|Orchestra Baobab / Specialist in All Styles|
|Album:||Specialist in All Styles||Collection:||World|
|Add Date:||2002-12-16||Pull Date:||2003-02-17||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||23 Feb||16 Feb||2 Feb||26 Jan||19 Jan||12 Jan||5 Jan||29 Dec|
|1.||Apr 19, 2017:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|4.||Jul 01, 2003:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Bul Ma Miin
|2.||Jul 25, 2014:||Global Warming Side B |
Dee Moo Woor
|5.||May 17, 2003:||Spherical Sounds |
El Son Te Llama
|3.||Nov 18, 2004:||Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces |
|6.||Feb 22, 2003:||Mais non peut-etre |
Dee Moo Woor
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB – Specialist in All Styles|
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2002
A real winner! World music super-producer Nick Gold reassembled Senegal's legendary Orchestra Baobab (which broke up in the mid '80s) after the re-release of their classic Pirates Choice album a while back. If you liked Pirates Choice, you’ll dig this return to the sort of relaxed, jamming, Cuban-Highlife fusion that ruled Senegal before Youssou N'Dour and the mbalax sound took over (N'Dour and Ibrahim Ferrer sing on track 7). I actually like this album better than Piates Choice: the band is tighter and the production is much cleaner. Yippee!
Every track is a gem. Play it all!
1. 6:02 – up/midtempo groove; great guitar work. Cool vox in Wolof.
2. 5:30 – relaxed Mandinka bounce; very catchy and upbeat
3. 4:16 – emotional vocal, great guitar accents, very cool rhythm
4. 6:03 – relaxed Caribbean feel and a steady dance beat
5. 5:19 – from the band’s early days: cute rhythm & loud Wolof vox
6. 4:56 – the band’s theme song: repetitive groove, call & response
7. 5:52 – melancholy Cuban son with 5 vocalists, all fabulous!
8. 5:25 – uptempo Cuban: good Spanish vox, great guitar dialogue!
9. 6:21 – happy highlife ditty: perky rhythm, vox, and saxophone
|1.||Bul Ma Miin||5.||Ndongoy Daara|
|2.||Sutukun||6.||On Verra Ca|
|3.||Dee Moo Woor||7.||Hommage a Tonton Ferrer|
|4.||Jiin Ma Jiin Ma||8.||El Son Te Llama|