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Album Review

Taj Mahal: Savoy

Read "Savoy" reviewed by Steve Yip

Folk/blues practitioner Taj Mahal's Savoy is to be savored. As one of the custodians of the blues, Mahal has long been a legend in his own time. This collection traverses a cultural-musical continuum in an indispensable residency in the annals of Black American music. The namesake of this album--the Savoy on Lenox Avenue in Harlem--was known as The World's Finest Ballroom and Home Of Happy Feet. In the pre-Civil Rights era, the North claimed formal equality, but segregation ...

Album Review

Taj Mahal: Savoy

Read "Savoy" reviewed by Dave Linn

Savoy, from Taj Mahal, is the latest entrant in the crowded field of pop music artists trying their hand at the fertile songbook of old big-band, swing-era standards. Unlike most, Mahal's roots show he's well suited to the task. He was born in Harlem in 1942. He grew up in a musical family, and his parents were both involved in the arts. His father was a jazz pianist and arranger, working with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Fletcher Henderson among ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Stony Plain Records



B.B. King
guitar, electric
Jimmy McGriff
organ, Hammond B3
Robert Cray
guitar, electric
Albert King
guitar, electric
Charles Brown
piano and vocals
Elmore James
guitar, slide
Duke Robillard
guitar, steel
Charlie Wood
organ, Hammond B3
Joe Louis Walker
guitar, electric
Sean Costello
guitar, electric
Lowell Fulson
guitar, electric

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