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Blues with a Feeling: The Very Best of Taj Mahal

  • 1. Seor Blues
    2. Don't Call Us
    3. (You've Got To) Love Her With A Feeling
    4. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
    5. Betty And Dupree
    6. Here In The Dark
    7. That's How Strong My Love Is
    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. Mockingbird - (featuring Etta James)
    10. Mailbox Blues
    11. Think
    12. Sitting On Top Of The World
    13. Mind Your Own Business
    14. Cakewalk Into Town
    15. Blues With A Feeling
    16. Take A Giant Step
    17. New Hula Blues, The
    18. Hustle Is On, The
    19. Let The Four Winds Blow
    20. Blue Light Boogie
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 771352

  • Credits

    Personnel: Taj Mahal, Etta James (vocals); Eric Clapton (guitar); Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sheryl Crow (background vocals).
    Producers: John Porter, Skip Drinkwater, Carey Williams.
    Compilation producers: Barry Feldman, Joshua Sherman, Tom Vickers.
    Recorded between 1991 & 1998. Includes liner notes by Tom Vickers.
    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. Adding at times 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 collection derives from the five albums he recorded with Private Records during the 1990s, and overlaps somewhat with The Best of the Private Years, released in 2000. Highlights include his version of Doc Pomus' "Lonely Avenue," a bebop blues take on Horace Silver's "Seor Blues," and an atmospheric reading of Goffin & King's "Take a Giant Step." Among the most interesting tracks here are the ones penned by Taj Mahal himself ("Mailbox Blues," "Cakewalk into Town," "New Hula Blues"), each of which demonstrates aptly the singer's melting-pot approach to the blues. ~ Steve Leggett

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