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In Progress & In Motion: 1965-1998 [Box set]

Taj MahalAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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listen  1. You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond (Album Version)Taj Mahal 6:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Corrina (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:26Album Only
listen  3. Checkin' Up On My Baby (Album Version)Taj Mahal 5:37Album Only
listen  4. Leavin' Trunk (Album Version)Taj Mahal 6:24Album Only
listen  5. Buck Dancer's Choice (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. She Caught The Katy & Left Me A Mule To Ride (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo') (Album Version)Taj Mahal 1:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Stagger Lee (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Built For ComfortTaj Mahal 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Natural Man (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Railroad Bill (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Texas Woman Blues (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Early In The Morning (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Dust My Broom (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Blind Boy Rag (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Oh, Susanna (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Cakewalk Into Town (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Fishin' Blues (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Nobody's Business But My Own (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Sweet Mama Janisse (Live)Taj Mahal 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Little Red Hen Blues (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Mary Don't You Weep (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Sweet Home Chicago (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Frankie & Albert (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. M'Banjo (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Statesboro Blues (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Bye & Bye (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Six Days On The Road (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. We Gonna Rock (Album Version)Taj Mahal;Elvin Bishop;Boz Scaggs 5:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Ain't it Funky Now (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Tom & Sally Drake (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Fishin' Blues (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:11Album Only
listen18. Blues With A Feeling (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:11Album Only
listen19. Freight Train (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:17Album Only


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listen  1. When I Feel the Sea Beneath My Soul (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. West Indian Revelation (Album Version)Taj Mahal 6:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Eighteen Hammers (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Johnny Too Bad (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Slave Driver (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. (Clara) St. Kitts Woman (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Do I Love Her (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:02Album Only
listen  8. Everybody Is Somebody (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:29Album Only
listen  9. But I Rode Some (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Crossing (Lonely Day) (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:32Album Only
listen11. Sentidos Dulce (Sweet Feelings) (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:06Album Only
listen12. The Most Recent Evolution of Muthafusticus Modernusticus (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:21Album Only
listen13. Curry (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:33Album Only
listen14. Follow The Drinking Gourd (Album Version)Taj Mahal 2:38Album Only
listen15. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:32Album Only
listen16. Little Brown Dog (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:13Album Only
listen17. Señor Blues (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:41Album Only
listen18. Ain't That A Lot Of Love (Album Version)Taj Mahal 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Take A Giant Step (Album Version)Taj Mahal 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 


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American blues musician Taj Mahal, was born Henry Fredericks in New York in 1942. His music is a mix of blues, Caribbean styles, bluegrass and the music of Hawaii, where he lived for a number of years.

He formed Rising Sons with fellow bluesman Ry Cooder, playing at Whisky a Go Go, which gave him the opportunity to play with blues legends, amongst them Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and ... Read more in Amazon's Taj Mahal Store

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  • Audio CD (October 13, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000D9TE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,907 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Taj Mahal has become a blues ambassador, carrying the music to new audiences and melding it with other influences. It's altogether appropriate, then, that three of the early tracks on this three-CD set are unreleased from the Rolling Stones 1968 musical experiment, Rock and Roll Circus. This box emphasizes (but is not limited to) Taj's early career--the late-'60s through the mid-'70s--and whether he's playing solo acoustic instrumentals ("Buck Dancer's Choice"), revving up a rock band ("Statesboro Blues"), or weaving his National Steel guitar around tubas ("Sweet Mama Janisse"), the blues element is never far from center. He even brings out the Pointer Sisters, who funkify the blues standard, "Sweet Home Chicago." The latter part of the box ventures into the 1980s and '90s, and features some songs for kids. Taj Mahal makes a world gumbo of the blues, spiced with a nice hot sauce. --Robert Gordon

