Did You Hear? Sweet Mama Janisse

New music! Sometimes old music. Music that we love!

Taj Mahal can always put a smile on my face, especially when he really leans into a horn section.

This song features at least 2 trombone players and a tuba just killing it the whole way through. I especially like how the beat jumps in and attacks after that acoustic intro, and just rides the upbeat the whole way through. This song is a mess, but it’s a total head-nodder!

Want more? Check out one of my all-time favorite Taj Mahal songs, “She Caught the Katy.”

– Brook Reeder


  1. my favorite is Leavin’ Trunk, from Giant Step, the first Taj Mahal song I ever heard. what a great album from a totally unique musician!

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