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Taj Mahal

voc, *1942 US, Harlem
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Blues
A.k.a. Henry St. Claire Fredericks

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942), who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works. A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments), Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50-year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Harmonica
  • Guitar
  • Banjo
  • Piano
Genres
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • World
  • Folk
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Leaving Trunk on Taj Mahal by Taj Mahal
Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes on Phantom Blues by Taj Mahal
Statesboro Blues on Taj Mahal by Taj Mahal
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Live on All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman by Various Artists
Queen Bee on Señor Blues by Taj Mahal
Corinna - From "The Natch'l Blues" on The Natch'l Blues by Taj Mahal
The Weight - Live on Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration by Various Artists
Diving Duck Blues on TajMo by Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'
Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too on Satisfied 'N Tickled Too by Taj Mahal
Ain't Nobody Talkin' on TajMo by Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
TajMoTaj Mahal & Keb Mo2017Album
TajMoTaj Mahal & Keb Mo2017Album
Like Never Before/Dancing The BluesTaj Mahal2017Compil.
Labor of LoveTaj Mahal2016Album
I Need You /A Lot Of LoveShane Martin ,"/" Taj Mahal2015Single
Live From KauaiTaj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band2015Album
I Need You / A Lot Of LoveShane Martin / Taj Mahal2015Single
Talkin' ChristmasThe Blind Boys Of Alabama & Taj Mahal2014Album
Ultrasonic Studios Long Island October 15th 1974Taj Mahal2014Album
Taj Mahal - The Complete Columbia Albums CollectionTaj Mahal2013Compil.
Playlist : The Very Best Of Taj MahalTaj Mahal2012Compil.
The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal (1969-1973)Taj Mahal2012Album
Original Album ClassicsTaj Mahal2011Album
Music Keeps Me Together / Satisfied 'N Tickle TooTaj Mahal2010Compil.
American HorizonLos Cenzontles With David Hidalgo & Taj Mahal2009Album
The Devil Tried To Kill MeDavid Murray And The Gwo-Ka Masters Featuring Taj Mahal2009Album
Oooh So Good 'N Blues / Mo' RootsTaj Mahal2009Compil.
MaestroTaj Mahal2008Album
World BluesTaj Mahal2007Album
Oooh So Good'n Blues - Recycling The Blues & Other Related StuffTaj Mahal2007Compil.
Songs For The Young At HeartTaj Mahal2006Album
And The Phantom Blues Band In St.luciaTaj Mahal2005Album
The Essential Taj MahalTaj Mahal2005Compil.
Taj Mahal And The Phantom Blues Band In St. LuciaTaj Mahal And The Phantom Blues Band2005Album
MkutanoTaj Mahal Meets The Culture Musical Club Of Zanzibar2005Album
Music Makers With Taj MahalTaj Mahal2004Album
Etta Baker With Taj MahalEtta Baker With Taj Mahal2004Album
Take A Giant Step The Best Of Taj MahalTaj Mahal2004Compil.
Live At Ronnie Scott'sTaj Mahal2004Album
MP3 CollectionTaj Mahal2004Compil.
Martin Scorsese Presents The BluesTaj Mahal2003Compil.
Blues With A Feeling The Very Best Of Taj MahalTaj Mahal2003Compil.
Hanapepe DreamTaj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band2001Album
River Of LoveTaj Mahal2001Single
Live In Concert At The Royal Albert HallSantana With Johnny Winter & Edgar Winter & Taj Mahal2001Album
Sing A Happy Song: The Warner RecordingsTaj Mahal2001Compil.
Taj Mahal / Mo' RootsTaj Mahal2001Compil.
StrutJimmy Smith Featuring Taj Mahal2001Single
The Best Of Taj MahalTaj Mahal2000Compil.
Follow The Drinking GourdTaj Mahal, Morgan Freeman2000Album
Best Of The Private YearsTaj Mahal2000Compil.
Shoutin' In Key (Live)Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band2000Album
Blue Light BoogieTaj Mahal1999Compil.
KulanjanTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté1999Album
A Tribute To Howlin' WolfJames Cotton, Debbie Davies, Ronnie Hawkins, Colin James, Cub Koda, Taj Mahal, Kenny Neal, Christine Ohlman, Lucky Peterson, Lucinda Williams, Henry Gray, Calvin Jones, Sam Lay, Colin Linden, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin1998Album
The Very Best Of Taj MahalTaj Mahal1998Compil.
Work In Progress Limited Edition Interview DiscTaj Mahal1998Album
In Progress & In Motion 1965-1998Taj Mahal1998Compil.
Right Now!Howard Johnson & Gravity feat. Taj Mahal1997Album
The Real BluesTaj Mahal1997Album
Mr PittifulTaj Mahal1997Single
Señor BluesTaj Mahal1997Album
Shakin A TailfeatherTaj Mahal, Linda Tillery, Eric Bibb1997Album
Taj Mahal And The Hula BluesTaj Mahal And The Hula Blues Band1997Album
Phantom BluesTaj Mahal1996Album
Mumtaz MahalN. Ravikiran, Taj Mahal, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt1995Album
The Rising Sun CollectionTaj Mahal1994Album
An Evening Of Acoustic MusicTaj Mahal1994Album
MockingbirdTaj Mahal Featuring Etta James1993Single
Follow The Drinking GourdTaj Mahal, Morgan Freeman1993Album
Big BluesTaj Mahal1993Album
Dancing The BluesTaj Mahal1993Album
World MusicTaj Mahal1993Album
Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal And Ry CooderRising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder1992Album
Taj's BluesTaj Mahal1992Compil.
