Taj (album)

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Taj
Taj Taj Mahal Album.jpg
Studio album by Taj Mahal
Released 1987
Genre Blues
Label Gramavision
Producer Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal chronology
Going Home
(1980)Going Home1980
Taj
(1987)
Shake Sugaree
(1988)Shake Sugaree1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 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

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