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Ali Farka Touré — Diaraby (w/ Ry Cooder)
Album: Talking Timbuktu
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Released: 1994
Length: 7:17
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this is pure magic - - spine tingling
Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder
Marco Wuhrmann, where are you... 
 Posted: Jun 22, 2016 22:00
 S-curvy wrote:
IMO Ry Cooder should be declared a "World Treasure."  Why?  Because, although one may like his playing yes or no, he does manage to pull off some amazing musical hookups that really bring obscure but top-flight musicians into the limelight.  This is a fabulous collaboration, as is "A Meeting By the River (thx RP)" with Vishwan Bhatt, and the exemplary "Buena Vista Social Club.  Personally, I dig Ry's playing, and he hangs out with some awesome other muscians!

 1000165387 wrote:

Totally..thats third'd
willmcnaught wrote:

Fourth{#Bounce}

 
So totally right on, S-curvy! {#High-five}

And I will take 5th....of a single malt scotch {#Drunk}


Not previously known to me. Complexmusic, very nice.
 1000165387 wrote:

Totally..thats third'd

 
Fourth{#Bounce}
IMO Ry Cooder should be declared a "World Treasure."  Why?  Because, although one may like his playing yes or no, he does manage to pull off some amazing musical hookups that really bring obscure but top-flight musicians into the limelight.  This is a fabulous collaboration, as is "A Meeting By the River (thx RP)" with Vishwan Bhatt, and the exemplary "Buena Vista Social Club.  Personally, I dig Ry's playing, and he hangs out with some awesome other muscians!
{#Roflol}
What wonderful guitar playing!
 papersitter wrote:


Amazing how the opening notes take you right to that tag! {#Flamed}

 
Yes... I'm right there with you!
 rpdevotee wrote:
"I'm Marco Werman and this is The World, a co-production of the BBC World Service, PRI, and WGBH Boston"

 

Amazing how the opening notes take you right to that tag! {#Flamed}
 scrubbrush wrote:

Anyone who likes this song should buy the whole album. It's amazing all the way through.

this is the kind of album you put on in the background when friends are over for dinner... 3 out of any 10 people will ask who it is and want to run out and get themselves a copy (it would be 8 out of 10 for the RP crowd - i'm sure Stingray and Papernapkin could find a way to hate it).



 
Completely agree. Well said. 
"I'm Marco Werman and this is The World, a co-production of the BBC World Service, PRI, and WGBH Boston"
 Hannio wrote:
Very relaxing.  I could listen to this all day.

 
Same here
Love the vibe! 
 gatsby169 wrote:

That's the first thing I thought of too. Wow, I'm an NPR geek.
 
Every.  Single.  Time.

Not that I'm complaining.  Still feels like Marco Werman should break in at some point though. 
Very relaxing.  I could listen to this all day.
 ce wrote:

Lasidan is IMNSHO by FAR the best track on this album, but it's currently not on the RP playlist.


 

upload, upload, upload..............
{#Headache} mulumbamusic...
more RY pleas..............{#Sunny}{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam}
the other 10 {#Fire}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Sunny}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Fire}
whole album is 8 - 10. Put this on while hosting folks for dinner and you can count on at least a few "who is this, and where can i get it?" type questions.
ali on ry, great sandwitch{#Bananajam}{#Clap} {#Guitarist}
 jjkotarski wrote:
All of Ali Farka-Toure's albums are good, but this is still one of the best. Love this tune. Wonder if ASCO and Lasidan are on the RP playlist? They should be!
 
Lasidan is IMNSHO by FAR the best track on this album, but it's currently not on the RP playlist.

Was Sitting on a beach in the Carribean, the first time I heard this. Thanks for bringing me back 
To put it simply: I like this.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
1. Stop at the drive through daiquiri place for a White Russian with a 151 floater
2. Cue up Talking Timbuktu
3. Cross the second-longest bridge there is (over water)
4. Perform my North Shore duties
5. Repeat in reverse
My life for many years.

On today's GeoQuiz, can you name the city where this journey started?
 
Gonna go with the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the city Metairie, Louisiana
 mandolin wrote:
...just to clear up a common misconception, PRI (public radio international) != NPR (national public radio) != APM (american public media), although your local public radio station likely carries programming produced by all three organisations...the world is a joint production of PRI, BBC world service, and WGBH boston, nothing whatsoever to do with NPR...

