Dancing the Blues

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Dancing the Blues
Dancing the Blues.jpg
Studio album by Taj Mahal
Released 1993
Genre Blues
Length 44:53
Label Private Music
Producer John Porter
Taj Mahal chronology
World Music
(1993)World Music1993
Dancing the Blues
(1993)
Mumtaz Mahal
(1995)Mumtaz Mahal1995

Dancing the Blues is an album by American blues artist Taj Mahal released in 1993.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Allmusic gave a positive review of the album, calling the music "inclusive" and "eclectic", and praising a number of the individual tracks.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues Ain't Nothin'" (Taj Mahal) – 4:12
  2. "Hard Way" (Grover McDaniel, T-Bone Walker) – 2:51
  3. "Strut" (Mahal) – 3:39
  4. "Going to the River" (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino) – 6:30
  5. "Mockingbird" (Charlie Foxx, Inez Foxx) – 3:54
  6. "Blue Light Boogie" (Jessie Mae Robinson) – 4:03
  7. "The Hoochi Coochi Coo" (Hank Ballard, Billy Myles) – 2:54
  8. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) – 3:07
  9. "Down Home Girl" (Arthur Butler, Jerry Leiber) – 3:40
  10. "Stranger in My Own Home Town" (Percy Mayfield) – 2:42
  11. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Lonnie Chatmon, Walter Vinson) – 3:28
  12. "I'm Ready" (Sylvester Bradford, Fats Domino) – 3:53
CD Bonus Track
  1. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugarpie Honeybunch)" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Edward Holland) – 2:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Sir Harry Bowens – Background Vocals
  • Tony Braunagel – Percussion, Drums
  • Kurt DeMunbrun – Design
  • Chuck Domanico – Upright Bass
  • Jerry Finn – Second Engineer
  • Bob Glaub – Bass
  • Ron Goldstein – Executive Producer
  • Marty Grebb – Alto, Baritone & Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
  • Helix Hadar – Second Engineer
  • Richard Hayward – Drums
  • Etta James – Vocals
  • William H. Johnson – Illustrations
  • Darrell Leonard – Trombone, Trumpet, Trombonium
  • Taj Mahal – Organ, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Liner Notes
  • Stephen Marcussen – Mastering
  • Joe McGrath – Percussion, Engineer
  • Ian McLagan – Organ, Piano
  • Bill Payne – Piano
  • Melanie Penny – Art Direction
  • John Porter – Guitar, Producer
  • Michito Sanchez – Percussion, Conga
  • Johnny Lee Schell – Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Joe Sublett – Soprano & Tenor Saxophone
  • Texacali Horns – Horn
  • Rich Veltrop – Second Engineer
  • Robin Visotsky – Photography
  • Mick Weaver – Organ

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