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Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 14th March 1972
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CD

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ECHO 2005CD ECHO 2005CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/25/2014

Taj Mahal has been delighting audiences for more than 40 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 revolutionizing 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 March 14th appearance at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1972. With detailed liner notes, rare photographs and professionally re-mastered sound.