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St Germain (aka Ludovic Navarre), whose albums Boulevard (1995) and Tourist (2000) originated a genre of French
electronic music that later included artists like Daft Punk, has returned to the studio to create his first album in 15 years.
The self-titled record marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to St Germain’s sound, with a new element: traditional Malian music.
The record marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to St Germain’s sound, with a new element: traditional Malian music. Composed, produced, recorded and mixed by Navarre at his Paris studio, the Magic House, and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road, “Real Blues” features a vocal sample from Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “You Caused My Heart to Weep” and instrumental contributions from Brazilian percussionist Jorge Bezerra, Malian kora player Mamadou Cherif Soumano, Malian guitarist and n’goni player Guimba Kouyate, and keyboardist and longtime St Germain collaborator Didier Davidas, from Martinique
|1. Real Blues (Terry Laird Come Back Home Mix)|
|2. Real Blues (Terry Laird Good For Me Mix)|
|3. Real Blues (Terry Laird and The Run Island Mix Band Jazz Mix)|
|4. Real Blues (Terry Laird Come Back Home Dub)|
|5. Real Blues (Terry Laird Come Back Home Bonus Beats)|