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Senor Blues

Taj Mahal Audio CD
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American blues musician Taj Mahal, was born Henry Fredericks in New York in 1942. His music is a mix of blues, Caribbean styles, bluegrass and the music of Hawaii, where he lived for a number of years.

He formed Rising Sons with fellow bluesman Ry Cooder, playing at Whisky a Go Go, which gave him the opportunity to play with blues legends, amongst them Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and ... Read more in Amazon's Taj Mahal Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Jun 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Private
  • ASIN: B0000000MF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,936 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. Señor Blues 6:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Mind Your Own Business 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 21st Century Gypsy Singing Lovin Man 5:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taj Mahal, wonder of the world 21 Sep 2013
By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Can`t believe I`m the first (at least on this side of the Atlantic) to review this magnificent album by one of the most eclectic, mischievous singers of soul-blues, and all-round ambassadors for great roots music.
This 52-minute thirteen-track album from 1997 opens with one of the most joyous performances I have ever heard of any kind of song anywhere. Queen Bee is nearly five minutes of quintessential Taj Mahal - roguishly gruff, bluesy, melodic, soulful as ever, emotionally open, in short a stone delight. The arrangement - especially the splendidly jaunty stop-start percussion! -sparkles and taps its musical toes so infectiously I can imagine it has induced many a wallflower onto the world`s dance-floors.
I`m damned if I`m going to go through every track, and anyway, there`s no need: this is uplifting, joyful, soulful, ultimately unclassifiable music that would cause a corpse to get up and do the bop!
Alright, a few highlights:
Irresistible You simmers and sizzles, and has a killer sax solo.
Think is a righteously good cover of a soul classic.
Having A Real Bad Day a slow none-too-serious litany of complaints from Taj about the less than acceptable day he`s having to endure (along with a fine piano solo).
21st Century Gypsy Singin` Lover Man is as enjoyable as it sounds, and he finishes with a short and sweet cover of Otis`s tremendous Mr Pitiful.
Who wouldn`t love Taj Mahal! This is a great record. It fits most moods, would wake you up in the morning or soothe you at night, would complement your lovemaking, or be just the ticket afterwards...

Massively recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars senor has a bad day 13 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album because it had won a Grammy and I won't be doing that again . It starts with the tremendous syncopation of Queen Bee and then runs downhill at an alarming rate of knots . I can see no point in Taj doing Horace Silver when I can go to my shelves and have Horace on his own or Robert Cray on his own and have much more fun either way . Disappointing and not a patch on his earlier stuff .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just Because I Played On It 25 Sep 2002
By Larry Fulcher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Having spent 39 of my 54 years as a working musician, I have spent a good portion of my time listening to and performing music. THIS IS ONE OF MY TOP 5 FAVORITE RECORDS OF ALL TIME!
It was joy to record, from the first note to the last, a joy to listen to in the studio booth as we listened to playbacks, and a thrill to hear as a finished product.
The tunes, even the ones that didn't make the finished CD, were a blast to play with the guys in the band. The combination of Taj's voice and the musicality of the Phantom Blues Band blended in the creation of a musical masterpiece.
Now, 5 years after recording it, I still listen to it regularly (which is rare for musicians, too self-critical), and I love it more and more all the time.
We really didn't know how the public or Taj's fans would react to it, it was simply where we were at musically and emotionally and spiritually at the time. But, we recorded it with love and passion and the public response was great. NO GUEST ARTISTS! Just Taj Mahal and The Phantom Blues Band and John Porter producing. 1998 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER.
Personally, it's up there with "Kind of Blue"-Miles Davis, "A Love Supreme"-John Coltrane, Robert Johnson's "Complete Anthology", and Bob Marley's "Survival".
PEACE & ENJOY
Larry Fulcher - bassist
Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Been waitin' on this one a while...worth every second... 11 Sep 2003
By "douglasnegley" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After reading Larry Fulcher's Spotlight Review, I hesitated - I mean, what am I gonna add to THAT? Well, let me say that I've written close to 110 music reviews and all but one(and Otis is long since gone..)have been Jazz reviews. So this CD is really the first non-jazz review. I don't think I could have picked a better one to begin with. "Senor Blues" (written by Horace Silver...so there is a segue, after all), the CD, is a brilliant statement, both musically and lyrically. It ALMOST usurps "The Real Thing" as my favorite Taj of all time (I'm into Live...) From the first finger-pickin' honey drippin' from "Queen Bee", to the unbelievably tight and minor mellow, but tough title track (the organ, and the trumpet work, is stunning), to the gospel-drenched indictment of our brave new world, "Things Gettin' Crazy Up In Here", to the gem - the gorgeous "21st Century Gypsy..." (check out the drum fill as it's fading out), to the Otis tribute (HEY! another segue..)"Mr. Pitiful", well let's just say it's the tightest, most soulful, personal statement from this Master in a while. If you've been waiting to get a Taj CD, don't. GET THIS ONE.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Astounding 3 April 2003
By Dan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had always been a fan of Taj's earlier recordings. I didn't get into this until I saw him in concert and he played "Queen Bee" (which inspired me to seek out this album). What an absolute gem. Quite possibly his greatest album. Every song on here is absolutely scorching, and such a wide variety of genres are represented. If this album doesn't move you, there's something quite wrong. Any fan of the blues or jazz, or just music in general should have this album.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taj Scores Again! 31 May 2000
By Kurt Harding - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am constantly amazed at the breadth of Taj Mahal's musical talent. With "Senor Blues" he scores once again. It's all here: blues, jazz, rock, soul, and even country; all performed with alacrity by the versatile Mahal. My favorites are the hilarious "You Rascal You", the equally funny "Mind Your Own Business" and the jazz classic "Senor Blues".I've always heard the last as an instrumental, and a good one at that. I never knew the title cut had lyrics which are so banal as to be comical. Here is a song just begging to be parodied!There is not a bad song on the album and it is highly recommended to be given an honored place in any music lover's collection.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More great music from Taj Mahal 4 Feb 2001
By booknblueslady - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
You take some soul, some old r & b, some jazz, some blues(of course), some country and some original songs and put them together with feeling, rhythm and skillful musical performances and you have a Taj Mahal cd. Taj never lets you down. He has an extensive interest in music of all kinds and expresses his love of it through his singing and playing.
It is always interesting to look at the songs he puts together on his cd. On this one Steve Cropper, Otis Redding, Horace Silver, Marvin Gaye, Washboard Sam, Delbert McClinton, Hank Williams (sr.) and of course the man himself Taj Mahal are represented songwriters. And amazingly it works, they all go together to form a cohesive cd. One of his originals 21st Century Gypsy Singin' Lover Man is a compelling new blues song.
I always have to discipline myself and not over play Taj Mahal, this CD included.
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