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He later moved on to Les Paul Standards and Customs, his white model becoming totemic in The Clash. Marshall or Mesa-Boogie heads and Marshall 4x12 cabinets were his backline – classic rock tone.

She once revealed she got into the Nigerian movie industry because she failed the university entrance exams (JAMB) several times.

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In the ’80s, King Sunny Ade enacted a kind of benevolent overthrow of the world music scene, spreading his joyous juju gospel internationally. He kept on grooving, stoking the flames of his music and also taking an activist role in the Nigerian political scene, but Ade slid away from that brief superstar status in the West.

His latest release, Seven Degrees North (Mesa 91100; 68:10), takes no fundamental detours away from the signature sound I loved then and now: the bubbling percussion, chattering guitars, surreal pedal steel swoops and kindly charisma of the leader are in place, as expected, but it’s his finest and most uniformly inspired domestically released recording in many years. The title refers to the geographical location of Lagos, Nigeria, and the album itself is dedicated to “the people of Nigeria for their determination, good humor, indomitable spirit and their unfailing faith in working towards a better future.” The songs, sung in Yoruba, deal with issues of spiritual faith and hope for better social conditions, but always lean towards the positive, in synch with the sonic spirit of this music. In Ade’s band, as in his ideology, subtlety, cheer and the common good rule.

And so here we are once again. Did you think we wouldn’t be back? Did you think that you had seen the last of the lovely ladies of Malibu? Well fortunately such fears were misguided and they are back stronger … Continue reading →

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