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1. Youssou N’Dour & Le Super Étoile De Dakar Fatteliku – Live In Athens 1987 (Real World)


2. Bob & Ron Copper Traditional Songs From Rottingdean (Fledg’ling)


3. Lead Belly The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (Smithsonian Folkways)


4. Amara Touré 1973-80 (Analog Africa)


5.= Buena Vista Social Club Lost And Found (World Circuit)


E T Mensah & The Tempos King Of Highlife (RetroAfric)


7. Various Artists The Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl (Cooking Vinyl)


8.= Hanoi Masters War Is A Wound, Peace Is A Scar (Glitterbeat)


Wizz Jones A Life On The Road (Sunbeam)


Toto La Momposina Tambolero (Real World)


John Renbourn The Attic Tapes (Riverboat)


LABELS!


We tot up the points achieved by labels throughout the year from placings on our fRoots Amazon.co.uk Folk, Roots & World Music sales chart, giving 30 points to a No.1 down to one point for a No. 30 every issue. And the top scor- ing labels of the year –with a repeat win for Nonesuch –were:


1. Nonesuch 2. Proper 3. World Circuit 4. Real World 5. Topic


Runners up (alphabetically): Maki Asakawa Maki Asakawa (Honest Jon’s); Peter Bellamy Won’t You Go My Way? (Talking Elephant); Bellowhead Pandemo- nium (Navigator); Bonnie Dobson She’s Like A Swallow & Other Folk Songs (Big Beat); Dieuf-Diewul De Thiès Aw Sa Yone Vol 2 (Teranga Beat); Bob Dylan The Cut- ting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol 12 (Columbia); Fotheringay Nothing More – The Collected Fotheringay (Univer- sal Music); Laaraji Ambient 3: Day Of Radi- ance (Gitterbeat); Sam Larner Cruising Round Yarmouth (Musical Traditions); Micho Russel Rareties & Old Favourites (Pennywhistle); Willie Taylor, Will Atkin- son, Joe Hutton An Audience With The Shepherds (Veteran); Various Don’t Think I’ve Forgetten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock And Roll (Dust To Digital); Various Dust On The Nettles (Grapefruit); Various Lost In Mali (Riverboat); Various The Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters (World Music Net- work); Various The Rough Guide To Psychedelic India (World Music Network); Various Senegal 70 (Analog Africa); Vari- ous Shirley Inspired (Earth).


1. Lead Belly The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (Smithsonian Folkways)


2. E T Mensah & The Tempos King Of Highlife (RetroAfric)


3. Kepa Junkera & Sorginak Trikitixaren Historia Txiki Bat (Fol Musica)


4.= Emily Portman Coracle (Furrow)


Ola Belle Reed Southern Mountain Music (Dust to Digital)


Runners up, alphabetically: Ghazalaw Ghazalaw (Mwldan/ Marvels Of The Uni- verse); Monsieur Doumani Sikoses (Mon- sieur Doumani; Sam Lee & Friends The Fade In Time (Nest Collective); Seckou Keita 22 Strings (Arc Music); Toto La Mom- posina Tambolero (Real World); Various Artists Native North America Vol 1: Abo- riginal Folk Rock & Country 1966-1985 (Light In The Attic).


Youssou N’Dour – at Womad Bracknell, 1988


Photo: Dave Peabody


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