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Mo' Roots

Taj Mahal

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Mo' Roots finds Mahal stepping away from the blues, choosing instead to focus on reggae. While he can often be faulted for his all-too-academic approach, with Mo' Roots he turns in an album that truly expresses his appreciation and connection with the music.
© All Music Guide /TiVo

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1
Johnny Too Bad (Album Version)
00:03:14

Bill Rich, Bass - Hylton Beckford, Composer - Hylton Beckford, Lyricist - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Winston Bailey, Composer - Winston Bailey, Lyricist - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums - Carole Fredericks, Background Vocal - Taj Mahal, Producer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Banjo - Taj Mahal, Piano - Taj Mahal, Organ - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Harp - Derrick Crooks, Composer - Derrick Crooks, Lyricist - Tommy Henderson, Background Vocal - Delroy Wilson, Composer - Delroy Wilson, Lyricist

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Blackjack Davey (Album Version)
00:03:43

Paul Stubblebine, Engineer - George Engfer, Engineer - Taj Mahal, Producer - Taj Mahal, Adaptor - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Banjo - Taj Mahal, Mixing Engineer - Taj Mahal, Piano - Taj Mahal, Organ - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Harp - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Tambourine - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Bill Rich, Bass - George Horn, Mastering Engineer - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Big Mama (Album Version)
00:04:40

Bill Rich, Bass - Aston Barrett, Re-Mixer - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Tambourine - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums - George Engfer, Engineer - Taj Mahal, Producer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Banjo - Taj Mahal, Re-Mixer - Taj Mahal, Piano - Taj Mahal, Organ - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Harp - George Horn, Mastering Engineer - Merry Clayton, Background Vocal - Paul Stubblebine, Engineer - T. Mahal, Composer - T. Mahal, Lyricist - Claudia Lennear, Background Vocal

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Cajun Waltz (Album Version)
00:05:59

Bill Rich, Bass - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Tambourine - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums - George Engfer, Engineer - Taj Mahal, Producer - Taj Mahal, Adaptor - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Mixing Engineer - Taj Mahal, Banjo - Taj Mahal, Piano - Taj Mahal, Organ - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Harp - George Horn, Mastering Engineer - Merry Clayton, Background Vocal - Paul Stubblebine, Engineer - Claudia Lennear, Background Vocal

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Slave Driver (Album Version)
00:02:41

Bill Rich, Bass - Aston Barrett, Piano - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Producer - Bob Marley, Composer - Bob Marley, Lyricist - Merle Saunders, Organ - Merry Clayton, Background Vocal - Claudia Lennear, Background Vocal

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Why Did You Have To Desert Me? (Album Version)
00:05:54

Bill Rich, Bass - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Tambourine - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums - George Engfer, Engineer - Hoshal Wright, Electric Guitar - Rudy Costa, Flute - Rudy Costa, Soprano Saxophone - Carole Fredericks, Background Vocal - Taj Mahal, Producer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Mixing Engineer - Taj Mahal, Banjo - Taj Mahal, Piano - Taj Mahal, Organ - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Harp - George Horn, Mastering Engineer - Paul Stubblebine, Engineer - Tommy Henderson, Background Vocal - T. Mahal, Composer - T. Mahal, Lyricist

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Desperate Lover (Album Version)
00:02:44

Bill Rich, Bass - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Tambourine - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums - George Engfer, Engineer - Taj Mahal, Producer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Banjo - Taj Mahal, Mixing Engineer - Taj Mahal, Piano - Taj Mahal, Organ - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Harp - George Horn, Mastering Engineer - Merle Saunders, Organ - Paul Stubblebine, Engineer - K. Anderson, Composer - K. Anderson, Lyricist

(P) 1974 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
(Clara) St. Kitts Woman (Album Version)
00:04:34

Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Taj Mahal, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Banjo - Taj Mahal, Piano - Taj Mahal, Organ - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Harp - Taj Mahal, Producer - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Percussion - Kwasi Dzidzornu, Congas - Bill Rich, Bass - Kester Smith, Percussion - Kester Smith, Drums

(P) 1974 Sony Music Entertainment

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Mo' Roots finds Mahal stepping away from the blues, choosing instead to focus on reggae. While he can often be faulted for his all-too-academic approach, with Mo' Roots he turns in an album that truly expresses his appreciation and connection with the music.
© All Music Guide /TiVo

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