Personalities | Taj Mahal | Sixties | Jazz & Blues
(Guitar, banjo, bass, harmonica, mandolin, piano, vocals, b. 1942)
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks’ concept of the blues was formed partly by his West Indian father’s diverse record collection and partly by his coming of age in the collegiate coffeehouses of western Massachusetts. Since Taj Mahal’s eponymous debut in 1967, followed in 1968 by a role in The Rolling Stones’ Rock And Roll Circus, he has challenged purists by employing the sounds and beats of Caribbean, African, Latin and American folk styles. He remains a tireless performer and champion of earlier artists.
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