Taj Mahal – 09/04/2014 – Arrington, VA

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Taj Mahal
04 September 2014 (Thursday)
Lockn’ Festival
Arrington, VA

01 Fishin’ Blues
02 Cakewalk Into Town
03 Divin’ Duck Blues
04 Take This Hammer
05 Dust My Broom > Baby Please Don’t Go
06 Roscoe’s Mule Down In Roscoe’s Barn
07 Tom And Sally Drake
08 Put Your Arms Around Me Like A Circle Round The Sun (?)
09 Corinna
10 Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
11 The New Hula Blues
12 Come On In My Kitchen
13 Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes
14 Bring It With You When You Come (?) > San Francisco Bay
15 That’s What Brings Big Daddy Back Home To You (?)
16 Tuning > Slack Key type tune, unknown title
17 Honey Bee
18 Take A Giant Step

Notes: This show was midnight set at Triangle stage and technically performed on Sept. 5. Taj was scheduled for one hour. He played nearly two

Source: AKG ck61 (DIN) > Naiant Couplings/PFA > Naiant Littlebox > Sony M-10 (24/48)
Recorded by Alex Leary 

Taj Mahal – 04/21/2003 – Berlin, Germany

Taj Mahal
4/21/2003
Quasimodo
Berlin, Germany

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:

01 – Linda Lou
02 – Betty & Dupree
03 – Sittin on top of the world
04 – Love me more than I love myself
05 – My creole belle
06 – Honey Bee
07 – Good morning Miss Brown
08 – Instrumental
09 – Countryman’s blues
10 – Stagger Lee
11 – Instrumental
12 – Destiny
13 – Freight Train/ Fishin’ Blues
14 – Corrina
15 – Annie Mae
16 – The Blues ain’t nothing
17 – Prison Blues (Encore)

Taj Mahal – 4/16/2011 – Live Oak, FL

Taj Mahal
Wanee Music Festival
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL
April 16th, 2011

Tracklist
01 Blues Instrumental
02 Big Joe Turner – TV Mama
03 Big Butt Blues
04 Annie Mae
05 Checkin’ Up On My Baby
06 Blues With a Feeling
07 I’m A-Goin’ Fishin’
08 Queen Bee
09 Good Morning Miss Brown
10 Corinna
11 Instrumental
12 The Blues Is Alright

Taj Mahal – 05/23/71 – New York, NY

ARTIST: Taj Mahal
TITLE: Live At The Fillmore East
DATE: May 23rd, 1971
VENUE: Fillmore East
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SOURCE: SBD

TRACKLISTING:

1. Unknown Acoustic Blues #
2. Goin’ Fishin
3. Tom & Sally Drake
4. Good Morning Miss Brown
5. Ain’t Gwine to Whistle DixieAnymo’
6. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
7. Sweet Mama Janisse
8. You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond

1. Stealin’
2. John, Ain’t It Hard
3. She Caught the Katy (And Left me a Mule to Ride)
4. Diving Duck Blues
5. You Ain’t No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff

TOTAL RUNTIME: 1hr 27mins 50 secs

LINEAGE: MSBD reel 

EDITING NOTES:
This amazing stereo recording, taken from the soundboard master reel, showcases Taj Mahal in all his early 70’s crossover blues glory. A lot of the material here is also available on the official Taj Mahal live recording from the same venue, recorded just a few months earlier, 1972’s The Real Thing.

My efforts to improve the sound quality of this recording, which is already superb, were minimal and include light tweaking of the frequency spectrum to eliminate some flatness and unbalanced frequency levels. I tried to focus on not altering the overall dynamic of the recording, which would eliminate the original feel of the music, while taking out some of the more subtle flaws.

I included artwork that I put together from what I could find that would sort of fit with the recording since there seems to be nothing available to my knowledge! First I had to determine the titles of most tracks, which were somewhat mislabelled by the original seeder of the source recording, who I am forever grateful to for providing such a recording!! No worries!! I managed to find the proper titles for every song but the first one! The original tracklisting is kept the same as the source with one difference: I seperated track 1 into 2 tracks since it contained 2 songs, the unknown song and Gone Fishin’.

I am aware that this show could fit on one disc if some of the dead air is taken out but I decided not to do this, in efforts to keep the recording as original and complete as possible, even if it contains some near silent periods. This is what happened at the show so it’s included!

If anyone knows the title of the first song with 100% confidence, let me know so I can fix the artwork!! Until then, enjoy Taj Mahal!