2LP - 180g Audiophile Crystal Clear & Blue Marbled Vinyl with Insert. Limited Edition of 1500 Individually Numbered Copies.
As one of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal broadened his approach. He took a musicologist's interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world - reggae and other Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, zydeco, various West African styles, Latin and even Hawaiian music. The African-derived heritage of most of those forms allowed Mahal to present the blues as part of a wider musical context.
The 2LP The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal was originally released in 2012 and a compilation of some of Mahal's finest work. LP 1 features studio tracks that were previously unreleased, recorded between 1969 and 1973. LP 2 contains the full live concert from April 18, 1970, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1. Chainey Do
2. Sweet Mama Janisse
3. Yan-Nah Mama-Loo
4. Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day
1. I Pity The Poor Immigrant
2. Jacob’s Ladder
3. Ain’t Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo’)
1. Sweet Mama Janisse
2. You Ain’t No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff
1. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
2. Shady Grove