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Ali Farka Touré|Talking Timbuktu (with Ry Cooder)

Talking Timbuktu (with Ry Cooder)

Ali Farka Touré

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By the time your average listeners get around to the slow, elemental backbeat of "Ai Du," all of their preconceptions about chickens and eggs, roots and fruits, or bluesmen and griots have been blurred and obscured by the enchanting music that makes up Talking Timbuktu. It's all in there: the droning traditional timbres of Mali in Ali Farka Touré's guitar; the deep, mysterious incantations of the Mississippi Delta blues in Ry Cooder's slide work; the soulful backwoods moan of "Gatemouth" Brown's viola; the percolating rhythms of Hamma Sankare and Oumar Touré, and the earthy resonant dance of drummer Jim Keltner and bassist John Patitucci. "Ai Du" sums out to something not unlike the blues or West African music, but it's something else again: like some pan-ethnic folk music for the 21st century. That's because Talking Timbuktu is an epic cross-cultural super session that captures the deepest spirit of music and transports it across ethnic and stylistic boundaries without demeaning the gift giver or the gift. Ali Farka Touré's blissful melodic lines do not adhere to traditional blues form, but rather suggest a kind of pre-blues music of African origins. On a tune such as "Soukora," Touré pours out his heart to his lover, as he and Cooder playfully circle each other with bell-like chords and ornaments that sound like a curtain of electric pearls, while Touré's more vivid attack on "Amandral" echoes phrases evocative of John Lee Hooker. In truth, Talking Timbuktu resists easy description. It is exquisite, mysterious music.
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1
Bonde (with Ry Cooder)
00:05:24

Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

2
Soukora (with Ry Cooder)
00:06:02

Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

3
Gomni (with Ry Cooder)
00:07:00

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

4
Sega (with Ry Cooder)
00:03:10

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

5
Amandrai (with Ry Cooder)
00:09:23

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

6
Lasidan (with Ry Cooder)
00:06:06

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

7
Keito (with Ry Cooder)
00:05:42

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

8
Banga (with Ry Cooder)
00:02:32

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

9
Ai Du (with Ry Cooder)
00:07:09

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Composer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

10
Diaraby (with Ry Cooder)
00:07:26

Ry Cooder, Producer, FeaturedArtist, With Vocals - Traditional, Composer - Larry Hirsh, Mixer - Mark Ettel, Mixer - Ali Farka Touré, Arranger, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Nick Gold, Producer

© 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1994 World Circuit Limited, a BMG Company

Album Description

By the time your average listeners get around to the slow, elemental backbeat of "Ai Du," all of their preconceptions about chickens and eggs, roots and fruits, or bluesmen and griots have been blurred and obscured by the enchanting music that makes up Talking Timbuktu. It's all in there: the droning traditional timbres of Mali in Ali Farka Touré's guitar; the deep, mysterious incantations of the Mississippi Delta blues in Ry Cooder's slide work; the soulful backwoods moan of "Gatemouth" Brown's viola; the percolating rhythms of Hamma Sankare and Oumar Touré, and the earthy resonant dance of drummer Jim Keltner and bassist John Patitucci. "Ai Du" sums out to something not unlike the blues or West African music, but it's something else again: like some pan-ethnic folk music for the 21st century. That's because Talking Timbuktu is an epic cross-cultural super session that captures the deepest spirit of music and transports it across ethnic and stylistic boundaries without demeaning the gift giver or the gift. Ali Farka Touré's blissful melodic lines do not adhere to traditional blues form, but rather suggest a kind of pre-blues music of African origins. On a tune such as "Soukora," Touré pours out his heart to his lover, as he and Cooder playfully circle each other with bell-like chords and ornaments that sound like a curtain of electric pearls, while Touré's more vivid attack on "Amandral" echoes phrases evocative of John Lee Hooker. In truth, Talking Timbuktu resists easy description. It is exquisite, mysterious music.
© TiVo

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