Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Jesse “Guitar” Taylor:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1946-2009, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Taylor, Jesse
Title: Jesse “Guitar” Taylor Papers,
Dates: 1946-2009
Abstract: The collection describes the life and career of the internationally respected musician and artist Jesse Taylor.
Collection # CR 0034
Quantity: 9 boxes and 3 oversize folders (17 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Product of a tight-knit family of Czech cotton farmers, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor was born April 10, 1950, and grew to become one of Lubbock’s premier musicians. Known for his innovative and high-energy guitar playing, he was befriended by restaurateur C. B. Stubblefield in Lubbock. Taylor helped bring live music to Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and create a cultural and commercial phenomenon.

Also known by the nickname “Hercules” for his physique and occasional brawling, Taylor attracted music fans from all over the world. In addition to playing early in his career with fellow Lubbock residents Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Angela Strehli, Taylor formed the band Macumba Love and recorded solo albums including Last Night (1990) and Texas Tattoo (1998). He toured and played throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia with various artists including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, opening with Ely for the Clash and the Rolling Stones.

In later years, he began producing colored-pencil drawings and had a successful gallery showing in Austin and illustrated Deal Me In, a book of poems by Alyce Guynn. Taylor died March 7, 2006. He was memorialized by a resolution of the Texas House of Representatives and is commemorated by annual concerts in both Lubbock and Austin.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials relating to Taylor's family, life as a touring musician, original artwork and reproductions from as early as the 1970s, press reviews, recordings, and performance videos. Union membership documents, contracts, and royalty statements are included, along with photographs, performance posters and tour artifacts. Photographs and artwork have been removed from original albums and sleeved for acid-free preservation. The collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


The Jesse “Guitar” Taylor papers are organized by the following series:


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Allen, Terry, 1943-
Copeland, Lance.
Ely, Joe.
Friedman, Kinky.
Gilmore, Jimmie Dale.
Hancock, Butch.
Pierce, Jo Carol.
Shaver, Billy Joe.
Stubblefield, C. B., 1931-
Taylor, Jesse.
Subjects (Places)
Austin (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)
20th century rock and roll.
Blues (Music)
Electric guitar.
Rock music.
Texas music.

Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jesse “Guitar” Taylor Papers, 1947-2009, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Gifts, 2006 and 2017

Processing Information

Processed by: Elissa Stroman, 2008; Jon Holmes, 2016 and 2017

Collection Inventory


box folder
1 1 Address lists and business contacts, 1992 and undated
box folder
1 2 CD designs, 1990-1998 and undated
3 Jesse Taylor drawings (electrostatic reproductions), undated
4 Various, 1995 and undated
5 Automobile records, 1994-2000
box folder
1 6 Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q certificate from Greg Johnson and Vince Staten of Real Barbecue News, 1988
7 Music City Texas polls/Texas Festival at Kennedy Center, 1991-1995
Biographical Records
box folder
1 8 Personal identification, 1950-2008
9 Education, 1956-1986
box folder
1 10 Deal Me In (Alyce Guynn with Jesse Taylor illustrations), 2005
11 “Honky Tonk Visions” (Museum of Texas Tech University, 5 copies), 1986
12 The Greatest Story Ever Told (Dino Lee), 1984
13 Sketches and Sayings (Paul Milosevich), 1977
14 The Last Songs (Townes Van Zandt), undated
15 Burton's Book of the Blues (Burton Wilson), 1971
16 Calendars, 1990-1995
Club Schedules
box folder
1 17 Club Hey Hey, Houston, November 1988-July 1989
18 The Brewhouse, Burton-upon-Kent, April-June 1991
19 The Gig, London, October-November 1990
20 The Weavers Arms, London, undated
21 Various, 1989-1994 and undated
box folder
