Editors’ Notes What was that racket coming from the South Side of Chicago in the early '70s? It must have been slashing slide guitarist Hound Dog Taylor and his HouseRockers, one of the noisiest blues acts ever recorded. This debut launched a label (Alligator), and inspired hundreds of blues fans to pick up a guitar and start slidin' away. Crude and unschooled, but instinctive and energetic, Taylor laid this debut album down early in his career, and it went on to become one of the most memorable and important slide guitar outings of all time.

SONG
She's Gone
1
3:51
 
Walking the Ceiling
2
3:17
 
Held My Baby Last Night
3
4:17
 
Taylor's Rock
4
3:55
 
It's Alright
5
3:14
 
Phillip's Theme
6
5:31
 
Wild About You Baby
7
3:39
 
I Just Can't Make It
8
3:12
 
It Hurts Me Too
9
3:52
 
44 Blues
10
2:53
 
Give Me Back My Wig
11
3:35
 
55th Street Boogie
12
3:04