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Taj Mahal - The Real Thing Album

Taj Mahal - The Real Thing Album
Performer: Taj Mahal
Genre: Blues
Title: The Real Thing
MP3 album size: 2149 mb
FLAC album size: 1235 mb
Style: Country Blues, Delta Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Country: US
Catalog number: CG 30619, 30619, G 30619
Label: Columbia


1John, Ain't It Hard
Written-By – Taj Mahal
2You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
Adapted By, Arranged By – Taj MahalWritten-By – Blind Willie Johnson
3Sweet Mama Janisse
Written-By – Taj Mahal
4Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
Written-By – Taj Mahal
5Big Kneed Gal
Written-By – Taj Mahal
6Diving Duck Blues
Adapted By, Arranged By – Taj MahalWritten-By – Sleepy John Estes
7You Ain't No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff
Written-By – Taj Mahal
8Tom And Sally Drake
Written-By – Taj Mahal
9Ain't Gwine To Whistle Dixie (Any Mo')
Written-By – Chuck Blackwell, Gary Gilmore , Jesse Davis, Taj Mahal
10Fishin' Blues
Adapted By, Arranged By – Taj MahalWritten-By – Henry Thomas


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
G 30619Taj Mahal The Real Thing ‎(2xLP, Album, Pit)ColumbiaG 30619US1971
CK 65859Taj Mahal The Real Thing ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Columbia, LegacyCK 65859US2000
CG 30619, G 30619, C 30620, C 30621Taj Mahal The Real Thing ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Pit)Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, ColumbiaCG 30619, G 30619, C 30620, C 30621USUnknown
G 30619Taj Mahal The Real Thing ‎(2xLP, Album)ColumbiaG 30619CanadaUnknown
CG 30619, G 30619, C 30620, C 30621Taj Mahal The Real Thing ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, ColumbiaCG 30619, G 30619, C 30620, C 30621USUnknown


  • Artwork [Cover], DesignAnna Hornisher
  • CongasKwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu
  • DrumsGreg Thomas
  • Electric BassBill Rich
  • Electric GuitarJohn Hall
  • Engineer [Editing]Tim Geelan
  • Engineer [Mix-down]Glen Kolotkin
  • Engineer [Recording]Frank Abbey, Jerry Smith
  • Lacquer Cut ByChet Bennett
  • Liner NotesTaj Mahal
  • Liner Notes [Quotation]Taj Mahal
  • Photography By [Cover]Irene Harris
  • Photography By [Liner Insert Photo]Dr. Ché
  • Photography By [Liner Photo], Design [Assistance]Bruce Steinberg
  • Piano, Electric PianoJohn Simon
  • ProducerDavid Rubinson
  • Tuba [Double B Flat, F], Flugelhorn, Baritone Saxophone, Arranged By [Brass]Howard Johnson
  • Tuba [Double B Flat], Valve TromboneJoseph Daley
  • Tuba [Double C], Flugelhorn, TrumpetBob Stewart
  • Tuba [E Flat], TromboneEarle McIntyre
  • Vocals, Blues Harp [Acoustic And Amplified Harp], Harmonica [Chromatic], Guitar, 5-String Banjo [Five String], Fife [Spirit Of '76 Six-Holed], Resonator Guitar [Miss. National Steel Bodied]Taj Mahal


CG 30619 on spine and front cover. 30619 inside gatefold (upper left corner).
G 30619 on labels.
C 30620 on LP1 labels, C30621 on LP2 labels.

Recorded live at Bill Graham's Fillmore East

Gatefold cover

Printed in U.S.A.

Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS, Inc.

Produced for Fillmore Corporation

All selections Blackwood Music, BMI.

Recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore East, using the facilities
of Location Recorders, New York
Mixed at Columbia Studios, San Francisco


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 30620
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 30620
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): AL 30621
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): BL 30621
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched [stamped]): AL 30620 GIC MKC A3 | GI [0]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched [stamped]): BL 30620 GIB Chet Bennett C4 [P] GI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched [stamped]): AL 30621 GIA Barry A3 [II] GI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): BL 30621 GIB C GI B1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (LP 1): C 30620
  • Other (LP 2): C 30621


  • Recorded At – Fillmore East
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
  • Produced For – Fillmore Corporation
  • Published By – Blackwood Music
  • Recorded By – Location Recorders
  • Mixed At – Columbia Studios



The Real Thing is a double live album by Taj Mahal, released in 1971. It was recorded on February 13, 1971 at the Fillmore East in New York City and features Taj Mahal backed by a band that includes four tuba players. All tracks by Taj Mahal except where noted. Fishin' Blues Henry Thomas 2:58. Ain't Gwine to Whistle Dixie Any Mo' Chuck Blackwell, Jesse Ed Davis, Gary Gilmore, Taj Mahal 9:11. Sweet Mama Janisse 3:32. Going Up to the Country and Paint My Mailbox Blue 3:24. The Real Thing - Taj Mahal. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Taj Mahal followed up Giant StepDe Ole Folks at Home 1969 with another double-LP concert platter whose title pretty much sums up the contents. Album 1972 11 Songs. The Real Thing. Taj Mahal. Blues Real Thing. Taj Mahal - The Real Thing 1971. To favorites 1 Download album. Listen album. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Real Thing is a 1971 double live album by Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in New York City on May 17, 1942 is an American Grammy Award-winning blues musician who incorporates elements of world music into his music. A self-taught. Композиторы: Taj Mahal - John Davis - G. Gilmore - C. Sweet Mama Janisse Live. Композиторы: Taj Mahal. Going Up to the Country and Paint My Mailbox Blue Live. Big Kneed Gal Live. You're Going to Need Somebody On Your Bond Live. Band Name Taj Mahal. Album Name The Real Thing. Type Live. Released date 1972. Other productions from Taj Mahal. Mkutano Meets the Cultural Musical Club of Zanzibar. Track listing. All songs by Taj Mahal unless otherwise noted. The Real Thing 1969. Album by Taj Mahal. Fishing Blues. is a cover of
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