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Phantom Blues
Taj Mahal
Phantom Blues
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, R&B
 
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This 1996 album picks up where Dancing the Blues left off three years earlier, with producer John Porter and most of the same studio cast. There's more of a New Orleans flavor this time, with barrelhouse pianist Jon Cleary...  more »

      
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All Artists: Taj Mahal
Title: Phantom Blues
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Victor
Release Date: 2/27/1996
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Contemporary R&B
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 010058213925

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This 1996 album picks up where Dancing the Blues left off three years earlier, with producer John Porter and most of the same studio cast. There's more of a New Orleans flavor this time, with barrelhouse pianist Jon Cleary contributing a couple of originals to go with such classics as Jesse Hill's "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" and Fats Domino's "Let the Four Winds Blow." Bonnie Raitt and a full vocal chorus help kick "I Need Your Loving" into overdrive. Mahal's one original is the tender, acoustic country-sounding "Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes." --Rick Mitchell

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Taj is back big time!
Gerald A. Miller | Centereach (Long Island), NY | 03/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My 3 favorite Taj Mahal albums so far had been his first two (both released in the 60's) and "Dancing the Blues." I now have a 4th! Get down!"
Good dancing, good vibes! We play it almost every day!
04/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Taj Mahal's voice is like the sound of the Earth singing. He is authentic, soulful and grounded in the culture of folk and blues. He is a national treasure!"
Great New Orleans experience!!!
Ricardo Neves Gonzalez | Petrópolis-R.J. Brazil-bluesfan@ig.com.br | 04/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great album,specially enriched with the marvellous participation of Jon Cleary,for me,one of the best piano players of ever.Really a participation of any Louisiana's piano player is a great thing for a good blues album!!!Specially some musicians like Jon Cleary,Dr.John,and Professor Longhair... This is a very true experience of this great bluesman,Taj Mahal,with guest appearances of Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt.I really loved the first track,an original of Taj's style.All of the others are pure Louisiana blues,and i really recomend to the bluesfans all over the world to listen this fantastic, Jon Cleary. He's a bluesman unrecognized,that deserves an accurated listened from those that really loves good music.You must try to listen the other Cleary's works such "Alligator Lips and Dirty Rice" and recently "Moonburn".What we can say is that Taj worked right to choose those great musicians and the results, are all inside this great cd!!!"