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Re: Soubindoor by Jali Musa Jawara

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:56 am
by Con Murphy
Chris P wrote:
Con Murphy wrote:I dug out the follow-up Soubindoor while searching for the LP. It came out on World Circuit and should be easier to find, I would have thought. I seem to recall that being pretty good as well, if not quite as exhilarating. Some bloke called Nick Gold was one of the people who mixed it. I wonder what happened to him?

I've finally got myself a copy of Soubindoor and it is not pretty good at all, it's blimmin brilliant. Very much a companion piece to Yasimaka (or whatever else the first album's called). Similar group & instrumentation, but Musa's singing is more to the fore & impassioned - a very very enjoyable (& exhilarating) record. Perhaps only people's long term affection for the first LP + the thrill of the new (for most) that that had, has stopped Soubindoor being given its rightful dues as also a 'classic' recording.
Caveat : this opinion is based on two listenings (but I know what I like & I'm hearing it strong)

I think I damned it with faint praise from memory. Subsequent to that I gave it a spin or twenty and whether it's a classic or not it would certainly have competed for one of the albums of the year in every year since its release.

I seem to recall Ablaye Cissoko coming to mind when Charlie initiated this thread, but I guessed what his response would have been so I kept schtum. Anyway, thanks for resurrecting this thread, Chris - another one to treasure...