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CD Review: Various Artists, African Blues

African Blues
Putumayo World Music, 2012 www.putumayo.com Ah, what a joy this album is. Mali Latino start things off in an unassuming but soulful way with bluesy acoustic guitar, plaintive vocal, jazzy Booker T-style Hammond organ, and relaxed ...
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CD Reviews: Various Artists, African Beat & Latin Beat

[amazon-product align="right"]B0057OOPJ6[/amazon-product]Things are getting to where just about every music compilation with “beat” or “groove” in the title is bound to be a collection of tunes designed for contemporary dance floors. I’m not opposed ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Reviews: Introduction to Reggae

"Jamaica"- Various Artists [Putumayo] Ultimate Collections [Hip-O] Reggae Greats [Mango]   People often ask me or write in, "I love Bob Marley, but I don’t know what else to buy in the Reggae section. Where should I start?" They often regret ...
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CD Review: Miriam Makeba, Homeland

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Apr 25
Miriam Makeba [Putumayo, PUTU 164-2] International African superstar Miriam Makeba has struck gold again with her first studio release in six years, entitled "Homeland." Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, Miriam spent the first six ...
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CD Review: Various, Nuevo Latino

Various Artists, Nuevo Latino [Putumayo, 2004] This album is simply a fantastic collection ...
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