- 180GR/50TH ANNIVERSARY/1500 NUMBERED CPS COLOURED VINYL
Taj Mahal is the debut album by the American blues artist of
the same name. The whole record is a compelling amalgam of stylistic
and technical achievements, to be heard in tracks like Sleepy John
Estes' "Diving Duck Blues" with textures resembling the mix on the early
Cream albums, while "The Celebrated Walkin' Blues" has the sound of a
late release by Muddy Waters. Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues"
and Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" are also represented.
is an American blues musician. He is a self-taught singer-songwriter
and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica
(among many other instruments). Mahal often incorporates elements of
world music into his works, and therefore has done much to reshape the
definition and scope of blues music over the course of his 50-year
career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the
Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.
The man received nine
Grammy nominations and won two Awards over his nominations. In 2006 Taj
Mahal was designated the official Blues "Artist of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts" and in 2014 he received the "Americana Music
Association's Lifetime Achievement" award.
We celebrate Taj Mahal's 50th anniversary with a special edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- 50th anniversary edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl