Thread: a nice 1996 Mick Taylor / Snowy White vid

JimSheridan - 7/9/2019 at 01:55 AM

This is a pretty solid video, Mick Taylor's 1996 band with Snowy White on 2nd guitar, doing a song that was a live staple for years, "I Wonder Why" by Albert King.

It's a blues shuffle with no changes, but as a big fan of Mick Taylor who recognizes that the Mickster's best days were mostly earlier, I think this is a really good guitar song, and I would never recommend a song / video / performance that makes Mick look bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cz6WI1kAls

I know very little about Snowy White except that he helped Floyd in 1977 and that he was in Mick Taylor's band for a while, but even as a Mick fan, I will say that Snowy equaled (or even excelled?) Mick on some recordings I have.


PeachNutt - 7/9/2019 at 02:31 AM

great stuff - he's cooking pretty damn well!!!


PeachNutt - 7/9/2019 at 02:32 AM

Thanks for sharing!!!


PeachNutt - 7/9/2019 at 02:35 AM

Snowy White also played with Peter Green post Fleetwood Mac.


pops42 - 7/9/2019 at 02:51 AM

I caught Mick at a small club in new haven 1988. With Bernard Purdie on drums, Bobby Keys on sax, Max Middleton on keys, Wilbur Bascomb on bass, Shane Fontaine on 2nd guitar. Very good performance.


JimSheridan - 7/9/2019 at 03:12 AM

Pops, how freaking great of a line-up is THAT???

I missed that line-up, but I did catch the Mick Taylor Band when his keyboardist was Max Middleton, and that was great!!


Mick had some really great line-ups, and it is a great tragedy that they had no guiding force or more organized / aggressive type who got them to be more productive and / or better marketed. Mick has some recordings with some of his great 90s bands that are just sitting on a shelf. Grrr.

He played with a bunch of the guys from Jeff Beck's bands. Wilbur Bascomb, Bernard Purdie, Max Middleton: they could have put out a really sweet instrumental or mostly instrumental album.

Mick also did one tour that has NO official recordings, and this is a great shame: Mick was in Alvin Lee's band in 1981, and they toured steadily for months, and both of them were still in excellent shape, and they did some really bad-ass 2-guitar-hero rocking!!!! They opened for Black Sabbath!

BUT all of the recordings are audience tapes.


pops42 - 7/9/2019 at 04:10 AM

Sad but true.


musicmann - 7/9/2019 at 07:25 PM

Thanks for the post.
Always up for some Mick Taylor!


pops42 - 7/10/2019 at 05:27 AM

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Pops, how freaking great of a line-up is THAT???

I missed that line-up, but I did catch the Mick Taylor Band when his keyboardist was Max Middleton, and that was great!!


Mick had some really great line-ups, and it is a great tragedy that they had no guiding force or more organized / aggressive type who got them to be more productive and / or better marketed. Mick has some recordings with some of his great 90s bands that are just sitting on a shelf. Grrr.

He played with a bunch of the guys from Jeff Beck's bands. Wilbur Bascomb, Bernard Purdie, Max Middleton: they could have put out a really sweet instrumental or mostly instrumental album.

Mick also did one tour that has NO official recordings, and this is a great shame: Mick was in Alvin Lee's band in 1981, and they toured steadily for months, and both of them were still in excellent shape, and they did some really bad-ass 2-guitar-hero rocking!!!! They opened for Black Sabbath!

BUT all of the recordings are audience tapes.
I just remembered. I had a pro shot video Of Mick in Tokyo 2009, called (New morning The Tokyo concert) it's ok, features Max Middleton. Dont know the other players though.


JimSheridan - 7/10/2019 at 01:00 PM

Yeah pops, that one is OK, not his best but OK. When it came out, a number of fans regarded it the way that fans on this site are responding to the Dickey DVD.

My favorite videos of MT tend to be when he is in someone else's band rather than being the bandleader & singer.

For the Stones era, you can't beat the 1972 concert film / DVD "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones."

There is a solid Old Grey Whistle Test from 1975 with the Jack Bruce Band when Mick was with them; his playing is lovely, though not everyone is a fan of that band's prog-rock/ fusion sound.

There is the DVD from 1982 I think of Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Taylor in New Jersey, with guests Albert King, Sippie Wallace, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells. Mick plays very well in that even though he looks pretty walloped.

There are a number of videos from his stint with Dylan in 1984, mostly grainy audience films but still interesting.

I think youtube may have deleted them at this point, but there were 2 good videos of Mick with the Dead in maybe 1989, "West LA Fadeaway" and "Little Red Rooster." The rooster is kind of marred by a really rough Bob Weir slide solo.

Those are the ones I like best. As far as Mick's solo band goes, there are a handful of videos from Cambridge MA in the late 80s, maybe 1989? on youtube, and Mick was in very good shape. His playing, his line-ups, his singing, and his general state have been sort of up and down since the late 80s, but there is usually some gold in the good moments.


BIGV - 7/10/2019 at 03:31 PM

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For the Stones era, you can't beat the 1972 concert film / DVD "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones."


Good stuff for sure and to this day, the only Stones CD in rotation in my truck is "Get yer Ya-Ya's out"


PeachNutt - 7/10/2019 at 09:51 PM

I was at the Get Yer Ya's Ya's Thanksgiving afternoon 1969 MSG,NYC show - it was unbelievable!!!


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