Talking Timbuktu

by Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder

(1994) World Circuit #31257 13812

Personnel Ali Farka Toure, Ry Cooder
Description Ali Farka Toure is from Mali, West Africa area. He is well known for his blues guitar. But Here he takes up many regional instruments and sings in English, French and some West African Dialects.
Posted By Tim Floto (6151)
Directory Recordings: World
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On 10/31/2000, Tim Floto (6151) posted:
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Ali Farka Toure is an excellent musician, I have several other CD's featuring him and he really takes the blues to Africa. On this album, he plays with Ry Cooder and special guests on some songs. The music will have you drifting off to exotic places and then wrench you back with an earthy blues riff. Clarence Gatemouth Brown plays Viola(!) on a couple of tracks and John Patitucci backs on bass.