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  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: World Circuit
  • ASIN: B00005K9NM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Audio Cassette |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,124 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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'Pirates Choice' was recorded in two-track studios in one take - no overdubs, no second thoughts - and done with such ease and effortlessness that it has become truly a slice of history. First released on World Circuit in 1989, the album captured the legendary Senegalese group Orchestra Baobab in one of their last studio sessions in 1982. The album is an undiluted, soulful and mellow session where the musicians laid down rhythmic grooves over favourite Baobab songs, revealing the huge influence Cuban music had on them. This re-release is remastered, repackaged and augmented with a second CD of 6 previously-unissued bonus tracks. Personnel: Issa Cissako - (tenor saxophone), Barthelemy Attisso - (lead guitar), Papa Ba - (rhythm guitar), Adama Sarr - (guitar), Charlie Antoine N'Biay - (bass), Balla Sidibe - (vocals, timbales), Radolphe Gomis, Nbjanga Dieng, Medoune Diall, Mapenda Seck - (vocals), Mountaga Kouyate - (percussion, tumba)

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The original Pirates Choice vinyl album makes up disc one of this two-CD set of the same name. It was originally released in France, then reissued by World Circuit in 1989. These tracks were initially available on cassette in Senegal, and the arguably superior disc two unearths the copious remainder of those sessions. Named after the Dakar club where they became resident, Baobab first formed in 1970. This remastered set marks the band's reunion after well over a decade apart. Here, their mood is one of reclining, with a potent Cuban rumba influence providing a languorous swaying motion, each track taking its time to unwind. These numbers represent the Orchestra at its most laid-back, especially when compared to their more abrasive works (1981's Sibou Odia, for instance). Baobab could boast a pool of five singers, their lyrics moving from Wolof to Spanish, backed up by an array of percussion and guitars. Issa Cissoko's creamy tenor saxophone and Barthelemy Atisso's floaty guitar were crucial to the band's sound, providing articulate solo voices that curve and curl around the chorus lines. --Martin Longley

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