Okay, I’m going to get back now to some recommendations on music I’ve never heard before from friends from the “outer reaches” over at www.progressiveears.com. Today, it’s my good friend and frequent blog post commenter from New York City, Walt Mattes.
Walt has suggested some very cool tunes to me — so much that it’s been hard to find the right time to put them in. But today, I’m going with some of the most unique music I’ve ever heard. It’s the West African blues of Ali Farka Touré, and it’s some amazing music.
There is world music, and then there is WORLD MUSIC. And when Ali Farka Toure is compared to American blues legend John Lee Hooker, well … try wrapping your brain around that after giving this a listen and keeping in mind what American blues sounds like.
Give this music a whirl! It caught my ear right away!