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James, Markus / Timbuktoubab
Album:Timbuktoubab Collection:World
Artist:James, Markus Added:02/2005
Label:Firenze Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-03-06 Pull Date:2005-05-08 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:8 May24 Apr17 Apr27 Mar20 Mar13 Mar
Airplays:112122

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 30, 2018:Ad Hoc Variety Show
Takamba Blues
4.May 03, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Mone/Jump Up and Fly
2.Dec 24, 2005:New World Blues
16 Camels/Yer Man Ya Li
5.Apr 22, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum - Part I
Gobissa/Things We'll Never
3.Sep 30, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum
Wakin Up at Midnight/Ebina, 16 Camels/Yer Man Ya Li
6.Apr 11, 2005:Sonar
16 Camels/Yer Man Ya Li

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2005-03-03 
SF-based singer/songwriter/guitarist James returns to Mali and teams up with some star performers. (Sankare on calbash/vox, Sare: violin/vox, Sidibe: n’goni (harp) & vox). Lyrics in Songhai, Bambara & English. Based in the blues but with a decidedly African flavor. I liked it all, and especially these:

1. Dark & low key blend of vocals & sounds. Cool.
2. Driving blues-based w/some great guitar.
3. Slow, spare w/a quiet sense of power.
6. Cool, lowdown blend of perc/voices/guitars.
8. Slide guitars, deep voices, a dark, lowdown sound.
13. Great world blues sound. Slow, serious.
15. Percussion/vocals in a “blues around the fire” kind of sound.
16. Birds lead into a nice jam for vox/perc/strings.


Track Listing
1.16 Camels/Yer Man Ya Li 9.All the Kingdoms/Goi Boiru
2.Mone/Jump Up and Fly 10.Let's Go
3.Hey Gabriel 11.Break that Chain Each Day
4.Mercy/Dau 12.There Goes Bankano
5.Koriome 13.Takamba Blues
6.Wakin Up at Midnight/Ebina 14.Weather Change
7.Far As I Can Run/Majirica Sa 15.Tele/Fire at the Gate
8.Gobissa/Things We'll Never 16.Sun Is Rising