New Postings at "Likembe": Oliver de Coque & Ebenezer Obey
- Dear Friends:
I've recently added some new music to my audioblog Likembe
From Memories of Oliver de Coque
". . .Listening to Oliver de Coque for the first time in 1984, I was
made aware that there was a whole lot more to Nigerian music than King
Sunny Adé and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. De Coque, born Oliver Sunday
Akanite, passed away of a heart attack on Friday, June 20, joining in
death his colleagues Sonny Okosuns (who died only in May), Stephen
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Warrior. With his passing, Nigerian highlife music, on life support for
the last twenty years, has sustained a mortal blow. It's doubtful that
anybody, or anything, can take his place. . . "
From Ebenezer Obey On The Town!
". . .As I promised
<http://likembe.blogspot.com/2008/06/why-im-ebenezer-man.html> , here is
the second installment of ground-breaking classic jùjú by the
great Ebenezer Obey, his LP On The Town (Decca WAPS 30, reissued as
Obey WAPS), recorded in London in 1970. Here we find the Chief
Commander and his International Brothers stretching out with a non-stop
medley on Side 1. Side 2 features two extended cuts. I especially
enjoyed the highlife 'Ajoyio/Ore Mi Maje Aja'. . ."
Please feel free to drop by!
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