When beginning this blog, the most important mission
was digitising lp’s to make Mp3’s of them. Using cd’s
was no option. Slowly however some cd’s are also
becoming scarse and out of print. This one by Ali
Farka Toure from 1988 is not as available as it
used to be. Being short in time today I made
this choice of post. Lp’s remain our main
source but an exception is made.
Hope you like this one, enjoy..
01 – Timbarma
02 – Singya
03 – Nawiye
04 – Bakoytereye
05 – Tchigi fo
06 – Amandrai
07 – Kadi kadi
08 – Yulli
09 – Bakoye
10 – Amandrai live
Wow, now I come to realise, it is almost a year and a half
since I posted us some music from Mali. This one by the
great Super Rail Band will surely make up for that long
hiatus. It is a bit worn out and some noise is inevitable.
..dusty tracks, still, I really love to listen to it, it has
great atmosphere, with Mory Kante from 1977.
Hope you enjoy, get it
& spread it..
3 Wale numa lombaliya
4 Tie diu guya
It’s been a while since we had us some music from Mali.
Mamadi Diabate and Les Ambassadeurs are here to
fill in the gap. I am absolutely not the one to tell you
all about these musicians but I do know one thing,
this is a hell of a record and worth a couple of
spins. I’m sure it will make your sunday.
Don’t forget, play and spread..
1 Moriba kaba
2 Yeke yeke
3 Iye iye
Speaking of discoveries, did you know the Super Rail Band
performed with this singer ? Ouedraogo Mamadou is the
name and the album is astonishing good. Check out the
line-up on this LP;
Dexter Johnson – 1e saxo
Kabine – 2e saxo
Issa Touncara – guitare bass
Djelimadi Tounkara – guitare solo
Djeli Moussa – guitare d’accompagnemer
Cheick Tidjane – orgue
Leo – batterie
Sekou – tumba
Ouedraogo Mamadou – chanteur
Mory Kante – 1e coeur
Sekou Kante – 2e coeur
1 Dioulou koussoube
2 Nong tem sega
3 Sovo p.e.r.
4 Toem zougo
out of words..
1 Seydou bathily
3 Jean ou Paul
4 Une larme d’amitie
Kante Manfila : Chef d’orchestre, Guitare solo
Cissoko Moussa : Saxo-alto-tenor
Traore Kabine ( Tagus ) : Trompette
Salif Keita : Vocal
Ousmane Dia : Vocal
Nouhoun Keita : Batterie
Ousmane Kouyate : Guitare accompagement
Sekou Diabate : Guitare basse
Kaba Kante : Balafon
Smith : Orgue
Title : Mandjou
Label : Badmos
Number BLP 5040
Year of ( re- ) release : 1979
R.I.P. Kante Manfila 1946 – 2011
At first I didn’t realize I already posted it back in 2009.
Other copy, slightly different cover.
This one’s more dynamic.
From 1979 we have this second volume of Kante Manfila
and Salif Keita’s ‘Dans l’authenticité’.
You can find some info here .
Promised Arnaud to post some ‘kompa’ but every time
I start listening it just doesn’t get to me like it does to you.
Shame and scandal in the family, really sorry but I need some
time to get there. Meanwhile I’ll post something that you might like
aswell although quite different. From Mali we have Les
Ambassadeurs with Salif Keita and Kanté Manfila, it’s a
Sonafric release from 1976.
Got the music but no got no info, wanna try anyway ?
Ali ‘Farka’ Toure was born Ali Ibrahim Touré in Bamako, Mali.
He was the 10th son but the only one that survived. His parents
nick-named him ‘Farka’, which means donkey, because he was so
stubborn and persistant. Famous in all of Africa his music is a blend
of traditional Malinese and blues. Ali reached worldfame with his ’94
album ‘Talking Timbuktu’ which he made with Ry Cooder. The album
was crowned with a Grammy award as was his 2005 album ‘In the heart
of the Moon’ with Toumani Diabate. He died 66 years old of bonecancer.
Listen to this 1979 LP on Sonafric, Ali Toure – dit “Farka”.
From 1982, this is Na Hawa Doumbia’s second album. One of
the three she recorded in Mali shortly after being discovered.
She became maybe Mali’s most popular Wassoulou singer.
I am most impressed by the freshness of her young voice
which belongs amongst the worlds finest, no doubt. The LP has
some crackles but that can’t keep us from enjoying her pure
and beautiful sound before moving to Paris and changing to a
much more modern appraoch. Enjoy Na Hawa Doumbia.
1 Sakòrò mery
2 Demisen kulu
3 Ma i ni wula
4 Jigi yiri
Mamadou Doumbia is a footballplayer from Côte d’Ivoire but we are not
talking about him. This Mamadou Doumbia is a guitarist from Côte d’Ivoire,
we have volume two here on Badmos Records.
1 Horonya sira
2 Mousso itelen
4 Komi ikalon
5 San kolo
6 San gara
7 Ani barrah
8 N’te rithie
From Mali we have this album of Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux.
These guys are legends, Composer Guitarist Kante Manfila and
Singer Salif Keita, Le Domingo de la Chanson they called him.
Great piece of Malinese music from 1981.
1 Mana mani
5 Toubaka 81
This is an album of Ambassadeur International, Ex Ambassadeurs
du Motel de Bamako. It’s a late 70’s album with the young Salif
Keita and his fantastic voice. Sweet old Mandingo with Kante Manfila,
Cissoko Moussa, Ousmane Kouyate and Sekou Diabate to call a few.
If you know the exact year, will you tell us ?