Taj (album)

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Taj
Taj Taj Mahal Album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1987
GenreBlues
LabelGramavision
ProducerTaj Mahal
Taj Mahal chronology
Going Home
(1980)
Taj
(1987)
Shake Sugaree
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Taj is an album by American blues artist Taj Mahal. The cover photograph was by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Taj Mahal; except where indicated

  1. "Everybody is Somebody" (The Mighty Shadow)
  2. "Paradise"
  3. "Do I Love Her"
  4. "Light of the Pacific" (Toni Fonoti)
  5. "'Deed I Do"
  6. "Soothin'" (Jae Mason)
  7. "Pillow Talk" (Michael Burton, Sylvia Robinson)
  8. "Local Local Girl"
  9. "Kauai Kalypso"
  10. "French Letter" (Toni Fonoti)

Personnel[edit]

  • Taj Mahal - acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion, keyboards, lead and background vocals
  • Jeanette Acosta - synthesizer
  • Wayne Henderson - keyboards
  • Ray Fitzpatrick - bass, percussion
  • Inshirah Mahal - congas, percussion
  • Larry McDonald - congas, percussion
  • Babatunde Olatunji - djembe, congas, shekere, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald - congas, tambourine, percussion
  • Robert Greenidge - steel drums, percussion
  • Ozzie Williams - drums, DBX drum programming
  • Kester Smith - drums
  • Chris Simpson - nylon stringed Spanish guitar
  • Tony Jones - electric bass, electric guitar
  • Fred Lunt[2] - steel guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis - lead guitar
  • Kenny Lee Lewis - rhythm guitar
  • Reggie Lucas - guitar
  • Rudy Costa - alto saxophone
  • Ron Brown - tenor saxophone
  • Fernando Pullum - trumpet
  • Larry Gittens - trumpet
  • Garnett Brown - trombone
  • Duane Benjamin - trombone
  • Melody McCully - background vocals
  • Pamela Vincent - background vocals
  • Joyce Wilson - background vocals

References[edit]