First Albums of Global Greats (#1178)

It’s the first week of summer (here in the north, anyway) and a great day to look back at the first albums from some well-known global musicians. What did they sound like when they were first starting out?

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Hour 1
Miriam Makeba – The click song – Miriam Makeba
Manu Dibango – Ngodi Man – Saxy-Party
Bonga – Balumukeno – Angola 72
Tony Allen with Africa 70 – Jealousy – Jealousy
Ali Farka Touré – Hany – Ali Farka Toure
Salif Keita & Kante Manfila – Fubzamba – Dans L’Authenticité Vol.1
Angelique Kidjo – Ninive – Pretty
Baaba Maal – Yiiri Yalla – Wango
Värttinä – Varrii Ompi Zaijuvesj – Värttinä
Aster Aweke – Selale (Name of a City) – Aster
The Klezmatics – A Glezele Vayn – Shvaygn=Toyt
Rachid Taha – Partir – Barbes

Hour 2
Oumou Sangaré – Ah Ndiya – Moussolou
Zap Mama – Plekete – Zap Mama
Radio Tarifa – Nina – Rumba Argelina
Huun Huur Tu – Kongurei – Sixty Horses In My Herd
Vusi Mahalasela – Red Song – When You Come Back
Tarika – Fomba – Bibiango
Te Vaka – Tautai e – Te Vaka
Anoushka Shankar – Kirwani – Anoushka
Fanfare Ciocarlia – Hora Cu Strigaturii – Radio Pascani
Gigi – Abo Shemane (Cheetah) – One Ethiopia
Tinariwen – Afours Afours – The Radio Tisdas Sessions
Ojos de Brujo – Pa la Tierra – Vengue
autorickshaw – Sami Ninne – Autorickshaw

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