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World Minerals

sat 31 aug 2013 04:00 

Four recently released albums with various, catching music: salsa, afrobeat, African desert blues and American blues rock.

The programme begins with refreshing salsa sounds of pianist Alex Wilson. He experiments with various latin styles without losing sight of the traditional playing styles.
Following, warm sounds of the Malian blues guitar player Vieux Farka Touré and the Israeli pop pianist Idan Raichel. On the album ‘The Tel Aviv Session’, they create heartwarming desert blues gems with improvisations on simple melodies.
Halfway through the programme it is time for singer and guitar player Robert Cray’s new album Nothin But Love. The lyrics are quite gloomy, but in Cray’s music a polished, pleasant blues-rock sound dominates as of old.
In the last quarter, the hypnotic and festive afrobeat and highlife music, from Appia Kwa Bridge, the recent album of the singer and guitar player Ebo Taylor, already 76 years old, from Ghana.
Title: Salsa Veritas
Performer: Alex Wilson
Composer: Alex Wilson
Album: Alex Wilson presents Salsa Veritas
Label and year: Salsa Veritas ; C. 2011
Title: Higher Love
Performer: Alex Wilson
Composer: Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
Album: Alex Wilson presents Salsa Veritas
Label and year: Salsa Veritas ; C. 2011
Title: Ariel
Performer: Alex Wilson
Composer: Alex Wilson
Album: Alex Wilson presents Salsa Veritas
Label and year: Salsa Veritas ; C. 2011
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Title: Touré
Performer: The Touré-Raichel Collective
Composer: Vieux Farka Touré & Idan Raichel
Album: The Tel Aviv Session
Label and year: Cumbancha CMB-CD-22 ; P. & C. 2012
Title: Le Niger
Performer: The Touré-Raichel Collective
Composer: Vieux Farka Touré & Idan Raichel
Album: The Tel Aviv Session
Label and year: Cumbancha CMB-CD-22 ; P. & C. 2012
Robert Cray Band.jpeg
Title: A Memo
Performer: Robert Cray Band
Composer: Richard Cousins, Hendrix Ackle
Album: Nothin But Love
Label and year: Provogue PRD 7377 5 ; P. & C. 2012
Title: I’m Done Cryin’
Performer: Robert Cray Band
Composer: Robert Cray
Album: Nothin But Love
Label and year: Provogue PRD 7377 5 ; P. & C. 2012
Title: Great Big Old House
Performer: Robert Cray Band
Composer: Robert Cray
Album: Nothin But Love
Label and year: Provogue PRD 7377 5 ; P. & C. 2012
Title: Ayesama
Performer: Ebo Taylor
Composer: Ebo Taylor
Album: Appia Kwa Bridge
Label and year: Strut Records ; C. 2012
Title: Nsu Na Kwan
Performer: Ebo Taylor
Composer: Ebo Taylor
Album: Appia Kwa Bridge
Label and year: Strut Records ; C. 2012
Title: Assomdwee
Performer: Ebo Taylor
Composer: Ebo Taylor
Album: Appia Kwa Bridge
Label and year: Strut Records ; C. 2012

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