Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunny Ade and His African Beats

Sunny Ade and His African Beats
The Late General Murtala Mohammed
Sunny Alade SALPS 4
year: 1976
side one:

Late General Muritala Mohammed
Afemi Afemi
Asa Nke

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!"

side two:

Ominu Nkomi
Ika To To Simu
Odofin Bello
Mo Beru Agba

Special thanks to Moos at Global Groove Independent:

Also many thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Sunny Ade discography.


Anonymous said...

Thx for posting this jam ... havent heard it for over 30 years. I was thinking about it just few days ago. Many thx.

Groovemonzter, how about Herbert Ogunde? His jams are a gem!

grooVemonzter said...

Herbert Ogunde is a new name for me. I'll start to hunt for his music. Thanks for the lead.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this well composed hit by Sunny Ade. The General Mohammed was particularly neatly done and perfectly sung. It was one of Sunny's favourites. Perhaps, it was it is in memory of a former head od State !
Groovemonzter, please how about Sunny Ade's Adenaike Oloolu ? The same record has Adenaike Ali in it. Please !!! !

Anonymous said...

General Elections-Which General are we electing?

dups said...

Thanks for a great post. i also enjoy your you tube site. there is one particular sunny ade track i have been searching for for years. it was popular in its days.its called DR SEHINDE. REALLY BIG RECORD. I HAD THE VYNL BUT ITS DAMAGED NOW. TANX

grooVemonzter said...

@dups ~ Thanks for the comment. I'm looking for that record too. I've never heard it but a lot of people ask for it. I'll find it. Maybe not today... but there is always tomorrow.

dups said...

you are welcome keep up the good work. you make a lot of people happy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

dups said...

the actual title is DR. SEHINDEMI. i think it was re released in 2003 by stern records

Badavelli said...

Well, its a long way far from home in the UK on the 26/12/09, listening to this beautiful melody from KSA especially to this b side. The "a side" is surreal as I experienced that unforgetable day in Lagos. Nevertheless, met KSA several time since and he has played at relatives functions. I will appreciate if I can have him play for me and dearest mum, soon. He's a rare gem! Bless, for your post!