(Aug 12, 2014): Taj Mahal – Statesboro Blues

From the 1968 self-titled debut album, Taj Mahal.  This tune was written and recorded by Blind Willie McTell in 1929 (Victor ‎– V-38001).  The Allman Brothers Band cover on the 1971 At Fillmore East LP is better known (there are a host of other covers too), but for my money the Mahal version is where its at. It also has the distinction too of being included on a very early sampler, 1968 Columbia compilation release The Rock Machine Turns You On.

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One Response to (Aug 12, 2014): Taj Mahal – Statesboro Blues

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Great to hear this again. Taj always gets to the heart of a song. Regards Thom.

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