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The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time 

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Updated August 19, 2019 263 votes 131 voters 5k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Taj Mahal is considered one of the greatest blues artists of all time. Here, you can check out a list of the best Taj Mahal albums, including every studio album along with pictures of the album covers. This Taj Mahal discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Taj Mahal albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Taj Mahal singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Taj Mahal album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Taj Mahal album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Taj Mahal album of all time?" or "What are the top Taj Mahal albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Taj Mahal's long and prolific career has spanned decades, starting back in 1964. In addition to his successful solo career, he's worked with a long list of musicians, releasing a broad range of albums. His most notable studio albums include Kulanjan and Dancing the Blues.

This list of popular Taj Mahal albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can help rank each album starting with the best by voting up your favorites, while voting albums down accordingly.

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1
Taj Mahal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1968); Tracks: Everybody's Got to Change Sometime, E Z Rider & Leaving Trunk

Length (mins): 00:33:00

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Blues, Electric blues

2
The Natch'l Blues is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time

Genres (Music): Blues

3
Giant Step / De Ole Folk... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1969); Tracks: Stagger Lee, Light Rain Blues & Annie's Lover

Label: 360 Sound

Genres (Music): Country, Blues-rock, Delta blues, Blues, Country blues, + more

4
Señor Blues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1997); Tracks: Oh Lord, Things Are Gettin' Crazy Up in Here & Having a Real Bad Day

Length (mins): 00:51:45

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Blues, Soul blues

5
Kulanjan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Toumani Diabaté and Taj Mahal (1999); Tracks: Guede Man Na, Atlanta Kaira & Fanta

Length (mins): 00:59:04

Label: Hannibal

Genres (Music): World music, Blues

6
Oooh So Good 'n Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
7
Phantom Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1996); Tracks: Ooh Poo Pah Doo, (You've Got To) Love Her With a Feeling & Lonely Avenue

Length (mins): 00:48:00

Genres (Music): Blues

8
Maestro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (2008); Tracks: Slow Drag, I Can Make You Happy & Black Man

Genres (Music): Blues

9
Music Keeps Me Together ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal and The Intergalactic Soul Messengers Band (1975); Tracks: Aristocracy, My Ancestors & Dear Ladies

Genres (Music): Blues

10
Music Fuh Ya' (Musica Pa... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1976); Tracks: Curry, Freight Train & You Got It

Genres (Music): Blues

11
Happy Just to Be Like I ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1971); Tracks: Oh, Susannah & West Indian Revelation

Genres (Music): Blues

12
Satisfied 'n Tickled Too... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1976); Tracks: Misty Morning Ride, Ain't Nobody's Business & Black Man Brown Man

Genres (Music): Jazz, Blues

13
Recycling the Blues &... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1972); Tracks: Corinna, She Caught the Katy (and Left Me a Mule to Ride) & Going Up to the Country

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Blues, Electric blues

14
Hanapepe Dream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal and Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band (2001); Tracks: Baby You’re My Destiny, Great Big Boat & African Herbman

Length (mins): 00:44:57

Label: Tradition & Moderne

Genres (Music): World music, Blues, Reggae, Worldbeat

15
Mo' Roots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1974); Tracks: Slave Driver, Desperate Lover & Big Mama

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Blues

16
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
17
Taj is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
18
World Music is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1993); Tracks: Desperate Lover, Johnny Too Bad & Music Keeps Me Together

Genres (Music): World music, Blues, Reggae

19
Evolution (The Most Rece... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1977); Tracks: Highnite, Lowdown Showdown & The Most Recent (Evolution) of Muthafusticus Modernusticus

Genres (Music): Blues

20
Mumtaz Mahal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (1995); Tracks: Stand by Me, Curry and Quartertones & Come on in My Kitchen

Genres (Music): Blues

21
Dancing the Blues is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1993); Tracks: Mockingbird, Blue Night Boogie & Going to the River

Length (mins): 00:48:20

Genres (Music): Blues

22
Taj Mahal and the Hula B... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal (1997); Tracks: The New Hula Blues, Mailbox Blues & Betty 'n' Dupree
23
Sounder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
24
Crystal Clear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
25
World Blues is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Taj Mahal Albums of All Time
By Taj Mahal; Tracks: Tom & Sally Drake, Rolling Wheel Blues & Carribbean Rhapsody