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Ali Farka Touré — Amandrai (w/ Ry Cooder)
Album: Talking Timbuktu
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7

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Total ratings: 516









Released: 1994
Length: 9:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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The riff reminds me of Manish Boy, Muddy Waters. Same sort of thing.
Awesome album, with track 10 bringing the mind-blowing crescendo
Wow. This started at 8, went to 9...........
What a pleasant surprise.
Very cool.  Just caught this on the PSD.  Instant 8.
Very cool. Thumbs up  
interesting
Nice music. For a trance. Or hypnosis. Is it repetitive, or is it repetitive? 
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Ali Farka Touré - 'Amandrai' Live (2005)

Live at Segou festival, Mali
(With Bassekou Kouyate)
Feb 2005


RadioDoc wrote:
So sorry. I'm sure the banal, self-indulged assembly-line nonsense will come to your rescue soon enough in some other venue. The rest of us will enjoy what is left of great music here.
Well articulated, tyvm!!
Kokoloco53 wrote:
sucky music today, what's the deal, did somebody die and go to heaven. Really sorry if that's the truth.
So sorry. I'm sure the banal, self-indulged assembly-line nonsense will come to your rescue soon enough in some other venue. The rest of us will enjoy what is left of great music here.
ekeyte wrote:
Ry Cooder. Hahahahahahahahaha.
Your thinking about "Raw Cooter"... which is something entirely different. :hand: ...oops I said it.
wish i knew what he was singing.
What a cool song, i want to hang out with these guys!
Timbukblues
I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood, hu huh I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood,
Kokoloco53 wrote:
sucky music today....
Patience is a virtue. So is tolerance.
sucky music today, what's the deal, did somebody die and go to heaven. Really sorry if that's the truth.
A favorite disc. Thanks for playing!!
8 up to 9 :-))) (too cool for school)
smdeeg wrote:
Hate the blues if you like, but more chords, shifting progressions, and complicated scales doesn't equal good music. They are simply other avenues in which people can express themselves musically. Good musicians make good music ... complex or simple.
Well and truly said.
I found an interview with Ali Farka Touré on YouTube. No that was a guy. When he speaks you simply sit and listen. One in a million, that\'s what he was.
It's cool. Just gotta take it for what it is ... a couple of guys doing a slow blues jam. Doesn't rise above a 6 though. (For the blues haters) While many blues songs use a 8 or 12 bar progression with three chords, this one doesn't use any progression. It's pretty much a strait "train vamp" yet it's obviously The Blues. The point being that playing the blues is not about the progression. Hate the blues if you like, but more chords, shifting progressions, and complicated scales doesn't equal good music. They are simply other avenues in which people can express themselves musically. Good musicians make good music ... complex or simple.
Reminds me a bit of early Sabbath :guitarist: Almost like Ozzy is speaking in tongues, kinda creepy when you listen to it like that on a good buzz I can tell ya... :twisted: ">
About 10 minutes ago (or was it 55) he said "One more" .... (but I've given it 7 anyway 'cos it's cool).
stevo_b wrote:
This is annoying.
Agreed
I'm not so big on blues (sorry y'all) but this is plain badass to the bone.
:-) :-)) gatemouth too?
This is an awesome album from a major- and under appreciated- American talent- - featuring Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown. Blues Timbuktu stylin...
This is the song that never ends. It just goes on and on and then. Some people started singing it, Not knowing what it was. And they'll continue singing it forever just because It is the song that never ends. It just goes on....
This is annoying.
ScottN wrote:
Nothing wrong with understated musical ideas, but this song seems to go nowhere special and then settles into tedium...imo. 5
... I wonder where this is supposed to go? I mean, what's wrong with staying right there, wherever "there" is, even if (to paraphrase Neil Young) everyone knows its nowhere? Blues is often denigrated for being just three chords, and tedious, but its not about the chords, but what you do within them, just like a painter who may purposely limit his palette of colors to see what he can do within that set of confines. There is also a meditative facet to this, if you allow yourself to get into it- it will move you, even if it goes nowhere. And taking the blues from a west-coast African musician- I mean, what a concept. Look up "From Mali to Memphis" to see exactly how the music came from West Africa to be claimed as "American" music. Ry Cooder doesn't take too much back to wherever he goes, but he brings a lot from everywhere he's gone, West Africa or Cuba. He doesn't seem to go abroad to make American music, but to bring back elements of his musical destination and make something embued with Ry, but characteristic of its source. Thus, I would argue he didn't suggest a 3-chord blues, but it was brought to him by Ali Farka Toure. Enjoy, its good stuff.
great rhythm, unusual sound. love it.
Ry Cooder. Hahahahahahahahaha.
Obit https://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/obituary/0,,1725805,00.html
Nothing wrong with understated musical ideas, but this song seems to go nowhere special and then settles into tedium...imo. 5
Please make it stop.
Dayum, if this tune was ice cream it'd be neopaliten (sp?) Multiple Layers and Flavors in every bite. YUM! :hungry:
I dunno. I like Ali Farka, but this just sounds like a standard blues tune with African words in it.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Awesome song... awesome album. Very sexy. Highly recommended.
That'll do me.. off to the store.
Jeez, when did this come out? Must buy immediately. Is the rest as good as this?
Awesome song... awesome album. Very sexy. Highly recommended.
Way cool on a very hot day. :fire: :chillpill.gif: :flamed.gif:
Ya just can't beat Ry Cooder. Interesting mix of sounds