1 22 Terry Allen, 1981-1986 and undated
23 Fan mail, 1986 and undated
24 Greeting cards, undated
25 Museum of Texas Tech loan documents (“Honky Tonk Visions”), 1984-1986
26 Lucy and William Robinson, 1996
27 Taylor family, 1983-1989 and undated
28 Various, 1971-1989
29 Various, 1990-2000 and undated
box folder
9 1 Lance Copeland 469963, 1989-1995
2 Brian Briek card with Dirk Hamilton audio cassette, December 1989
Financial Documents
box folder
1 30 Cash book (recorded in pounds sterling), undated
31 Receipts, 1995 and undated
32 Insurance Records, 2004
Legal Materials
box folder
1 34 Court notices, 1975
35 Taylor family, 1947-2008 and undated
36 Austin Federation of Musicians, 1995 and undated
37 Tornado Alley Records, 1986-2003
38 Contracts (performing/recording), 1982-2005
0 Texas House of Representatives resolution #206, 2006
Literary Works
box folder
2 1 Terry Allen/Michael Ventura/Butch Hancock: The Amarillo Highway and Other Roads (autographed script, stained), undated
2 Bob Campbell: “Night Harvest and Other Surprises”, undated
3 Dan Dykes: Jesse, 1981
4 Butch Hancock: Poems and lyrics, 1974-1984
5 Jo Carol Pierce and Suzanne Cheshire: “Power!”, undated
6 Billy Joe Shaver: CD liner notes, undated
7 Bob Taylor: “Taylor on Guitars” (electrostatic copy), 1993
8 [Unattributed--Taylor?]: Lyrics from Little Rock, February 23. 1988
9 [Unattributed--Taylor?]: Poems and lyrics, undated
10 [Unattributed--Taylor?]: Poems and lyrics, undated
11 [Unattributed--Taylor?]: Spiral notebook (green), undated
12 WOWAPI Publications: Minerva Allen: Indian Cook Book, 1988
13 WOWAPI Publications: July Gordon: Anything Written in Any Form, 1985
14 WOWAPI Publications: Roxy Gordon: Unfinished Business, 1985
15 WOWAPI Publications: Roxy Gordon: West Texas Mid-Century, 1988
16 WOWAPI Publications: LeAnne Howe: Coyote Papers, 1985
17 WOWAPI Publications: Jennifer Kidney: Animal Magnetism, 1985
18 WOWAPI Publications: Jack Steele: Three Border Stories, 1986
19 WOWAPI Publications: Bob Trammell: Magnetic Fields, 1985
20 Medical records, 2004-2005
21 Newspaper clippings, 1975-1979
22 Newspaper clippings, 1980-1989
23 Newspaper clippings, 1990-1999
24 Newspaper clippings, 2000-2006
25 Newspaper clippings, undated
26 Obituaries and memorials [Medlow, Nicholson, Silhan, Stubblefield, Taylor], 1983-2003
box folder
2 27 Austin Area Magazine, January 1995
28 Blueprint (British Blues Connection), 1990-1991
29 Blues Life Journal #51, #52, 1990
30 Blues and Rhythm, The Gospel Truth, 1990
31 Brum Beat, October-November, 1990
32 Buscadero #108, #110, #167, 1991-1995
33 City Limits Magazine (London), 1990
34 Cornbread Moon #1, #2, undated
35 Country Gazette (Netherlands) #199, January 1991
36 Country Music People (London), June 1990
37 Creem, 1980-1981
38 Detour (England) #1, #2, #3, 1989-1991
39 Dialogo (Italy), 1994
40 Dirty Linen #36, October-November 1991
41 Easy Riders, March 1982
42 Guitar Player, September 1983, December 1986
43 Highly Strung (London), April 1989-November 1990
44 Kerrville Kronikle (London) #5, 1989
box folder
3 1 Lubbock Magazine, September 1998
2 Mojo: The Music Magazine, May 1996
3 Music City Texas: 1989 poll results, 1989
4 Music City Texas #1, September 1989
5 Music City Texas, January 1990
6 Music City Texas, March 1990
7 Music City Texas, April 1990
8 Music City Texas, September 1993
9 Music City Texas, October 1993
10 Music City Texas, January 1994
11 Music City Texas, December 1994
12 Music City Texas, January 1995
13 Music City Texas, December 1996
14 Music Sound Output (Joe Ely, 2 copies), August 1981
15 Nutshell, Fall 1983
16 Omaha Rainbow #9, undated
17 Omaha Rainbow #10, September 1976
18 Omaha Rainbow #11, December 1976
19 Omaha Rainbow #12, March 1977
20 Omaha Rainbow #13, June 1977
21 Omaha Rainbow #14, September 1977
22 Omaha Rainbow #15, December 1977
23 Omaha Rainbow #16, Spring 1978
24 Omaha Rainbow #17, Summer 1978
25 Omaha Rainbow #18, Autumn 1978
26 Omaha Rainbow #24, Summer 1980
27 Omaha Rainbow #25, Autumn 1980
28 Omaha Rainbow #26, Spring 1981
29 Omaha Rainbow #28 [2 copies, Taylor/Crowell features], Autumn 1981
30 Omaha Rainbow #29, Spring 1982
31 Omaha Rainbow #31, Autumn 1982
32 Third Coast Music, April 2006
33 Time Out (London) #1027, #1028, #1052, #1080), 1990-1991
34 Tornado Trails and Tumbleweed Tunes, March-November 1989
35 West Texas Music Association #2, May 1983
