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King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Juju Music album

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Juju Music album Performer: King Sunny Ade & His African Beats
Title: Juju Music
Style: Afrobeat
Date of release: 1982
Country: Nigeria
Size MP3: 1844 mb
Size FLAC: 1641 mb
Rating: 4.6
Format: WMA MP2 MP1 DTS ADX TTA ASF

Juju Music is the 1982 major label debut of Nigerian jùjú band King Sunny Adé and His African Beats. It represented the first worldwide release for Adé, who was already established in his native Nigeria as its "biggest musical draw and juju music's reigning monarch". The album was a critical and commercial success, peaking at on Billboard's "Pop Albums" chart.

King Sunny Adé And His African Beats ‎– Juju Music. Label: Island Records ‎– ILPS 9712. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album the fans out there want to dance and the rhythm is basically simple and, once you hook it up, it flows endlessly, says Sunny. Rights Society: MCPS. Label: Mango ‎– MLPS 9712. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album.

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Listen to music from King Sunny Adé & His African Beats like Maa Jo and Oremi (ft Tony Allen). Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from King Sunny Adé & His African Beats. King Sunny Adé (Sunday Adeniyi, born 1946) is by far the most popular performer of Nigerian Jùjú music. With his band, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, King Sunny Ade became an international star across Africa during the mid-1980s, touring and gaining a significant audience in the United States and Europe as well. He is known as the Minister of Enjoyment.

Aura was the last album from jùjú music pillar King Sunny Adé before he left Island Records, purportedly because of increasing pressure to westernize his sound. You can hear it, too–Aura is much beefier than his other two Island releases, the classics Juju Music and Synchro System. It’s plumped up and pulsing with drum machines, electro beats, and synth samples–arguably not a bad thing. King Sunny Adé was the first to introduce the pedal steel guitar to Nigerian pop music, and it shines here on top of a dense flurry of percussion, thanks to six percussionists and plenty of talking drum.

Tracklist

A1 Ja Funmi 7:07
A2 Eje Nlo Gba Ara Mi 7:17
A3 Mo Beru Agba 3:27
A4 Sunny Ti De Ariya 3:45
B1 Ma Jaiye Oni 5:06
B2 365 Is My Number / The Message 8:17
B3 Samba / E Falabe Lewe 8:06

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd. – L-37983
  • Distributed By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd. – L-37983
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Guitar [Lead], Vocals, Keyboards, Mixed By – King Sunny Ade
  • Keyboards, Producer – Martin Meissonnier
  • Mixed By – Godwin Logie

Notes

Label says "Made in Australia by Festival..."

"JuJu Music is essentially party music.. the fans out there want to dance and the rhythm is basically simple and, once you hook it up, it flows endlessly, says Sunny."

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SALPS 28 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music ‎(LP, Album) Sunny Alade SALPS 28 Nigeria 1982
MLPS 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music ‎(LP, Album) Mango MLPS 9712 US 1982
MLPS 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music ‎(LP, Album) Mango MLPS 9712 US 1982
ILPH 29712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPH 29712 South Africa 1983
CID 9712 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Juju Music ‎(CD, Album, RE) Island Records CID 9712 UK Unknown