Taj Mahal / Labor Of Love
Album:Labor Of Love Collection:Blues
Artist:Taj Mahal Added:Sep 2017
Label:Music Maker Relief Fund 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-12-03 Pull Date:2018-02-04 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:Feb 4Jan 28Jan 14Jan 7Dec 31Dec 24Dec 17Dec 10

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 15, 2021:Waste FM (rebroadcast from Dec 19, 2017)
So Sweet (With Cootie Stark)
4.Feb 02, 2018:Traditions
Walking Blues
2.May 17, 2019:Traditions
5.Jan 26, 2018:Traditions
Shortnin' Bread (With Neal Patman)
3.Apr 27, 2018:Traditions
John Henry (With Etta Baker)
6.Jan 13, 2018:Brains and Eggs

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-11-28 
A true blues god here in a relaxed session with friends like Etta Baker, Cootie Stark and John Ferguson. Previously unreleased tracks recorded in the 1990s. Serious hard-core classic blues, including Stagger Lee, Shortnin’ Bread, and John Henry. Every track is a standout. Play it all.

1. Oh hell yeah. Taj gives us a growling midtempo classic.
2. Harp leads into midtempo back porch hill blues.
3. Sweet and laid back love song w/that great growling voice.
4. Lazy w/great (but quiet) female vocals. Sweet guitar.
5. Midtempo bayou fishin’ ode. Catchy w/great guitar.
6. Lowdown piano/guitar, midtempo w/a strong walk.
7. Relaxed African-inspired instrumental. Really nice.
8. Down & dirty moaning, harp & guitar. The shit!
9. Bright & sweet pickin’ slow & lazy w/great vocals.
10. Catchy & fun, hambone, clapping & a capella voice.
11. Slow & lowdown, light strings & moanin’
12. Relaxed strings duet, nice head nodder.
13. Elec guitar, sort of tropical sound, great relaxed instr.

Track Listing
1.Stack-O-Lee 7.African Wysie
2.Shortnin' Bread (With Neal Patman) 8.So Sweet (With Cootie Stark)
3.My Creole Belle 9.Klondike Gold
4.I Ain't The One You Love (With Algia Mae Hinton) 10.Hambone (With John Dee Holeman)
5.Fishing Blues 11.Walking Blues
6.Mistreating Blues (With John Dee Holeman) 12.John Henry (With Etta Baker)
 13.Song For Brenda (With Cool John Ferguson)