Taj Mahal The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 on 180g 2LP
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more.
This diversity of musical experience served as the bedrock for Taj's first three recordings: Taj Mahal (1967), The Natch'l Blues (1968) and Giant Step (1969). Drawing on all the sounds and styles he'd absorbed as a child and a young adult, these early albums showed signs of the musical exploration that would be Taj's hallmark over the years to come.
In the 1970s, Taj carved out a unique musical niche with a string of adventurous recordings, including Happy To Be Just Like I Am (1971), Recycling the Blues and Other Related Stuff (1972), and the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the movie Sounder (1973).
The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal is a new 180g 2LP-set from Sony/Legacy featuring 12 amazing studio demos chronicling the early years of the American bluesman recorded between 1969-1973.
Taj Mahal The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 Track Listing:
1. Chainey Do
2. Sweet Mama Janisse
3. Yan-Nah Mama-Loo
4. Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day
5. I Pity The Poor Immigrant
6. Jacob's Ladder
7. Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo')
1. Sweet Mama Janisse
2. You Ain't No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff
3. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
4. Shady Grove