Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
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Based on 2 reviews
1968 Ratings: #9 / 87
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Based on 25 ratings
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January 1, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Blues / Genres
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The History of The Albums – n°374

Today we are not going to make a guided tour of an Indian monument, we are going to dive into the analysis of an icon of the Contemporary Blues which bears the same name: Taj Mahal. At the end of the Sixties, the movement of the Blues Revival had of course considerably faded because its inheritance is from now on completely incorporated, like the DNA, in the Pop Rock with in particular the Blues Rock, the Hard Rock, the Acid Rock, the Psych Heavy ... read more
A flawless, hard hitting, fresh all-time classic.
Nothing much else to say about Taj Mahal's self-titled album except that it's a classic and personifies what good, old-fashioned blues is supposed to sound like. Fredericks captures a raw southern tone that is resemblant of Robert Johnson-era blues rock, with that deep vocal range and moody blue lyrics. This record gives off more confident performances than what was present on his debut album, The Natch'l Blues (self-titled is also much more blues-centered than his debut). Nonetheless, his ... read more
The Essential Taj Mahal record. His purest raw sound embodies these recordings, and it's the best collection of tunes he's given us.
8. Everybody's Got to Change Sometime
7. Diving Duck Blues
6. The Celebrated Walkin' Blues
5. Checkin' Up on My Baby
4. Dust My Broom
3. Statesboro Blues
2. Leaving Trunk
1. E Z Rider
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Added on: September 13, 2016