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Wednesday 2 June 2010

Ismael Vibration

Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie? No, you're not going to fall for that again, are you. So best if I am straight with you - today we've got a bit of Ismael Isaac.

Being an educated and musically literate bunch most of you will know exactly who I am talking about, but for those few who don't Ismael is a reggae singer from Cote D'Ivoire. He is very much in the style of his fellow countryman Alpha Blondy, but that is no bad thing. Here are a couple of tracks from his 1997 album, "Treich Feeling" - named for Treichville, the district in Abidjan that he comes from.

"Tche Fari" - Ismael Isaac

"Joe Bleck" - Ismael Isaac

Speaking of Alpha Blondy, here is a clip of him achieving what I used to think was impossible - making Pink Floyd palatable. Even with bagpipes it is infinitely preferable to the original. Wish you were there?


  1. .... then you'll love this:

  2. ... and this by Bettye LaVette: