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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great New Orleans experience!!!
This is a great album,specially enriched with the marvellous participation of Jon Cleary,for me,one of the best piano players of ever.Really a participation of any Louisiana's piano player is a great thing for a good blues album!!!Specially some musicians like Jon Cleary,Dr.John,and Professor Longhair... This is a very true experience of this great bluesman,Taj Mahal,with...
Published on April 14, 2001 by Ricardo Neves Gonzalez

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling opener but by-and-large a tame effort for Taj.
There is certainly nothing wrong with this album, everything is done quite well. It's just that once you've listened to Taj enough, you get to start expecting the unexpected, and this album is as straight-forward as I've heard him play. "Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes" is an absolutely beautiful and highly emotional original. If you don't get shivers after...
Published on January 6, 1999


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great New Orleans experience!!!, April 14, 2001
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Ricardo Neves Gonzalez (Petrópolis-R.J. Brazil-bluesfan@ig.com.br) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Phantom Blues (Audio CD)
This is a great album,specially enriched with the marvellous participation of Jon Cleary,for me,one of the best piano players of ever.Really a participation of any Louisiana's piano player is a great thing for a good blues album!!!Specially some musicians like Jon Cleary,Dr.John,and Professor Longhair... This is a very true experience of this great bluesman,Taj Mahal,with guest appearances of Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt.I really loved the first track,an original of Taj's style.All of the others are pure Louisiana blues,and i really recomend to the bluesfans all over the world to listen this fantastic, Jon Cleary. He's a bluesman unrecognized,that deserves an accurated listened from those that really loves good music.You must try to listen the other Cleary's works such "Alligator Lips and Dirty Rice" and recently "Moonburn".What we can say is that Taj worked right to choose those great musicians and the results, are all inside this great cd!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling opener but by-and-large a tame effort for Taj., January 6, 1999
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This review is from: Phantom Blues (Audio CD)
There is certainly nothing wrong with this album, everything is done quite well. It's just that once you've listened to Taj enough, you get to start expecting the unexpected, and this album is as straight-forward as I've heard him play. "Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes" is an absolutely beautiful and highly emotional original. If you don't get shivers after listening to that one, you best pick up a new hobby. After that though, it's surprisingly simple blues. Nothing wrong with any of the tracks, but it's just not very adventurous.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Upbeat Blues from on of the Best, October 24, 2003
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From the opning notes this album is great. I've been listening to it for 6+ years and it never bores me. Upbeat tracks, good horns and great guests (Clapton & Raitt) I think this is an essential Taj pick.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I've been a TAJ fan ever since "Giant Step..."., September 3, 2013
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The back-up band is extreme. Players are exceptional. It's all good. These last nine words are really and truly unnecessary.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best blues CD's, June 1, 1998
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This CD is amazing! It's one of those ones you can throw on and forget about. Taj Mahal's lyrics and voice make you want more!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taj is back big time!, March 29, 2000
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Gerald A. Miller "Jerry" (Centereach (Long Island), NY) - See all my reviews
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My 3 favorite Taj Mahal albums so far had been his first two (both released in the 60's) and "Dancing the Blues." I now have a 4th! Get down!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just needed one song., March 1, 2014
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Very good shape for being "used"......fast service too. Bought this CD for just one song for my dance class..but I like the whole tape.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not your typical taj blues, December 20, 2012
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P. K. Simon (SF Bay Area, CA) - See all my reviews
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I'm a big big Taj fan. Unfortunately, this album wasn't quite what I was expecting. This is a considerable departure from a typical Taj blues album. A couple good tracks though.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good dancing, good vibes! We play it almost every day!, April 1, 1999
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Taj Mahal's voice is like the sound of the Earth singing. He is authentic, soulful and grounded in the culture of folk and blues. He is a national treasure!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite CD for the last 2 years!, October 7, 1998
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Great blues tunes that are great to play along with. Don't miss this one.
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