May 10, 2009 – 4:30 am

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Osaka 2009 [no label, 1CD]

Live at B Osaka, Osaka, Japan. April 18, 2009. Very good audience recording.

This is for those who felt Mick Taylor and The Rolling Stones should have just stayed playing those low-down gritty blues.

Thanks to mickeyjaggar who shared these tracks on the Dime site and for the artwork. Thanks also to tapers Tom & Jerry and to sound editors, the Naniwa Hot Brothers.

From Mickey and Tapers’ notes: “Recorded from the real privilege section of the venue. Despite the poor acoustics in the house, it turns out to be one of the best recordings this year. Mick and his band are in top form. Mick’s vocal is strong and convincing. His silky smooth blues guitar still blew me away. Just take a listen to You Shook Me, Alabama and You Gotta Move!”

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Opening (3.3MB)
Secret Affair (15.8MB)
Twisted Sister (13.1MB)
Late At Night (17.8MB)
Losing My Faith (9.3MB)
Fed Up With The Blues (12.0MB)
Burying Ground* (13.4MB)
Alabama* (8.2MB)
You Shook Me* (15.7MB)
In a Silent Way (5.6MB)
You Gotta Move / Lonely Avenue (16.9MB)
Blind Willie McTell / Layla / All Along The Watching Tower (18.9MB)
No Expectation* (7.8MB)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (11.8MB)
After Show Announcement 1 (489k)
After Show Announcement 2 (896k)

All the tracks from late show except tracks marked * from early show

Mick Taylor - guitar, vocals
Max Middleton - electric piano
Denny Newman - guitar, vocals
Kuma Harada - bass
Jeff Allen - drums

Click here to order Mick Taylor’s A Stone’s Throw (2000).

  1. 8 Responses to “MICK TAYLOR - OSAKA 2009”

  2. This is great — I’ve been wondering what Mick Taylor sounds like these days. Thank you very much!

    By Rafe on May 10, 2009

  3. O.K. it´s a audience recording.But it is a good one.Mick Taylor recordings are very rar.He is such a good guitar player.I don´t know way he made no records.I can remember me,when he started with John Mayall in the 60th.His time as a member of The Rolling Stones when he stand on stage like an outsider but you can hear his guitar.When you hear “Exile On MMain Street”,you can hear the top quality of his fantastic feeling for the Blues.

    By Joe "The Catman" on May 10, 2009

  4. I Love the mick’s guitar..he is a great from all the times..and still an Stone..thank
    you for you fantastic web site and great music..

    By alejandro on May 11, 2009

  5. His first solo album is great, track it down. More of a fusion style but with a lot of grit, a couple vocal numbers. I saw him a couple times in the 80s/90s and in those days he was playing mostly classic blues, not singing at all, letting his bassist sing. This looks to be much more interesting. He is a fantastic guitarist who has not been given enough credit over the years.

    By Bill from Pgh on May 11, 2009

  6. Mick Taylor plays the most fluid lead lines is rock. The Rolling Stones never sounded better live than when Mick Taylor played with them and I wish he was still part of that band. He may not feel that way but I do. Ron Wood could not carry Mick’s guitar pick. Thanks for the tracks.

    By Stones Freak on May 13, 2009

  7. thanks for the fine recording. nice to hear what Mick’s doing right now. I always thought he was the best guitarist in the Stones, but not the best Stones-guitarist.

    By Walter on May 16, 2009

  8. Thanks for this career update. Thanks also for the chance to hear Max Middleton again. I have been listening to a lot of the Jeff Beck Group (Ver 2) lately and Max is amazing on those albums. Go Go BigO!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on May 17, 2009

  9. just a remark on track 12, the Layla part is just a instrumental solo, isn’t ? The vocals are still part of the Blind Willy McTell song ?
    Thanks for this great live recording. M.Taylor tour will be in Europe during the Fall 09 !!

    By Alberto on May 19, 2009

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