Mandingo Griot Society With Special Guest Don Cherry ‎– Mandingo Griot Society

Flying Fish (2) ‎– FF-076
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Jimbasen
A2 Sounds From The Bush
A3 Apollo - Fasubara
A4 Chedo
B1 Africa
B2 Janjungo
B3 Mamamaneh
B4 Gambia Village Sounds
B5 Musubalanto

Companies, etc.



Each track has a subtitle/description associated with it:
A1. Jimbasen - "How the fisherman used to paddle their canoes"
A2. Sounds From The Bush - O Makan, great hunter, who never fails any time he sounds his gun."
A3. Appollo--Fasubara - "A woman who puts on the Appollo dress has beautiful eyes, she has a long beautiful neck"
A4. Chedo - "The war between the Fulanis and the Mandingos"
B1. Africa - "Why don't you visit Africa; I know you'll like it."
B2. Janjungo - "Remember Fakoli Kruma, the bravest, loyal friend of the great warrior and ruler Sundiata."
B3. Mamamaneh - "Let's visit Mamamaneh who wants me to play for her because she likes my kora."
B4. Gambia Village Sounds - "The festival drumming of the Jola people."
B5. Musubalanto - "The woman who want me to stay late to play for them."

Foday Musa Suso is a young Griot from The Gambia whose musical skills on the 21-string kora, and knowledge of Mandingo history, were taught to him from within his family, as is the traditional manner. Musa's ancestry can be traced back through generations of Griots to Jalimadi Woleng Suso, the first kora player. Some of the songs on this album are in fact several hundred years old (Janjungo, Chedo); others are of more contemporary origin. *Excerpt from rear cover.

Published by Mandingo Music, BMI.

℗ © 1978 Flying Fish Records, Inc. , 1304 W. Schubert, Chicago, Ill. 60614.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching [Stamp MASTERFONICS): FF-O76-A - 2-1-2-6 ARC MASTERFONICS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching [Stamp MASTERFONICS): FF-O76-B-RG-2-1-1-1-1 - P PRC MASTERFONICS
  • Rights Society: BMI