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Bassy, Blick / Ako
Album:Ako Collection:World
Artist:Bassy, Blick Added:08/2017
Label:No Format! 

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Add Date:2017-08-26 Pull Date:2017-10-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:8 Oct1 Oct24 Sep17 Sep10 Sep3 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 22, 2018:Melange
4.Oct 05, 2017:Melange
Lon, Wap Do Wap, Ake
2.Jan 11, 2018:Melange
Wap Do Wap, Ake
5.Sep 30, 2017:Music Casserole
3.Oct 07, 2017:Old Fart at Play
One Love
6.Sep 20, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Wap Do Wap

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2017-08-19 
Magical sounding CD by singer from Cameroon singing in his native Bassa language in homage to his hero, blues legend Skip James; accompanied by guitar, banjo, cello, and trombone; definitely a unique sound with lively accompaniment from a variety of unexpected instruments; if you like Digdig, you'll like this; fusion that's so fused it sparkles from its many facets; great rhythms

NO FCC's: Favorite tracks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11

*1- Ake – 3:33 – haunting voice echoed with what sounds like harmonica; steady drum and chorus

2-- Kiki – 1:51 – uptempo – catchy

*3—Wap Do Wap –2:15 – starts with cello segues to fingerpicking guitar and voice --- very danceable

*4 –Lon –3:00 – starts almost Hawaiian sounding with harmonics; segues to a kind scat in conversation with the trombone

*5—Tell Me –4:19 – starts with humming underpinned by guitar; lyrics in English pidgin; lovely

6- One Love—2:04—at least partly in English with interesting string and vocal underpinning

7 – SJ – :46 – plaintive lyrics

*8 –Mama –2:04 – island style rhythm, subtle instrumentation

9 –Ndje Yem –3:16 – walking bass intro; slower beat; very cool trombone

*10- Mout – 2:22 – lyrics over fingerpicking guitar with trombone wailing in

*11-Ndjel –3:28 – light-fingerpicking with delicate lyrics gathers steam with sounds from all corners

Track Listing
1.Ake 6.One Love
2.Kiki 7.Sj
3.Wap Do Wap 8.Mama
4.Lon 9.Ndje Yem
5.Tell Me 10.Mout