Today's musical offering is from one of Africa's most popular musicians, The Minister of Enjoyment, King Sunny Ade. I picked up a battered copy of this wonderful example of juju music at a car boot sale.
It's a Nigerian pressing from the Sunny Alade label and I don't think this music has had any kind of European or American release, although the track 365 is my Number was rerecorded and shortened for one of Sunny Ade's Island releases. This really is beautiful music, with gorgeous recurring phrases and melodies that play around the intricate rhythms of the many percussion instruments, and some fantastic, understated guitar playing. Maybe I'm easily pleased, but this stuff just seems to put me in a good mood. We've not had much of a summer here in England, but this stuff has been providing me with plenty of musical sunshine.
|A||365 Is My Number-Dial|
|B1||Kale Sanwa Jowuro Lo|
|B2||Omo Nigeria Ti Mbe Lehin Odi|
|B3||Ajo Ki Dun Ki Odida Ma Rewo|
|B4||Alhaji Kola Wole Olokodana|
The zip is here or here. Enjoy the sunshine...