36 West Texas Music NewsOctober 1984-April 1987
37 Wichita Blues Society Newsletter, June-August 1991
38 XTRA, June 1985
box folder
3 39 Band promotionals (Bob Wills, Tex Sage, Dr. John/Mac Rebenac, Tommy Hancock, The Montclairs, Macumba Love/Mike Kindred/ Bukka Michael/Karen Kraft, Kraker Jack, Robert Shaw, Sunnyland Special/Angela Strehli, Joe Ely Band. Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jesse Taylor, 1970-1995 and undated
40 Black and white various (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jesse Taylor, Joe Ely, Ponty Bone, Lance Copeland, Martha Grenon photos, and unidentified), 1982-1994 and undated
41 C. B. Stubblefield and Stubb's restaurants (includes 1969 Texas sales tax permit, Tommy Shannon, Johnny Cash, June Carter, John Reed, Butch Hancock, Ponty Bone, Dolly Parton, Lewis Cowdrey and unidentified), 1969-1999 and undated
42 Taylor family, 1954-2014 and undated
43 Chelsea Taylor, 1971-1972 and undated
44 Lubbock, 1971-1996
45 Polaroid SX-70s (Stevie Ray Vaughan), undated
46 Album, 1976-1998
47 Various (Joe Carrasco et al), 1981-1984 and undated
48 Midland, Texas, 1984
49 Evergreen, Colorado (Little Bear Saloon), undated
box folder
4 1 Austin, 1975-2003 and undated
2 Jesse's mom's garage,Austin, undated
3 Joe Ely tour, undated
4 San Antonio, undated
5 Various, undated
6 Various, undated
7 Various, undated
8 Various, undated
9 Various, undated
10 Various (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock), undated
11 Massachusetts, undated
12 Europe album Part I (Amsterdam, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock), 1979 and undated
13 Europe album Part II (Switzerland, Italy, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock), 1979 and undated
14 Various, undated
15 England (Joe Ely), undated
16 Belize cruise, undated
17 Levelland, Texas, undated
18 Niagra Falls, undated
19 New York City, 1990s
20 Great Britain, April-May, 1990 and undated
21 Texas Festival at Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (Ray Benson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Townes Van Zandt), 1991
22 Great Britain, 1992 and undated
23 Great Britain, June 1992
24 France/Switzerland, 1992
25 Billy Joe Shaver tour, 1992
26 Italy, 1992
box folder
5 1 Performance with Bo Diddley, 1993
2 Italy, 1993 and undated
3 Cosenza, Italy, November 1993
4 Texas (Montvale, Jimmie Dale Gilmore), undated
5 Switzerland, November 1993
6 Album: Jack, Karen, Casey and Chelsea, December 1993
7 Australia (Kinky Friedman), January-March 1994
8 Port Aransas, Texas, April 1994
9 Holland/Switzerland, May 1994
10 Prague, May 1994
11 New York City, 1994
12 Various, 1995 and undated
13 Various, 1995 and undated
14 Patti Mitchell: (Flores Country Store, Taste of Chicago, Pocono Roots Fest, Antone's), 1996
15 Paris, France, March 1996
16 Switzerland, 1999
17 Gruene Hall, Texas, April 1999
18 Australia (Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver), February 2002
19 Austin exhibit and concert, October 2004
20 Various, 2005
21 Various, 2001-2005
22 Barnaby's (Havertown, Pennsylvania), undated
23 Various negatives, undated
Printed Materials
box folder
6 1 Common Latin phrases prinout, 2004
2 Dr. Rockit and the Sisters of Mercy press release, undated
3 Joe Ely press releases, 1977-1981
4 Jesse Taylor press releases, 1989-1990
5 Stubb's Bar-B-Q (Broadway, Lubbock) menu, undated
6 Postcards and various (Elvis, Nudie, Cisco Kid), 1980-1994
7 Posters and various, 1988-1994
8 Radio charts from KNON (Dallas) and KBEC (Waxahachie), 1989-1990
9 Texas Music and Video (Levelland instructional tapes) brochures and order forms, undated
box folder
6 10 Tenth International Festival of Country Music (England, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Holland), 1978
11 Joe Ely's Second Annual Tornado Jam (Lubbock), May 3, 1981
12 Boondoggle Festivals (Woodward Ranch, Brewster County, Texas), 1984-1985
13 Kerrville Folk Festival, 1989-1990
14 South by Southwest (SxSW), 1989
15 Gloucester [England] Blues Festival II, March-April 1991
16 Third Burnley [England] National Blues Festival, March-April 1991
17 Big Bear Festival [Holland], May 20, 1991
18 Stagione Concertistica, Serata Blues: Butch Hancock Trio, November 11, 1993
19 Country Music Festival Bad Ischl (Austria), May 1994
20 Open Air 7 Scheidegg (Bavaria, Germany), July 12-13, 1996
