LONG-AWAITED BOX SET OF 13 ALBUM TITLES SPANNING 1965 TO 1976 BY THE LEGENDARY BLUES ICON AND WORLD MUSIC PIONEER, COVERING 15 CDs AND 170 TRACKS INCLUDES EVERY ALBUM FROM HIS SELF-TITLED DEBUT OF 1968 THROUGH 1976’s SATISFIED ’N TICKLED TOO, PLUS LANDMARK ARCHIVAL COMPILATIONS RISING SONS FEATURING TAJ MAHAL AND RY COODER AND 2012’s 2CD SET OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASE MATERIAL, THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF TAJ MAHAL 1969-1973
THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUMS COLLECTION will include the following titles, all originally released on Columbia Records: Taj Mahal (1968), The Natch’l Blues (1968), Giant Step/De Ole Folks At Home (double-CD, 1969), The Real Thing (live, 1971), Happy Just To Be Like I Am (1971), Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff (1972), Sounder (movie soundtrack, 1972), Oooh So Good ’N Blues (1973), Mo’ Roots (1974), Music Keeps Me Together (1975), and Satisfied ’N Tickled Too (1976). Many of these titles have been out of print for decades are being issued in the U.S. for the first time on CD.In addition, the box includes two historic Columbia/Legacy archival releases. Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal And Ry Cooder was first issued in 1992 and features early group recordings of 1965-1966. Last year’s Hidden Treasures features one CD of previously unreleased rarities alongside a second CD recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall on April 18, 1970, when the Taj Mahal group opened for fellow Columbia artists Johnny Winter and Santana.