Some musicians are a genre unto themselves, some musicians see no boundaries, some musicians are a force for good in the world and some exemplify the word cool. Taj Mahal is all those things. He never disappoints live or recorded.
So here we have 1974 and Taj is out there covering his roots, reggae, funk, blues some proto-disco grooves (I just created that phrase right now) and folk music. Who gets to cover The Slickers Johnny Too Bad and Marley’s Slave Driver and get away with it and sing in at least three languages on one record? It’s the type of music that makes a middle aged white guy dance or at least nod his head contentedly.
It is also the coolest album cover I have seen in a long time.