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    This double disc collects essential vintage recordings from the late Malian guitar master Ali Farka Toure. These previously vinyl-only classic tracks first ignited interest in the artist dubbed "the John Lee Hooker of Africa."

    The Red album is the pivotal set that launched Ali's career in the West; the Green album confirmed his status as one of Africa's most important artists. Both albums are included complete and digitally remastered from the original tapes. This double album contains the original recordings of some of Ali's most memorable songs.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Ali Farka Toure, vocals and guitar
    Hammer Sankare, vocals and calabash

    Also on Green:
    Boubacar Hamadoun Farana, griot (5-8)
    Ousmane Gadjaka, n’goni traditional guitar (5-8)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    A World Circuit Presentation
    Produced by Ali Farka Toure
    Produced for re-issue by Nick Gold
    Recorded by Boubacar Traore, Jean Claude and Ali Farka Toure
    Recorded at Radio Mali Studios, Bamako in the early eighties
    Digitally remastered from the original analogue tapes by John Hadden, Tom Leader, and Jerry Boys

    Photographs courtesy of Ali Farka Toure
    Design by iwantdesign.co.uk

    Format availability

    This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79882

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
114
576
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Ali Farka Touré
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597988222BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597988260
Price: 
15.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

This double disc collects essential vintage recordings from the late Malian guitar master Ali Farka Toure. These previously vinyl-only classic tracks first ignited interest in the artist dubbed "the John Lee Hooker of Africa."

The Red album is the pivotal set that launched Ali's career in the West; the Green album confirmed his status as one of Africa's most important artists. Both albums are included complete and digitally remastered from the original tapes. This double album contains the original recordings of some of Ali's most memorable songs.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

This double disc collects essential vintage recordings from the late Malian guitar master Ali Farka Toure. These previously vinyl-only classic tracks first ignited interest in the artist dubbed "the John Lee Hooker of Africa."

FormatRestrictions: 

This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Ali Farka Toure, vocals and guitar
Hammer Sankare, vocals and calabash

Also on Green:
Boubacar Hamadoun Farana, griot (5-8)
Ousmane Gadjaka, n’goni traditional guitar (5-8)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
A World Circuit Presentation
Produced by Ali Farka Toure
Produced for re-issue by Nick Gold
Recorded by Boubacar Traore, Jean Claude and Ali Farka Toure
Recorded at Radio Mali Studios, Bamako in the early eighties
Digitally remastered from the original analogue tapes by John Hadden, Tom Leader, and Jerry Boys

Photographs courtesy of Ali Farka Toure
Design by iwantdesign.co.uk