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|King Sunny Ade|
E Dide (Get Up)
Genres: World Music, Pop
E Dide (Get Up) is an experiment for King Sunny Ade. With shorter song times, it's a blatant attempt to get him on the radio. Does it work? Yes and no. The good news is that the material is as strong as Juju Music and Odu.... more »
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E Dide (Get Up) is an experiment for King Sunny Ade. With shorter song times, it's a blatant attempt to get him on the radio. Does it work? Yes and no. The good news is that the material is as strong as Juju Music and Odu. The bad news is that editing his work into five-and-a-half-minute songs does him no favors. Along with his band, the prolific Nigerian needs room to stretch out and let each piece ebb and flow, powered by a phalanx of 11 percussionists. The trademark pedal steel guitar is in evidence throughout the album, winding in and out of Ade's vocal lines, and the call-and-response vocals take the entire sound back home. But just as a song begins to get interesting, it's over, and so on E Dide there's no chance to experience the true power of this band in full flight. --Chris Nickson
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Jo N. from BOULDER, CO
Reviewed on 9/29/2011...
Really like this CD. I am very interested in African music, especially drumming and this was great!
A work of genius
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At first listen, this music is intriguing, interesting, quietly exciting. But the more you listen, as the songs become familiar, the better it gets. The quiet, gentle, good-natured, understated voices; the intricate pulsing drum and guitar rhythms; the memorable melody fragments, sometimes in the voices, sometimes in the drums, sometimes in the guitars -- this is great stuff. I've played this in my car hundreds of times by now, and I'm not the least bit tired of it. It keeps its freshness. Instead of thinking of it as a string of songs, I regard it as a kind of exotic jazz symphony, though more original than practically any jazz I've ever heard."