Taj Mahal - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal


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Sony/Legacy

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Jazz

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ALEG 49415
UPC: 887654941510
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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Amazing studio demos from the early years, now on double LP

Gatefold sleeve

Printed innersleeves

American blues musician Taj Mahal, was born Henry Fredericks in New York in 1942. His music is a mix of blues, Caribbean styles, bluegrass and the music of Hawaii, where he lived for a number of years. Limited double vinyl LP pressing of this compilation from the American blues master.

Singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal broadened his approach.

He took a musicologist's interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world — reggae and other Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, zydeco, various West African styles, Latin and even Hawaiian music. The African-derived heritage of most of those forms allowed Mahal to present the blues as part of a wider musical context.

Yet while he dabbled in many different genres, he never strayed too far from his laid-back country blues foundation. The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 is a two-disc sonic portrait chronicling the early stirrings of Taj Mahal's solo career.

 



Side 1
Chainey Do
Sweet Mama Janisse
Yan-Nah Mama-Loo
Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day

Side 2
I Pity The Poor Immigrant
Jacob’s Ladder
Ain’t Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo’)

Side 3
Sweet Mama Janisse
You Ain’t No Streetwalker, Honey But I Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff

Side 4
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Shady Grove
Butter

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