The Original Sound Of Mali / Mr. Bongo

The Original Sound Of Mali samples tracks from across the landlocked West African country. Has Psychedelic Rock vie with Afro-Cuban Rhumba. Tumbling drums and swirling Vox Continental. Ray Manzarek backing the Lizard King`s thing while Abel Lima E Les Sofas launch into a Cabo Verde killer. Fela-Like keys and brass punctuation. The Jazz of Satchmo`s muted horn. Guitars that move between acoustic strum, Link Wray twang, hypnotic snaking figures, and virtuoso Blues picking. Flute and violin in a duet that recalls Shadow`s D`Hardest. Balaphon Jams and Funk as tight as The Daktaris covering James Brown. Grooves as loose as the Lijadu Sisters. Vocals in carnival chant, or Salif Keita`s plaintive soar. Tempos that rise and fall as naturally as imagined tides.

You can pick up a copy directly from Mr. Bongo here .

Reference Links

Ray Manzarek 

Abel Lima E Les Sofas

Fela 

Satchmo 

Link Wray

Hypnotic snaking figures

D`Hardest

The Daktaris

Lijadu Sisters

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