TAJ MAHAL - Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 14th March 1972 (CD)

Category: ECHOES CDs

• Stunning Live Set at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 14th March 1972
• Includes the entire broadcast
• Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

Taj Mahal has been delighting audiences for more than forty years since debuting with Ry Cooder in the heavily influential Rising Sons in 1966.

Having originally gained his own foothold with a white audience courtesy of CBS' low-budget sampler The Rock Machine Turns You On, it seemed that he had truly arrived with his self-titled debut LP in 1968. Taj Mahal was already enjoying the fruits of his live work with two albums documenting the Fillmore East and Big Sur appearances from 1971, but his landmark 1972 performance at Philadelphia's Main Point offers a rare opportunity to hear the guitarist's wildly eclectic brand of blues rock with an original, unedited FM broadcast.

Although mostly noted for his blues approach, it is how he approaches the blues that truly sets him apart from so many of his contemporaries. At a time when music seemed to be revolutionising the world, Taj Mahal's inspirational fluency found room in which he could draw on the gospel, Caribbean and psychedelic influences to explore blues with such graceful ease.

Echoes is delighted to present the entire FM broadcast from the 14th March appearance at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1972.

With detailed liners, rare photographs and professionally re-mastered sound.


1. Kalimba Song
2. Sweet Home Chicago
3. Eighteen Hammers
4. Goin' Up The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
5. Preaching Blues
6. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
7. Fannie Mae
8. Good Morning Little School Girl
9. Jailhouse Rock
10. Ulysses 5. Gregory - Tom & Sally Drake
11. A Little Soulful Tune
12. Talk
13. Fishin' Blues
14. Talk
15. Shake 'Em On Down
16. Corinna


Title Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 14th March 1972
Catalogue No ECHOCD2005
Format CD
Barcode 5291012200518