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Arthur S. Alberts Collection: More Tribal, Folk and Café Music of W. Africa

Various Artists

Initial release : October 1998

Rykodisc 10401

Mickey Hart produced and edited this release of music recorded in the late 1940s in West Africa. The recordings are from the archive by recordist Arthur S. Alberts. The release is part of the Library of Congress Endangered Music Project.

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  • Malinke
  • Mano
  • Igbo
  • Ashanti
  • Baule
  • Fanti
  • Loma
  • Bindendela
  • Bob-Dioulasso
  • Pop Music


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  • Producer - Mickey Hart, Al Jabbour
  • Editing - Mickey Hart, Fredric J. Lieberman
  • Engineer - Michael Donaldson
  • Restoration - Tom Flye, Michael Romanowski
  • Mastering - Tom Flye, Jeffrey Norman
  • Introduction - Kenneth Bilby
  • Liner Notes - Chris Waterman
  • Design - Hadley Stern

This music was collected in French Guinea, Liberia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Zaire in 1949.