Every time I hear "Leaving Trunk" I'm blown away. A perfect blues / soul fusion.
― that's not my post, Saturday, 24 July 2010 06:16 (ten years ago) link
Performance of "Ain't That A Lot Of Love" on the Rolling Stones Rock n Roll Circus is outstanding.Not on youtube. Jesse Ed Davis throws out a sick solo and has a priceless look on his face while he does it.
― Trip Maker, Saturday, 24 July 2010 16:18 (ten years ago) link
http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/t/taj-mahal/album-the-real-thing.jpgthis record is whats up
― blap...tremendo (deej), Saturday, 24 July 2010 21:43 (ten years ago) link
I haven't thought about this guy in awhile but his albums were pretty inescapable for a few key years in my early 20s. I loved pretty much everything he did. Just perfect music for certain summery situations. I'm kind of amazed this thread is so short, but maybe there's just not much to say except... Taj Mahal fuckin rocks?
― 40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 16:36 (nine years ago) link
Yeah, I've been on kind of a Taj kick lately. Had never heard his self titled debut until today. Ry Cooder and Jesse Ed really killer on this, and the bassist (Gary Gilmore!) is super.
― Double Nickels on the Pecunidigm (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 20:29 (four years ago) link
I have been listening to his Natch'l Blues album this morning, it's awesome.
― calzino, Friday, 16 June 2017 10:15 (three years ago) link
I usually name Goffin-King's "Take a Giant Step" as my favourite Monkees song. Had no idea there was a Taj Mahal version--it's used over the end credits of The Sunshine Makers, a documentary on early acid proponents Tim Scully and Nick Sand.
― clemenza, Monday, 22 February 2021 01:08 (two weeks ago) link