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The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

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The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)
Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-83148-2 | Time: 00:55:53

Jimmy Rogers was very much a musician's musician – the kind of guitarist that earned accolades from contemporaries and successors alike – yet one who never wins a wide, mainstream audience. Blues Blues Blues was designed as the album that would find Rogers a larger audience, and as such, it has all the bells and whistles of a big-deal blues album. It has the classics ("Trouble No More," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'"), remakes of Rogers standards ("Ludella," "That's All Right"), cult covers (Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow," which kicks off the album on just the right note) and an astounding number of guest appearances, including cameos from (get ready): Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills, and Jeff Healey.

Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal (1968) [Reissue 2000]

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Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal (1968) [Reissue 2000]

Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal (1968) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 195 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 77 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (498173 2)

Taj Mahal's debut album was a startling statement in its time and has held up remarkably well. Recorded in August of 1967, it was as hard and exciting a mix of old and new blues sounds as surfaced on record in a year when even a lot of veteran blues artists (mostly at the insistence of their record labels) started turning toward psychedelia. The guitar virtuosity, embodied in Taj Mahal's slide work (which had the subtlety of a classical performance), Jesse Ed Davis's lead playing, and rhythm work by Ry Cooder and Bill Boatman, is of the neatly stripped-down variety that was alien to most records aiming for popular appeal, and the singer himself approached the music with a startling mix of authenticity and youthful enthusiasm…

Taj Mahal - Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Para Tu) (1977)

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Taj Mahal - Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Para Tu) (1977)

Taj Mahal - Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Para Tu) (1977)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Reggae | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Bros. Records (7599-26810-2)

Though an expectedly eclectic mix of blues, calypso, Caribbean music, and bits of reggae, disco, and other pop forms, Music Fuh Ya (Musica Para Tu) was not one of Mahal's more inspired outings. No one could criticize Mahal for lack of ambition in his efforts to integrate more styles into the folk-blues blend at the core of his music. But the surfeit of instrumentation, particularly the steel drums, were sometimes distractions more than enhancements, resulting in a forced, slick party atmosphere to cuts like "You Got It." Something like a cover of the blues-folk classic "Freight Train" plays much more to Mahal's strengths, but the trimmings of jazzy sax and steel drums aren't necessary when Taj alone could do a more convincing version…

Taj Mahal - Taj (1986)

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Taj Mahal - Taj (1986)

Taj Mahal - Taj (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 310 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues, World Music, Reggae | Gramavision #R2 79433

Taj is an album by American blues artist Taj Mahal. From the Universal vibe of “Everybody is Somebody” to the political and environmental message of “Light of the Pacific” and the charm of “Soothin” Taj takes you on a musical adventure as you travel from track to track. Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician, a singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica, and many other instruments. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works and has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his more than 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific.

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set

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VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3 Gb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 886977200922 | Time: 18:49:52
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock

25 CD box set. Following the model of The Perfect Jazz Collection, this format comes in a cube lift off lid box, holding 25 original albums by 25 different artists. All original albums are replicated in mini jacket sleeves. This excellent value package, contains albums by legendary performers from the Blues genre ranging from 1951-2003; across some real classic albums, from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Etta James and many others.

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get On Board (2022)

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Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get On Board (2022)

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get On Board (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 00:44:33 | 328 Mb
Blues | Label: Nonesuch Records

That 2022’s GET ON BOARD is Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal’s first collaboration in more than 50 years is trivia and nothing more—these guys have sounded ancient since they were teenagers, and, like the folk-blues legends Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee to whom they pay tribute here, they never cared about trend or passage of time such as it pertains to art. Even those only glancingly exposed to American folk music know these songs: “Pick a Bale of Cotton,” “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee,” “I Shall Not Be Moved,” “The Midnight Special.” And while artists like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf followed the raw, modern sound of the electric guitar, Terry and McGhee remained stubbornly unplugged, as connected to the white folk of Pete Seeger as the Black blues of their Southern forebears. Some songbooks come alive with fresh interpretation; GET ON BOARD does its source justice by doing nearly nothing at all.

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get on Board (2022)

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Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get on Board (2022)

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get on Board (2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 280 MB | Cover | 44:27 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 104 MB
Blues | Label: Nonesuch

Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder reunite in 2022 to release their first collaboration album in 57 years, since the debut album of their long-defunct band, the Rising Sons.

Taj Mahal - Phantom Blues (1996)

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Taj Mahal - Phantom Blues (1996)

Taj Mahal - Phantom Blues (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Label: BMG, Private Music | # 01005 82139 2 | Time: 00:47:58
Contemporary Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Electric Blues, Country Blues

This 1996 album picks up where Dancing the Blues left off three years earlier, with producer John Porter and most of the same studio cast. There's more of a New Orleans flavor this time, with barrelhouse pianist Jon Cleary contributing a couple of originals to go with such classics as Jesse Hill's "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" and Fats Domino's "Let the Four Winds Blow." Bonnie Raitt and a full vocal chorus help kick "I Need Your Loving" into overdrive. Mahal's one original is the tender, acoustic country-sounding "Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes".

VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)

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VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)

Various Artists - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Telarc | # CD-83427 | Time: 00:52:21

Howlin' Wolf may be gone, but his spirit lives on, as this 13-track tribute album featuring members of the Wolf's own band attests. Sam Lay, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, and the rest are as tight and smooth as they ever were playing behind Howlin' Wolf, and they've got an array of guest stars to do the Wolf proud. Taj Mahal (sounding a good bit like Wolf himself) is here, as are guitar-slinger Debbie Davies and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Neal. Lucinda Williams does a bluesy turn, and there are contributions from Lucky Peterson, James Cotton, and more. The CD features plenty of Wolf favorites, including "Saddle My Pony," "Howlin' for My Darling," "The Red Rooster," "Howlin' Wolf Boogie," and "Smokestack Lightnin'," among others. All in all, it's a fitting tribute to a man whose contribution to the blues is immeasurable.

VA: The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

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VA: The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
ABKCO 1268-2 | ~ 361 or 144 Mb | Scans
Classic Rock / Blues Rock / Rock & Roll

The most interesting archival release of the Rolling Stones since More Hot Rocks, 20 years ago, and the first issue of truly unreleased material by the Stones from this period. And the Stones have some competition from the Who, Taj Mahal, and John Lennon on the same release…

Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy - Good Time Music for Hard Times (2009)

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Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy - Good Time Music for Hard Times (2009)

Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy - Good Time Music for Hard Times (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Folk-Blues, Jug Band | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1332 | Time: 00:46:58

"America's First Lady of Roots Music", Maria Muldaur, returns to her original roots - Jug Band Music! Maria first recorded in the early 60's with both The Even Dozen and The Jim Kweskin Jug Bands. Here she has reunited with several of her former jug band mates and recorded many tunes from the classic jug band era (early 30's), as well as two hilarious newly penned gems by Dan Hicks. Special guests include John Sebastian, David Grisman, Taj Mahal, Dan Hicks, Fritz Richmond and sensational discovery Kit Stovepipe.

Taj Mahal - Taj's Blues (1992)

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Taj Mahal - Taj's Blues (1992)

Taj Mahal - Taj's Blues (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia / Legacy | # CCK 52465 | Time: 00:50:40
Contemporary Blues, Electric Country Blues, Folk-Blues

Taj's Blues is an entertainingly diverse record, featuring a variety of blues and roots-music styles, all fused together into a distinctive sound of its own. Half of the album is played on acoustic, the other with an electric band (which includes guitarists Ry Cooder and Jesse Davis on a handful of tracks), which gives a pretty good impression of the range of Mahal's talents. It's a good collection, featuring many of his best performances for Columbia, including "Statesboro Blues" and "Leaving Trunk," as well as the unreleased "East Bay Woman".

VA - Pure... Guitar Heroes (2010) [4CD Box Set]

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VA - Pure... Guitar Heroes (2010) [4CD Box Set]

VA - Pure… Guitar Heroes (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music, 88697753152 | ~ 2027 or 674 Mb
Pop Rock, Glam, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Punk, Jazz-Rock

Featuring iconic songs from some of the meanest axemen to ever strap on a guitar, Pure… Guitar Heroes takes listeners on a journey through some of classic rock's greatest guitar moments…

Taj Mahal - Like Never Before (1991) [Re-Up]

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Taj Mahal - Like Never Before (1991) [Re-Up]

Taj Mahal - Like Never Before (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Label: Private Music | # 261 679 | Time: 00:47:19
Contemporary Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Country-Blues

This record was originally released in 1991 after Taj had taken a break for a number of side projects including children's records. He was obviously refreshed - the record is full of new ideas and incorporates new production techniques, check out the lovely song "Every wind in the river" and also the scratching and rap stylings of "Squat that rabbit". A bit radical for blues but both work very well. Taj revists the song "Giant step" and also takes the traditional blues "Blues with a feeling" to New Orleans, with an added dash of steel guitar (!?!). Guests include banjo player David Johnson, guitarist David Lindley, Andy Kravitz and Bill Summers and the backing band sound great throughout. This is a really good, imaginative record that saw Taj coming back to form and his next couple of records in the 90s were even better.

Taj Mahal - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2013) [15CD Box Set]

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Taj Mahal - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2013) [15CD Box Set]

Taj Mahal - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
15CD | ~ 4374 or 1982 Mb | Box Art -> 216 Mb
2013 | Columbia Records/Sony Music/Legacy Recordings | 88697923442
Blues / Blues Rock / Folk / Funk / Soul / Rhythm & Blues

Decades before Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Keb' Mo' wed the Delta blues to various folk forms, there was Taj Mahal. Almost from the very beginning, Mahal provided audiences with connections to a plethora of blues styles. Further, he offered hard evidence connecting American blues to folk styles from other nations, particularly, but not limited to, those from the West Indies and various African countries, bridging gaps, highlighting similarities, and establishing links between many experiences of the African diaspora…