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Otis Taylor was born on July 30, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Otis Mark Taylor Jr. See full bio »
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  Justified (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Blowback (2010) ... (performer: "Ten Million Slaves" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ten Million Slaves" - uncredited)
 2009 Public Enemies (performer: "Ten Million Slaves" (2002), "Nasty Letter" (2002)) / (writer: "Ten Million Slaves" (2002), "Nasty Letter" (2002))
 2009 The Least Among You (performer: "Be My Frankenstein", "Something in Your Back Pocket", "Momma Don't You Do It", "A FEW FEET AWAY" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Be My Frankenstein", "Something in Your Back Pocket", "Momma Don't You Do It", "A FEW FEET AWAY" (uncredited))
 2007/I Shooter (performer: "Nasty Letter") / (writer: "Nasty Letter")
 2003 Skin Deep (arranger: "If the Devil Ain't Right") / (performer: "If the Devil Ain't Right") / (writer: "If the Devil Ain't Right")
 1986 Crossroads (writer: "COTTON NEEDS PICKIN'")
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 2006 Purvis of Overtown (Documentary)
 2002 The Badge (music composed and performed by)
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 1986 Crossroads
Jookhouse Musician (Lead Guitar)
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 2016 Alexander Jamieson (composer: additional music) (completed)
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 2003 Tension & Release (Documentary)
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Retired from the music business in 1977, and ran an antiques store for 20 years. Taylor finally returned to performing in 1995.

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