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Youssou N'Dour

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Murf, Sep 20, 2001.


  1. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Wow!!! I just picked up Youssou N'dours greatest hits AMAZING stuff, funky without being 'funk' jazzy without being 'jazz' and theres even a classical styled piece (full orchestra)...think Paul Simons Graceland multiplied by 50 only more diverse, it helps that n'dour is also a very accomplished percussionist so all the songs have this driving rhythm thing going on.

    Oh and the bassist is AWESOME (if anyone knows his name let me know 'cos I need to hear more of his stuff).
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I think that's Habib Faye.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That's right - I saw Yossou N'Dour in my home town last year and Habib played some great lines and was getting an awesome tone out of a 5-string Sadowsky bass, as well as playing keyboard/synth on some numbers. I think he's sort of like the musical arranger for the band.

    After seeing the live show I got the current album - JOKO "From Village to Town" , which is really good - well worth buying. It has that African feeling and some amazing vocals, as well as a cover of Smokey Robinson's "Don't look back" with Wyclef Jean. Pino Palladino also plays bass on one track, so it's a good buy for bassists! ;)
     
  4. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Is this a live album? or is there a live album?, I'd love to hear some live takes of the recorded stuff

    Habib Faye eh, wow I have so gotta check him out his bass line on the track 'Sinebar' just BURRRRNNNNSSSS
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    No this is a studio album. He has a huge discography, but I doubt many of these are available in "Western" stores - loads of info on the internet -like :

    http://www.isis-intl.com/mike/youssou.htm