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ARTIST
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Vagabonde - From Super Cap-Vert to Number One: Unreleased Recordings 1969-1980
FORMAT
2LP

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TBLP 018LP TBLP 018LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/26/2013

Limited double LP version, comes with silk screen print, European '60s style gatefold sleeve, and booklet that includes photos and liner notes outlining Mar's career. All tracks are mastered and mixed from the original recording tapes. Teranga Beat proudly presents Mar Seck, a delicate singer and songwriter who marked the history of Senegalese music. A crossover between Cuban compositions and Senegalese folklore, his songs gave birth to salsa-mbalax, the popular dance music of '70s Senegal that went on to influence a new generation of Senegalese musicians including a young Youssou N'Dour. Featuring 12 tracks recorded over three different sessions, Vagabonde focuses on the best of Mar Seck's career. The first recordings are taken from a raw and unreleased 1969 session at the Dakar National Radio. Recorded with his first group Super Cap-Vert from Rufisque, it captures an 18-year old Mar singing the first version of his now famous composition "Vagabonde." The remaining six tracks from the session include a beautiful cover of Fonseca's "Sibouten." A 1973 live recording is also featured here, made with the Star Band de Dakar in Saint Louis. Previously unreleased, it comes from a time when Mar was establishing his name playing at the legendary Miami Club in Dakar, the "École de Passage" for all great Senegalese musicians. The final two tracks (one of them unreleased) finds Mar accompanied by the most complete band of Senegal, the Number One de Dakar.