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Template:Album ratings Red Earth is a 2007 studio album by Dee Dee Bridgewater. It carries the subtitle "A Malian Journey" to celebrate and explore her African and Malian ancestry. Nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album in the 2008 Grammy Awards, it reached Number 16 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album chart


Track listing Edit

All compositions by Dee Dee Bridgewater, except as noted.

  1. "Afro Blue" composed by Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría (5:11)
  2. "Bad Spirits" (5:49)
  3. "Dee Dee" composed Bridgewater and Baba Sissoko (2:57)
  4. "Mama Don't Ever Go Away" (5:39)
  5. "Long Time Ago" composed by Bridgewater and Wayne Shorter (6:48)
  6. "Children Go 'Round" (6:05)
  7. "The Griots" (6:04)
  8. "Oh My Love" (6:03)
  9. "Four Women" composed by Nina Simone (5:24)
  10. "No More" (4:45)
  11. "Red Earth" (5:17)
  12. "Meanwhile" composed by Bridgewater and Edsel Gomez (4:25)
  13. "Compared to What" composed by Lassy "King" Massassy, Gene McDaniels (5:21)

All tracks recorded in Bamako (Mali) At Studio Bogolan except tracks 11, 12 and 13 recorded in Paris at Davout studios.

Personnel Edit

  • Ira Coleman (Bass)
  • Minino Garay (Cajon, Caxixi, Cymbals, Drums, Percussion)
  • Cheick Tidiane Seck (Calebasse, Fender Rhodes, Karignan, Organ (Hammond), Vocals (Background))
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater (Vocals)
  • Baba Sissoko (Vocals (Background))
  • Edsel Gomez (Piano)
  • Lansiné Kouyaté (Balafon)
  • Habib "Dia" Sangaré (Bolon)
  • Alou Kouloubali (Calebasse)
  • Lassy "King" Massassy (Rap Vocals)
  • "Petit" Adama Diarra (Djembe)
  • Cheick "Sékou" Oumar (Djembe)
  • Djifli Mamadou Sanogo (Djembe)
  • Moussa Sissikho (Djembe, Soloist)
  • Maré Sanogo (Doum-doum)
  • Lamine Tounkara (Doum-doum)
  • Aly Wagué (Flute)
  • Gabriel Durand (Guitar)
  • Modibo Kouyaté (Guitar)
  • Jacob Soubeiga (Guitar)
  • Djelimady Tounkara (Guitar, Soloist)
  • Benogo Diakite (Kamalngoni, Soloist)
  • Mamadou Diabaté (Kora)
  • Cherif Samano (Kora)
  • Yakhoba Sissokho (Kora, Soloist)
  • Adama Tounkara (Ngoni)
  • Moriba Koïta (Ngoni, Soloist)
  • Bassekou Kouyate (Ngoni, Soloist)
  • "Pepito" Sekouba Kouyaté (Tama)
  • Moussa Sissoko (Tama)
  • Ramata Diakité (Vocals)
  • Oumou Sangare (Vocals)
  • Fatou (Vocals (Background))
  • Mamani Keïta (Vocals, Vocals (Background))
  • Fatoumata Kouyaté (Vocals, Vocals (Background))
  • Kabiné Kouyaté (Vocals, Vocals (Background))
  • Amy Sacko (Vocals, Vocals (Background))



References Edit

  • Liner notes

External links Edit

, AllAboutJazz, Published: October 16, 2007

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