King Sunny Ade
Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages, 25 January 1983
Nigerian giant Adé talks about juju music, tribalism and politics, the talking drum and much more.
File format: mp3; file size: 61.1mb, interview length: 1h 06' 43" sound quality: ***
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Interview: Island Records' Chris Blackwell (1989)
Audio transcript of interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1989
This is a transcript of John Tobler's 1989 audio interview. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...
King Sunny Adé: The African Influence
Profile by Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, 15 August 1983
AFTER EXHAUSTING the musical possibilities of rhythm and blues over the past 30 years, pop music is searching for ways to rejuvenate itself. The Police ...
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Hammersmith Palais, London
Live Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 9 July 1983
THERE'S ONLY one thing wrong with King Sunny Ade And His African Beats: they make nearly everything else sound drab and mean-spirited. But that malaise ...
Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001
b. Sunday Adeniyi, 1946, Ondo State, Nigeria ...
Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 10 July 1982
IT HAS ALREADY been wisely stated elsewhere that any thoughts of tribal ceremony soundtracks brought direct from the bush by intrepid white David Fanshawe types ...
King Sunny Ade: Sunny Side Of The Beat
Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 28 August 1982
Edwin Pouncey meets the 'Minister Of Enjoyment' and monarch of juju music KING SUNNY ADE ...
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Synchro System (Mango)
Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 1983
APPROACHING SUNNY ADE'S juju music from a Western pop perspective is difficult, because his creative objective is a smooth flow with nothing much happening in ...
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Synchro System (Island)
Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 11 June 1983
IN A THREADBARE year for outstanding pop records, Synchro System is something to set excitement aflame – a torch song for the powers of rhythm. ...
Interview by Hank Bordowitz, unpublished, 1985
HB: You are doing something most American bands wouldn't think off, touring the country with a 20 odd person entourage. ...
Live Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 29 January 1983
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: Lyceum, London ...
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