Talking Timbuktuby Ali Farka Touré, Ry Cooder
Guitarist Ali Farka Touré has repeatedly bridged the gap between traditional African and contemporary American vernacular music, and this release continues that tradition. Talking Timbuktu features him singing in 11 languages and playing acoustic and electric guitar, six-string banjo, njarka, and percussion, while teaming smartly with an all-star cast that includes superstar fusion bassist John Patitucci, session drummer Jim Keltner, longtime roots music great Ry Cooder (who doubled as producer), venerable guitarist Gatemouth Brown, and such African percussionists and musicians as Hamma Sankare on calabash and Oumar Touré on congas.
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Performance CreditsAli Farka Touré Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,6-string Banjo
Ry Cooder Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Marimbas,Vocals,Tamboura,Sampling,Track Performer,Cumbus
John Patitucci Bass,Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Jim Keltner Drums
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Electric Guitar,Viola
Hamma Sankare Percussion,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Calabash
Oumar Toure Bongos,Conga,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Technical CreditsAli Farka Touré Arranger,Contributor
Ry Cooder Producer,Contributor
John Patitucci Contributor
Jim Keltner Contributor
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Contributor
Jim Champagne Engineer
Mark Ettel Engineer
Nick Gold Producer,Executive Producer
Larry Hirsh Engineer
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yeah this stuff sounds pretty cool... i like to listen 2 world music even if other people dont
You get sweaty just listening to it....
Can't get too much of this very moving production.
I just love to listen to this CD over and over again. I bought this CD after I heard Ai Du watching UNFAITHFUl. I bought the Soundtrack and I loved it but it did not include Ai Du. So I did a little research and found the Artists and the DR. I recommend it.
Like wise. I also heard it while listing to Unfaithful. Great music. Was suprised it wasn't on the sound tract. Reminds me of the Jukes of Mississippi!!
Sadly this incredible African musician has passed to cancer, yet his music is still here and so available. This album won the Grammy and it is the classic connection between Mali and the Mississippi Delta blues. Listen to Amandrai and you will see what I mean. This is a must cd for any collection blues or otherwise. This is Ry Cooder's best album as well. Do not hesitate, buy this.