21 Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) Folk Music Festival, August 7-10, 1997
22 Various, 1980-2002
23 “Bad Girls Upset by the Truth”, Jo Carol Pierce, undated
24 “Who's Happy Now”, Oliver Hailey (Center Stage, Austin), undated
25 “Zen and the Art of the Texas Two-Step”, Tommy Hancock, undated
Scrapbook Materials
box folder
6 26 “Welcome Home, Jack and Jessie” (dot-matrix-generated sign), undated
27 Backstage passes, concert tickets, 1980-1989
28 Backstage passes, concert tickets, 1990-2000 and undated
29 Guest register for Jesse Taylor exhibit at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA Lubbock), July 2-August 4, 2009
Set Lists
box folder
6 30 [Unidentified], undated
31 Billy Joe Shavers, undated
32 Sheet music, undated
Tour Materials
box folder
6 33 International Singer-Songwriter Festival (Frutigen, Switzerland), 1991
34 Itineraries, 1978-1998
35 Itineraries, 2000
36 Posters and flyers, 1980-1994
Travel Materials
box folder
6 37 Various, 1990-1999
38 Maps and guidebooks, 1990 and undated


box item
7 1 Bag of 7 men's neckties, undated
2 Choker necklace with bobcat fang, undated
3 Choker necklace with metal thunderbird, undated
4 Bolo tie with Western saddle sculpture embedded in Lucite, undated
5 Bolo tie with scorpion embedded in Lucite, undated
6 Bolo tie with laminated plastic painting of congo drummer, undated
7 Bolo tie with metal sculpture of steer skull, undated
8 Bolo tie with beaded thunderbird, undated
9 Bolo tie with pinwheel design cut into horn base, undated
10 Metal thunderbird broken off necklace, undated
11 Metal die-shaped dangle from necklace, undated
12 Corded necklace with no dangle, undated
13 Wooden painted carving of a sunfish, undated
14 Souvenir kerchief from The Willie Won't…We Will Jam (22-inch square, red and blue on white--stained), July 1989
15 Eyeglasses (pair 1 of 2), undated
16 Eyeglasses (pair 2 of 2), undated
17 Jim Beam shot glass in shape of a cowboy boot, undated
18 Bosch case containing 3 over-ear hearing aids and batteries, undated

Oversized Materials

Set Lists
1-17 [Unidentified], undated
18-20 Overleaf of Stubb's BBQ Austin posters for shows with Jesse Taylor's Tornado Alley and Ponty Bone and the Squeeze-tones (11x17 inches), undated
1-13 Bumper stickers: Giddy-Ups of Austin (flag motif 12x3 inches), undated
1 Calendar: “The Blues” (Pomegranate 95065, 13x12 inches closed). 1995
1-4 Jesse Taylor in performance (color, 9.5x14 inches), undated
5-7 Jesse Taylor in performance with female guitarist (color, 11.25x4 inches), undated
8 Jesse Taylor in performance with female guitarist (color, 10x4 inches), undated
9 Jesse Taylor in performance with Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (black-and-white electrostatic print, 11x8.5inches), undated
10 Jesse Taylor in performance (color electrostatic print, 11x8.5 inches), undated
11 Jesse Taylor in performance (color electrostatic print, 8.5x11 inches), undated
12 Jesse Taylor in performance (color electrostatic print, 8.5x11 inches), undated
13 Jesse Taylor in performance (color electrostatic print, 8.5x11 inches), undated
14 Jesse Taylor in performance, autographed and inscribed “To Mom” (color electrostatic print, 8.5x11 inches, cracked), undated
15 Family couple montage (color electrostatic print, 11x8.5 inches), undated
16 Snapshot of unidentified female (black-and-white electrostatic print, 11x8.5 inches), undated
17 Jesse Taylor in performance (high-contrast black-and-white gelatin print, 11x10 inches), undated
18 Jesse Taylor and mother in kitchen with two others (black-and-white gelatin print, 14x11 inches), undated
19 [Unidentified man with tatoos] (color dye-coupler print, 11x14 inches, water-damaged), undated
20 Jesse Taylor with unidentified woman (signed black-and-white gelatin print, 14x11 inches, water-damaged), undated
21 [Unidentified woman in cowboy hat] (signed black-and-white gelatin print, 14x11 inches, water-damaged), undated
1 The Planets and Friends at The New West, May 8 (8.5x14 inches), undated
2 Rotary International Four-Way Test (gold, blue and black offset on tan, 10x15 incles, stained), 1946
3 Krackerjack at Nob Hill Club, November 22-December 3 (Black offseet on tan, 11x16 inches, pushpin holes), undated
4 Macumba Love at the Continental Club, February 2, 9, 18 (black and red on white offset, 10.5x16.25 inches, creased), undated
