Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal – Happy birthday bluesman Taj Mahal

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Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal – Happy birthday bluesman Taj Mahal

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942),who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American Grammy Award winning blues musician. He incorporates elements of world music into his music. A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments), Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his almost 50 year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.

He has done some Dylan songs, and he add his own signature to his interpretations. I have also included a short show with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty and Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band – Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream (Audio from the Amnesty album, Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International):

Taj Mahal – It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry:

Taj Mahal 1968
Taj Mahal 1968

“Maggie’s Farm” by Bob Dylan at Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday (Kris Kristofferson, Richie Havens, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott):


With Bob Dylan on stage:

Live at the Palomino Club, North Hollywood on 19 Feb 1987. In the Spring of 1987, The Graffiti Band performed with Taj Mahal at the Palomino Club in Hollywood. At this show, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty rose from the audience to join Davis and Taj Mahal in an unrehearsed set which included Fogerty’s “Proud Mary” (played live for the 1st time since CCR per Bob Dylan’s request), Dylan’s “Watching the River Flow” , and other classic rock n roll including “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Peggy Sue”, “Honey Don’t”, “Matchbox”, and “Gone, Gone, Gone”. Not very good visuals, but fun!

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Part 2:

– Hallgeir