Dancing the Blues

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Dancing the Blues
Dancing the Blues.jpg
Studio album by
Released1993
GenreBlues
Length44:53
LabelPrivate Music
ProducerJohn Porter
Taj Mahal chronology
World Music
(1993)
Dancing the Blues
(1993)
Mumtaz Mahal
(1995)

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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 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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