...many people mistakenly treat "NPR" as a unified network or genericised trademark, when in fact local public radio stations are independent institutions which produce, buy, and air programming from many different sources, including PRI, NPR, and APM....pacifica radio is of course the granddaddy of this listener-supported radio model, and some of its sister stations even carry the world, but its independent and locally-oriented focus is generally too low-budget to afford most PRI, NPR, or APM programming, which instead is usually aired by more mainstream local public radio stations founded in the wake of the public broadcasting act of 1967, which not-coincidentally also founded NPR...

...so now you know, and knowing is half the battle!..

 
That is very informative.  I'm a huge public radio listener and I often wondered about the differences.  Thanks for the info!

I knew that this is the intro music for The World.  I was scrolling down to see if anyone else noticed it.

 scrubbrush wrote:
that one with no open-container laws or enforcement....? i've forgotten the name
  More truth than fiction, you're getting close...

Drive through daiquiri joints place a piece of transparent tape over the X shaped hole in the lid of a styrofoam cup, so it's not (technically) an open container. Well behaved consumption on this stretch of brackish water is not enforced, but 6mph over the speed limit will likely result in an overly dramatic takedown by a special force in vehicles dedicated to patrolling this bridge.


 Businessgypsy wrote:
1. Stop at the drive through daiquiri place for a White Russian with a 151 floater
2. Cue up Talking Timbuktu
3. Cross the second-longest bridge there is (over water)
4. Perform my North Shore duties
5. Repeat in reverse
My life for many years.

On today's GeoQuiz, can you name the city where this journey started?


 
that one with no open-container laws or enforcement....? i've forgotten the name

 k_trout wrote:
the roots of the blues
{#Cowboy} 
 
How perceptive. 
1. Stop at the drive through daiquiri place for a White Russian with a 151 floater
2. Cue up Talking Timbuktu
3. Cross the second-longest bridge there is (over water)
4. Perform my North Shore duties
5. Repeat in reverse
My life for many years.

On today's GeoQuiz, can you name the city where this journey started?


Anyone who likes this song should buy the whole album. It's amazing all the way through.

this is the kind of album you put on in the background when friends are over for dinner... 3 out of any 10 people will ask who it is and want to run out and get themselves a copy (it would be 8 out of 10 for the RP crowd - i'm sure Stingray and Papernapkin could find a way to hate it).


...just to clear up a common misconception, PRI (public radio international) != NPR (national public radio) != APM (american public media), although your local public radio station likely carries programming produced by all three organisations...the world is a joint production of PRI, BBC world service, and WGBH boston, nothing whatsoever to do with NPR...

...many people mistakenly treat "NPR" as a unified network or genericised trademark, when in fact local public radio stations are independent institutions which produce, buy, and air programming from many different sources, including PRI, NPR, and APM....pacifica radio is of course the granddaddy of this listener-supported radio model, and some of its sister stations even carry the world, but its independent and locally-oriented focus is generally too low-budget to afford most PRI, NPR, or APM programming, which instead is usually aired by more mainstream local public radio stations founded in the wake of the public broadcasting act of 1967, which not-coincidentally also founded NPR...

...so now you know, and knowing is half the battle!..

diggin it.{#Bananasplit}


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I like so much this song...as so many other songs.

I love you, RP! Unfortunately I can not support you financially, but I am spreading the news about you in every way I can :)
On today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the name of a small town nestled in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada Mountains...
 1wolfy wrote:
{#Yes} aeryn wrote:

Glad to see many NPR listeners on RP.

 
 
Funny how that is....I now get my NPR from Yahoo!  I can read while I listen to RP!  What a swell set of music this has been once again.


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Ali Farka Touré
Lisbon
July 2005

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Ali Farka Toure, "Diaraby" Live:

"what is wrong my love? it is you i love.
your mother has told you not to marry me
because i have nothing. but i love you.
your friends have told you not to marry me
because i have nothing. but i love you.
your father has told you not to marry me
because i have nothing. but i love you.

what is wrong my love? it is you i love.
do not be angry, do not cry.
do not be sad because of love."

Ali Ibrahim "Farka" Touré (October 31, 1939 — March 6, 2006),  was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."




I'm laughing at myself because when I heard this come on, I was expecting a Geo Quiz from PRI's The World ( https://www.theworld.org/geo-quiz/ ).  Geo Quiz uses this as a "theme music".  Good song either way.  Thanks, RP, for showing me the rest of the song!