Product Description

Taj is impossible to classify, impossible to resist. This first-ever Taj Mahal retrospective has it all: the classics (including performances with Ry Cooder, Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop) and the rarities-15 never-before-released recordings! These include killer tracks from the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus ; live performances with the Pointer Sisters and from Austin City Limits , and much more. All told, 54 tracks with detailed notes and historic photos. Definitely not to be missed.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Seven Wonders... February 20, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Old timers may remember that in the early 70's Flo and Eddie (of The Turtles)wrote a column in Creem magazine reviewing records. They hated everything. When they reviewed Taj Mahal's Mo' Roots album they lampooned his assimilation of Carribean music and accused him of being a bandwagon jumper."...we can't wait until Taj discovers Swiss yodeling and starts wearing a Tyrolean hat",they wrote. Actually it was pretty funny, but what they didn't realize is that Taj's paternal family were West Indians, so this music was his birthright,just as much as the spirituals,slave hollers,and blues he heard from his mother's rural southern upbringing were. It's his music and it comes to him as natural as breathing. This comprehensive 3 CD set is an excellent place for novices and old pros alike to welcome the music of Taj into their homes. From The Rising Sons,Taj's seminal 60's band that included Ry Cooder, romping through "Statesboro Blues", down through the great Jesse Ed Davis led Tulsa Roadhouse band,the tuba years (yes!),and finally the steel drum laden Carribean kiss, this set is not to be missed.Yeah the liner notes are scanty, but it's the steak, not the sizzle, that matters here.Any guy that can jam the blues with Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop live at the Fillmore and hold his own ,on pennywhistle yet, is okay by me. So Taj, if you want to try Swiss yodeling that'll be cool too. You wear that Tyrolean hat with pride and I'll throw in a pair of lederhosen. Bring the tubas with ya.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very comprehensive retrospective. October 13, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
I'm perhaps a bit biased, since I've been a huge Taj fan since the release of his first solo album in the late 60s, but to my ears, this is one terrific collection. More than a dozen previously unreleased cuts, a nice broad selection of album tracks, a couple of Rising Sons tunes, and a nicely done autobiographical essay (actually compiled from interviews). My only real quibble with this collection is that the liner notes don't include musician credits for any of the cuts. It's particularly important, I think, when documenting a 30 year time span, that the musicians who helped define the sound be acknowledged; for the unreleased material, there may be no other place to look for such information. [And note that it's probably not Taj's fault. Most Sony/Columbia/Legacy collections like this suffer the same lack of attention to such detail.] No matter: it's still worth the money, even if you have a nice Taj collection. If you don't have any, this is a great introduction to a really great voice in American music.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a wasted note March 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This collection is easily one of the best box sets on the market, at least in terms of the musical content. As others have noted, there is little in the way of information (though the autobiographical essay is quite inspiring). But to hear this man play more than makes up for this. One of the true American originals, Taj Mahal is a unique voice who can blend many and varied influences into a sound unmistakably his own. Every track on this CD set is top notch. This is one of the two or three most played recordings I own. When Taj launches in to Elizabeth Cotton's "Freight Train" at the end of disc two, it is with complete love for the tradition he so clearly belongs to, and the artists who pointed him to the way. The Spirit is on this man, and it won't let go. An American classic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taj's Roots November 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Taj ever since I first saw him in concert over 30 years ago. This 3 CD set is a fantastic collection of his music that explains how he's managed to span those thirty years and continually be fresh and new. Taj can- and does- find and develop the Blues roots in just about any type of music. Nowhere is that culture-spanning ability shown as crisply and clearly as it is on this retrospective set. An absolute must for any Taj fan.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best intro to Taj I've found December 28, 2006
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I bought my first Taj Mahal LP sometime around 1968 and have kept tabs on the dude ever since...because my vinyl collection shows signs of wear (to be expected after 40 years of repeated play) I went looking for replacements for my many Taj recordings, something like 20 total records, and was hard-pressed to find a collection that represented what I felt was his best material. This three-disc offering comes nowhere near covering it all, but is a fine place to start.

Over the years many people have tried to "turn me on" to Taj as someone they just discovered, largely through the many so-called Greatest Hits releases under his name...many folks have the impression that he's a Mississippi blues man, a roots-cliche sharecropper's son whose showcase tunes are things like "Fishin Song," "She Caught the Katy and Left me a Mule to Ride," etc.

This is good for a chuckle to anyone who knows the man and his work...Facts be told, Taj Mahal hails from Springfield, Massachusetts and never picked cotton...the son of middle-class professionals, his father was a musician's musician who though not a well-known name was highly respected by those in the know, who nicknamed him "The Genius" not just for his musical accomplishments, as the man also spoke seven languages. Taj's mother was also steeped in music and held a master's degree in early childhood education. Taj graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, studying science, animal husbandry and veterinary medicine...not a typical background for a blues artist, some would say, and critics have stated that his music isn't truly blues and lacks "purity," whatever that means...
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