16 Songs, 1 Hour 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

An ocean separates Mississippi and Timbuktu, but to hear Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré is to hear how Delta blues and African folk twine together like serpents in the desert. Spartan, hypnotic, and staggering, these twin early acoustic albums align Touré with legends like John Lee Hooker and Son House.

EDITORS’ NOTES

An ocean separates Mississippi and Timbuktu, but to hear Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré is to hear how Delta blues and African folk twine together like serpents in the desert. Spartan, hypnotic, and staggering, these twin early acoustic albums align Touré with legends like John Lee Hooker and Son House.

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