Taj Mahal - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal (1969-1973/2012/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:26 minutes | 847 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Harlem folkie wonder-cum-Chicago Blues badass Taj Mahal gets the legend treatment for his 70th birthday: Columbia has decided to honor the singer/songwriter/storytellers back pages with a hidden treasures release. Its a long, sweaty affair. Underlying it all, and no matter the kind of music hes playing, when Mahal sings he comes on like the black Bob Dylan: unmannered, guttural, loose but bold, toying with beginnings and endings of lines, at once interpretive of the masters but unlike anything heard before. If you prefer your Soul music with some gristle, and maybe fried in some -Bacon Fat,î then these rarities from early-era Taj is just the ticket.