5 Stubb's BBQ Austin presents 11th Anniversary Jam at Austin Opera House (black offset on cream, 11x17 inches), undated
6 Stubb's BBQ Austin poster (black offset on yellow, 11x16.5 inches), undated
7 Jesse Taylor South Austin Blues Jam at Roadhouse, Austin (blue offset on baby blue, 11x17 inches), undated
8 Three Texas Treasures at Lounge Ax, Chicago (black and red offset on white, 11x17 inches, autographed by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jesse Taylor and Butch Hancock, clear tape stains), undated
9 Maurice Legendre: “PARIS--Le Moulin Rouge”, Edition Krisarts (color offset, 17.5x14.25 inches, creased) 1976
10 Live im Domino for Gilmore, Hancock, Taylor in Switzerland (black and green offset on white, 11x23 inches, creased), undated
11-12 North Shields Fish Quay Festival in England (color offset on white, 16.5x24 inches, 2 copies, 1 lightly stained), undated
13-14 “Nothin' Else to Do” at the Museum of Texas Tech University (black, tan and silver offset on white (17x21 inches, 2 copies), 1984
15 Joe Ely's Tornado Jam (Black offset on white, 17x22.5 inches, pushpin holes), May 4, 1985
16 Calvin Russell at Roadhouse, Conthey, Switzerland (black offset on white, 17x24 inches, slight creases), undated
17 Allied Agency presents Jesse Taylor and the Blue Flies (red, black and blue offset on white with blank for overprint, pasted with Watermans sticker, stained), undated
18 The Jungle presents Jesse Guitar Taylor and the Blue Flies, Netherlands (black offset on white, 16.5x31 inches), June 27, 1992
19 Townes Van Zandt, Poet, 1944-1997 (black on white offset, 17.25x25 inches), undated
20 Praha [Prague, Czechoslovakia] scenic (color offset on white, 23x33 inches), undated
1 Folder of English class school work and records, South Plains College, 1987
2 Folder of artwork for Jesse Taylor CDs Texas Tatoo and Rhythm Oil (includes laminated copy of autographed Johnny Cash poem), 1997-1998
3 Chinese scholars (red and gold-leaf block print on rice paper, 11-inch square), undated
4 Child's tempera painting (14.5x12 in ritish mail envelope), undated
5 Cub Scouts magazine cut-out (color offset on white, 9.4x11.5 irregular, masking-tape stained), undated
6 Andrew Means: “Rock Solid” review of Rolling Stones in Arizona Republic (electrostatic photocopy 14x15 inches in Foamcore mount), December 14, 1981
7 William D. Kerns: “'Jam' Entertainers Give Solid Performances” in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (electrostatic photocopy 18x24 inches, creased), September 8, 1982

Audio Visual Materials

7-inch 45 rpm records
box item
8 1 Shorty Bacon and the Scrambled Eggs: (Chart Records CH-5073): CH-904: “Stand Up Fool” (James Calvert) / CH-905: “Head on Collision (with Love)” (Edd Bacon), undated
2 Bobby Bland: (Duke Records 460): A: “If Love Ruled he World” (D. Malone/J. M. Weasey) / B: “Lover with a Reputation” (D.Malone), undated
3 Charles Brown: (United Artists XW085) XA-11097: “Drifting Blues” (Brown/Moore/Williams) / XA-11098: “Black Night” (J. M. Robinson), undated
4 Roy Brown: (Friendship Records 701 A): A: “It's My Fault Darling” (M. Grayson/L. Horton) / B: “Love for Sale” (G. Norman), undated
5 Solomon Burke (Atlantic 45-2241): A-7938: “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” (Berns-Burke-Wexler) / A-6090: “Looking for My Baby” (Burke), undated
6 Solomon Burke (Pride PR 1017): 71 L 4335: “I Can't Stop Loving You” (Part I) (Don Gibson) / 71 L 4336: “I Can't Stop Loving You” (Part II) (Don Gibson), undated
7 Clarence Carter (Atlantic 45-2569 cut-out): A: “Too Weak to Fight” (Carter-Jackson-Keys-Hall) / B: “Let Me Comfort You” (O. B. McLendon), undated
8 Ray Charles (Atlantic 45-2094): A-1516: “A Bit of Soul” (Charles) / A-3193: “Early in the Mornin'” (Hickman-Jordan-Bartley), undated
9 Ray Charles (Atlantic 45-2470): A-13535-PL: “Come Rain or Come Shine” (Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen) / A-13536-PL: “Tell Me You'll Wait for Me” (Charles Brown-Oscar Moore), undated
10 Ray Charles (Atlantic OS 13271): A-1067-SP: “Heartbreaker” (A. Nugetre) / A-1383-SP: “I Got a Woman” (Ray Charles), undated
11 Ray Charles (ABC Records 45-11251): TRC RC 384: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (George and Ira Gershwin) / TRC RC 437A: “Claudie Mae” (Jimmy Holiday), undated