Shake Sugaree: Taj Mahal Sings And Plays For ChildrenTaj Mahal1992Album
Smilin' Island Of SongCedella Marley Booker With Taj Mahal1992Album
Love UpTaj Mahal1991Album
Don't Call UsTaj Mahal Featuring Daryl Hall & John Oates1991Single
Squat That RabbitTaj Mahal1991Single
ScatteredTaj Mahal1991Single
Like Never BeforeTaj Mahal1991Album
Scattered / Blues With A FeelingTaj Mahal1991Single
Mule BoneTaj Mahal & Langston Hughes1991Album
Bank RobberyJohn Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal1990Single
Brer Rabbit And The Wonderful Tar BabyDanny Glover, Taj Mahal1990Album
Live At Ronnie Scott's London 1988Taj Mahal1988Album
Soothin'Taj Mahal1987Single
Take TajTaj Mahal1987Compil.
Everybody Is SomebodyTaj Mahal1987Single
In Concert-421Michelle Shocked / Taj Mahal1987Album
Soothin'Taj Mahal1987Album
The CollectionTaj Mahal1987Compil.
Everybody Is Somebody / Deed I DoTaj Mahal1986Album
TajTaj Mahal1986Album
Banda Sonora Original De La Serie De TV "Ewoks" Y "Droids"Taj Mahal, Inshirah Mahal, Stewart Copeland, Derek Holt, Emilio Aragón Álvarez1986Single
Banda Sonora Original de las Series de TV "Ewoks" y "Droids"Stewart Copeland, Derek Holt, Taj Mahal, Inshirah Mahal, Emilio Aragón Álvarez1986Album
The Legendary Taj MahalTaj Mahal1981Compil.
I Love Contemporary JazzTaj Mahal1981Compil.
The Best Of Taj MahalTaj Mahal1981Compil.
Take A Giant Step / Jorge BenTaj Mahal1980Single
Going HomeTaj Mahal1980Compil.
Live & DirectTaj Mahal And The International Rhythm Band1979Album
At The New Morning Blues Festival Live In Geneva 79Richie Havens, Taj Mahal, Albert Collins And The Icebreakers, Queen Ida And The Bon Temps Zydeco Band, Elizabeth Cotten, Miguel Flores & Pyramid1979Album
Evolution (The Most Recent)Taj Mahal1978Album
Night Rider / Love Theme in the key of DTaj Mahal1978Single
Sing A Happy Song (Edit)Taj Mahal1978Single
BrothersTaj Mahal1977Album
The Taj Mahal Anthology Volume 1Taj Mahal1977Compil.
Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Para Tu)Taj Mahal1977Album
Black Man, Brown ManTaj Mahal1976Single
Black Man, Brown ManTaj Mahal1976Single
Easy To LoveTaj Mahal1976Single
Satisfied 'N Tickled TooTaj Mahal1976Album
Music Keeps Me TogetherTaj Mahal1975Album
Why? ...And We Repeat Why? ...And We Repeat! (Part I) / Why? ...And We Repeat Why? ...And We Repeat! (Part II)Taj Mahal1975Single
Why Did You Have To Desert Me?Taj Mahal1974Single
Little Red Hen / Buck Dancer's ChoiceTaj Mahal1974Single
Slave Driver / Cajun WaltzTaj Mahal1974Single
Mo' RootsTaj Mahal1974Album
Oooh So Good 'N BluesTaj Mahal1973Album
Built for ComfortTaj Mahal1973Single
"Sounder"Taj Mahal1972Album
Oh Susanna / ChevroletTaj Mahal1972Single
Recycling The Blues & Other Related StuffTaj Mahal1972Album
Diving Duck BluesTaj Mahal1971Single
Ain't Gwine To Whistle Dixie (Any Mo)Taj Mahal1971Single
The Real ThingTaj Mahal1971Album
Happy Just To Be Like I AmTaj Mahal1971Album
Give Your Woman What She Wants / Farther On The RoadTaj Mahal1970Single
Mucho Amor / Seis Dias CaminandoTaj Mahal1970Single
A Lot Of Love / CorinnaTaj Mahal1969Single
Giant Step / De Ole Folks At HomeTaj Mahal1969Album
Six Days On The RoadTaj Mahal1969Single
Statesboro Blues / Everybody's Got To Change SometimeTaj Mahal1968Single
You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry)Taj Mahal1968Single
Taj MahalTaj Mahal1968Album
The Natch'l BluesTaj Mahal1968Album
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister KateTaj Mahal1967Single
E Z RiderTaj Mahal1967Single
Would You Believe / Tell Me, Get Off Your MindGloria Black, Taj MahalSingle
I'm Ready / Wanted $10,000 RewardTaj Mahal, Ernie K-DoeSingle
Taj Mahal Часть 1-2Taj MahalAlbum
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