Taj Mahal ‎– The Essential Taj Mahal

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Columbia ‎– 82876 74500 2, Legacy ‎– 82876 74500 2, Private Music (2) ‎– 82876 74500 2
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1-1 Leaving Trunk
Bass – James Thomas (6)Drums – Sanford Konikoff*Lead Guitar – Jesse Ed DavisProducer – David RubinsonRhythm Guitar – Ryland P. Cooder*Vocals, Harmonica – Taj MahalWritten-By – Sleepy John Estes
4:48
1-2 Statesboro Blues
Bass – James Thomas (6)Drums – Sanford Konikoff*Lead Guitar – Jesse Ed DavisProducer – David RubinsonRhythm Guitar – Ryland P. Cooder*Vocals, Harmonica – Taj MahalWritten-By – Willie McTell*
2:57
1-3 The Celebrated Walkin' Blues
Mandolin – Ryland P. Cooder*Producer – David RubinsonWritten-By, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Harmonica – Taj Mahal
8:51
1-4 She Caught The Katy (And Left Me A Mule To Ride)
Bass – Gary Gilmore (2)Drums – Chuck BlackwellElectric Guitar, Piano – Jesse Edwin Davis*Piano – Al KooperProducer – David RubinsonWritten-By – James Rachell*Written-By, Vocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar], Harmonica – Taj Mahal
3:27
1-5 Corinna
Bass – Gary Gilmore (2)Drums – Chuck BlackwellPiano – Al KooperProducer – David RubinsonWritten-By, Electric Guitar – Jesse Edwin Davis*Written-By, Vocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar], Harmonica – Taj Mahal
3:01
1-6 Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
Bass – Gary Gilmore (2)Drums – Chuck BlackwellElectric Guitar – Jesse Edwin Davis*Piano – Al KooperProducer – Taj MahalWritten-By, Vocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar], Harmonica – Taj Mahal
3:35
1-7 Take A Giant Step
Bass – Gary Gilmore (2)Drums – Chuck BlackwellElectric Guitar – Jesse Edwin Davis*Producer – David RubinsonVocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar] – Taj MahalWritten-By – Gerry Goffin, Carole King*
4:16
1-8 Six Days On The Road
Bass – Gary Gilmore (2)Drums – Chuck BlackwellElectric Guitar, Piano – Jesse Edwin Davis*Producer – David RubinsonVocals – Taj MahalWritten-By – Carl Montgomery, Earl Greene*
3:00
1-9 Country Blues #1
Producer – David RubinsonWritten-By – Jesse Ed DavisWritten-By, Vocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar] – Taj Mahal
2:37
1-10 Fishin' Blues
Producer – David RubinsonVocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar] – Taj MahalWritten-By – Henry Thomas
3:07
1-11 Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Anymo')
Arranged By [Horn Arrangements], Tuba, Flugelhorn, Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson (3)Bass – Bill RichCongas – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzournou*Drums – Greg Thomas (3)Electric Piano, Piano – John SimonGuitar – John Hall*Producer – David RubinsonTuba, Bass Trombone – Earl McIntyreTuba, Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Bob StewartTuba, Trombone – Joseph Daley*Written-By – Chuck Blackwell, Gary Gilmore (2), Jesse Ed DavisWritten-By, Vocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar], Whistling, Fife [Spirit Of '76 Six Holed Fife] – Taj Mahal
8:37
1-12 You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Arranged By [Brass], Tuba, Flugelhorn, Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson (3)Arranged By, Vocals, Harmonica – Taj MahalBass – Bill RichCongas – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzournou*Drums – Greg Thomas (3)Electric Piano, Piano – John SimonGuitar – John Hall*Tuba, Bass Trombone – Earle McIntyre*Tuba, Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Bob StewartTuba, Trombone – Joseph Daley*Written-By – Blind Willie Johnson
6:17
1-13 Happy To Be Just Like I Am
Bass – Bill RichCongas, Bells [African] – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzournou*Drums – James Charles Otey, Jr.Electric Guitar – Hoshal WrightElectric Piano – John SimonProducer – David RubinsonTuba, Baritone Saxophone, Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Howard Johnson (3)Tuba, Bass Trombone – Earle McIntyre*Tuba, Flugelhorn – Bob StewartTuba, Trombone – Joseph Daley*Written-By, Vocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar] – Taj Mahal
