Guide (Wommat)

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All Music Guide - Peter Stepek
Youssou N'Dour is a Senegalese singer who documents the intersection of the past and the present, so it is no surprise that there is a parable in every song on Wommat The Guide. The record is propelled by talking drums, a horn section and guitar and bass polyrhythms that will sound familiar to fans of South African township music or Paul Simon's masterpiece Graceland, and N'Dour's distinctive voice in Wolof and French, with a smattering of English is captivating. Unfortunately, The Guide is overproduced and seldom lives up to the promise of "7 Seconds," the vaguely menacing duet with Neneh Cherry. Buy it to hear N'Dour's voice soar through the history and lessons of The ...
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All Music Guide - Peter Stepek
Youssou N'Dour is a Senegalese singer who documents the intersection of the past and the present, so it is no surprise that there is a parable in every song on Wommat The Guide. The record is propelled by talking drums, a horn section and guitar and bass polyrhythms that will sound familiar to fans of South African township music or Paul Simon's masterpiece Graceland, and N'Dour's distinctive voice in Wolof and French, with a smattering of English is captivating. Unfortunately, The Guide is overproduced and seldom lives up to the promise of "7 Seconds," the vaguely menacing duet with Neneh Cherry. Buy it to hear N'Dour's voice soar through the history and lessons of The Guide.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/1994
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074645382821
  • Catalog Number: 53828
  • Sales rank: 251,183

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leaving (Dem) (5:03)
  2. 2 Old Man (Gorgui) (6:30)
  3. 3 Without a Smile (Same) (4:12)
  4. 4 Mame Bamba (4:58)
  5. 5 7 Seconds (5:06)
  6. 6 How You Are (No Mele) (3:39)
  7. 7 Generations (Diam One) (5:46)
  8. 8 Tourista (4:36)
  9. 9 Undecided (Japoulo) (5:26)
  10. 10 Love One Another (Beuguente) (4:51)
  11. 11 Life (Adouna) (4:04)
  12. 12 My People (Samay Nit) (4:38)
  13. 13 Oh Boy (4:37)
  14. 14 Silence (4:38)
  15. 15 Chimes of Freedom (4:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Youssou N'Dour Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Habib Faye Guitar, Keyboards
Glenn Ferris Trombone
Thierno Koite Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Branford Marsalis Saxophone
Oussey Ndiaye Background Vocals
Pape Oumar Ngom Rhythm Guitar
Jean-Philippe Rykiel Keyboards
Julia Saar Background Vocals
Lokua Kanza Background Vocals
Babacar Faye Percussion, Background Vocals
Mark Roberts Percussion
Vivane Chudid Background Vocals
Mamadou (Jimi) Mbaye Guitar
Soriba Kouyate Kora
Bolo Bolognesi Trombone, Accordion
Ibrahima Cisse Keyboards
Technical Credits
Booga Bear Producer, Engineer
Philippe Brun Engineer, Mastering
Habib Faye Arranger, Producer
Verna Gillis Executive Producer
Youssou N'Dour Producer
Jean-Philippe Rykiel Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Assane Thaim Contributor, Tama
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Raphaël Jonin Engineer, Mastering
Mathew Russell Contributor, Horn Director
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