Montana Taylor

Arthur "Montana" Taylor (1903 – c.1958) was an American boogie-woogie and piano blues pianist, best known for his recordings in the 1940s, and regarded as the leading exponent of the "barrelhouse" style of playing.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1903 (Butte), Died 1954

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C3350 10-in. 4/22/1929 Whoop and holler stomp The Jazoo Boys ; Arthur "Montana" Taylor Male vocal solo and male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick C3351 10-in. 4/22/1929 Hayride stomp The Jazoo Boys ; Arthur "Montana" Taylor Male vocal solo and male vocal duet, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Brunswick C3353 10-in. 4/23/1929 Minor blues Lil Johnson ; Arthur "Montana" Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3354 10-in. 4/23/1929 Montana blues Lil Johnson ; Arthur "Montana" Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3357 10-in. 4/23/1929 Indiana Avenue stomp Arthur "Montana" Taylor Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick C3358 10-in. 4/23/1929 Detroit rocks Arthur "Montana" Taylor Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Taylor, Montana," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105567.

Taylor, Montana. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105567.

"Taylor, Montana." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105567

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