{#Yes} aeryn wrote:

Glad to see many NPR listeners on RP.

 


Yay!{#Dancingbanana_2}
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Okay, now I can sign off with a smile.
Good night, my fellow music lovers. If you're listening and commenting, you're a member of a very cool group of people on this planet. Intelligent. Never one to settle for mediocrity. Aware that music is a universal language.
Thanks, RP.
 
well said... and we can't get much cooler than this song right here 

Excellent. My brother gave me an Ali Farka Tour album for Christmas a couple years ago. I had never heard of the band, but it was so different and refreshing. Love it!
completely eclectic tune on the absolutely eclectic station -go Bill!
 gandalfbmg wrote:
ditto! i thought iTunes had hickupped.

Me too!
 


God, this is so cool.

Such a great sound.
Go the World...
Okay, this is cool.
It's not new to me, as I've heard it many times on RP, but it sounds particularly good tonight.....
Gotta like Ry Cooder.

spectacular!  -   ** 9  **

note:   It has a new singer that she has a song with a melody as "Diaraby"?: its a mistake or.....



 meower wrote:
This is the world, I'm Lisa Mullins,
and for our Geo-quiz today....

 
Glad to see many NPR listeners on RP.

the roots of the blues
{#Cowboy} 
The World is brought to you by PRI, Public Radio International.


 brandog wrote:
I thought The World (NPR) was on - kinda freaked me for a sec.

 

