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Taj Mahal: Maestro

Taj Mahal: Maestro   submitted on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 07:05 in Jazz Group by Mike_Longo

With a forty-year track record of recording the blues, Taj Mahal has earned the label of maestro. Now, he celebrates four decades with an album that uses that word as its theme. Born Henry St. Clair Fredricks in 1942, Mahal has mixed a variety of cultural influences in making his music. Although primarily a vocalist, he also plays a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo and harmonica. The two-time Grammy winner has performed with or opened for Otis Redding, the Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy, among many others...

Source: allaboutjazz
Author: Woodrow Wilkins

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