TAJ MAHAL & RY COODER

TOGETHER AGAIN

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TAJ

&

RY

GET ON BOARD

NONESUCH RECORDS - 2022

RELEASE DATE : APRIL 22, 2022

(USA)

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three musicians who have made it possible

Taj Mahal - guitar,harmonica, piano, vocals
Ry Cooder - guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals
Joachim Cooder - bass, drums

the eleven imagined songs

01 My Baby Done Changed the Lock on the Door 04:15
02 The Midnight Special 03:26
03 Hooray Hooray 04:19
04 Deep Sea Diver 05:17
05 Pick a Bale of Cotton 03:02
06 Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee 03:15
07 What a Beautiful City 04:11
08 Pawn Shop Blues 05:51
09 Cornbread, Peas, Black Molasses 03:43
10 Packing Up Getting Ready to Go 02:49
11 I Shall Not Be Moved 04:19

listen to them

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SONNY

BROWNIE

&

SPIRITUALIZED

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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGuee
"Get On Board - Negro Folksongs by the Masters"
Folkways Records - 1952

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Rising Sons
"Rising Sons featuring
Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder"
Recorded 1965
Columbia Records 1992

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OLD
FRIENDS

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGuee
"Cornbread, Peas, Black Molasses"

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder
"Cornbread, Peas, Black Molasses"

Taj Mahal a living universal legend of blues and world music. Ry Cooder living and universal heritage of blues and world music. Old colleagues from the mid 60s when they both showed their rebellion and laid the foundations for a new era for roots music. They followed separate paths, one found in the fusion of blues with other mestizo music the opportunity to evolve towards new frontiers while traveling to all corners of the planet proclaiming that blues is universal. Another, crossed the limits of the established to set up himself as the guitarist who gave ideas to the Rolling Stones, he took us out for a walk with Flaco Jimemez or to dance with Compay Segundo, while he wrote the soundtracks for Paris Texas, Alamo Bay or Crossroads. Two musicians without whom the music of the twentieth century, and roots music in particular, would not have reached the current state in which we know it, each and every one of their, often eclectic, albums has its own personality and reason for being recorded and all of them deserve an explicit attention to know the history of North American music. This couple of old mates have reunited in the studio to recreate the most iconic duo in blues music, harmonica player Sonny Terry and singer/guitarist Brownie McGuee, prophets of Piedmont style, on one of their indispensable albums, "Get On Board" recorded in 1952 for the Folkways label, of which Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, even recreating the same cover, have reproduced some of its songs and have turned the mystique into an irresistible modernity.
Henry Fredericks and Ryland Cooder have agreed to give us another masterpiece.

Taj Mahal 
"Baby Please Don't Go" (2015)

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder
"Statesboro Blues" (2014)

Ry Cooder 
"Jesus In The Mainline" (2017)

L O O K I N G   B A C K 

Taj Mahal 
"Ain't That A Lot Of Love " (1968)

Ry Cooder 
"Crazy 'Bout An Automobile" (1987)

04/25/2022