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Rising Sons was a short-lived mid-1960s blues and R&B group, featuring Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal.

The original lineup was a 17-year-old Ry Cooder (vocals, six and 12-string guitar, mandolin, slide and bottleneck guitar, dobro), Taj Mahal (vocals, harmonica, guitar, piano), Gary Marker (bass), Jesse Lee Kincaid (born Nick Gerlach; vocals and guitar) and Ed Cassidy (drums). Cassidy had to leave in 1965 after he injured his wrist playing an epic version of "Statesboro Blues" and was replaced by Kevin… read more

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  • Avatar for KeithJones
    RIP bass guitarist Gary 'Magic' Marker (born May 23, 1943; died December 8, 2015).
  • Avatar for Drazba
    so ed Cassidy later from spirit also played with them?
  • Avatar for bernarducs
    rising sons album is a underrated masterpiece from two underrated terrific musicians
  • Avatar for Blues_Brother
    Amazing.

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