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Monday 7 March 2022

Extended Sounds To Start The Week

I am hoping the title of this post will be enough to put Swiss Adam and The Swede off the scent so they don't realise this is a blatant rip-off of their "Monday's Long Song" features.  

I have raved here before about the Sahel Sounds label and its fantastic catalogue of recordings from the Sahel region. One of the label's many highlights is the self-titled album by Super Onze. Recorded in Northern Mali in the early 1990s, it contains 47 minutes of "improvised praise for Yehia the Holy Man" (according to the description on Bandcamp). 

There are no song titles, it is just divided into Side A and Side B as on the original cassette release. I have picked Side B for no other reason than it is marginally the longer of the two, but really you should listen to the whole thing all the way through.

"Side B" - Super Onze

"Onze", as you polyglots know, is French for "eleven". Here's another Super XI.


  1. Splendid miming from Cherry Wainer

    1. She does a better job than the gentleman who is gurning and winking at the camera, although I think he may be deliberately subverting the form.