Listen: Episode 1418 – Honoring Taj Mahal

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Henry Saint Claire Fredericks, Jr. was born in Harlem, New York. His father was a musician and composer who hosted musicians from around the world in their home. That early exposure to different cultures and their music styles sparked an interest in Henry Jr. What began as a young man playing Blues and Folk styles has evolved into a more than four decade career exploring the connections between the globes genres for the legendary performer known as Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal turns 72 on May 17, 2014, and Full-Time Blues honors this giant of the music community with an hour of his songs, collaborations between Taj and others, and tributes by other bands!

Courtesy Rounder

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a brand new live version of “Statesboro Blues.” This duet between Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman appears on the brand new 2CD/DVD set All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman. “Statesboro Blues” was written by Blind Willie McTell, and became a signature song for both Taj Mahal and The Allman Brothers Band. Click Here for More Information on All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman

Scroll Below the Playlist to Watch a Video of Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman Perform “Statesboro Blues” From the DVD!!!

1. Taj Mahal – Fishin’ Blues – They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration
2. Hugh Laurie – Vicksburg Blues ft. Taj Mahal – Didn’t It Rain
3. Rising Sons – Walkin’ Down the Line – Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal And Ry Cooder
4. Los Cenzontles – One Hot Mama ft. Taj Mahal – American Horizon
5. Cootie Stark & Taj Mahal – Keep On Walkin’ – Music Makers With Taj Mahal
6. Taj Mahal – Down By the Riverside – Divided & United: The Songs Of The Civil War
7. Taj Mahal – Crossroads (The Crossroad Blues) – Hellhound On My Trail: The Songs Of Robert Johnson
8. Taj Mahal – Zanzibar ft. Toumani Diabate & Angelique Kidjo – Maestro
9. Asylum Street Spankers – Going up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue – Mercurial
10. Los Blancos – Little Red Hen Blues – Taj For Breakfast: An Incidental Tribute To Taj Mahal
11. Terrence Simien & the Zydeco Experience – Corrina – Across The Parish Line
12. Hans Frank – Cakewalk Into Town – Cinco De Gallo: Live At Boneshakers
13. Taj Mahal & Gregg Allman – Statesboro Blues – All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman

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