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    Looks like Taj and Ry recorded a new album after 50 years.....

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    That's cool. I like it.
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    Excellent!
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    Article about the new recording......

    https://www.nonesuch.com/journal/taj...uch-2022-04-22

    Looks like good stuff!
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    I bought the CD off of Ry's bandcamp page ( rycooder.bandcamp.com ) to get the booklet and got an immediate download. Listened to it today and it's spectacular.

    Here's a Fretboard Journal interview with Ry and Taj. https://www.fretboardjournal.com/fea...rownie-mcghee/
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    I ordered off Bandcamp this morning. What a fine album!!!
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    Here's another article with a bunch of videos embedded. https://www.guitarplayer.com/players...studio-secrets
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    is Hooray Hooray the only track with Ry on mandolin ?
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    Default Re: Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder "Hooray Hooray"

    Good question. And an obvious one, considering where we are here. I've been unable to find out anything on the web. Oddly, no one has created a wiki page for the album yet - that's my go-to site for such info, as very often there is just such detail. But nope. Not yet, anyway. Discogs.com doesn't go track by track, just offers this not-too-surprising info:

    Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo – Ry Cooder
    Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar, Piano – Taj Mahal

    But I don't understand why, with several members having bought the album, no one has posted this. Not in any of the threads about this. Hopefully someone will, soon.

    That said, the Guitar Player article mentions mandolin on just this track, and guitar on four of the other ten tracks: “Pawn Shop,” “My Baby Done Changed the Lock on the Door,” “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee,” and “Beautiful City.”

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    Haven't played the CD in a week or so, but as I recall, there's only one track with mando.

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    Dang! I was afraid of that. And it sounds so good on this song. Oh well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    Dang! I was afraid of that. And it sounds so good on this song. Oh well!

    Thanks!
    Ry seems to use mandolin mostly as an occasional flavoring these days. His previous album started off very promisingly, but didn't feature mando very much:


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