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Alec Kirkcaldy
The Wire Magazine
April, 2001



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The newly launched Canadian label, Northern Blues, couldn't ask for a more spectacular flagship than this haunting collection that details the plight of American blacks over the last century. Highly charged, seductive country blues accompanies Taylor's stark testimonials of man's inhumanity to man (many of which are based in historical fact). The production here is pristine and the content intellectual. Like Mighty Mo Rodgers' 1999 release, 'Blues Is My Wailin' Wall', Taylor's 'White African' is clearly the thinking man's blues. It is also absolute brilliance.  

"Taylor's 'White African' is clearly the thinking man's blues. It is also absolute brilliance."