Greg “Fingers” Taylor, best known for his work with Jimmy Buffett, is one of the greatest harmonica players today.
Harpoon Man was Taylor’s first solo album, originally released by Red Lightnin’ Records in 1985. It has recently been re-released by Appaloosa Records.
After listening to the opening, title track, “Harpoon Man”, it is obvious why Taylor is so acclaimed for his harp skills. Taylor can wail on the harmonica, so as to make John Popper look like he has never played the harmonica.
From there, the album only gets better. Taylor remakes his own harmonica classic “Dixie Diner.” Originally recorded with Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, “Dixie Diner” further shows off Taylor’s skill on the harmonica.
Backed by Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, Harpoon Man is perhaps Taylor’s best solo project.
For further information on Greg “Fingers” Taylor, connect to his web page at http://www.mcs.net/~scotth/fingers/.