Various Artists / Rough Guide To West African Gold
Album: Rough Guide To West African Gold   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2006
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-17 Pull Date: 2006-11-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1
Airplays: 1 2 3 2 2 3 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 24, 2010: Elite Syncopations
Whiskey Soda
4. Nov 07, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian -Tokyo
Whiskey Soda
2. Jan 15, 2007: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, a shot out to martin & mingus
The Lord's Prayer
5. Nov 05, 2006: Bottom Heavy
Let Them Talk
3. Nov 14, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Let Them Talk
6. Nov 03, 2006: Oh Man.
Ife Si Na Chi

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-13
Fabulous music from the golden age of African popular music (1950s-80s), Highlife, mbalax…great sounds from wonderful bands. If this music doesn’t make you wiggle – check your pulse. It’s joyful, catchy, and all worth at least one star. Some tracks a bit crackly and obviously older, but nothing too bad. Play it and smile.

1. Calypso highlife w/a fun, lazily happy sound.
2. Fast & energetic Afro-funk. A great groove.
3. Fun, midtempo Afro-mambo. “Drunk” vocals, cool guitars/sax.
4. Afro-salsa, midtempo w/an mbalax feel. In Spanish.
5. Deliciously relaxed highlife w/lazy vocals. Nice.
6. Sweet horn harmonies & warm vox. Lazy & midtempo.
7. Vocalists trading lyrics, midtempo perc/horns. Sweet.
8. Nicely brassy, mid/uptempo jazzy pop.
9. Coolest “Lord’s Prayer” ever. A fun, kinda cheesy mid groove.
10. Mid/upbeat w/chant-like vocals & a catchy sound. Great flute.
11. Sweet upbeat w/organ, horns, cool guitar & vox. Catchy.
12. Mid, cool horns/guitar. Salif Keita on vox. So good…
13. Uptempo w/great vocals a lite funk groove & lots of style.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Mensah, E.T. Ghana-Guinee-Mali
2. Pino, Geraldo & The Heartbeats Let Them Talk
3. Bembeya Jazz Whiskey Soda
4. Johnson, Dexter & the International Band Manicero
5. Ukwu, Celestine Ife Si Na Chi
6. Balla Et Ses Balladins Moi Je Suis Decourage
7. No. 1 De Dakar Geej
8. Horoya Band Were Were
9. Super Sweet Talks The Lord's Prayer
10. Uwaifo, Sir Victor & His Melody Maestroes Ekassa No. 34/Igiodo-Giodo
11. Agyeman, Eric Abenaa Na Aden?
12. Orchestre Rail Band De Bamako Mali Cebalenw
13. Orchestre Baobab Boulmamine