Wednesday, June 30, 2010
General Prince Adekunle
More Nigerian Highlife by General Prince Adekunle and his Western Brothers from an LP on Orisun Iye Records recorded in 1973. Pretty typical of it's type - a medley of several songs on side two comprising of Iwa Re, Otito Ni Yio Leke, Tika Lo Soro, Teni begi Loju and Egbe U.N.C.O. ( London).
Wikipedia says -
"General Prince Adekunle is a Nigerian Jùjú musician. He is of Egba origin, from Abeokuta in Ogun State. Prince Adekunle has been a major innovator and force in the jùjú music scene, with his distinctive driving Afrobeat style. Famous musicians such as Sir Shina Peters and Segun Adewale started their careers playing with his band, the Western Brothers. Although he toured in England in the early 1970s, he did not become well known outside Nigeria."
Prince Adekunle - Side Two