Diggin’: Taj Mahal – Stagger Lee
inTheir Musicon January 16, 2019
There must be thousands of versions of this grisly narrative. One could even argue that Stagger Lee is one of the most widely adopted blues songs in mainstream music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of traditional music, Taj tackles the classic tune with a completely fresh approach. Using artful finger-style picking and guttural vocals that cut through the listener, Taj transports you to an indefinable time and place. Simultaneously, his rendition could be akin to the very first version of of Stagger Lee or a modern version.