3:51
1-14 West Indian Revelation
Bass – Bill RichCongas, Bells [African] – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzournou*Drums – James Charles Otey, Jr.Electric Guitar – Hosal WrightElectric Piano – John SimonProducer – David RubinsonSteel Drums – Andy NarellTuba, Baritone Saxophone, Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Howard Johnson (3)Tuba, Bass Trombone – Earle McIntyre*Tuba, Flugelhorn – Bob StewartTuba, Trombone – Joseph Daley*Written-By, Vocals, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar] – Taj Mahal
6:05
1-15 Texas Woman Blues
Backing Vocals – The Pointer Sisters*Producer – David RubinsonWritten-By, Vocals, Double Bass [Upright Bass] – Taj Mahal
2:55
1-16 Cakewalk Into Town
Backing Vocals – The Pointer Sisters*Producer – David RubinsonTuba, Handclaps – Howard Johnson (3)Written-By, Vocals, Whistling, Handclaps – Taj Mahal
2:33
1-17 Frankie & Albert
Backing Vocals – The Pointer Sisters*Producer, Vocals, Dobro [Brass Dobro] – Taj MahalWritten-By – Mississippi John Hurt
3:58
1-18 Railroad Bill
Producer, Whistling, Handclaps, Resonator Guitar [National Steel-Bodied Guitar] – Taj MahalWritten-By – John Work
2:48
2-1 Johnny Too Bad
Backing Vocals – Sister Carole Fredricks*, Brother Tommy Henderson*Bass – Bill RichCongas, Percussion – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzournou*Drums [Trap], Percussion – Kester "Smitty" Smith*Electric Guitar – Hosal WrightProducer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Organ [Fender Rhodes], Harmonica – Taj MahalWritten-By – Delroy Wilson, Derrick Crooks, Hylton Beckford, Winston Bailey
3:15
2-2 Slave Driver
Backing Vocals – Miss Claudia Lennear*, Miss Merry Clayton*Bass – Bill RichCongas, Percussion – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzournou*Drums [Trap], Percussion – Kester "Smitty" Smith*Electric Guitar – Hosal WrightOrgan – Merl SaundersPiano [Ska] – Aston "Family Man" BarrettProducer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Taj MahalWritten-By – Bob Marley
2:42
2-3 (Clara) St. Kitts Woman
Bass – Bill RichCongas, Percussion – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzournou**Drums [Trap], Percussion – Kester "Smitty" Smith**Electric Guitar – Hosal WrightWritten-By, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Finger Cymbals – Taj Mahal
4:16
2-4 When I Feel The Sea Beneath My Soul
Bass – Ray FitzpatrickCongas, Percussion – Larry McDonaldDrums [Trap] – Kester "Smitty" Smith*Electric Guitar – Hosal WrightKalimba – Rudy CostaKeyboards – Earl "Wire" LindoWritten-By, Producer, Mandolin [National Steel-Bodied Mandolin], Guitar [F-Holed 6-String Guitar], Piano – Taj Mahal
3:06
2-5 Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too
Bass – Ray FitzpatrickCongas, Percussion – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornou*, Larry McDonaldDrums – Kester SmithElectric Guitar – Hosal WrightKeyboards – Earl "Wire" LindoWritten-By, Producer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Taj Mahal
5:25
2-6 Love Theme In The Key Of D
Bass – Ray FitzpatrickCongas, Percussion – Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornou*Drums [Trap] – Kester "Smitty" Smith*Saxophone – Rudy CostaSteel Drums – Robert GreenidgeWritten-By, Producer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Taj Mahal
8:06
2-7 Everybody Is Somebody
Backing Vocals – Joyce Wilson, Melody McCully, Pamela Vincent*Bass – Ray FitzpatrickCongas, Percussion – Larry McDonald, Ralph MacDonaldDjembe, Congas, Shekere, Percussion – Babatunde OlatunjiDrums, Drum Programming [DBX] – Ozzie WilliamsElectric Guitar – Jesse Ed DavisKeyboards – Wayne HendersonProducer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Taj MahalSteel Drums – Robert GreenidgeSynthesizer – Jeanette AcostaWritten-By – Winston Bailey
3:29
2-8 Crossing
Bass – Calvin Samuels*Drums – Mark SingerGuitar – Abdul WaliKeyboards, Synthesizer – Kim JordanPercussion – Kester "Smitty" Smith*Written-By – Langston HughesWritten-By, Producer, Vocals, Guitar – Taj Mahal
