago Soul City Blues Fest  

All Your Love:  Larry gets Wisconsin folks dancing at 2021 Blues on Chippewa   

 “How Many More Years”  Neighborhood Blues for Peace, Hubbard Park July 2018  

“Messin with the Kid”  Larry, Eddie Taylor Jr. at BLUES on Halsted, July 2018  

"Stone Crazy" and "Spider in my Stew"  at Hard Rock Casino, Gary Ind March 2023 

Larry Howls at Linda's Lounge: with the late Killer Ray's band

Larry's CAN-TV INTERVIEW 2019: West Side Blues history



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