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Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal


Download links and information about Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal by Taj Mahal. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Acoustic genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 02:10:49 minutes.

Artist: Taj Mahal
Release date: 2012
Genre: Blues, Rock, Acoustic
Tracks: 22
Duration: 02:10:49
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No. Title Length
1. Chainey Do 3:38
2. Sweet Mama Janisse 3:40
3. Yan-Nah Mama-Loo 6:08
4. Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day 5:00
5. I Pity the Poor Immigrant 8:09
6. Jacob's Ladder 3:59
7. Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo') 7:22
8. Sweet Mama Janisse 3:30
9. You Ain't No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love the Way You Strut Your Stuff 16:04
10. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 7:24
11. Shady Grove 9:25
12. Butter 2:47
13. Runnin' By the Riverside 2:52
14. John, Ain't It Hard 5:24
15. Band Introduction 0:34
16. Sweet Mama Janisse 4:33
17. Big Fat 7:32
18. Divin' Duck Blues 2:50
19. Checkin' Up On My Baby 6:20
20. Oh Susanna 10:22
21. Oh Baby, Why Do You Wanna Make It Fat 8:20
22. Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day 4:56



Hidden Treasures is a two-disc collection of previously unreleased material from the prodigiously talented Taj Mahal. The first disc features stripped-down outtakes from Mahal’s early studio sessions; the second is a rollicking live set that captures Mahal and his band performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1970. All the material is exceptionally strong. The studio outtakes let listeners hear Taj work through more relaxed versions of songs that would eventually appear on his first four Columbia releases. He strolls through the blues classic “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” with an offhand insouciance perfectly suited to the tune, and he displays his claw-hammer technique on “Shady Grove," an extended banjo workout that summons the spirit of old-time masters like Dock Boggs and Clarence Ashley. The live disc is equally rewarding, full of soulful, rousing performances that often eclipse their studio counterparts.