Taj Mahal featuring Ben Harper - 'Queen Bee' Austin City Limits 1993

Jan 26, 1993 Austin City Limits

Ben's first major gigs included a spot on the slide guitar with blues legend Taj Mahal. On this episode of Austin City Limits, Taj Mahal wrecks shop while Ben backs him up on tracks like "Queen Bee", a John Lee Hooker cover later released in 1998 on the compilation album Big Blues Extravaganza!: The Best Of Austin City Limits. The setlist reflects the broadcast. The complete setlist is unknown.

1. Mailbox Blues
2. Queen Bee
3. Blues With A Feelin'
4. Fishin' Blues
5. Freight Train

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Queen Bee


I found this track online years ago, and was able to capture it to CD. It is my favorite version of Queen Bee, and has a cool cameo for Ben. The video really brings it into perspective though. Awesome!