Born July 12th in the late 1960’s Brenda Taylor was Eddie “Big-town Playboy” Taylor Sr. and Lee Vera’s first born child. A smile of joy occupied both parents faces on that sunny day. They resided on the 2700 block west Madison street in Chicago, Illinois above Duke’s Place Lounge. Throughout Brenda’s youthful years she’d peer through the exhaust fan to watch her father perform. As she grew older and more acquainted with Blues Rhythm music she became more educated how important the great guitarist her father was. Eddie Taylor played lead for fondness of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Johnny Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf and assembly of others. Brenda’s father would coach her to sing. As an incentive she would surprisingly be mentioned during his performances and sing on stage. After her fathers death in December 1985 she began venturing her own Blues Rhythm music following her fathers steps. Unfortunately after the family tragic loss, Lee Vera kept the family legacy functioning. Raising seven children alone and performing when she could. She performed the Blues Festival at Grant Park June 10, 1999 and recorded for Wolf Records in 1999. She later passed November 1, 1999 leaving the legacy upon the surviving children. Lee Vera was unable to witness her records published and marketed. In 2004 Eddie “Big-town Playboy” Taylor Sr. received accolades for his talented Blues Rhythm in Grant Park at Chicago’s Blues Festival. His children performed during the event in remembrance of him.  Brenda performed with friends, family, and collective originators like Eddie Shaw, Elmore James Jr. , Billy Branch, Jimmy Burns, Muddy Waters Jr. , Marry Lane, Johnny Mae Dunson, Shirley Johnson and countless of others. During her autograph signing she opened for Geovonnie Samuels performing her single “Who’s this dame.” Brenda also spoke upon a lasting impact with Romonski Love from a local radio station, following kidney failure. In so doing raising awareness for her brother, Eddie Taylor Jr. “Although Blues Rhythm music are my origins, I find myself  reaching out to the youth to empower them.” -Brenda Taylor, President 
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Brenda Larrissia Taylor President
Born July 12th in the late 1960’s Brenda Taylor was Eddie “Big-town Playboy” Taylor Sr. and Lee Vera’s first born child. A smile of joy occupied both parents faces on that sunny day. They resided on the 2700 block west Madison street in Chicago, Illinois above Duke’s Place Lounge. Throughout Brenda’s youthful years she’d peer through the exhaust fan to watch her father perform. As she grew older and more acquainted with Blues Rhythm music she became more educated how important the great guitarist her father was. Eddie Taylor played lead for fondness of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Johnny Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf and assembly of others. Brenda’s father would coach her to sing. As an incentive she would surprisingly be mentioned during his performances and sing on stage. After her fathers death in December 1985 she began venturing her own Blues Rhythm music following her fathers steps. Unfortunately after the family tragic loss, Lee Vera kept the family legacy functioning. Raising seven children alone and performing when she could. She performed the Blues Festival at Grant Park June 10, 1999 and recorded for Wolf Records in 1999. She later passed November 1, 1999 leaving the legacy upon the surviving children. Lee Vera was unable to witness her records published and marketed. In 2004 Eddie “Big-town Playboy” Taylor Sr. received accolades for his talented Blues Rhythm in Grant Park at Chicago’s Blues Festival. His children performed during the event in remembrance of him.  Brenda performed with friends, family, and collective originators like Eddie Shaw, Elmore James Jr. , Billy Branch, Jimmy Burns, Muddy Waters Jr. , Marry Lane, Johnny Mae Dunson, Shirley Johnson and countless of others. During her autograph signing she opened for Geovonnie Samuels performing her single “Who’s this dame.” Brenda also spoke upon a lasting impact with Romonski Love from a local radio station, following kidney failure. In so doing raising awareness for her brother, Eddie Taylor Jr. “Although Blues Rhythm music are my origins, I find myself  reaching out to the youth to empower them.” -Brenda Taylor, President 
Purple Octave LLC Publishing
© 2017, Purple Octave LLC Publishing All rights reserved
Brenda Larrissia Taylor President