'Stoned' and Soulful: Lewis Taylor : World Cafe The British multi-instrumentalist Lewis Taylor is putting his own, very personal mark on neo-soul. Taylor plays all the instruments on Stoned, his first U.S. release, in addition to producing the record himself.
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Lewis Taylor in Studio on World Cafe - 02/16/2006

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'Stoned' and Soulful: Lewis Taylor

'Stoned' and Soulful: Lewis Taylor

Lewis Taylor in Studio on World Cafe - 02/16/2006

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The British multi-instrumentalist Lewis Taylor is putting his own, very personal mark on neo-soul. Taylor plays all the instruments on Stoned, his first U.S. release, in addition to producing the record himself.

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In 1996, Taylor was signed to Island Records on the strength of a demo tape. But after two records were welcomed more by critics than by consumers, he left the label to expand his version of soul through his own solo projects.