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Juju Jubilee
Ebenezer Obey
Juju Jubilee
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Ebenezer Obey
Title: Juju Jubilee
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351433121, 016351433114, 016351433145, 803680479452

CD Reviews

Perpetual motion
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD, along with one by King Sunny Ade, to add to my collection of eclectica. This CD has quickly vaulted to near the top. Like most juju music (based on my exposure thus far), the blend of African, Caribbean, and Hawaiian elements is fascinating. But this disc goes beyond that. The vocals are beautiful in an earthy sort of way, and the talking (pitch-changing) drums provide an ear-grabbing underpinning to the melodic lines. All of the tracks are basically fast, yet the perpetual motion of the music is neither frenetic nor repititious. Can music be both energetic and relaxing? Yes!"
Joyful sounds, not slicked up for American ears
Eric Pfeiffer | Palmyra, NJ United States | 12/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record is a fine example of earnest juju music. Other artits have tricked it up some with synths and keyboards. Chief Commander Obe has always managed to offer more traditional representation of juju as it evolved from highlife. Keep in mind, this means amazing percussion work, intertwining guitar lines, loving vocals and long well developed instrumentals. If you're interested, you should buy it. It will make you happy, no matter how you were feeling, and what you're doing."
Can't praise enough...
Eric Pfeiffer | 08/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is music that washes your soul. After abusing your body and spirit at work or play, find a quiet place, put this on, and let it pour through you. King Sunny has the rep, but the Chief Commander (with his Inter-Reformers) is every bit as good."