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Taj Mahal Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl 45rpm ORG Limited Edition USA

Artist: Taj Mahal
Title: Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff
Catalog Number: ORG 112
Label: Columbia
Reissued by: ORG Original Recordings Group
Original release year: 1972
Reissue year: 2011
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 685gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 9, 2016
Note: Not eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


Unit Price: 49,10 €

Reference: ORG45112GF

Availability: In Stock & Ready to Ship

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American blues musician Taj Mahal, was born Henry Fredericks in New York in 1942. His music is a mix of blues, Caribbean styles, bluegrass and the music of Hawaii, where he lived for a number of years. Originally released in 1972, Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff contains seven live tracks and four studio recordings. 



  • Limited Edition (2500 units)
  • Numbered Edition (low numbers below 300!)
  • Double LP cut at 45rpm
  • Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl
  • Pressed at RTI in the USA
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman
  • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Cover



"ORG Recordings Group re-mastered 45 rpm vinyl is superior to most digital reproductions. Pressed at RTI and mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue master tapes, every nuanced detail, including the rarely used kalimba is pristinely clear. The tones of the steel guitar are rich in texture. Audiophiles and Taj Mahal enthusiasts will want to add Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff to their collections.


Backed by the “unknown” (at the time, anyway) Pointer Sisters, Taj reinvents Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago” and makes it his own. The gospel-laden backup vocals are exultant. The Pointers resonate like soulful Andrews Sisters with their three-part harmonies on “Texas Woman Blues.” ~ Robbie Gerson, Audaud


Guitar/piano playing rural blues revivalist Taj Mahal was quite a rarity in the late 1960s - a young black man who accurately revived classic country blues for a new generation of listeners. Mahal took an archival interest in folk blues while joining in during the early '60s. On this album, the first seven tracks were recorded live at the Fillmore West and the rest at Columbia's San Francisco studios with backup from the Pointer Sisters. The title Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff certainly sums up the album quite well - that's exactly what Taj Mahal has been doing for several years by this point!

Arguably his Best Album of All-Time! Warm, Earthy Down Home Soul!


"ORG knows how to pick 'em. Recycling contains inspired performances matched with impressive sonics on every side. The live cuts do a fine job of capturing the timbre of the instruments and the energy of the concert... crisp and remarkably realistic sound." ~ Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound


1972's Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff is the fifth full-length album from American blues singer/songwriter Taj Mahal. The self-produced Columbia Records 11-song set features seven live tracks and four studio recordings. The first seven tracks were recorded live at the Fillmore West while the remainder were recorded at Columbia's San Francisco studios with backup from the one-and-only Pointer Sisters. The appropriately titled collection finds Taj Mahal in excellent form and doing what he does best, reinterpreting the blues as only he can.





Taj Mahal, vocals, steel-bodied guitar, kalimba, banjo, conch, hand claps, upright bass
Howard Johnson, hand claps, tuba
The Pointer Sisters, background vocals


Track Listing:


LP 1 Side A
1. Conch Intro
2. Kalimba
3. Bound To Love Me Some
4. Ricochet


LP 1 Side B
1. A Free Song (Rise Up Children Shake the Devil Out Of Your Soul)
2. Corinna
3. Conch: Close
4. Cakewalk Into Town


LP 2 Side C
1. Sweet Home Chicago
2. Texas Woman Blues


LP 2 Side D
1. Gitano Negro


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