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Taj Mahal & The Chieftains — Freedom Ride
Album: Largo
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 587









Released: 1998
Length: 4:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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Goin’ away it might be long
Know they’ll miss me when I’m gone
May be gone for a long long time
Won’t know till I cross that line

Goin’ way down the underground
Train’ll take me freedom bound
Go down Moses shine a light
I see you I’ll be alright

I wanna be your rider, rider, rider
Ride on a train goin’ woo woo woo
I wanna be your rider
Take me on a freedom ride with you

Well I don’t know but I been told
Streets in Harlem paved with gold
Well I know where I’m goin to
Sweet chariot gonna pull me through

I wanna be your rider, rider, rider….

Steel away the preacher cried
We’re goin’ on a freedom ride
Don’t know when it’s gonna be
But down the line we will be free
 Ihatethissong wrote:
I like this very much.

I would love to hear Taj Mahal & Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
 
Saw  Taj with Bonnie Raitt - that was darn good!  This song is great!
This is a great album, Very diverse with a lot of great performances.  Based on the New World Symphony, Largo is a 1998 various-artists concept album inspired by classical composer Dvorak's 9th symphony. The project was initiated, assembled, and produced by Rick Chertoff, Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, respectively producer and singer/multi-instrumentalists with The Hooters.
Largo  started as the recording sessions for a new Hooters album, but evolved into a collaboration between The Hooters and great guest artists like Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Joan Osborne, The Chieftains, Carole King, Cyndi Lauper, David Forman, and Willie Nile.  The Band's Levon Helm and Garth Hudson both appear on the album, on separate tracks. Levon does a duet with David Forman on "Gimme a Stone", while Garth plays an atmospherically dreamy piece titled "Garth's Largo," together with his wife Maud.
really good album, too
 
Great song 
I like this very much.

I would love to hear Taj Mahal & Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
 Jamunca wrote:
That refrain is ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff.

 
At first I thought "really, 'Who Let the Dogs out?' on RP...and then I got over it and enjoyed the track enough to rate it a 7 {#Bounce}
boring
repetitive
sophomoric lyrics
{#Stop}

Love it.


It's too bad they edited out that pooch chorus finale in the studio; when those Irish Wolfhounds finally caught up with Taj...
I understand that he hit some amazing high notes!

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{#Umbrella}
Love Taj.-This not so much. he is touring w/ Keb Mo this summer. Catch him while you can!
Outrageously bad.
Love those lyrics!
Awesome song that gets me going in the morning at commute time.  You can download from ITunes.  I like the ruff, ruff.  It makes the song and the Celtic style of rock is good too.  I think Taj Mahal did the right thing to show that they're good at other styles as well as Blues.

Love Taj.... Hate Chietans...

bark bark... really?
That refrain is ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff.


Definitely an early Springsteen vibe going on. You almost expect them to segue into "Rosalita".

 Randomax wrote:
I see Peter posed almost the exact same question in Feb! lol
 
Great minds think alike! {#Roflol}
The first round is on me if I could get a nickel for every time I hear "I don't know what I've been told" in a song.
Voff voff,,,,#7
 vicariance wrote:

The barks absolutely kill the song.
 
Absolutely. Not a bad song, but the barking .... mute the mutts.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Is there anybody The Chieftans didn't record with?{#Ask}
 
I see Peter posed almost the exact same question in Feb! lol

Is there anyone the Chieftans haven't collaborated with?  it's all good though!!
 fredriley wrote:
 what's with the barking the background?
 
See also The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Love that effect.

Bruce Springsteen meets Bob Dylan. Not a marriage made in heaven from the Nottingham jury's viewpoint, but might be the dog's bollox for Springsteen and Dylan fans. Talking of dogs, what's with the barking the background? Who let the dogs out? Ruff, ruff, ruff-ruff!


Where can I buy this?
Taj sounds like he's trying to channel Van the Man with a Celt bit. It's not happenin' for me.
Stick to the blues. 

 ott wrote:
... speaking of dogs, those barks are ridiculusly out of control. ...
 
