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Return of the Juju King
     

The Return of the Juju King

by King Sunny Ade & His African Beats
 
A compilation of songs from three albums on Atom Park, King Sunny Ade's own label formed after the end of his relationship with Island. Here, the first three on the new label are summarized for American audiences. The sound is from the "synchro system" end of the spectrum, with slightly psychedelic guitar effects here and there and loping beats bumped out by a

Overview

A compilation of songs from three albums on Atom Park, King Sunny Ade's own label formed after the end of his relationship with Island. Here, the first three on the new label are summarized for American audiences. The sound is from the "synchro system" end of the spectrum, with slightly psychedelic guitar effects here and there and loping beats bumped out by a collection of talking drums as well as the usual drum kit. The ukulele makes itself heard above all other instruments as necessary, alternating between careful plucking and distorted filler runs. As a comeback of sorts after a relatively disappointing run with Island, the albums represented by this compilation stand as something of a testament to Ade's staying power despite the lack of commercial success at his first attempt in the West. For a quick look at the work that brought Ade back onto the scene, Return of the Juju King makes for a nice reprise, though ultimately the Nigerian releases might be better suited for a full representation.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042283252226
catalogNumber:
832522

Tracks

  1. Sunny Loni Ariya
  2. Sweet Banana
  3. Olomoge Ma Jo
  4. Mo Ti Kole Mi Sori Apata
  5. Ona Mi La
  6. My Dear
  7. E Gbe Kini Yi Laruge
  8. Odu Oteyi Yato
  9. EMI Nfe
  10. Ori O Bami Se Temi
  11. A Mbo O
  12. Oluwa Lo Yan Mi Wa
  13. Let Them Say
  14. Mo Ti Gb'ohun Oluwa
  15. Gbass Kelele
  16. Ma Jo Bi Olokun
  17. E Ba Mi Dupe F'oluwa

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