Genre: World
Label: World Circuit
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Ali Farka Toure Red Album 180g LP

Ali Farka Toure

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1984 Album Reissued On 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered From The Original Tapes In 2004!

Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré was a giant of African music. He was the first to attract international attention to the music of Mali as the African roots of the blues. He released eight albums on World Circuit, won three Grammy awards and became a musical ambassador for both Mali and the African continent.

Ali was born in 1939 in the village of Kanau on the banks of the Niger in the north west of the country. He was his mother's tenth son and the first to survive infancy. While Ali was still an infant his father died while serving in the French army, and the family moved south along the river to Niafunké, the village he called home for the rest of his life.

Vinyl versions of this album were previously rare, out-of-print, and hard to find. In 2004, it was released in conjunction with the Green Album in the Red & Green compilation album. Finally, this superb album is being reissued on vinyl LP by World Circuit. Now, music fans can hear this fine guitarist and musician in all his West-African-blues splendor.

Timeless African blues classics.
-The Guardian
Hypnotic and irresistable. As fresh and deep as ever - and you can hear exactly why the likes of Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal got so excited.
-The Times
The Sun sessions of Malian guitar music


  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Long Out-Of-Print & Hard To Find
  • Remastered from the original tapes in 2004
  • Obi strip
  • Made in Czech Republic


Ali Farka Touré vocals, guitar
Hama Sankaré vocals, calabash


Side One:

  1. La Drogue
  2. Ali Aoudy
  3. Chérie
  4. Timbindy

Side Two:

  1. Laleïché
  2. Ketiné
  3. Laisse les phases
  4. Baliky Lalo

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