Toure, Ali Farka / Savane
Album:Savane Collection:World
Artist:Toure, Ali Farka Added:Jul 2006
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-07-30 Pull Date:2006-10-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 1Sep 24Sep 17Sep 10Sep 3Aug 27Aug 20Aug 13

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 24, 2014:The Sunset Life
4.Mar 09, 2013:Music Casserole
2.May 25, 2014:The Sunset Life
5.Jan 21, 2013:Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Yer Bounda Fara
3.Jul 11, 2013:The Doldrummer
6.Aug 30, 2012:It's Bollywood

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-07-25 
The final release from late, great, African guitarist/singer/icon. And holy hell did he go out in style. Wicked guitar, “I know what pain’s like” vocals, and tight arrangements – all grounded firmly in his native Mali. Backed by cool traditional instruments but with some fabulous harmonica, sax, bass, and other more western sounds too. Great guest stars, including Mama Sissoko and Etienne Mbappe. It’s hard-edged blues and sweet African rhythms combined. I loved every track, it’s powerful, tough, and captivating. Play it all!

1. Serious, solid, downtempo African blues great guitar & harp.
2. Relaxed & downtemp w/cool use of chorus & great strings.
3. Sax, strings, perc, fem chorus. A cool, lazy groove. So smooth...
4. Great guitar & ngoni (lute) duets. Downtempo, slyly repetitive.
5. Slightly bouncy w/a cool vocals/strings and cool, thrumming perc
6. Midtempo w/cool use of harp/perc/chorus & great guitar.
7. Cool droning strings, nasally chorus, strong, downtempo bluesy.
8. Guitar/ngoni/harp/vox. Powerful, spare, lazy blues.
9. Upbeat violin/perc/foot taps instr w/a touch of North Africa.
10. Loping rhythm, soaring vox, downtempo ode to a lost friend.
11. Midtempo strings, percussion, spoken word. A cool sound.
12. Great flute/strings/perc mix w/big vocals & chorus. Midtempo.
13. Relaxed w/a sense of a late night jam session. Strings/sax/vox.

Track Listing
1.Erdi 7.Machengoidi
2.Yer Bounda Fara 8.Ledi Coumbe
3.Beto 9.Hanana
4.Savane 10.Soko Yhinka
5.Soya 11.Gambari Didi
6.Penda Yoro 12.Banga