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Alpha Blondy
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Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Alpha Blondy
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 4/2/1996
Release Date: 4/2/1996
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Africa, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383704125, 724383704149, 724383704156

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People of Africa love Alpha Blondy and his message | USA | 11/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pronunciations are different in other parts of the world. Anyone who has actually lived in Africa with its peoples can tell you that Alpha Blondy's music is popular everywhere, and for good reason. He sings in different languages which appeals to many different people. His music got me thru some pretty isolated times there. And I have chosen to include his CD's with my collection here at home. Apartheid carries the same message everywhere, no matter how you pronounce it."
A brilliant 5 songs, should be more.
B. Poelman | Salt Lake City, Utah United States | 05/12/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Alpha Blondy is a unique artist. Hailing from Africa's Ivory Coast, this talented and inspiring musician is capable of some of the most infectious and moving songs in the reggae genre. This compilation contains several of those songs. Unfortunately it also contains some very weak material as well. The first 5 songs on this c.d. are brilliant, and are almost worth the price of the c.d. alone. The problem is that one would be much better off purchasing one of his early works. My suggestion would be "Jerusalem." That being said, if you've never heard Alpha Blondy even this less than perfect compilation is a worthwhile investment."
Something You Should Listen To
nughead | Good Ol' Jersey, for now... | 03/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So your not an Ivory Coast rocker? Well, it doesn't matter. Have you ever wondered why people listen to reggae? Did you think reggae was just Bob Marley? Well than you should pick up this album and get and education. If you are an avid reggae fan, than your collection is not complete with a little Alpha Blondy, and this album is a good place to start. They keep it irie mon, and the beats are always right on. I think there are very few groups that understand music as an international language, and Alpha Blondy understands perfectly, reaching out across the globe to all people and cultures. So do yourself a favor and pick this up, kick back, and relax...maybe even light a spliff. Other than that, this is one of the best albums I own."