Monday, April 25, 2016

Twenty-five tunes you've never heard because you were not listening. #24: Vieux Farka Toure -- Ai du

Here we are again . . . I started a new job last Saturday, April 17. Unfortunately, it is not a new job with more money for less work. It's another job which I work a few days a week after the day is done at my old job. It's just a thing and only put a delay in this music countdown.

This guy, how about some Delta Blues from the Nile Delta? I probably learned about Vieux Farka Toure by listening to Public Radio. His father was Ali Farka Toure. Martin Scorsese's quote in the Wiki article summarizes this music. The music of the Toure boys is influenced by the "D.N.A. of the Blues." As noted by the similarity of their style with Junior Kimbrough. 

I also love the fact that the name Farka means donkey and Ali's description of how the name applies to himself. I would add, there's a little Farka in all of us.

I was lucky enough to see Vieux play a few years ago. Certainly wish he'd come on back and visit us in the States.


One through 24!:

1. The Damned -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1.5. The Damned -- White Rabbit
2. Junior Kimbrough -- Gotta Try You Girl
3. Paul Simon -- Stranded in a Limousine
4. Booker T & the M.G.s -- Green Onions
5. Lee Scratch Perry -- I am Happiness
6. The Jam -- In the City
7. Brute -- Nine High a Pallet
8. The Doors -- Peace Frog
9. Scientist -- Dance of the Vampires
10. Patti Smith -- Dancing Barefoot
11. Tribe Called Quest -- Left My Wallet in El Segundo
12. Ray Wylie Hubbard -- Snake Farm
13. James McMurtry -- Too Long in the Wasteland
14. The Everybodyfields -- The Only King
15. Old Crow Medicine Show -- Wagon Wheel
16. The Dream Syndicate -- Tell Me When It's Over
17. Bung Hole Surfers -- Pepper
18. Azarcheal -- Leg
19. Hawkwind -- Silver Machine
20. Spinal Tap -- Short and Sweet
21. Mountain -- Nantucket Sleigh Ride
22. Richard Thompson -- Clavary Cross
23. Yabby You -- Conquering Lion Dub 
24. Vieux Fark Toure -- Ai du

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