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Taj Mahal - Recycling the Blues
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Taj Mahal - Recycling the Blues

ORGLPLP0112 Double 180g 45RPM Vinyl LP

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Taj Mahal - Recycling the Blues, Double 45rpm 180g Vinyl LP

American blues musician Taj Mahal, was born Henry Fredericks in New York in 1942. His music is a mix of blues, Caribbean styles, bluegrass and the music of Hawaii, where he lived for a number of years. Originally released in 1972, Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff contains seven live tracks and four studio recordings.

Guitar/piano playing rural blues revivalist Taj Mahal was quite a rarity in the late 1960s - a young black man who accurately revived classic country blues for a new generation of listeners. Mahal took an archival interest in folk blues while joining in during the early '60s. On this album, the first seven tracks were recorded live at the Fillmore West and the rest at Columbia's San Francisco studios with backup from the Pointer Sisters. The title Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff certainly sums up the album quite well - that's exactly what Taj Mahal has been doing for several years by this point!

• Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets
• Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
• Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl
• Double LP
• Pressed at RTI
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!

Taj Mahal, steel-bodied guitar, kalimba, banjo, conch, hand claps, upright bass
Howard Johnson, hand claps, tuba
The Pointer Sisters, background vocals

LP1 - Side A:
1. Conch Intro
2. Kalimba
3. Bound To Love Me Some
4. Ricochet

LP1 - Side B:
1. A Free Song (Rise Up Children Shake the Devil Out Of Your Soul)
2. Corinna
3. Conch: Close
4. Cakewalk Into Town

LP2 - Side C:
1. Sweet Home Chicago
2. Texas Woman Blues

LP2 - Side D:
1. Gitano Negro

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