Playlist: The Very Best of Taj Mahal

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Throughout his career, Taj Mahal has always been considered a bluesman, which is true enough, since the basis for everything he does has been the country blues, but he is not a traditionalist at heart, and he has always looked for ways to push the blues into new places and shapes. At times adding rhythms and sensibilities that are drawn from reggae, ragtime, calypso, zydeco, and other genres, Mahal practices a kind of blues hybrid that is his alone, and he has been a huge influence on newer artists like Chris Thomas King and Corey Harris. This 14-track collection does a good job of showing what he does, and if the blues purists don't always like it, Mahal's melting-pot ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Throughout his career, Taj Mahal has always been considered a bluesman, which is true enough, since the basis for everything he does has been the country blues, but he is not a traditionalist at heart, and he has always looked for ways to push the blues into new places and shapes. At times adding rhythms and sensibilities that are drawn from reggae, ragtime, calypso, zydeco, and other genres, Mahal practices a kind of blues hybrid that is his alone, and he has been a huge influence on newer artists like Chris Thomas King and Corey Harris. This 14-track collection does a good job of showing what he does, and if the blues purists don't always like it, Mahal's melting-pot approach never loses sight of the blues as a fluid and adaptable form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Playlist
  • UPC: 886919958027
  • Catalog Number: 199580
  • Sales rank: 23,605

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Taj Mahal Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Sleepy John Estes Composer
Taj Mahal Arranger, Composer, Producer, Adaptation
Bob Marley Composer, Remixing
Skip Drinkwater Producer
David Rubinson Producer
Guy Webster Back Cover Photo
Mark Wilder Mastering
Bob Cato Cover Photo
Don Peterson Inside Photo
H. Thomas Composer
H. Silver Composer
R. Feldman Composer
B. Anderson Composer
Aston "Family Man" Barrett Remixing
Blind W. Johnson Composer
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