Happy Just to Be Like I Am

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Happy Just to Be Like I Am
Studio album by Taj Mahal
Released 1971
Genre Blues
Length 42:36
Label Columbia
Producer Taj Mahal, David Rubinson
Taj Mahal chronology
The Real Thing
(1971)
Happy Just To Be Like I Am
(1971)
Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]

Happy Just to Be Like I Am is the fourth studio album by American blues artist Taj Mahal.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Taj Mahal; except where indicated

  1. "Happy Just to Be Like I Am" (3:49)
  2. "Stealin'" (Gus Cannon) (6:58)
  3. "Oh, Susannah" (Traditional) (5:19)
  4. "Eighteen Hammers" (5:45)
  5. "Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day" (4:14)
  6. "Chevrolet" (Ed Young/Lonnie Young) (2:45)
  7. "West Indian Revelation (AKA West Indian Reservation)" (6:09)
  8. "Black Spirit Boogie" (7:10)

Personnel[edit]

  • Taj Mahal - guitar, steel guitar, mandolin
  • Bill Rich - bass
  • Howard Johnson - baritone saxophone
  • Jesse Ed Davis - guitar
  • Earl McIntyre - trombone
  • Andy Narell - steel drums
  • John Simon - piano
  • Hoshal Wright - guitar
  • Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu - conga
  • Bob Stewart - flugelhorn
  • Joseph Daley - tuba
  • James Charles Otey - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Happy Just to Be Like I Am at AllMusic. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Taj Mahal at RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved April 5, 2012.