Ali Farka Touré

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Ali Ibrahim "Ali Farka" Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues. The belief that the latter is historically derived from the former is reflected in Martin Scorsese's often quoted characterization of Touré's tradition as constituting "the DNA of the blues". Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and number 37 on Spin magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Ali Touré Farka Ali Touré dit Farka 1
1984 Ali Farka Touré (Red) Ali Farka Touré 1
1987 Ali Farka Touré Ali Farka Touré 3
1988 Ali Farka Touré (Green) Ali Farka Touré 1
1990 African Blues Ali Farka Touré 1
1990 The River Ali Farka Touré 3
1992 The Source Ali Farka Touré 2
1994 Talking Timbuktu Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder 4 3
1996 Radio Mali Ali Farka Touré 2
1999 Niafunké Ali Farka Touré 4 2
2004 Red & Green Ali Farka Touré 2
2005 In the Heart of the Moon Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté 2
2006 Savane Ali Farka Touré 4 3
2010 Ali and Toumani Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté 3
2011 Ni Foli Ali Farka Touré 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Manakoidé Ali Farka Touré 1

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