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Taj Mahal was born on May 17, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry Saint Clair Fredericks. See full bio »

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3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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(1991)
Phenomenon Soundtrack
(1996)
Six Days Seven Nights Entertainer
(1998)
Rumor Has It... Soundtrack
(2005)

Filmography

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 2018 Cosa fai a Capodanno? (performer: "Fishin' Blues")
  Get Shorty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- The Yips (2017) ... (performer: "Done Changed My Way of Living") / (writer: "Done Changed My Way of Living")
 2017 Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The American Epic Sessions (2017) ... (performer: "High Water Everywhere, Part 2", "Tomi Tomi")
 2017 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (Documentary) (performer: "Ain't That A Lot of Love", "Everybody Got To Change Sometime", "Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day") / (writer: "Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day")
 2015 The Sunshine Makers (Documentary) (performer: "Take A Giant Step")
 2014 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "Statesboro Blues")
 2014 About Last Night (performer: "That's How Strong My Love Is")
 2013 Skating to New York (performer: "Living On Easy")
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary) (performer: "Statesboro Blues")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 May 2010 (2010) ... (performer: "Shine a Light")
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... (performer: "Johnny Too Bad" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Eddie Murphy/Angela Kinsey/Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal (2009) ... (performer: "She Caught The Katy" - uncredited) / (writer: "She Caught The Katy" - uncredited)
 2009 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #34.4 (2009) ... (performer: "Slow Drag")
 2005 Rumor Has It... (performer: "Baby, You've Got What It Takes")
  The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003) (performer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Feel Like Going Home (2003) ... (performer: "The Celebrated Walking Blues", "Catfish Blues", "Atlanta Kaire") / (writer: "Catfish Blues" - as Henry St. Claire Fredericks) / (writer: "The Celebrated Walking Blues")
 2003 Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (Documentary) (writer: "Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes")
 2003 Dallas 362 (performer: "Leaving Trunk")
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (performer: "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" (1932))
 2001 Someone Like You (performer: "Woulda Coulda Shoulda") / (writer: "Woulda Coulda Shoulda")
 2000 Da Vinci's Inquest (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- An Act of God (2000) ... (performer: "Soul of a Man")
 2000 Songcatcher (performer: "Pickin' That Thang (Dr. Joe)") / (writer: "Pickin' That Thang (Dr. Joe)")
 1999 The Runner (performer: "What Am I Living For")
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights (performer: "Sacred Island", "The Calypsonians") / (writer: "Sacred Island", "The Calypsonians")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (performer: "John The Revelator")
 1997 Fire Down Below (performer: "Snake", "Dark Angel")
 1997 Trial and Error (performer: "Mr. Pitiful", "Ooh Poo Pah Doo")
 1996 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (Documentary) (performer: "Ain't That A Lot Of Love")
 1996 The Glimmer Man (performer: "Snake")
 1996 2 Days in the Valley (performer: "Rolling on the Sea") / (writer: "Rolling on the Sea")
 1996 Phenomenon (performer: "Corinna") / (writer: "Corinna")
 1994 Little Big League (performer: "I'M READY")
 1994 Getting Even with Dad (performer: "Blues Ain't Nothin'") / (writer: "Blues Ain't Nothin'")
 1992 Zebrahead (music: "Economic Prison", "Crossing") / (performer: "Crossing")
 1989 The Mighty Quinn (writer: "CAKEWALK INTO TOWN")
 1987 Flag ("EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY")
 1987 Stingray (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blood Money (1987) ... (performer: "Blood Money")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "She Caught the Katy" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Madeline Kahn/Taj Mahal (1977) ... (performer: "Queen Bee") / (writer: "Queen Bee")
 1975 Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl (performer: "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" - uncredited)
 1972 Sounder (writer: "Needed Time (Theme from Sounder)")
 1971 The Young Hitchikers (performer: "Ain't That a Lot of Love" - uncredited)
 1971 Clay Pigeon (lyrics: "Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Anymo')") / (music: "Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Anymo')")
 1969 The April Fools (performer: "Give Your Lady What She Wants")
  Playboy After Dark (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (performer: "Everybody's Got to Change Sometime", "E.Z. Rider" - uncredited) / (writer: "E.Z. Rider" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV Commercial for Just Juice (1997) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

I enjoy music wherever it's coming from. I don't care if it's somebody else's song. Most of the time you'll find that I'll put my own stamp on it. But I started writing more because, you know, it's easy to regurgitate what somebody else is doing, but it's exciting to be able to come up with your own. See more »

Trivia:

Designated the official Blues Artist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on 8 February 2006. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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