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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lijadu Sisters - Double Trouble (Nigeria/USA 1984)

An Uncle Roddus Album Review
African music month

2. ERORA (4:27)
3. GBOWO-MI (4:46)
5. COME ON HOME (5:15)
6. NOT ANY LONGER (4:52)

These twin sisters were brought to my attention by the excellent opening track "Orere-Elejigbo" which cropped up on one of the many Afrofunk compilations I have, as well as on a Voodoo Funk Playlist, I think.
More afro pop than afro funk this US release was compiled from a couple of their recent albums at the time and is pretty hard to get your hands on today. Excellent harmony singing with laid back funky afropop grooves make for an overall very enjoyable listen, with the first track being the stand out number. With plenty  of  English lyrics and the African inflections well mixed in with the lite disco/pop/funk, its no wonder this got released in the States and deserved more success than it probably got at the time. I recommend this and rate it 3.5/5.

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1 comment:

bobbysu said...

thank you very much