Taj Mahal In Progress & In Motion 1965-1988 (3-CD)

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In Progress & In Motion 1965-1988 (3-CD)
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Format: CD  (3 Discs)
Item:  CBS 64919

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released: October 13, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Sony

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/11/98, p.77
"...Thirty years on, he's an underappreciated national treasure." - Rating: B+
Mojo (Publisher) - 1/99, p.102
"...through four decades he has been the living embodiment of innovative exploration in black roots music....His frazzled rasping voice is unique, his picking on guitar and banjo a ragged delight..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
  • 2.Corrina
  • 3.Checkin' Up On My Baby
  • 4.Leaving Trunk
  • 5.Buck Dancer's Choice
  • 6.Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
  • 7.She Caught The Katy & Left Me A Mule To Ride
  • 8.Aint Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo')
  • 9.Stagger Lee
  • 10.Built For Comfort
  • 11.Natural Man
  • 12.Railroad Bill
  • 13.Texas Woman Blues
  • 14.Early In The Morning
  • 15.Dust My Broom
  • 16.Blind Boy Rag

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Oh, Susanna
  • 2.Cakewalk Into Town
  • 3.Fishin' Blues
  • 4.Nobody's Business But My Own
  • 5.Sweet Mama Janisse
  • 6.Little Red Hen Blues
  • 7.Mary Don't You Weep
  • 8.Sweet Home Chicago
  • 9.Frankie & Albert
  • 10.M'Banjo
  • 11.Statesboro Blue
  • 12.Bye & Bye
  • 13.Six Days On The Road
  • 14.We Gonna Rock
  • 15.Aint It Funky Now
  • 16.Tom & Sally Drake
  • 17.Fishin' Blues
  • 18.Blues With A Feeling
  • 19.Freight Train

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.When I Feel The Sea Beneath My Soul
  • 2.West Indian Revelation
  • 3.Eighteen Hammers
  • 4.Johnny Too Bad
  • 5.Slave Driver
  • 6.Clara (St. Kitts Woman)
  • 7.Do I Love Her
  • 8.Everybody Is Somebody
  • 9.But I Rode Some
  • 10.Crossing
  • 11.Sentidos Dulce (Sweet Feelings)
  • 12.The Most Recent Evolution Of Muthafusticus Modernusticus
  • 13.Curry
  • 14.Follow The Drinking Gourd
  • 15.Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
  • 16.Little Brown Dog
  • 17.Senor Blues
  • 18.Aint That A Lot Of Love
  • 19.Take A Giant Step

Product Description:

IN PROGRESS & IN MOTION 1965-1998 features both classic and rare, previously unreleased recordings.
Personnel includes: Taj Mahal, The Pointer Sisters.
Compilation producers: Lawrence Cohn, Taj Mahal.
Recorded between 1965 and 1996. Includes liner notes by David Ritz and Louise "Didji" Howard.
IN PROGRESS AND IN MOTION 1965-1998 is Taj Mahal's first career spanning retrospective and demonstratres not only the depth but the volume of this New York City-born blues legend's ouevre. Weighing in at a hefty three discs, there are 54 songs featured here, including 15 (mostly live tracks) that had never been released before. IN PROGRESS AND IN MOTION features performances taken from the television program "Austin City Limits" as well as studio work with the Rising Sons, a band that included multi-instrumentalist, Ry Cooder. There are also five live tracks where Mahal is accompanied by The Pointer Sisters, and a version of "We Gonna Rock" recorded at the Fillmore West with Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop. Of all the classic Mahal performances here, perhaps the most wrenching is "Leaving Trunk," which was pulled from the now-legendary television special The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

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