Touré, Samba / Crocodile Blues
Album: Crocodile Blues   Collection:World
Artist:Touré, Samba   Added:Aug 2011
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-08-21 Pull Date: 2011-10-23 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 4 Aug 28
Airplays: 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 24, 2011: Blue World Disorder
Dani Dou
4. Sep 18, 2011: TillamockingBird
Bolel, Moussoya Feat. Oumou Sangaré, White Crocodile Blues (A Song For M) (Instrumental)
2. Oct 01, 2011: New World Disorder
Moussoya Feat. Oumou Sangaré
5. Sep 01, 2011: It's Bollywood
Moussoya Feat. Oumou Sangaré
3. Sep 25, 2011: TillamockingBird
Dani Dou, Alabina
6. Aug 30, 2011: The Cafe Bohemian Part II

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-08-18
Samba Toure – Crocodle Blues
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/18/11
Desert Blues from Mali. Inspired by Ali Farka Toure (no relation). Prominent guitar and fine talking drum. Album was recorded in the evenings during Ramadan and has a very relaxed and friendly feel. Desert blues always sound to me like they’re conceived on camel back – they have that rolling, swaying sort of feel. All tracks are sweet and gorgeous. I esp. like the talking drum on track 4, female vocals on track 5.
1. 4:15 **pretty guitar flourishes, talking drum, rolling groove. Relaxed, vocal chorus.
2. 6:13 **bluesy solo guitar intro, slow, very relaxed sway, lovely. Simple song construction, pretty, restrained guitar solo.
3. 5:18 **hand percussion intro, pretty midtempo camel walk groove. Odd sort of ancient violin sawing sound in background.
4. 4:45 ***a bit downtempo, really nice swing, great talking drum.
5. 4:34 ***cool percussion syncopation, midtempo and a bit upbeat, call and response, guest female vocals (Oumou Sangare). Celebrates women in Malian history.
6. 4:06 **hand drums intro, midtempo rolling groove. Clackers come in halfway through, giving it a bit of Gnawa feel.
7. 3:47 ***lovely, subdued, somewhere between a lullaby and country blues. Instrumental, just guitar and hand drums.
8. 5:30 **slow interweaving of guitar lines, call and response, subdued talking drum. Changes midway through, vocals get growly.
9. 4:30 **midtempo sway, pretty similar to everything else (not that that’s a BAD thing…)
10. 5:02 **ancient sawed violin intro, a bit uptempo, almost danceable. Bit of kinda funky bass halfway through.
11. 4:31 ***downtempo, talking drum. Apparently a song type danced by royalty. They’ve got fairly exuberant royalty there…
12. 4:00 **vocal chorus, midtempo sway.
13. 5:07 **starts with baby crying, sawed violin. Praising mothers. Very real sounding exchange between him and crying child!
14. 4:13 **pretty guitar flourishes, downbeat. Solo vocals.

Track Listing
1. Alabina   8. Pullo
2. Dani Dou   9. Aï Biné Bakoye
3. Yermakoye   10. Diarabi
4. Khadagole   11. Takamba
5. Moussoya Feat. Oumou Sangaré   12. Bereï
6. Bolel   13. Idjé Tchina
7. White Crocodile Blues (A Song For M) (Instrumental)   14. Jingarr Hinné