Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
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Based on 2 reviews
1968 Ratings: #6 / 71
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Based on 14 ratings
January 1, 1968 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Blues / Genres
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HoodieBraden
91
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
lucacdornelles
65
SONGS RANKED:
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
91
1. 10/10
2. 10/10
3. 8.5/10
4. 9.5/10
5. 8/10
6. 10/10
7. 8/10
8. 10/10

album cohesion: 10
album originality: 7

total = 91%

Influences I hear - Robert Johnson, Cream
ROXAAN
88
Really GREAT!
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