Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Prince Thony Adex And His Sedico System – Sunny Ade Judgement Special (1986)

Sunny Ade Judgement Special was nearly the last record released by NYC-based Makossa International Records, a reissue of a Nigerian 1976 release. I'm not sure what the first side title track concerns, not understanding Yoruba. Is it complementary, or a swipe at his contemporary and ascendant juju star competitor? As can be seen on one of his earlier albums (available at the invaluable Global Groovers treasure chest), Thony Adex certainly had some interest/obsession with Sunny Ade.

Regardless of motive, this record is a sweet slice of juju from this unheralded musical prince that will please anyone who grooved to Sunny Ade, King.

Happy 2023!


Anonymous said...

la musicienne congolaise Tshala Muana est morte le 10 décembre 2022.
Vous aviez, dans le passé, posté 2 ou 3 albums d'elle.
Si vous en avez d'autres, merci de les poster.

Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities said...

Many thanks & same for you

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Yes, sadly I know about Tshala's passing and featured her on my radio show. Yes, when I can get to it, I'll re-up the links for my old posts. And post another of hers!