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Martin Scorsese presents The blues Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal (Musician)
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Columbia/Legacy, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Music from the PBS television film series.

Compact disc.
Leaving trunk -- Dust my broom -- Corrina -- Chevrolet -- Going up to the country, paint my mailbox blue -- Statesboro blues -- She caught the katy and left me a mule to ride -- Checkin' up on my baby -- Bound to love me some -- Queen bee -- You're gonna need somebody on your bond -- Fishin' blues -- Six days on the road -- Freight train -- Ain't that a lot of love.
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Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program)
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Music CD


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When the Ken Burns' documentary series Jazz premiered on PBS in 2001, a series of artist compilations were released using the series as a brand name, and they sold quite well. So, with Martin Scorsese overseeing a series of films for PBS with the overall name The Blues in 2003, much the same sort of campaign was launched, and this 15-track compilation of Taj Mahal's work from the late '60s to the mid-'70s was part of it. There's nothing wrong with the material, drawn largely from albums such as Taj Mahal, The Natch'l Blues, and Giant Steps/De Ole Folks at Home. But it had only been three years since Columbia/Legacy released the 17-track The Best of Taj Mahal, which shares many of the same tracks, and that album was still in print when this one was released. If viewers, inspired by watching television, were inspired to buy a Taj Mahal album and picked this one up because of the tie-in, they would get a good selection of the highlights of his early work. But as an addition to his existing catalog, this release was essentially redundant. ~ William Ruhlmann