Taj Mahal

Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff

PPAN 31605
Release Notes
  • Re-mastered: from the analogue master tapes by Ray Staff at Alchemy Soho

Taj Mahal was born Henry St. Clair Fredericks in New York on May 17, 1942 After graduating, Mahal moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and, after making his name on the local folk-blues scene, formed the Rising Sons with guitarist Ry CoodeOne of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal soon broadened his approach, taking a musicologist’s interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world.