Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band in St Lucia flac mp3
Señor Blues is a 1997 studio album by blues musician Taj Mahal, featuring a cover of James Brown's "Think". It won Best Contemporary Blues Album – or Contemporary Blues Recording at that year's Grammy Awards. Queen Bee" (Taj Mahal). Think" (Lowman Pauling). Irresistible You" (Al Kasha, Luther Dixon). Having a Real Bad Day" (Delbert McClinton, John Barlow Jarvis). Señor Blues" (Horace Silver). Sophisticated Mama" (Washboard Sam). Oh Lord, Things Are Gettin' Crazy Up in Here" (Jon Cleary).
Taj Mahal was born Henry St. Clair Fredericks in New York on May 17, 1942. His parents his father a jazz anger of Jamaican descent, his mother a schoolteacher from South Carolina who sang gospel moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, when he was quite young, and while growing up there, he often listened to music from around the world on his father's short-wave radio. He particularly loved the blues both acoustic and electric and early rock & rollers like Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Mahal returned in 1987 with Taj, an album issued by Gramavision that explored this new interest; the following year, he inaugurated a string of successful, well-received children's albums with Shake Sugaree. Follow-ups, such as Dancing the Blues (1993) and Phantom Blues (1996), drifted into more rock, pop, and R&B-flavored territory; in 1997, Mahal won a Grammy for Señor Blues.
A guitarist and singer/songwriter who took an interest in reviving the rural blues tradition, later extending to reggae and ragtime influences. Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band in St Lucia.
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Music & musicals, urban & dance, latin music. Taj has been playing his own distinctive brand of music (Afro-Caribbean blues, folk-world blues, hula blues, folk-funk, et. for more than four decades. In Taj's world, Caribbean, Hawaiian, African, Latin and Cuban sounds and rhythms mix with folk, jazz, zydeco, gospel, rock, pop, soul and R&B - all overlain on a solid country blues foundation. See it all come together in one memorable night of jamming on the island of St. Lucia.