Well, sometimes you just fell instantly in love - that's what I did with this LP from 1976. Tala Andre Marie was born in Bandjoun, West Cameroon 1950. When he was four years old he lost his mother, at fifteen he went blind, at sixteen he's father died and his grandmother took care of him. He almost immediatly turned into one passion - music. He started some local bands and went discovered by Manu Dibango round 1971 and he made a handful of french produced albums in the seventies. The music on Black Woman is sometimes very groovy, but it also includes some delicate pop with a strong melancholy feel, and it's hard not to get affected while listening. This is definitely one of my desert island discs.