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5 Responses to “TAJ MAHAL & THE POINTER SISTERS / “Sweet Home Chicago””

rich Says:
July 15th, 2007 at 3:39 am

amen for the career overview on taj! I kinda like the relaxed rawness and intimacy – just makes me wish I was sitting in the audience and soakin up the vibes and the vocal interplay. I love Taj’s work – from Hawaii to Africa, he always seems to have his hand on the essence of the music. cold night, warm fire, press play, again

tneù Says:
July 21st, 2007 at 8:55 am

I own both disks – Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff, and In Progress & In Motion. They are both incredible jewels (and also somehow a bit redondant if my memory is exact) and yet shows only little of the work of Taj Mahal (which is strange for an anthology) I think there is a ine inside saying Taj chose the tracks he liked the most. It could be a clearer way of depicting this 3 CD set.
Still, Thanks for the writing and sounds 🙂

Amonte Littlejohn Says:
January 30th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Thnaks for the post. I’ve been looking for years for an album I bought on cassette with Taj and the pointer sisters. it was called “Oh, So Good and Blues”. Unlike many of my old favortie albums this was NOT re-released as a CD. From your article it seems many of those great performances (Little Red hen, Frankie and Albert,etc) may on the 3-CD set you mentioned.
Thanx, again for the lead.

Larry D Says:
February 26th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

This post is awesome. I know, people use that word too much these days. But I mean biblically awesome, like burning bush/wheel within a wheel awesome. The Taj/Pointer collaborations on “Recycling the Blues” are among my favorite recordings of all time; and it was wonderful to read someone give them something like their due. By the way, have you ever noticed that in a quiet room with good speakers or headphones, you can hear a very soft jingling? I’ve always imagined it to be the tinkling of a charm bracelet on June Pointer’s slender wrist …

Nancy hall Says:
September 7th, 2015 at 1:07 pm

I lost that LP in a divorce and have never been able to find it again. I perform Texas Woman Blues, and I remember loving that entire record. Sure would love to know if there us a way to buy it.

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