The barks absolutely kill the song.
Is there anybody The Chieftans didn't record with?{#Ask}
This is lovely and invigorating!  Thanks Bill!
I can see how this song would be awesome to listen to live at a beach bar with a few coronas and mates around, but just not feeling it right now
brighthue wrote:
File is over-modulated.
Nope. But it is pretty dense, which will accentuate problems with your audio settings. The usual culprit is the EQ section on your player (especially Winamp). If you feel the need to turn any bands (especially bass) up by any significant amount, you need to compensate by turning the 'preamp' slider down.
ott wrote:
you know how when you mix beer with milk it tastes like dog poop?
I didn't, but thanks, I learned something new today.
An unusually low point for RP - put the dog out of its (and our) misery - turn this rubbish off!
I'm with the prevailing sentiment of this thread. I love the Cheiftains and I like Taj, but just don't know about the two collaborating. It pains me to rate this low, so to assuage my guilt let me say very plainly that more Chieftains on RP would be a welcome thing.
File is over-modulated.
You guessed right. It does suck. However, I managed not to turn the volume down this time... those tolerance lessons are really paying off!
Ugh! This sounds like the CD is skipping or something. Although I don't think that's the only problem... Maybe the song sucks too.
rah wrote:
who let the dogs out?
Stop it, you're making me laugh too hard!
This is great. Can anybody upload it for me please?
spartan wrote:
And yet, it does. Strange.
Although this song seems much better the second time. Maybe I was wrong. :?
two of my all time favs...how could it go wrong?!!
And yet, it does. Strange.
manbirdexperiment wrote:
When I die I want them to play the Chieftains at my funeral
When I die I want the Chieftains to play AT my funeral. Let's die on different days, they can play at yours, too.
i'm usually a fan of taj and also the chieftons. but you know how when you mix beer with milk it tastes like dog poop? well some great things just shouldn't be mixed. speaking of dogs, those barks are ridiculusly out of control. good to know the music business is still producing crap and taj has absolutely lost his musical experimentating-mind.
Put me down as hating it.
who let the dogs out?
two of my all time favs...how could it go wrong?!!
Taj Mahal & the Chieftains?!? I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't hear it myself... This song should stay in the mix if only because of the sheer improbability of this collaboration. :highfive.gif:
Pogues then Chieftans? Makes me happy to have found this station. Cheers! :D
When I die I want them to play the Chieftains at my funeral
I love this song. The first time I heard it was on the David Letterman Show. I was lucky enough to record it on good old VHS. I bought the cd; however, it was stolen when my car was stolen too. Evetually I gained my "Freedom Ride" after the police recovered my Ford, but my cd was long gone.
redeyespy wrote:
utterly ridiculous
beyond utterly ridiculous. utterly ridiculous is so far back in the rear view mirror that it is another zip code.
utterly ridiculous
Put me in the "Love it" group....
I love this song. It gets me moving, please keep it on the playlist. :D
aharamanx wrote:
Each subsequent hearing I care for this less......and less. :beat: Would be great heard no more than twice annually. :wink:
I'll second that. Argh. It's gawd-awfuller each time. :puke:
I do without the woof, woof. But for bagpipes and blues check out Bourne & MacLeod.
Each subsequent hearing I care for this less......and less. :beat: Would be great heard no more than twice annually. :wink:
I never get tired of this one. Just cranked it, about to get off my butt, throw open the curtains, and get busy(away from my keyboard. :bounce: :jump: :bounce: :jump: :bounce: :jump: :bounce:
WOOF! - to quote the movie rating system of Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever (the system rates best movies at 4 bones, and gives worst ones a "WOOF!" ie. no bones). This song is cacophonous. Make no bones about it. I had to turn the volume down, and I don't do that very often with RP. And I like Taj Mahal, and the Chieftains, and bagpipes. Just not together, not in this song. :frustrated:
I want you to shuuuuuuut up... shuuuuuut up... shuuuuuuut up..... shuuuuuuut up....... :beat:
damn I'm tired of this one... "I wanna be your ride'a... ride'a... ride'a... ride'a... ride'a... ride'a... ride'a... ride'a... ride'a... WOOF WOOF WOOF" ugg :headache.gif:
wow, so many differing opinions on this one -- either love it or hate it. It's from a collaboration/compilation called Largo inspired by that movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony. I happen to be among the "Love It" group; this album has pulled me out of a very bad mood many a time! .... I don't know who all are in the Chieftains exactly, but I do own this album, and can tell you that Taj Mahal is singing and *barking* and playing the harmonica, Rob Hyman is on the Farsifa Organ (not the bagpipes!), David Forman is singing, Eric Bazilian plays the Hurdy-Gurdy (also not the bagpipes!) and David Uosikkinen plays Drums. But, if you all are indeed tiring of this song, maybe we should campaign to get some others of of this great compilation played. I'll try my best to upload some more, but RP already has some of its greatest hits, like Hand in Mine with Joan Osborne, Cyrus in the Moonlight and White Man's Melody with Cyndi Lauper. My favorite is Gimme a Stone. :-({|=
Taj Mahal or Bob Seger? Ehhh..5 or 6.
Should that be The Chieftains?
Hannio wrote:
Yeah, I got up and went to the bathroom.
:roflol: :lol: :roflol: (Not that I think it's that bad a song, but I like a good burn when I see one!)
Are those bagpipes??!!!?? Aghhhh!!!! :?:
Originally Posted by Frosty: Wow! How can anyone remain seated when hearing this? Gotta buy this CD.
Yeah, I got up and went to the bathroom.
who let the dogs out?
Wow! How can anyone remain seated when hearing this? Gotta buy this CD.
:clap: :lol:
suckiness has been redefined. please don\'t do this to me again!!!
i USED to like it...but now I have reached terminal capacity for this one. Please put it on the shelf for a while.
THANK YOU so much for having this song on the playlist!
Very interesting combination of artists, but the song is kind of mediocre. I bet they had fun recording it though.
Enough with the dogs barking in the back ground. Dumb.
The Chieftans pick the greatest artists to work with. Love the stuff they did with Van Morrison!
What could be better-bagpipes, harmonicas and whoops mixed in a great party dance song
Getting tired of this one.