12 Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount 45-10571): AMP 45-11932: “A Tear Fell” (D. Burton-E. Randolph) / AMP 45-11933: “No One to Cry To” (F. Willing-S. Robin), undated
13 Ray Charles (ABC Records 11271) 45-489: “If You Were Mine” (Jimmy Lewis) / 45-513: “Till I Can't Take It Anymore” (C. Otis-D. Barton), undated
14 Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount 45-10557): AMP 45-12070: “Something's Wrong” (Percy Mayfield) / AMP 45-12071: “My Baby Don't Dig Me” (Percy Mayfield), undated
15 Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount 45-10700): AMP 45-12440: “I'm a Fool to Care” (Ted Daffan) / AMP 45-12488: “Love's Gonna Live Here (Swingova)” (Buck Owens) (copy 1 of 2), undated
16 Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount 45-10700): AMP 45-12440: “I'm a Fool to Care” (Ted Daffan) / AMP 45-12488: “Love's Gonna Live Here (Swingova)” (Buck Owens) (copy 2 of 2), undated
17 Ray Charles (Crossover 974): AS 974 BW: “Louise” (Leo Robin) / BS 974 BW: “Somebody” (Ray Charles), undated
18 Ray Charles (Crossover 981): 981-A: “Living for the City” (Stevie Wonder) / 981-B: “Then We'll Be Home” (Dadye Shepard), undated
19 Dale Cook (Specialty 596): 45-SP-596-5038: “Lovable” (Cook-Harris) / Sam Cooke: SP 737-A: “You Send Me” (S. Cooke), undated
20 Sam Cooke: (RCA 447-0820): L5PW-4449: “Sad Mood” (Sam Cooke) / RK3M-3904: “A Change Is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke), 1960-1964
21 The Crusaders (Blue Thumb Records BTA 208): 8055: “Put It Where You Want It” (Joe Sample) / 8056: “Mosadi (Woman)” (Wayne Henderson), 1972
22 King Curtis and the Kingpins: (ATCO Records 45-6664): 69C-15930-PL: “Foot Pattin', Part II” (Curtis Ousley) / 69C-16320: “Games People Play” (Joe South), undated
23 Tyrone Davis (Dakar Records 45-602): DAK-15620-PL: “A Woman Needs to Be Loved” (Gerald Sims-Floyd Smith) / DAK-15621-PL: “Can I Change My Mind” (Barry Despenza-Carl Wolfolk), 1968
24 Tyrone Davis (Dakar Records DK 4532): 7-533: “What Goes Up (Must Come Down)” (Leo Graham-John Sibley) / 7-541: “There's Got to Be an Answer” (Leo Graham), 1973
25 Tyrone Davis (Dakar Records DK 4545): 7-735: “A Woman Needs to Be Loved” (Willie Henderson-Floyd Smith-Carl Davis) / 7-789: “Just Because of You (I Can See My Way Through)” (Jack Daniels-Johnny Moore), 1974
26 Sugarpie Desanto (Veltone Records VL-103): A: “I Want to Know” (Badger-Desanto-Geddins) / B: “Baby It Aint Right” (Parham-Geddins-Badger), 1960
27 Eboney Essence (Goodie Train GT-081): A: “Unsatisfied Man” (Sam Dees) / B: “Let Me In” (Sam Dees), 1976
28 King Floyd (Chimneyville Records CH 443): CH-21787-PL: “Woman Don't Go Astray” (King Floyd) / CH-23802-PL: “Everybody Needs Somebody” (King Floyd-Theodore Royal), 1972
29 Aretha Franklin (Atlantic Records 45-2441): A-11703-PL: “Baby, Baby, Baby” (Aretha Franklin-Carolyn Franklin) / A-11754-PL: “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” (Goffin-King-Wexler), undated
30 Lowell Fulson (Kent 45x466): A: “Every Day I Have the Blues” (Chatman) / B: “No Hard Feelings” (Fulson), 1967
31 Lowell Fulson (Hollywood Records 576-242A)6/2/2017 A: “The Original Lonesome Christmas (Part 1)” (L. Glenn) / B: (Part 2), 1975
32 Lowell Fulson (Checker Record Company 804) 7711: “Reconsider Baby” (L. Fulson) / 7712: “I Believe I'll Give It Up” (L. Fulson), undated
33 Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell (Tamla T 54187): A1-S1-K-G2-592M: “How You Gonna Keep It (After You Get It)” (Ashford, Simpson) / A1-S1-K-M5-856M: “What You Gave Me” (Ashford, Simpson), 1969
34 Marvin Gaye (Tamla T 54244F): 61917-S: “You Sure Love to Ball” (M. Gaye) / 62296-S: “Just to Keep You Satisfied” (M. Gaye-A. Gaye-E. Stover), 1973
35 Jimmy Gilmore: (Spur Records) “She’s All Grown Up” (Jimmie Gilmore) 1984 / “Honky Tonk Masquerade” (Joe Ely), 1978
36 John Lee Hooker (King 45-6298 promotional) K-5772: “Don't Go Baby” (Texas Slim) / K-5775: “Moanin' and Stompin' Blues” (Texas Slim), undated
37 Howlin' Wolf (Chess 2009): 15816: “Pop It to Me” (Johnson, Amstead, Anderson) / 15817: “I Had a Dream” (Chester Burnett), undated
38 Lewis Hutcheson: A: “Turn the Radio On” (Lewis Hutcheson) / B: “To Many Times” (Lewis Hutcheson), 1988
39 The Ikettes (Modern Records 45x1011): MM 1011-1: “I'm So Thankful” (Gordon-Wilson) / MM 1011-2: “Don't Feel Sorry for Me” (Beasley), undated
40 Ella Johnson (Mercury 70459x45): A: “Well Do It” /B: “It Used to Hurt Me” (Kirkland-Thomas), 1954
