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Dancing the Blues is an album by American blues artist Taj Mahal released in 1993.

Dancing the Blues
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Studio album by
Released1993
GenreBlues
Length44:53
LabelPrivate Music
ProducerJohn Porter
Taj Mahal chronology
World Music
(1993)
Dancing the Blues
(1993)
Mumtaz Mahal
(1995)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic      [1]

Allmusic gave a positive review of the album, calling the music "inclusive" and "eclectic", and praising a number of the individual tracks.[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Blues Ain't Nothin'" (Taj Mahal) – 4:12
  2. "Hard Way" (Grover McDaniel, T-Bone Walker) – 2:51
  3. "Strut" (Mahal) – 3:39
  4. "Going to the River" (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino) – 6:30
  5. "Mockingbird" (Charlie Foxx, Inez Foxx) – 3:54
  6. "Blue Light Boogie" (Jessie Mae Robinson) – 4:03
  7. "The Hoochi Coochi Coo" (Hank Ballard, Billy Myles) – 2:54
  8. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) – 3:07
  9. "Down Home Girl" (Arthur Butler, Jerry Leiber) – 3:40
  10. "Stranger in My Own Home Town" (Percy Mayfield) – 2:42
  11. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Lonnie Chatmon, Walter Vinson) – 3:28
  12. "I'm Ready" (Sylvester Bradford, Fats Domino) – 3:53
CD Bonus Track
  1. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugarpie Honeybunch)" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Edward Holland) – 2:43

PersonnelEdit

  • Sir Harry Bowens – Background Vocals
  • Tony Braunagel – Percussion, Drums
  • Kurt DeMunbrun – Design
  • Chuck Domanico – Upright Bass
  • Jerry Finn – Second Engineer
  • Bob Glaub – Bass
  • Ron Goldstein – Executive Producer
  • Marty Grebb – Alto, Baritone & Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
  • Helix Hadar – Second Engineer
  • Richard Hayward – Drums
  • Etta James – Vocals
  • William H. Johnson – Illustrations
  • Darrell Leonard – Trombone, Trumpet, Trombonium
  • Taj Mahal – Organ, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Liner Notes
  • Stephen Marcussen – Mastering
  • Joe McGrath – Percussion, Engineer
  • Ian McLagan – Organ, Piano
  • Bill Payne – Piano
  • Melanie Penny – Art Direction
  • John Porter – Guitar, Producer
  • Michito Sanchez – Percussion, Conga
  • Johnny Lee Schell – Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Joe Sublett – Soprano & Tenor Saxophone
  • Texacali Horns – Horn
  • Rich Veltrop – Second Engineer
  • Robin Visotsky – Photography
  • Mick Weaver – Organ

ReferencesEdit