Roland and Nina’s DECADES IN MUSIC – 1966 – RISING SONS – Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder (released 1992)

Review by: Nina A
Album assigned by: Roland Bruynesteyn

You can let the good times roll with this record, and all night long at that. In fact yes, it would probably suffice for an entire night of rocking as it contains a rocking number of 22 rocking bluesy tracks. Featuring the combined talents of legendary roots musician Ry Cooder and legendary bluesman Taj Mahal, this record was apparently recorded but not released way back in 1966 and surfaced as late as 1992 as a kind of an archival release. Despite that, this album is not purely interesting from a historical point of view, and in fact the energetic playing and heart of it ensure that it will never get metaphorically moth-eaten and covered in dust.
 
There is plenty to enjoy here, and everything sounds just right, whether it is blues standards, other covers or original pieces, and highlights are too many to list – in fact, you’d better look at the track list yourself. So if you are feeling up for an hour and a minute stay in rootsy blues land – this record is a great way to do it.
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