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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 19Nov 12Nov 5Oct 29Oct 22Oct 15Oct 8Oct 1

 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 HeartbeatsLet Them Talk
3.Bembeya JazzWhiskey Soda
4.Johnson, Dexter & the International BandManicero
5.Ukwu, CelestineIfe Si Na Chi
6.Balla Et Ses BalladinsMoi Je Suis Decourage
7.No. 1 De DakarGeej
8.Horoya BandWere Were
9.Super Sweet TalksThe Lord's Prayer
10.Uwaifo, Sir Victor & His Melody MaestroesEkassa No. 34/Igiodo-Giodo
11.Agyeman, EricAbenaa Na Aden?
12.Orchestre Rail Band De BamakoMali Cebalenw
13.Orchestre BaobabBoulmamine