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Balla Et Ses BalladinsReminiscin' In Tempo With Balla Et Ses Balladins

Label:Popular African Music – pam adc 302
Series:African Dancefloor Classics – adc 302
Format:
CD, Album, Reissue
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Folk, World, & Country
Style:African

Tracklist

1Bambo7:34
2Soufougne5:27
3Paulette7:40
4Assa6:22
5Keme Bourema13:17
6Sara6:18
7Sara 709:56
8Sakhodougou5:04
9Moi, Je Suis Découragé5:39
10Reminiscin' With Slp 230:28
11Reminiscin' With Balla And Pivi3:05
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Notes

tracks 1 - 5 were recorded in stereo by Moussa Konate and originally released as slp 75. They are mastered from the same tapes as slp 75 (thanks to Diapy Diawara). Tracks 6 - 9 are mono and were compiled from LP's in the archive of Popular African Music (APAM).
tr. 6 from SLP 8, tr. 7 from SLP 15, tr. 8 from SLP 35, tr. 9 from SLP 23.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 019842 030224
  • Label Code: LC 7203

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Reminiscin' In Tempo With Balla Et Ses Balladins (CD, Album, Reissue)Popular African Musicpam adc 302Germany1993

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  • wrekker69's avatar
    wrekker69
    Caveat Emptor October 18, 2003

    By "woodstockvet"

    Format:Audio CD

    First, this is not what it seems. This is Reminiscin' in Tempo with Balla et ses Balladins -- "Objectif Perfection," not the original Objectif Perfection, and Amazon should correct its title listing.
    I discovered the band on (The Rough Guide to) African Blues, which contains "Paulette," 7:40 of rumba (sung in French, I think) that no fan of Afro-Cuban should miss. But how best to acquire that song?

    The original stereo album Objectif Perfection comprises the first five songs here. With quality about equal to the first disc of Pirates Choice by Orchestra Baobab, if the CD ended here and sold for a few bucks less, I'd give it five stars. It's that good.

    But the next four songs, from various sources, were recorded in mono and include two versions of "Sara," when one would suffice, so the listening experience begins to slip.

    The next track is 28 seconds of -- get this -- a needle skipping over the same flaw, presumably at the end of an old record.

    And the last track is -- get this -- an interview in French with Balla and Sivi, consecutive band leaders. Young children cavort in the background; my guess is the interview was conducted in someone's kitchen.

    What to do? Well, if you love Afro-Cuban, you can buy this and program its better tracks, or you can buy African Blues, which is excellent, and be satisfied with "Paulette." Good luck!

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