Taj Mahal The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal 1969 - 1973

The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal 1969 - 1973

Taj Mahal

Released on August 17, 2012 by Columbia - Legacy

Main artist: Taj Mahal

Genre: Blues

Distinctions: Le top 6 JAZZ NEWS (October 2012)

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Album : 2 disks - 22 tracks Total length : 02:10:49

    DISC 1
  1. 1 Chainey Do

    Charlie Freeman, Electric Guitar - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Dickinson, Piano - Michael Utley, Organ - Sammy Creason, Drums - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - The Dixie Flyers, Performer - Tommy McClure, Bass - Willie McTell, Composer - Willie McTell, Lyricist Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  2. 2 Sweet Mama Janisse (1970 Version) (1970 Version)

    Charlie Freeman, Electric Guitar - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Dickinson, Piano - Michael Utley, Organ - Sammy Creason, Drums - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - The Dixie Flyers, Performer - Tommy McClure, Bass Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  3. 3 Yan-Nah Mama-Loo

    Charlie Freeman, Electric Guitar - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Dickinson, Piano - Michael Utley, Organ - Sammy Creason, Drums - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - The Dixie Flyers, Performer - Tommy McClure, Bass Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  4. 4 Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day (1970 Version) (1970 Version)

    Charlie Freeman, Electric Guitar - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Dickinson, Piano - Michael Utley, Organ - Sammy Creason, Drums - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - The Dixie Flyers, Performer - Tommy McClure, Bass Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  5. 5 I Pity the Poor Immigrant

    Bob Dylan, Composer - Chuck Blackwell, Drums - David Rubinson, Producer - Fred Catero, Recording Engineer - Gary Gilmore, Bass - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1969 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  6. 6 Jacob's Ladder

    Anna de Leon, Background Vocal - Chuck Blackwell, Drums - David Rubinson, Producer - Fred Catero, Recording Engineer - Gary Gilmore, Bass - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1969 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  7. 7 Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo')

    Bill Rich, Bass - Bob Stewart, Tuba - David Rubinson, Producer - Earl Mcintyre, Tuba - Greg Thomas, Drums - Howard Johnson, Tuba - John Hall, Electric Guitar - John Simon, Piano - Joseph Daley, Tuba - Kwasi DziDzournu, Congas - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Tim Geelan, Recording Engineer Copyright : Originally recorded 1971 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  8. 8 Sweet Mama Janisse

    Bill Rich, Bass - Bob Stewart, Tuba - David Rubinson, Producer - Earl Mcintyre, Tuba - Greg Thomas, Drums - Howard Johnson, Tuba - John Hall, Electric Guitar - John Simon, Piano - Joseph Daley, Tuba - Kwasi DziDzournu, Congas - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Tim Geelan, Recording Engineer Copyright : Originally recorded 1971 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  9. 9 You Ain't No Street Walker Mama, Honey but I Do Love the Way You Strut Your Stuff

    Bill Rich, Bass - Bob Stewart, Tuba - David Rubinson, Producer - Earl Mcintyre, Tuba - Greg Thomas, Drums - Howard Johnson, Tuba - John Hall, Electric Guitar - John Simon, Piano - Joseph Daley, Tuba - Kwasi DziDzournu, Congas - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal - Tim Geelan, Recording Engineer Copyright : Originally recorded 1971 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

    Allen Toussaint, Producer - B. LEVEL, Composer - B. LEVEL, Lyricist - B. Love, Composer - B. Love, Lyricist - Eric Ajaye, Bass - Hoshal Wright, Electric Guitar - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1973 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  11. 11 Shady Grove

    Allen Toussaint, Producer - Eric Ajaye, Bass - Hoshal Wright, Electric Guitar - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1973 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  12. 12 Butter

    Allen Toussaint, Producer - Eric Ajaye, Bass - Eric Ajaye, Composer - Hoshal Wright, Composer - Hoshal Wright, Electric Guitar - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1973 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  13. DISC 2
  14. 1 Runnin' by the Riverside (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  15. 2 John, Ain't It Hard (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  16. 3 Band Introduction (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    David Rubinson, Producer - Not Applicable, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  17. 4 Sweet Mama Janisse (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    David Rubinson, Producer - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  18. 5 Big Fat (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Composer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  19. 6 Divin' Duck Blues (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Sleepy John Estes, Composer - T. Mahal, Arranger - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  20. 7 Checkin' Up On My Baby (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Sonny Boy Williamson, Composer - Sonny Boy Williamson, Lyricist - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  21. 8 Oh Susanna (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  22. 9 Oh Baby, Why Do You Wanna Make It Fat (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  23. 10 Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London) (Live at The Royal Albert Hall, London)

    Bill Rich, Bass - David Rubinson, Producer - Jesse Edwin Davis, Electric Guitar - Jim Karstein, Drums - John Simon, Piano - Taj Mahal, Composer - Taj Mahal, Performer - Taj Mahal, Vocal Copyright : Originally recorded 1970 & released 2012. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

About

In celebration of his 70th birthday, The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 is the first of a series of volumes issued by Legacy that will eventually encompass his entire Columbia catalog. Hidden Treasures consists of a studio disc and a live one. The studio set contains a dozen tracks that were rejected from the final versions of Mahal's albums for various reasons, as well as alternate takes. All tracks are unreleased. The quality of the material can be slightly uneven, but that's to be expected (being rejects after all). That said, disc one is not without sufficient charm, and even revelatory moments. Its first four tracks feature Mahal and guitarist Jesse Ed Davis in the company of Jim Dickinson's Dixie Flyers. "Chainey Do" and the first of the two alternate takes of "Sweet Mama Janisse" are excellent showcases for Davis in the company of a stellar garage band. Other standouts on disc one include "You Ain't No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love the Way You Strut Your Stuff," with its studio intro where Mahal instructs the band on how to make it cook. And it does. The band includes a five-piece horn section that stars tuba masters Bob Stewart and Howard Johnson. Mahal's banjo playing works beautifully in the extended jam on "Shady Groove." "Butter" closes the disc and features Mahal fronting the band on harmonica, playing a sweet, instrumental version of "People Get Ready." Disc two, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, is worth the purchase price alone. Mahal plays his National Steel guitar and harmonica, and is backed by a band with the late, great Davis on lead guitar. This set reveals Mahal as a musical shaman early on. He was even then able to skip across centuries, traditions, forms, and singing, telling tales and jokes without hesitation or faltering. He fully inhabits each musical persona he takes on as his own, yet they are all part of a single but multi-limbed lineage in his musicology. The disc is by turns rousing, rocking, and intimate. Whether it's in the a cappella take on the traditional "Runnin' by the Riverside," a cover of the Band's "Bacon Fat," the funky, gritty, original blues of "Big Fat" and "Sweet Mama Janisse," or the definitive version of "Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day," this is all-killer, no-filler. Fans of Mahal's -- especially of his Columbia period -- will greet The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 with cheers. ~ Thom Jurek

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