2:33
2-9 Don't Call Us
Backing Vocals – Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sheryl CrowBass – Doug GrigsbyCongas, Percussion – Bill SummersDrums – Andy KravitzLap Steel Guitar – Eric Bazalian*Written-By, Programmed By [Syntheziser] – Richard FeldmanWritten-By, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Taj Mahal
4:22
2-10 Big Legged Mommas Are Back In Style
Bass – Tony Jones (2)Lap Steel Guitar – Sonny RhodesPercussion [Rub-Boards] – Myric "Freeze" GuilloryProducer – John PorterWritten-By, Vocals, Piano – Taj Mahal
4:18
2-11 That's How Strong My Love Is
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Richie HaywardGuitar – Johnny Lee SchellHorns – Texicali Horns*Organ – Mick WeaverPiano – Bill PayneProducer, Guitar – John PorterVocals – Taj MahalWritten-By – Roosevelt Jamison
3:07
2-12 Here In The Dark
Bass – Larry FulcherDrums – Tony BraunagelLead Guitar – Eric ClaptonPiano – Jon ClearyProducer – John PorterRhythm Guitar – Johnny Lee SchellTenor Saxophone – Joe SublettTrumpet – Darrell LeonardVocals – Taj MahalWritten-By – Bernard Anderson*
3:10
2-13 Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
Bass – James "Hutch" Hutchinson*Drums – Tony BraunagelProducer – John PorterTwelve-String Guitar – Mike CampbellVocals, Dobro, Harmonica – Taj MahalWritten-By – Taj Mahal
2:43
2-14 Señor Blues
Guitar – Johnny Lee SchellOrgan [B-3] – Mick WeaverPiano – Jon ClearyProducer – John PorterTenor Saxophone – Joe SublettTrumpet, Trombone, French Horn – Darrell Leonard, The Texacali HornsVocals, Dobro – Taj MahalWritten-By – Horace Silver
6:45
2-15 The New Hula Blues
Bass – Pancho GrahamDrums – Kester "Smitty" Smith*Producer – Carey WilliamsSteel Guitar [Hawaiian] – Fred LuntUkulele [Baritone] – Michael Baretto*Ukulele [Liliu] – Pat Crockett*Ukulele [Tenor], Guitar [Slack Key Guitar] – Carlos Andrade, Wayne JacinthoWritten-By, Vocals, Dobro [National Dobro Guitar] – Taj Mahal
4:44
2-16 Queen Bee
Kora – Toumani Diabate*Ngoni – Bassekou KouyateProducer – Joe Boyd, Lucy DuranVocals – Ramatou Diakite*Written-By, Vocals, Guitar – Taj Mahal
5:03
2-17 Cruisin'
Bass – Larry FulcherGuitar – Denny Freeman, The Phantom Blues BandOrgan – Mick WeaverTenor Saxophone – Joe SublettTrumpet – Darrell LeonardWritten-By – Johnny Lee SchellWritten-By, Producer, Drums – Tony BraunagelWritten-By, Vocals – Taj Mahal
3:46
2-18 John Henry
Arranged By, Guitar, Featuring – Etta BakerGuitar – Taj MahalProducer – Timothy DuffyWritten By – Traditional
3:41

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Tracks 1-1 to 1-3 from Taj Mahal.
Tracks 1-4 to 1-6 from the The Natch'l Blues.
Tracks 1-7 and 1-8 from Giant Step, Giant Step / De Ole Folks At Home.
Tracks 1-9 and 1-10 from De Ole Folks At Home, Giant Step / De Ole Folks At Home.
Tracks 1-11 and 1-12 from The Real Thing.
Tracks 1-13 and 1-14 happy Happy Just To Be Like I Am.
Tracks 1-15 and 1-16 from Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff.
Tracks 1-17 and 1-18 from Oooh So Good 'N Blues.
Tracks 2-1 to 2-3 from Mo' Roots.
Track 2-4 from Music Keeps Me Together.
Track 2-5 from Satisfied 'N Tickled Too.
Track 2-6 from Brothers.
Track 2-7 from Taj.
Track 2-8 from Mule Bone.
Tracks 2-9 and 2-10 from Like Never Before.
Track 2-11 from Dancing The Blues.
Tracks 2-12 and 2-13 from Phantom Blues.
Track 2-14 from Señor Blues.
Track 2-15 from Sacred Island.
Track 2-16 from Kulanjan.
Track 2-17 from Shoutin' In Key (Live).
Track 2-18 from Etta Baker With Taj Mahal.

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  • Barcode (Text): 8 28767 45002 5
  • Barcode (String): 828767450025
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 02361
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI LB 46
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 & 2): IFPI RV02
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): [Sonopress Arvato Logo] 51662896/82876745002-1 21
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): [Sonopress Arvato Logo] 51662893/82876745002-2 21

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