Mohamed Mazouni was a suave, hip cat who was every bit as cool as Johnny Haliday and could have given a good run against Jacques Brel, but from more of a proto-hipster yé-yé angle. Born Bad Records has a treasure here, and they do a fine job explaining the importance of this release: Mazouni, a […]
Very unpleasant news to report today, as Algerian-French singer Rachid Taha passed away today from a heart attack. He was one of the first and most important artists to fuse Raï and rock together in a way that gained him fame all over the world. Here he is taking on The Clash’s cult classic.
There’s very little information on Vittorio Camardese. Just as well. His hands do all the talking, anyway. Brilliant tapping! Look for a documentary on his life and music to come out soon.