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Various Artists / Desert Blues 3
Album:Desert Blues 3 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:09/2008
Label:Network Medien Gmbh 

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Add Date:2008-10-12 Pull Date:2008-12-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:14 Dec7 Dec30 Nov23 Nov16 Nov9 Nov2 Nov26 Oct
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Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2008-10-07 
Not sure why I bothered to review this one. Just put it in the CD and hit “play.” Or close your eyes and pick a track at random. Every track is sure to knock your socks off. Absolutely ass-kickingly fabulous. Sure to end up on “Best of” lists at the end of the year. Holy crap!
CD 1:
1. Flamenco-inspired guitar, midtemo, then female vocals. Gorgeous!
2. Mid blues guitar & great male vocals. Plus harp & fem chorus.
3. Downtempo Arabic-flavored fem vox, gentle guitar. Really lovely.
4. Midtempo Rai w/throaty male vox that gets soaring and big.
5. Soaring male vox, elec guitar. Down/mid and melodic.
6. Midtempo & bouncy w/cool percussion. Totally catchy.
7. Lowdown guitar/soft vocals, lowkey tribute to Skip James.
8. Cool vocals, upbeat guitar/perc/harp. Wicked Afro blues.
9. Balaphone intro to bright flute, kora, bass meld. Midtempo.
10. Gorgeous fam vox, liquid sax. Slow and dreamy.
11. Flute, guitar and warm male vocals. Flowing & midtempo.
12. Cool midtempo blend of perc/strings/vocals. Sweeping.
13. Kronos Quartet & Rokia Traore. Enough said. Slow & haunting.
14. Midtempo blend of vocals, guitar, synth w/a Latin touch.

CD 2:
1. Slow solo trumpet, vocals like a religious chant. Haunting.
2. Beautiful kora/violin/bass/perc/vocal trac, starts slow, picks up.
3. Wicked good Afro-swamp guitar, midtempo w/chorus. Yow!
4. Slow & smooth guitar/harp duet. Down & dirty and so good.
5. Slow, ngoni (lute),guir/perc and great bluesy female vocals, drivin’
6. Ngonis & e-guitar plus great female chorus, downtempo & smooth.
7. Buzzing guitar & throaty male vocals. Midtempo & cool.
8. Sweet guitar & gorgeous female vocalist. Relaxed and sensual.
9. Slow/mid w/easy-pickin’ e-guitars and relaxed vocals.
10. Slow, haunting, gentle w/soaring fem vocals.
11. Midtempo, sweet male vocals, cool harp solo, kora.
12. Mid/up bounce w/great guitars and cool, drivin’ vocals.
13. Down/mid w/great blend of sax/guitars/perc. Gets squeaky.
14. Soaring fem vocals in a slow, dreamy landscape.


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Tounkara, DjelimadyFanta Bourama
2.Soumaoro, IdrissaM'ba Den Ou
3.Massi, SouadRaoui
4.KhaledWahrane, Wahrane
5.TirisEl Nabi
6.Traore, Boubacar/Regis GizavoKanou
7.James, MarkusDream After Dream
8.Dagnon, BakoLassidan
9.Fula FluteKeme Bourema
10.GigiBati Bati
11.M'baw, CherifBaayo
12.Toure, Abdoulaye AlhassaneHumaisa
13.Traore, Rokia Feat. Kronos QuartetBownboi
14.Diabate, Toumani/Ali Farka ToureAi Ga Bani
15.Youssef, DhaferA Kind Of Love
16.Keita, Seckou QuartetTounga
17.Toure, Ali FarkaPenda Yoro
18.Traore, BoubacarKar Kar
19.MaloumaYarab
20.Kouyate, Bassekou/Lobi TraoreBanani
21.Oumbadougou, Abdallah AgImidiwan
22.Bagayoko, N'gouKulu
23.TinariwenIzarharh Tenere
24.Sangare, OumouDjorolen
25.Koite, HabibMali Ba
26.Amadou & MiriamCe N'est Pas Bon
27.Mekurya, GetatchewEywat Setenafegagn
28.GigiEthiopia