Various Artists / Rough Guide To African Blues
Album: Rough Guide To African Blues   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2007
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-20 Pull Date: 2007-07-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3
Airplays: 3 3 4 3 1 4 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 27, 2018: Hanging in the Bone Yard
La Tumchi Anni, Goree
4. Dec 01, 2010: Getting Over the Hump!
Feger Aydelem Wey
2. Dec 23, 2017: Music Casserole (Bliues Marathon)
Maloyan Devil
5. Jan 22, 2009: Sunshine ... on a Rainy Afternoon
Feger Aydelem Wey
3. Dec 24, 2011: Blue World Disorder
La Tumchi Anni, Maloyan Devil
6. Jul 21, 2007: New World Disorder

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-05-16
One word: yow! Three styles of African blues: traditional African music; music influences by American blues; and US musicians teaming up with African musicians to explore the connections. Fabulous, fabulous music. Every track is amazing.

1. Slow w/a fabulous fem vox & great guitar!
2. Lazy swamp guitar meets Moroccan Gnawa trance.
3. Delta classic gets an African makeover. Great calabash perc. mid
4. Serious, slow and sad, from the one of the Malian masters. Wow.
5. Upbeat w/soaring fem vox, chorus, really catchy groove.
6. Upbeat blend of trad instruments and electric guitars/cool vox.
7. Midtempo w/good guitars, percussion, and nasally male vox.
8. Slow w/warm, emotional fem vox & gentle guitar.
9. Groovy! 70s-ish R&B/rock/funk w/wiggly vox.
10. Great finger-picking, midtempo w/chorus.
11. Slo Afro-Swamp lope w/down & dirty vocals.
12. Mid/up w/playful sax & great fem vox. A North African sound.
13. Spare and solidly bluesy w/male lead/fem chorus. Cool.
14. Downtempo, great strings/kora, soaring vox. Serious stuff.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Hassan, Mariem La Tumchi Anni
2. Kane, Nuru Goree
3. Harris, Corey W/Ali Farka Toure Special Rider Blues
4. Traore, Boubacar Mariama Kaba
5. Sangare, Oumou Mogo Ti Diya Bee Ya
6. Etran Finatawa Iriarer
7. Bocoum, Afel Jaman Moro
8. Traore, Rokia Kele Mandi
9. Mesfin, Ayalew & Black Lion Band Feger Aydelem Wey
10. Tounkara, Djelimady Sigui
11. Brozman, Bob & Djeli Moussa Diawara Maloyan Devil
12. Rasha Azara Alhai
13. Balde, Daby Waino Blues
14. Maal, Baaba & Mansour Seck Bibbe Leydy