Post Tagged with: "Taj Mahal"

Eric Bibb – Blues People (2014)

Eric Bibb’s civil rights blues manifesto ‘Blues People’ is poignant, and also entertaining.

John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal – Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (2013)

John Mellencamp’s top billing owes more to his work with writer Stephen King on the narrative that would become a play called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. He sings just once here, giving the album over to a host of guest stars

Something Else! sneek peek: "Toast to Freedom," featuring the late Levon Helm

Turns out Levon Helm had one more inspiring moment to give. The former singer and drummer of the Band helped facilitate a new all-star recording commemorating 50 years of Amnesty International in the time before cancer took his life.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the long-awaited collaboration between John Mellencamp and Stephen King, set for spring release

John Mellencamp and Stephen King’s dramatic “roots musical,” in the works for more than a decade, will finally debut this spring.

Taj Mahal, Me'shell Ndegeocello, others – 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute (2011)

Taj Mahal, recording as part of the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, finds the chest-bursting peril, the nakedly emotional plea, inside “Come Together”

One Track Mind: Taj Mahal, "Stagger Lee" (2011)

The lyrics have changed over these many years, but the mythical journey of Stagger Lee — “that bad man, oh, cru-el Stagolee” who shot a card-playing companion over a five-dollar Stetson hat — remains this talismanic tale.

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

by Nick Deriso The Blues Foundation announced its 2009 inductees for the Blues Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Lucky us. We already love ’em: Multiple Grammy Award-winner Taj Mahal; Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”; as well as late Chicago bluesman Son Seals and the Reverend Gary Davis. Several singles or album tracks are also set to beRead More

The Best of 2008, Part 5: Blues & Louisiana Music

The Best of 2008, Part 5: Blues & Louisiana Music

If whack jazz isn’t exactly your cup of tea, this fifth and final installment of “The Best of 2008” might suit you better. It’s all about the blues, here. I took a fairly broad view of what is called “the blues.” Some of these records may not have a single twelve-bar blues in them, but they will all have enoughRead More

Quickies: The Pretenders, Taj Mahal, Medeski, Martin & Wood

Quickies: The Pretenders, Taj Mahal, Medeski, Martin & Wood

A mere three days after the last Quickies, and here we are back already with another one. It just goes to show how the CD release pace quickens as we round the bend toward the holiday shopping season. With pockets getting emptying rapidly in the face of an economic Armageddon, it becomes more imperative to make your selections wisely. ThisRead More