Connections: Ali Farka Touré's Cross-Cultural Blues
Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, 31 July 2000
THE BLUES CAME to America in chains, contained within the hearts of the enslaved people of Africa. Two hundred odd years later it went back, contained in 12-inch cardboard sleeves with names like John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Ray Charles emblazoned on them.
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