Taj Mahal The Natch'l Blues on 180g LP
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.
Taj Mahal 's breathtaking second album, The Natch'l Blues, showcased a band featuring Al Kooper and Jesse Ed Davis while introducing a generation to deep blues classics like "Corinna," "She Caught the Katy (and Left Me a Mule to Ride)," and "The Cuckoo." 180g vinyl pressing from Sony/Legacy.
Taj Mahal The Natch'l Blues Track Listing:
1. Good Morning Miss Brown
3. I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
4. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
5. Done Changed My Way Of Living
6. She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride
7. The Cuckoo
8. You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry)
9. Ain't That A Lot Of Love