Markus James | Calabash Blues

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Calabash Blues

by Markus James

"A vital mix of the Mississippi Delta and Mali, a cultural exchange of haunting beauty and mystery"--BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE
Genre: Blues: Delta Style
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1. Come Around
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2. Need a Believer
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3. Other Side of the World
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4. Jump Up and Fly / Mone
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5. Wakin Up At Midnight / Ebina
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6. One Drop
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7. Dream After Dream (for Skip James)
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8. Wabissimila
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9. Nightbird
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10. Far As I Can Run / Majirica Sambe
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11. In the Shadows
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12. Sun Is Rising
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13. Way to Go
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
CALABASH BLUES features 7 new songs alongside 6 tracks from the Nightbird* and Timbuktoubab** albums: all original Blues-based songs, including tributes to Blues legends Skip James and Howlin Wolf, with each song featuring the traditional sound and rhythms of the calabash, recorded by Malian master musicians at the source of the ancient roots of Blues music.
Featuring Calabash master Hamma Sankare, who played Calabash on Grammy-winning Malian Bluesman ALI FARKA TOURE's legendary albums and tours.

* "A vital mix of the Mississippi Delta and Mali, a cultural exchange of haunting beauty and mystery."
---BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE

** "haunting music that conjures the very soul of the Sahara. James evokes the spirit of the blues in these tracks, connecting with a vibe that's as ancient as Timbuktu itself."
---BILLBOARD MAGAZINE


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David Parreira


I LIKE IT. A PLEASANT CHANGE. TYGER

john h. schiessler

all albums-
this is one of the greatest "straight from the heart", music I've ever heard-bought all records from the spot- absolutely unique-awesome -I'm thrilled.john /Vanilla Moon

J.T. Logsdon

Mesmerizing, "soulfull", best describes these spiritually blistering tracks...UM
Amazing talent, James defines originality crossed with a massive dose of spiritualizm. The rythms are hot and dirty....best in recent memory!!!

JT Logsdon

Bernez Ollivier

Calabash Blues
Great album, good mix of styles !!!

CD Baby


Markus has blown us away from day one, from the first time we laid ears upon his "Nightbird" album and over and over again with his albums, "Where You Wanna Be" and "Timbuktoubab." It's not every day that an artist astounds us so consistently. His unforgettable, emotional mix of Malian music with deep, acoustic blues is not only unprecedented but nothing short of genius. As Markus explores different characters and qualities in his voice in "Calabash Blues," as well as including 6 tracks from his previous albums, the contrast between the dark and the light is only greater and more mesmerizing. Cotinuing on with the stunning calabash playing of Hamma Sankare, this new addition is one more way to appreciate the beauty of this imaginative stylistic and cultural collaboration.

eb


this is magical stuff. i bought the album after hearing only one song, & the whole set blew me away....i turned the volume up track after track so i could be inside these gorgeous sounds - they are of the earth, spiritual, potently laidback & even funky. what a powerful gift from mr. james.

Diane


After watch the show about Mr.James we purchased this cd to put in our jute box at our private club (bar)so others could enjoy this great sound. I have since given the website to three people who want to also purchase this cd. I'm sure more will follow.