Alex Taylor (February 28, 1947 - March 12, 1993) was a blues and southern rock singer, and the eldest of five siblings that consisted of singer/songwriters James Taylor, Livingston Taylor and Kate Taylor. All three artists have repeatedly cited Alex as a significant influence in their musical upbringing. His powerful vocals and vibrant live performances also influenced actor Dan Aykroyd for The Blues Brothers. (Aykroyd & Paul Shaffer were known to join Alex Taylor & James Montgomery's band East Coast Funkbusters on stage.)
Alex Taylor recorded two critically acclaimed albums for Capricorn Records in the 1970s. Two more albums followed in 1989 and 1991 from Florida label King Snake Records. A third King Snake album was being recorded at the time of his death.
1. With Friends & Neighbors (Capricorn, 1971) [out-of-print]
2. Dinnertime (Capricorn, 1972) [MP3s at Amazon.com]
3. Voodoo in Me (King Snake Records, 1989) [out-of-print]
4. Dancing with the Devil (King Snake Records, 1991) [out-of-print]
Plus background vocals on:
1. One Man Dog - James Taylor (1972)
-"One Man Parade"
-"Woh, Don't You Know"
2. Another Passenger - Carly Simon (1976)
3. Kate Taylor - Kate Taylor (1978)
-"A Fool In Love"
4. Flag - James Taylor (1979)
5. It's In There - And It's Got To Come Out - Kate Taylor (1979)
-"Same Old Song"
6. Volcano - Jimmy Buffett (1979)
7. Come Upstairs - Carly Simon (1980)
8. It's Up To You - Hugh Taylor (1991)
-"Ain't Nothin' But A Party"
9. Emergency - Dr. Hector & The Groove Injectors (1991)
10. Crazy Man - Floyd Miles & Friends (1992)
Compilations (Alex has a song or two from the above albums that also appear on these):
1. First Family of New Rock (1969)
2. Coast to Coast Original Soundtrack (1980)
3. Let the Big Dog Eat: Wild Dog Blues Sampler Volume 1 (1993) [MP3s at Amazon.com]
4. Clouds In My Coffee - Carly Simon (1995)
5. Bag o' Blues: The King Snake Collection (1996)
6. Hurricane! Florida Blues Guitars (1999)
7. Anthology - Carly Simon (2002)
8. Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits (2004)
9. Carly Simon Collector's Edition (2009)