41 Lonnie Johnson (Prestige Bluesville 45-806) A: “Don't Ever Love” (Lonnie Johnson) / B: “You Don't Move Me” (Lonnie Johnson), undated
42 Lonnie Johnson (King 45-5907 promotional) 45-K11890: “Love Me Tonight” (Glover-Millinder-Nix) / 45-K11893: “Brenda” (Lonnie Johnson), undated
43 Syl Johnson (Hi Recording Company HI 2260 promotional) HI 2797: “I'm Yours” (S. Johnson-D. Carter-R. Johnson) /HI 2798: “Anyone But You” (S. Johnson-R. Giuhan), undated
44 Albert King (Stax Records STA-0121): SM-00880-PL: “Angel of Mercy” (Homer Banks and Raymond Jackson) / SM-00881-PL: “Funky London” (Albert King), 1972
45 B. B. King (ABC-Paramount 10616 promotional) 45-12262: “Please Send Me Someone to Love” (Percy Mayfield) / 45-12284: “Stop Leading Me On” (Granger-Hunt), undated
46 B. B. King (Kent 45x475) K 476-1: “Sweet Thing” (King-Josea) / K 475-2: “Soul Beat” (King), undated
47 B. B. King (ABC Records ABC-12158) 45-16891-S: “When I'm Wrong” (B. B. King) / 45-16892-S: “Have Faith” (S. Sutton), 1975
48 Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah Records BDA-523-N) A: “Make Yours a Happy Home” (Curtis Mayfield) / B: "The Going Ups and the Coming Downs” (Jim Weatherly), 1976
49 Jean Knight (Stax STA-0088) SM-00565-PL: “Mr. Big Stuff” (Joe Broussard-Ralph Williams) / SM-00566-PL: "Why I Keep Living These Memories” (Michael Adams-Joe Broussard), 1971
50 Miss LaVell (Duke Records 334) FR7062: “Just Look at You Fool” (D. Malone) / FR7063: “Tide of Love” (D. Malone), undated
51 Laura Lee (Chess promotional) 15003: “Stop Giving Your Man Away” (Laura Lee-James Cleveland) / 15004: “You Need Me (As Much as I Need You)” (Webber, Caston), 1989
52 Little Milton (Golden Ear Records GE2285) A: “You Ought to Be Here with Me” (J. Bluminburg) / B: "Don't Leave Her” (adapted by Van Leer), 1980
53 Barbara Mason (Buddah Records BDA-459-N) A: “Shackin' Up” (J. Avery) / B: "(There's) One Man between Us” (Akines-Bellmon-Drayton-Turner), 1975
54 Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC Records ABC-12208) 45-17004-S: “You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)” (J. Dean/J. Glover) / 45-17005-S: “We've Got to Get It on Again” (D. Addrist/D. Addrist), 1976
55 Jackie Moore (Atlantic Records 45-2681) A-19132-PL: “Precious, Precious” (Dave Crawford and Jackie Moore) / A-19133-PL: “Willpower” (Dave Crawford), undated
56 Paul Orta (PeeWee Records) A: “Calling All Duck's” (P. Orta) / B: “Jump the Boogie” (A. Lightfoot), undated
57 Wilson Pickett (Atlantic Records 45-2430) A-11647-PL: “Funky Broadway” (Lester Christian) / A-11652-PL: “I'm Sorry About That” (Bobby Womack), undated
58 Wilson Pickett (Atlantic Records 45-2528) A-13682-PL: “Deborah” (Pallavinci-Conte-Carl Sigman) / A-13958-PL: “I'm a Midnight Mover” (Wilson Pickett-Bobby Womack), undated
59 Cheryl Pool (Paula Records Paula 297) SL-1340: “Swingin' Blue” (C. Pool) / SL-1341: “Ruby's Stool” (H. Ebner and J. Rhodes), undated
60 Pretenders (Sire 7-29840) AAA 1759S: “Back on the Chain Gang” (C. Hynde) / AAA 1760S: “My City Was Gone” (C. Hynde), 1982
61 Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay Records VJ 253) 57-660: “Signals of Love” (J. Reed) / 57-663: “Honest I Do” (J. Reed), undated
62 The Rhythmaires: “Winning Streak” (Pink’n’Black Records 4-song EP), 1988-1991
63 Little Richard (Specialty) A: “Early One Morning” (R. Penniman) / B: “He Knows How to Rock” (R. Penniman), undated
64 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla T 54245F): 981S03: “With Your Love Came” (D. Jones, W. Brown, J. Bristol) /991M03: “I Can't Stand to See You Cry” (D. Jones, W. Brown, J. Bristol), 1972
65 Joe Simon (Spring Records SP 130) A: “I Found My Dad” (Bunny Sigler-Phil Hurtt) / B: “Trouble in My Home” (Joe Simon-Raeford Gerald), 1972
66 Joe Simon (Spring Records SP 163) 75 NP 15391: “I Need You, You Need Me” (Joe Simon-Raeford Gerald-Billy Kennedy) / B: “I'll Take Care of You” (Joe Simon-Raeford Gerald-Elizabeth Randall), 1975
67 Joe Simon (Spring Records SP 169) SP-1-6713: “Can't Stand the Pain” (Joe Simon-Raeford Gerald) / SP-1-6713: “Easy to Love” (Donnie Fritts-Tony Joe White), 1976
68 Jimmy Smith (Verve Records VK-124) 63-VK-526: “The Sermon” (Smith) / 62-VK-377: “Walk on the Wild Side (Part II)” (Bernstein), undated
69 King Solomon (Kent 45x451 promotional) K 451-1: "S. K. Blues” (King) / K 451-2: “New Figure” (Solomon), undated
