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Taj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté

Album US 1999 on Hannibal Records label
Blues, Folk, World and (African)

"Two Masters Reveal The Roots of American Blues in West Africa. Together with a stunning six-piece Malian ensemble, blues legend Taj Mahal and kora great Toumani Diabate re-join long parted musical spirits." ℗ & © 1999 Rykodisc Manufactured in Canada. Printed in the USA.

PortraitTaj Mahal voc, *1942 US
album by, vocals, guitar, vocals, handclaps, piano, vocals
PortraitToumani Diabaté voc, *1965 ML
album by, kora
PortraitBassekou Kouyate voc, bvoc, *1966 ML
ngoni, ngoni, bass, ngoni, small
Ramatou Diakité
vocals, handclaps
Dougouyé Coulibaly
kora, bolon, handclaps, kamancha, percussion, karinyan, ngoni, kamalengoni
PortraitLucy Duran US
kora, bolon, handclaps, percussion, karinyan
PortraitKassé Mady Diabaté voc, 1949-2018 ML
vocals, guitar, vocals
PortraitBallaké Sissoko *1968 ML
Banning Eyre
Lassana Diabaté ML
Adam Larson design
John Keane engineer
Jerry Boys engineer, mixed by
Cosima Spender photography by
Joe Boyd producer
Lucy Duran producer, liner notes
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Queen BeeTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté5:03
2Tunkaranke (The Adventurer)Taj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté6:30
3Ol' Georgie BuckTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté4:12
4Kulanjan (The Long-Crested Hawk-Eagle)Taj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté4:34
5FantaTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté4:39
6Guede Man Na (Guede Was Here)Taj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté6:08
7Catfish BluesTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté5:28
8K'an Ben (Let's Get Together)Taj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté4:58
9Take This HammerTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté4:59
10Atlanta KairaTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté4:57
11Mississippi-Mali BluesTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté3:16
12SaharaTaj Mahal / Toumani Diabaté3:59

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