Sunny Ade and His African Beats
The Late General Murtala Mohammed
Sunny Alade SALPS 4
Late General Muritala Mohammed
magnnum01 said... "This is my favourite Sunny Ade album of all times, I play it frequently, IMHO the Nuances of the bands guitar playing is something else, restrained, tonal, & with a fantastic timbre. Side a of the album has a rather pensive mood, I wonder who Sunny was referring to in 'Asa nke - okete bayi niwa e' ? More significantly this album marks a significant chapter in the history of Nigeria post 15th Jan 1966. Nice one Groovy, time to fill my glass with another dram of my favourite single malt whiskey..."
outreachat said... "Noticed the pent-up energy in the guitar sequence starting from 2:55? Sunny Ade was brimming with energy from a year of live music in the United States, from 1974 to '75. The ban that led to that had just expired in 1975, and he had come out with an album. Then Gen. Murtala Muhammed was killed, and the Side A of this album, which is traditionally the fireworks page in Nigerian music, had to be solemn; so Sunny just let loose on the flip side! 3:43-6:09 is one of his best efforts on the guitar!"
Ika To To Simu
Mo Beru Agba
Special thanks to Moos at Global Groove Independent:
Also many thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Sunny Ade discography.