Taj Mahal

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We’re back for season six with a special conversation with a true blues and world music legend, Taj Mahal. Touring in his seventh decade behind nearly fifty albums and counting (including fourteen Grammy nominations) we dive into his new LP Swingin’ Live At The Church In Tulsa, how he toured with the Rolling Stones Rock n Roll Circus in the 1970s, and how classics like “Statesboro Blues” from his iconic 1968 self-titled record inspired groups like the Allman Brothers to bring the blues to a new generation of listeners.

Born Henry St. Claire Fredericks Jr to a renown jazz arranger and gospel singer, Taj Mahal is one of the first mainstream artists to champion world music – sharing his passion for the music of Mali, Jamaica and especially Hawaii with his rowdy audiences around the world.