Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home

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Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home
Studio album by Taj Mahal
Released 1969
Genre Blues, blues rock, Country blues, Delta blues, country, Cajun
Length 69:15
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson
Taj Mahal chronology
The Natch'l Blues
(1968)
Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home
(1969)
The Real Thing
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home is the third studio album by American blues artist Taj Mahal. Giant Step is electric, while De Ole Folks at Home is acoustic. Esquire Magazine included this album on their March 9, 2009 list of "The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own."

Track listing[edit]

Giant Step

  1. "Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie No More" (Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis, Gary Gilmore, Chuck Blackwell)
  2. "Take a Giant Step" (Carole King, Gerry Goffin)
  3. "Give Your Woman What She Wants" (Taj Mahal, Joel Hirschhorn)
  4. "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" (B. Level, B. Love)
  5. "You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond" (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
  6. "Six Days on the Road" (Carl Montgomery, Earl Green)
  7. "Farther on Down the Road (You Will Accompany Me)" (Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis, Gary Gilmore, Chuck Blackwell)
  8. "Keep Your Hands Off Her" (Huddie Ledbetter)
  9. "Bacon Fat" (Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson)

De Ole Folks at Home

  1. "Linin' Track" (Huddie Ledbetter)
  2. "Country Blues No. 1" (Trad. Arr. Taj Mahal)
  3. "Wild Ox Moan" (Vera Hall, Ruby Pickens Tartt)
  4. "Light Rain Blues" (Taj Mahal)
  5. "Little Soulful Tune" (Taj Mahal)
  6. "Candy Man" (Rev. Gary Davis)
  7. "Cluck Old Hen" (Trad. Arr. Taj Mahal)
  8. "Colored Aristocracy" (Trad. Arr. Taj Mahal)
  9. "Blind Boy Rag" (Taj Mahal)
  10. "Stagger Lee" (Harold Logan, Lloyd Price)
  11. "Cajun Tune" (Taj Mahal)
  12. "Fishin' Blues" (Henry Thomas, Taj Mahal)
  13. "Annie's Lover" (Trad. Arr. Taj Mahal)

Personnel[edit]

Giant Step

De Ole Folks at Home

  • Taj Mahal - vocals, harmonica, guitar, banjo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Giant Step at AllMusic. Retrieved April 5, 2012.