Malian superstar Ali Farka Toure is often described as a bluesman. Although he was certainly inspired by the recordings of John Lee Hooker, he was also saturated from birth in centuries-old parallel traditions that had evolved in his homeland. Incontestably one of the world's greatest guitarists, Toure's implacable sense of rhythm is equaled by an intuitive yet extroverted grasp of modal melody. As he is now semi-retired, the reissue of these long out-of-print recordings is a special cause for celebration
Red starts with stuttering guitar lines that develop into rolling bluesy riffs with a North African edge, with bursts of virtuoso improvisation matched against Toure's dry, rasping vocals. Even then, his confidence and skill were remarkable.
Niafunké is an album by Ali Farka Touré, released in 1999. The title reflects the name of the village in Mali where it was recorded. It is largely a traditional album concerning Mali. Within the CD pamphlet Touré discusses his motivation for creating the album and how the music might relate to its audience. Niafunké marks the first of a series of albums he recorded towards the end of his career in his home town. The album was released around the same time he retired to his farm in a remote region of Mali.
Album · 2004 · 16 Songs. An ocean separates Mississippi and Timbuktu, but to hear Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré is to hear how Delta blues and African folk twine together like serpents in the desert. Spartan, hypnotic, and staggering, these twin early acoustic albums align Touré with legends like John Lee Hooker and Son House. Red & Green Ali Farka Touré.
Ali Farka Toure – Red&Green. Label: Nonesuch – 79882-2. Format: 2 CD, Compilation, Remastered. Compilation of 2 legendary albums from 1984 and 1988 both simply called Ali Farka Toure. Because there was very little further information on them they were best known for the colour of their sleeves, the Red Album and the Green Album. In a cardboard slipcase with booklet. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.
Ali Ibrahim "Ali Farka" Touré (31 October 1939 – 6 March 2006) was a Malian singer and t, and one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues
This reissue of Red & Green resurrects two albums made in the early '80s, offering nearly ninety minutes of vintage material, much of it consisting of Toure playing guitar and singing along with minimal percussion. This music is stunning in its stark beauty, intimacy, immediacy, and reverence. The bluesman's characteristic self confidence manifests itself as ever-steady, assured progression. Personnel: Ali Farka Toure: vocals and guitar; Hammer Sankar. Title: Red & Green Year Released: 2005 Record Label: Nonesuch Records. Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how. About Ali Farka Toure.
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|WLWCD070||Ali Farka Toure*||Red & Green (CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Comp, Promo)||World Circuit||WLWCD070||Europe||2004|
|79882-2||Ali Farka Toure*||Red&Green (2xCD, Comp, RM)||Nonesuch||79882-2||US||2005|