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    The Essential Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal - The Essential Taj Mahal

    2005 | Sony 

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    All Music Guide Review

    The Essential Taj Mahal pulls together the bluesman's Columbia, Warner, Gramavision Private Music, and Hannibal labels' recordings, making it the first truly cross-licensed compilation of his work. Given the depth and breadth of this set (it covers four decades), the listener gets not only a cross-sectional view of the artist, but also his innovative and idiosyncratic journey through the blues: Mahal has not only kept the tradition alive, he's expanded it and deepened it, tracing its roots and developments through the course of American, Caribbean, and African cultures. While there is no unreleased material here, there doesn't need to be. The sheer adventure in these recordings reveals the wealth of the contribution Mahal has made not only to the blues, but to popular culture both present and past. This is a comp to own, to be moved by, and to ultimately enjoy. Columbia issued a three-CD set earlier, but there were things there that needed to be trimmed. This leaner and meaner version is superior. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

    The Essential Taj Mahal Track Listing

  • #
  • Title
  • Artist
  • time
  • 20 (2)
  • Slave Driver
  • Taj Mahal
  • 2:43
  • Sound Clip for Slave Driver from The Essential Taj Mahal

  • 26 (2)
  • Crossing
  • Taj Mahal
  • 2:33
  • Sound Clip for Crossing from The Essential Taj Mahal

  • 27 (2)
  • Don't Call Us
  • Taj Mahal
  • 4:21
  • Sound Clip for Don't Call Us from The Essential Taj Mahal

  • 32 (2)
  • Señor Blues
  • Taj Mahal
  • 6:45
  • Sound Clip for Señor Blues from The Essential Taj Mahal

  • 34 (2)
  • Queen Bee
  • Taj Mahal
  • 5:05
  • Sound Clip for Queen Bee from The Essential Taj Mahal

  • 36 (2)
  • John Henry
  • Etta Baker
  • 3:41
  • Sound Clip for John Henry from The Essential Taj Mahal

  • Taj Mahal
  • Credits of The Essential Taj Mahal

    • Ry Cooder
    • Guitar, Mandolin, Guitar (Rhythm)
    • Taj Mahal
    • Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Mandolin, Arranger, Fife, Vocals, Handclapping, Audio Production, Finger Cymbals, Bass (Upright), National Steel Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Slide Guitar, Producer, Whistle (Human), Guitar (Electric), Composer, Piano, Harmonica, Dobro

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