The latest release by Nonesuch Records, “Get On Board” is a remake of the original record, GET ON BOARD: THE SONGS OF SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE, by contemporary blues masters, Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder. Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal have been collaborators and longtime friends since 1965 when they first played together. They both remember being inspired by this record as teenagers. Taj Mahal is on vocals, harmonica, guitar, and piano and Cooder on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and banjo—joined by Joachim Cooder on drums and bass. The album cover design and typography were inspired by the soul of the original package.
Art Direction by Al Quattrocchi & Jeff Smith of Tornado Creative, Los Angeles. Photography by Abby Ross.