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Adeolu Akinsanya (Baba Eto) & The Western Toppers Band (LP,Nigeria, Afrodisia, 1983)

Great and typical nigerian highlife here ! I don't know much about Baba Eto, it's seems to me that he is singing on few Rex Lawson albums...Anyway, this LP is great and as on every nigerian highlife stuff, there's a really interresting work between the singer and the drums, specially the talking drums. You never know who talk first, the singer or the drummer ? The date on this copy is 1983, but it sounds like a last sixties highlife album. Recorded for the great Afrodisia label.

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Excellent album de highlife nigérian. Je ne sais pas grand chose de Baba Eto, si ce n'est qu'il me semble qu'il chante sur une paire d'albums de Rex Lawson. Quoi qu'il en soit, le voici en leader dans une formation typique du highlife nigérian, avec beaucoup de place laissée aux percussions, batterie et autres talking drums. J'aime beaucoup le jeu d'appel/réponse entre le chanteur et la rythmique justement. On ne sait jamais qui parle en premier, qui répond à qui...Et comme toujours dans le highlife nigérian, le batteur en met partout...L'album est daté de 1983 alors qu'il sonne comme un disque des la fin des sixties, le tout enregistré sur l'un des meilleurs labels nigérians, Afrodisia.

Adeolu Akinsanya (Baba Eto) & The Western Toppers Band (LP,Nigeria, Afrodisia, 1983)

7 commentaires:

  1. Et un autre merci de ma part! An addition to this list at

  2. Hello to everyone on this Beautiful Blog, I just want to say a very big thank you to everyone that contributes to this. I just came across this blog and i'm loving it so much, I have always been the type of 18 year old (African Nigerian boy that really into all type of music) I just love old music so much because it was more about the song and not the money. I just can't get enough of beautiful music and great message. Thank you all for this great blog and privilege to get such great music. (I collect music and would love for my kids to listens to songs like this, when I have kids). I really love the fact that I could download Chief Ebenezer Obey songs and King Sunny Ade, but I fould out that most of the link to the albums was DEAD and I was not able to download them :( ..... if there anyway that I can download them i would really love that so much PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I would love to get an ACTIVE LINK to download those beautiful and rare albums. Thanks you so much. (I can give you my contact if you want to)

  3. Thanks a lot Idowu...but I think the link are working...try again

  4. sorry, you were right, give me few days to refresh the old links....

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