Me too!
Right_Brain wrote:
This song is the eclectic style of Radio Paradise that I very much love. Some of the music being played lately is to main stream for my taste and not the reason I listen to RP. :bananasplit:
I agree. Went from so-so mood to contentment.
ahhh.... I love Ali's playing... not "western" at all... & playing thru a JC-120!
yugo, ry
meower215 wrote:
This is the world, I'm Lisa Mullins, and for our Geo-quiz today....
I just knew someone would beat me to this!! Actually, its good to hear the rest of the song, some good music!
Okay, now I can sign off with a smile. Good night, my fellow music lovers. If you're listening and commenting, you're a member of a very cool group of people on this planet. Intelligent. Never one to settle for mediocrity. Aware that music is a universal language. Thanks, RP.
meower215 wrote:
This is the world, I'm Lisa Mullins, and for our Geo-quiz today....
Seriously! I thought I was losing my mind.
This is a good CD from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
Zweiblumen wrote:
This is very reminiscent of the tune to the Jess Klein song "Soda Water" that also plays here on RP.
Absolutely! :yes:
brandog wrote:
I thought The World (NPR) was on - kinda freaked me for a sec.
Yeah, every time RP plays this I expect to hear Lisa Mullins start talking. Very weird.
This is very reminiscent of the tune to the Jess Klein song "Soda Water" that also plays here on RP.
roseap wrote:
THANK YOU! I was going crazy... That's where I know it from... The World
That's the first thing I thought of too. Wow, I'm an NPR geek.
The whole album is full of win. Not easy to get, tho. Got mine from my boss after I introduced him to The Man In Black\'s American Recordings. He was quite astonished when I told him that Ali Farka Touré is on heavy rotation on RP.
This man is a legend, and will stay legendary
This song is the eclectic style of Radio Paradise that I very much love. Some of the music being played lately is to main stream for my taste and not the reason I listen to RP. :bananasplit:
meower215 wrote:
This is the world, I'm Lisa Mullins, and for our Geo-quiz today....
THANK YOU! I was going crazy... That's where I know it from... The World
Ah, memorias! Wonderful.
"His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues." (wiki) Wow....
All of Ali Farka-Toure's albums are good, but this is still one of the best. Love this tune. Wonder if ASCO and Lasidan are on the RP playlist? They should be!
diseasedyak wrote:
Time for the Geo-Quiz.
Nice. :)
Wow. This is fantastic stuff.
diseasedyak wrote:
Time for the Geo-Quiz.
teehee
Time for the Geo-Quiz.
This is the world, I'm Lisa Mullins, and for our Geo-quiz today....
trop bien ! :dancingbanana:
For so many african singers I wish I could find translated lyrics...
Cooodaaa
I thought The World (NPR) was on - kinda freaked me for a sec.
Ry Cooder - Renaissance Man ... Rolling Stones (60s) Tex Mex (70s and 80s) Buena Vista (90s) Ali Farka Toure .... the list goes on ...
He'll be missed (Ali, that is)
:whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Jacksonstat wrote:
I highly recommend the CD. Every song is amazing (great mood music, if you know what I mean) :heartkiss:
"The Source" by A.F.T. is also excellent from start to finish.
grassfolk420 wrote:
Holy crap...is it the "geo-quiz" from "The World"? I had no idea that this was a real song. I thought it was just theme music from NPR and PRI. Ry Cooder, no less. Sweet! :biggrin:
I always liked that riff (always failed the quiz, tho), so it's great to hear more of it and find out who did it. :cool:
does NPR use this as an intro to one of their programs?
I'm with the rest of you that had to chack my computer to see if somehow Geoquiz came on RP.
physicsgenius wrote:
Does it ever stop?
You first.
grassfolk420 wrote:
Holy crap...is it the "geo-quiz" from "The World"? I had no idea that this was a real song. I thought it was just theme music from NPR and PRI. Ry Cooder, no less. Sweet! :biggrin:
lol, I assumed I would see an "all songs considered" album cover!
Obit https://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/obituary/0,,1725805,00.html
Thanks Bill!
farewell…
A fantastic album. He will be missed...
Not bad :music:
Oh...I see that the NPR/PRI thing was already brought up in earlier posts. :foot-in-mouth:
nothing like sweet collaborations, wish more musicians did it more often :sunny:
Holy crap...is it the "geo-quiz" from "The World"? I had no idea that this was a real song. I thought it was just theme music from NPR and PRI. Ry Cooder, no less. Sweet! :biggrin:
I highly recommend the CD. Every song is amazing (great mood music, if you know what I mean) :heartkiss:
It appears Ry Cooder can do nothing wrong. This is yet another great track. And as usual, he knows how to keep his head down and not take over the stage nor the praise from the other musicians. :yes: :sunny:
Interesting blend. Works well for me.
Something elemental, dark, primitive about this ... I likey :dance:
dionysius wrote:
Well, in your circle of hell, it never will. In my circle of heaven, it will be in high rotation.
There are no circles in heaven, only squares. (I am totally kidding... that pun just popped into my head, and it was "good" enough that I had to share. Yeah, I make myself laugh... what of it?)
physicsgenius wrote:
Does it ever stop?
I don't particularly want it to. Oh, I'm diggin it. :whistle: :yes:
I dig it. And it sounds like they copped the vibe intro from the Stones "Under My Thumb" in the middle there. Didja hear it? I thought Bill was fading in that song. Coolness :sunny:
physicsgenius wrote:
Does it ever stop?
This from a person that gave six 1's to Jimi Hendrix and 1's to U2, Grateful Dead, Coldplay, Bob Marley..etc.. You get the picture! This song is quite beautiful...Thank you :music:
Likeable enough, just not that moving. After a while it just seems to drone....
first heard Ali on a Global Gumbo compilation for which i have many great finds to thank... and a big thanks to you BillG for being the bester than bestest
yeah this is great . and also part of a great set of eclectic music playing today. ... went out and got the CD shortly after it came out . beautiful .
I didn't give it a "10" this time, but MY GOD! This is is primitive, modern, rockin, cool, way out, classic and a million shades of everything good in music. I can almost decipher the words by the use of the voice. Simply incredible. Oh, Ry, you rock, always did, always will
physicsgenius wrote:
Does it ever stop?
Well, in your circle of hell, it never will. In my circle of heaven, it will be in high rotation.
Does it ever stop?
Nice.
pookergill wrote:
why do the songs i hate last so long?
Why do you hate so long? :lol:
why do the songs i hate last so long?
rah wrote:
odd. why is National Public Radio not national or public? the programs are heard from coast to coast here in the US, and it's funded through public contributions (rather than commericial sponsors)... n'est pas?
This is actually from the World on Public Radio International. Not NPR although that's where you hear it.
BHTMMan wrote:
I have liked all the music that Ry Cooder has done, and I am glad that RP is playing it!
lyn wrote:
Ohh. Ry Cooder. Slide guitar god and musicologist. Made my day.
How about giving props were they are due, and that is to Ali Farka. Yes Ry is superb on this track, but he is just sitting in with some of the most legendary musicians to come out of Africa to date.
BagelBoy wrote:
Geez, we've got some people who need to listen to something rather than NPR. Neither national nor public...but I guess it's technically radio. ;)
odd. why is National Public Radio not national or public? the programs are heard from coast to coast here in the US, and it's funded through public contributions (rather than commericial sponsors)... n'est pas?