Saturday, October 3, 2009

Emperor Pick Peters - Botin Yewa Lati Owuro

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Emperor Pick Peters

"Biotin Yewa Lati Owuro"

I'll be the first to point out that this is the wrong album cover. But just try to find pictures of Pick Peters. And what album did this song come from? It's very difficult to find information about Pick Peters.

08.10.09 outreachat said... "This was Emperor Pick Peters' very first record with Chief Bolarinwa Abioro's record label, "African Songs", in 1974 or 1975. Pick Peters was "conjured" up from nowhere to fill up for Sunny Ade, when the latter backed out of his contract with Abioro. Isn't it amazing the similarity of the base and tenor guitar riffs to Sunny Ade's "E kilo f'omode?" Well, Peters seemed to have specific instructions, to out-Sunny Sunny Ade himself. I remember when I first heard the record I went about telling people that Sunny Ade had released a new album. It was bad for Peters that the anger of the people against him for seeking to supplant their idol knew no limits and never really ended; otherwise in my own opinion Pick Peters was not a bad musician and guitarist at all. The samples of his music that many are likely to have are from his greenhorn years; this is not to say that he ever made anything superior to those, or in itself. But in his later years one could lament the knowledge that he would have made a good musician had the politics of one-upmanship not railroaded his career with irate Sunny Ade fans. I once saw him in performance, in 1988: Pick Peters was not bad at all!"

link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ut8euchfs1ay9c8


8 comments:

Outreachat said...

This was Emperor Pick Peters' very first record with Chief Bolarinwa Abioro's record label, "African Songs", in 1974 or 1975. Pick Peters was "conjured" up from nowhere to fill up for Sunny Ade, when the latter backed out of his contract with Abioro. Isn't it amazing the similarity of the base and tenor guitar riffs to Sunny Ade's "E kilo f'omode?" Well, Peters seemed to have specific instructions, to out-Sunny Sunny Ade himself. I remember when I first heard the record I went about telling people that Sunny Ade had released a new album. It was bad for Peters that the anger of the people against him for seeking to supplant their idol knew no limits and never really ended; otherwise in my own opinion Pick Peters was not a bad musician and guitarist at all. The samples of his music that many are likely to have are from his greenhorn years; this is not to say that he ever made anything superior to those, or in itself. But in his later years one could lament the knowledge that he would have made a good musician had the politics of one-upmanship not railroaded his career with irate Sunny Ade fans. I once saw him in performance, in 1988: Pick Peters was not bad at all! (Outreachat, Thursday, 08.10.09)

ariyaSpot said...

Please can u make the Emperor Pick Peters collection available to download. I am a huge Sunny Ade fan and I have heard so much about Emperor Pick Peters and the music of those days. I was born in 79 so I missed the vigor of those days.

oakolawole@gmail.com

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Could you please dig out more EPP for us to enjoy. I love this guy. He upped the rivalry so much it all became very hot between the three - KSA, Adawa and EPP!

grooVemonzter said...

To AriyaSpot and anonymous... Albums by Emperor Pick Peters are hard to find. But trust me, I'm hunting for more. Soon come.

Anonymous said...

Thank you grooVemonzter. EPP's vol.1 was titled "Kango kango l'agogo nke". Grateful if you can locate it. More grease...

Anonymous said...

Superb. But, grooVemonzter, where's the download link to the music? Is it somewhere in your post?

grooVemonzter said...

@anonymous - thx

Anonymous said...

Great pity this guy disappeared early due to illness and the spending that accompanies it in that part of the world. He was so hot in that short while that I doubt now if KSA would have been able to contain the threat he represented had he have stayed longer like KSA! grooVemonzter, EPP is superb. Please give us more!