Music Keeps Me Satisfied/Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too

Music Keeps Me Satisfied/Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too

by Taj Mahal


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Music Keeps Me Satisfied/Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too

Taj Mahal's musicologist's approach to African-based roots music -- which saw the singer and multi-instrumentalist exploring fusions of reggae, Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, zydeco, various West African styles, and, of course, traditional country blues -- was often a sort of hit-or-miss process, and if he now seems to be the clear forerunner of contemporary blues artists like Keb' Mo', Guy Davis, Corey Harris, and Alvin Youngblood Hart, Mahal was out there on his own stylistic island in the 1960s and 1970s, a maverick who mostly confused and frustrated blues traditionalists who were by nature more concerned about preservation than innovation. This interest in what came to be known as world music seems like an obvious direction all these decades later, but when the two LPs combined in this set, 1975's Music Keeps Me Together (which explored Jamaican and Caribbean rhythms) and 1976's Satisfied 'n Tickled Too (which had almost no blues content at all and was more of an R&B album with some reggae tossed in), were released, few understood what Mahal was aiming for -- it could even be said that Mahal wasn't that sure either, since his musical experiments on these two albums were often tentative rather than huge bold statements. He got better at it as time went on, but these two releases, tentative or not, are where he got the ball rolling.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261209603
catalogNumber: 6120960
Rank: 50594

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Taj Mahal   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,5-string Banjo
Andy Narell   Conductor
Jo Baker   Background Vocals
Rudy Costa   Clarinet,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Kalimba
Sam Cox   Drums
Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu   Percussion,Conga
Ray Fitzpatrick   Bass
Carole Fredericks   Background Vocals
Carl Larkin   Guitar
Earl Lindo   Keyboards
Larry McDonald   Percussion,Conga
Stan Mulelland   Bass
Rick Myers   Alto Saxophone
Gordon Rowley   Trombone
Annie Sampson   Background Vocals
Kester Smith   Percussion
John Turk   Keyboards
Hoshal Wright   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Bill Rich   Conga
Rafael Ramírez   Conga
Brother Moses   Background Vocals
Intergalactic Soul Messengers Band   Background Vocals
Mother's Children   Background Vocals
Bill Greene   Conductor
Joachim Young   Keyboards
Fritz Helibron   Trombone

Technical Credits

Taj Mahal   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
Chuck Berry   Composer
Andy Narell   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
George Engfer   Engineer
Mike Fusaro   Engineer
Earl Lindo   Track Arrangement
Inshirah Mahal   Composer,Poetic Adaptation
Jay Mark   Engineer
Paul Stubblebine   Engineer
John O'Regan   Liner Notes
Steve Rubin   Cover Art
Bill Greene   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
David Brown   Engineer
Carl Purulo   Engineer
Hughan Williams   Artwork

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