Post your best Blues here...if it is World Music...all the better
I'll kick it off with VIEUX FARKA TOURE...son of Africa's greatest bluesman...the great Ali Farke Toure...
Vieux mesmerised me at the Festival au Desert at Timbuktu
This video is Vieux not his father
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And for some culture...my favourite bluesman from Poland
NALEPA..."Flamenco i Blues"
Turn it up...and be transported...simply magnificent
IDRISSA SOUMAORE & ALI FARKA TOURE
I discovered Idrissa Soumaore in Mali...and visited Ali Farka Toure's grave and met his second wife at Niafunke
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...another masterpiece from Mali...blues...blues & more blues
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The rising star of Tuareg desert blues from Agadez in Niger
Samba mesmerised me at the Festival au Desert at Timbuktu.
And a few days later...Samba sang this to me as he drove me across Bamako.
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"KADHOGOLE"...great groove...djembe at its best
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TINARIWEN..."Tassili" desert sessions
The No.1 Tuareg band from Mali...they were the headline act at the Festival au Desert at Timbuktu...pulled out due to family tragedy...silence in the crowd when announced...in respect & sorrow.
Went To Womadelaide 2012 to see them...the music took me back to Mali...sitting on a dune...listening to exotic music...with the Tuareg.
MARIEM HASSAN...the voice of the Western Sahara
No more powerful blues will you hear..."LA TUMCHI ANNI"..."Don't desert me".
"A passionate love song on the edge of despair"
Some of it is soulful, other tracks sound familiar and yet so unfamiliar - the thing about this music forum is that it really makes you want to see these artists live for the next level of experience. 😊
Tinariwen's Tassili - Music AND setting (stunning). Also loved the response during the interview, "Don't like talking about it, just like doing it."
Bombino's instrumentals - sweet (including the makeshift drum made from bucket and ball - hilarious)
Samba Toure's Crocodile Blues - Both versions
The harmonica in Lobi Traore's Anunka Ben
Including Cockle's posts (assuming his thread will be joined since it includes the Blues):
B.B.King & John Lee Hooker- love the deep, growling, soulful voices
Thanks for the music lessons, gentlemen!! Great hearing these different tracks AND perspectives. 😊
Check out some of the blues buskers, on Grafton Steet, Dublin, Ireland. I used to live within walking distance of this street, and it was one of my favourite places to hang out. I recommend, that anyone visiting Dublin, hangs out there for most of the time they spend in Dublin. This is what I do, when I vist Dubln.
And, if you hang out on Grafton, you might get a surprise treat sometimes.
And, what is very special is the Blues Festival, where Blues bands, both Irish and foreign play free of charge in the streets of Dublin for around a week every Summer. There is usually/always a very special guest who plays an open air concert ourside Trinity College. One year, it was BB King. Thought id mention that, as so many are mentioning him as a favourite on Blues threads in this forum.
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Welcome Mell...and thank you for the Irish...and the buskers...great stuff.
My favourite Irishman...read on.
Denise & I recently saw the legendary BUDDY GUY again...76 now but still the best Blues Guitarist in the World...inspiration for Jimmy Hendrix no less...still rocks my socks off.
Buddy's support act was JONNY LANG...been following him since he was a gun child prodigy guitarist...waited years to see him...simply brilliant.
After the show chatting to my mate WOLF MAIL...Canadian bluesman...knows me as I see him when he is in OZ...well that's the intro...now for the Irish.
Also met that night a guy that was telling me about RORYFEST at Ballyshannon, Ireland...an annual Festival (May/June) to celebrate the guy who was a major influence in my love for Blues...the late RORY GALLAGHER.
This music festival may get me to Ireland...part of my heritage.
Seen Rory twice...have about 10 of his albums...his 1972 "Live in Europe" was my favourite...can only find a few tracks from that album on video...maybe later...but for now...one of them
May I introduce RORY GALLAGHER...and "Bullfrog Blues"
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This is such wonderful music and a great video except - no camels! Lots of moths, one goat, and something cooking over the fire (which I hope is not a camel). We'll need to chat to the makers of their videos to ensure more camel coverage next time.
NURU KANE...one of my favourite artists...from Senegal
Hope to see Nuru Kane one day...maybe an excuse to go to Senegal...and also to see Baaba Maal again...at Blues on the River Festival.
Please make him feel welcome...introducing...NURU KANE...(applause)...
"GOREE"...from the CD "Sigil'...
...to show variety & cool in his amazing music
"NUMBER ONE BUS"...title track from CD of the same name.
DJELIMADY TOUNKARA...maestro guitarist...from Mali
GEOFFREY ORYEMA...from UGANDA
From the CD "Beat the Border"
Paint me a picture of a river
and let it flow
just let it flow
it will flow and wash away our differences
and love will grow
Love the last two (the last one is especially mellow). Great additions, Dave!
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The music on this Forum is fantastic. I hope it catches on and becomes another part of the regular Travelblog experience.
ERIC BURDON & WAR
What else but..."SPILL THAT WINE"