70 Sonny Stitt (Prestige Records 45-392) Side 1: “Night Crawler” (Stitt) / Side 2: “Answering Service” (Stitt), undated
71 C. B. Stubblefield: “Nothin’ else to do” invitation / “Summertime” “Celebrating 75 years of West Texas Music” exhibit, The Museum of Texas Tech University, 1984
72 Jesse Taylor: (Don Caldwell Studios) “Michigan” / “I Never Traded Diamonds”, 1988
73 Ted Taylor (Ronn Records RONN 52) SL1819: “How's Your Love Life Baby” (Miles Grayson-Bobby Lexing) / SL 1820: “(This Is a) Troubled World” (Ted Taylor), undated
74 Ted Taylor (Alarm Records 112) A: “Somebody's Getting' It” (Chico Jones, Clarence Colter, Don Davis) /B: “Steal Away” (Jimmy Hughes), 1976
75 Joe Tex (Dial D-1020): 2-49188: “Cat's Got Her Tongue” (J. Tex) / 2-49189: “Woman Stealer” (J. Tex), 1972
76 Joe Turner (Atlantic Records 45-1053) A-1126-10 SP: “Ti-Ri-Lee” (Lou Willie Turner, Gerald Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun) / A-1427-10 SP: “Flip Flop and Fly” (Charles Calhoun and Lou Willie Turner), undated
77 Ella Washington (Sound Stage SS7-2642) S-749: “Fragile (Handke with Care)” (Allen Orange-Bob Wilson) / S-766: “I Want to Walk Through This Life With You” (M. Lewis-M. Smith), undated
78 Muddy Waters (Chess 1839) U-11836: “You Need Love” / I-11837: “Little Brown Bird”, undated
79 Sonny Boy Williamson (Checker 963): U10416: “Trust My Baby” (S. B. Williamson) / U-10418: “Too Close Together” (S. B. Williamson), undated
80 Chick Willis (LaVal Records LV-871): A: “Stoop Down Baby” (R. Willis) / B: “It Aint Right” (R. Willis-R. Wolfe), 1972
81 Chick Willis (LaVal Records LV-873): A: “Mother Fuyer” (R. Willis) / B: “Something to Remember You By” (E. Jones), 1972
12-inch 33-1/3 rpm LP record: Jesse Taylor (Bedrock Records BEDLP 14): Last Night: A: “Last Night”, “Struck by Lightning”, “Gamblin' Man”, “One A.M. Blues”, “Do the Sissy”; B: “Soul Rockin'”, “Evil”, “Slim Jenkins Joint”, “Gangster of Love”, “Oh Mary Don't You Weep” (cover torn), 1990
Compact Discs (CD-Audio)
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7 1 “Alyce Guynn Birthday Disk 1”, October 2004
2 “Alyce Guynn Birthday Disk 2”, October 2004
3 Southside Guitar by John X. Reed and Jesse “Guitar” Taylor, undated
Compact Disc (CD-Data)
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7 1 Candid photos of Jesse Taylor art exhibit reception taken by Emily Long, July 29, 2009
VHS video tape cassettes
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7 1 Austin City Limits with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jesse Taylor, Brad Kopp, April 11, 1992
2 Joe Ely Band Reunion, 1994 1994
3 Mary and Jessie at Smiths, undated
4 David Letterman with Stubb, undated
5 Mary Fest--Jesse Taylor and Friends; Continental Club, Austin, Documentary by Alan Messer, 1994 1994
6 Austin Music Network Studio Sessions: 1) Jesse Taylor’s All Star Revue; 2) Jesse with Ponty Bone and Jim Franklin; 3) Jesse with Kimmie Rhodes, Mike, Gary, undated undated
7 Austin Music Network: Jesse Taylor Number 3 / Hendrix, The Star-Spangled Banner / Jesse Taylor Number 8 (Ponty and Franklin) / Jesse Taylor Number 9 (Kimmie Rhodes), undated
8 Austin Music Network: Butch Hancock with Jesse Taylor at the Third Coast Magazine Anniversary, December 22, 1997
9 Texas Connection, Nashville Network: Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and the Sunspots, undated
10 Jericho Tavern, Oxford, England, undated
11 Joe Ely Band with Jesse Taylor and Lloyd Maines; Lubbock; Copyright Alan Messer, January 21, 1995
12 The Jesse Taylor Orchestra at Cricketers, London, April 4, 1990
13 Jesse at Antones / Jack Kerouac Film, undated
14 Texas Bel-Airs with Jesse Taylor, undated
15 Jesse “Guitar” Taylor at Jovitas, December 7, 2001
16 Buddy Holly Festival; Lubbock; Angela Strehli, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, September 7, 1996
17 The Joe Ely Band; Holland, U.K., U.S., 1978-1981
18 Easy Rider (Columbia Pictures/RCA commercial tape), 1987
19 Home tape: News, Etc. “America's Most Wanted” (Part 1), undated
20 Home tape: Adventure “Columbia-Panama Rain Forest”, undated
21 Home tape: “Boxing's Greatest Rounds”, undated
22 [Unidentified tape], undated
DVD Discs
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7 1 Deal Me In book launch party, 2005
0 DVD copies of VHS masters undated