Ali Farka Toure

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Ali Farka Toure (born 1939 in Niafunke, Mali) is an African blues singer and guitarist, known throughout the continent as one its most famous performers. As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Toure is often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". Toure usually sings in one of several African languages, as on his breakthrough album, Ali Farka Toure, which established his reputation in the world music community. 1994's Talking Timbuktu, a collaboration with Ry Cooder, sold promisingly well in western markets, but was followed by a hiatus from releases in America and Europe. He reappeared in 1999 with Niafunke, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. Toure is noted as the mentor to popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum.

In 2004 Ali Farka Toure became mayor of Niafunke.


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In 2004 Ali Farka Toure became mayor of Niafunke.
. Toure is noted as the mentor to popular Malian musician Afel Bocoum.
. He reappeared in 1999 with Niafunke, a more traditional album focusing on African rhythms and beats. James. Toure usually sings in one of several African languages, as on his breakthrough album, Ali Farka Toure, which established his reputation in the world music community. 1994's Talking Timbuktu, a collaboration with Ry Cooder, sold promisingly well in western markets, but was followed by a hiatus from releases in America and Europe. Warrant is currently fronted by former Black N' Blue vocalist Jaime St.

As the first African bluesman to achieve widespread popularity on his home continent, Toure is often known as "the African John Lee Hooker". Allen also rejoined in February 2004. Ali Farka Toure (born 1939 in Niafunke, Mali) is an African blues singer and guitarist, known throughout the continent as one its most famous performers. Sweet re-joined the band, and Fasano was re-hired. Lane was forced to cancel his first series of solo shows in Michigan after former band members took legal action to prevent the Warrant logo from being used on tour posters. Lane left Warrant again in January of 2004, taking Morris and Pharis with him.

In April 2003, Lane replaced drummer Fasano with Kevin Pharis. The band toured with Poison again in the summer of 2001, but the tour was cut short due to back injuries sustained by Poison bassist Bobby Dall. Warrant's latest record, Under the Influence, was released in May 2001. In August 2000, Kelli left Warrant to tour with Slash's Snakepit and was replaced by Billy Morris.

Keri Kelli replaced Steier on guitars and Mike Fasano replaced Wagner on drums. Guitarist Steier and drummer Wagner left the band in January 2000. We was replaced by Danny Wagner in September 1998. In October 1997, drummer Borg left the band.

Belly to Belly was released in July 1996 in Japan and October 1996 in the United States. Drummer Kottack left the band in March 1996 and was replaced by Bobby Borg. Ultraphobic, released in March 1995, was even less successful than Dog Eat Dog. A Japanese deal was signed with Pony Canyon Records at the same time.

Lane returned to the band and a new record deal was signed with Tom Lipsky of CMC Records in September 1994. In November 1994, Rick Steier replaced Allen on guitar and James Kottack replaced Sweet on drums. In May 1994, guitarist Allen left Warrant and was followed by drummer Sweet in the following month. Later that year, vocalist Lane temporarily left the band, which was then dropped by Columbia, following the arrival of grunge and the death of Warrant's long-time manager Tom Hulet.

At that time hair metal had lost much of its popularity and the album achieved only moderate commercial success. In 1993, Warrant released Dog Eat Dog. The 1990s represented a turbulent time in Warrant's history, characterised by frequent line-up changes. The release of "Cherry Pie" was followed by a tour with the band Poison, which ended in January 1991 after a conflict between the two bands over stage room.

The album carried a parental advisory sticker in the United States, due to the final track entitled "Ode to Tipper Gore", which consisted of a collection of swear words cut from the band's live performances. The record's title track, only included on the album as a result of record company pressure, received strong exposure on MTV became the band's most successful single. The album, which spawned the hits "Cherry Pie", "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "I Saw Red", reached the Top Ten in the United States, and went on to sell 2.7 million copies. The band's second record, the sexually-charged Cherry Pie, was released in March 1990.

Shortly following the release of the album, Warrant toured with Paul Stanley, Queensr˙che, Cinderella, Poison, Mötley Crüe and Kingdom Come. In January 1988 Warrant signed a contract with Columbia Records, and in April they began recording their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The record was a success, spawning 3 hits: the #2 power ballad "Heaven", "Sometimes She Cries", and "Down Boys". club scene, the band recorded a demo tape in September 1987 for Paisley Park Records, a record label owned by musician Prince. After having spent some time on L.A.

Jani Lane and Steve Sweet were previously in the band Plain Jane, which recorded several demos. Vocalist Jani Lane and drummer Steven "Sweet" Chamberlain joined the band in September 1986, and guitarist Joey Allen completed the line-up in March 1987. Warrant was formed in Los Angeles, California, by guitarist Erik Turner in July 1984. Warrant is an American hair metal band that enjoyed their greatest success in 1990 with the smash single and album Cherry Pie.

Under the Influence (2001, Downboyrecords). Greatest & Latest (1999, Deadline). Live 86-97 (1997, CMC). Belly to Belly (1996, CMC).

Ultraphobic (1994, CMC). The Best Of (1992, Columbia). Dog Eat Dog (1992, Columbia). Cherry Pie (1990, Columbia).

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1988, Columbia).

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