Phantom Blues

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
An eclectic bluesman would seem to be a contradiction in terms, but Taj Mahal, who has moved through the worlds of folk, rock, and pop to reach his present categorization, fits the description, and here he takes several pop and R&B oldies that came from blues roots -- "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," "Lonely Avenue," "What Am I Living For?," "Let the Four Winds Blow" -- and returns them to those roots. He also calls in such guest stars as Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt, who have more than a nodding acquaintance with the blues, to assist him. The result is progressive blues hybrid that treats the music not as a source, but as a destination.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
An eclectic bluesman would seem to be a contradiction in terms, but Taj Mahal, who has moved through the worlds of folk, rock, and pop to reach his present categorization, fits the description, and here he takes several pop and R&B oldies that came from blues roots -- "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," "Lonely Avenue," "What Am I Living For?," "Let the Four Winds Blow" -- and returns them to those roots. He also calls in such guest stars as Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt, who have more than a nodding acquaintance with the blues, to assist him. The result is progressive blues hybrid that treats the music not as a source, but as a destination.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974886327
  • Catalog Number: 748863
  • Sales rank: 40,717

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Taj Mahal Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Dobro, Harmonica, Vocals
Bonnie Raitt Vocals
Mike Campbell 12-string Guitar
Sweet Pea Atkinson Background Vocals
Billie Barnum Background Vocals
Sir Harry Bowens Background Vocals
Tony Braunagel Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Jon Brion Guitar, chamberlain
Eric Clapton Guitar
Jon Cleary Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Wurlitzer
Freeze Gullory Rubboard
David Hidalgo Accordion
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass, Bass Guitar
Darrell Leonard Trombone, Trumpet, Trombonium
Joe McGrath Guitar
Dean Parks Guitar
John Porter Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Johnny Lee Schell Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Guitar (Tremolo)
Joe Sublett Tenor Saxophone
Mick Weaver Organ
Alphanette Durio Background Vocals
Terrence Forsythe Background Vocals
Larry Fulcher Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
John Parks Guitar
Regina Taylor Background Vocals
Bill Barnum Background Vocals
Bernard Anderson Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Taj Mahal Engineer
Carl Smith Composer
Don Gardner Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Joe McGrath Engineer
John Porter Producer
Rich Veltrop Engineer
Howard Willing Engineer
Billy Bowers Engineer
Bobby Robinson Composer
Melanie Penny Art Direction
Billy Davis Composer
James McDougal Composer
H. E. Owens Composer
Jerome Doc Pomus Composer
Edwin Hawkins Presents Bishop Nathaniel Townsley Jr. & The Lighthouse Con Composer
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