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ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE

Sewele LP

Strut
nr katalogowy STRUT202LP
dostępność: 48h

LP 82,90  









+ printed inner sheet
Strut present an exclusive new reissue of a great (and now very rare) original album from the early career of Nigerian juju star Shina Peters, ‘Sewele’ from 1986.

“‘Sewele’ represented a time of transition in my music career,” explains Peters. “I had branched out to start as a solo artist after spells with Ebenezer Obey, Prince Adekunle and Segun Adewale and I was trying to find my own voice and to play juju in a more progressive direction. This was an important time for me. Three years later, I had honed that sound into Afro-Juju, and my ‘Ace: Afro Juju Series 1’ album broke me as an artist.

On ‘Sewele’, Peters explores different themes on four extended juju workouts, showcasing his incredible guitar work and his sense of fun as the odd Bob Marley and Abba riff pops up in the grooves. The title track means ‘shower of blessings’: “it’s like a prayer for my fans throughout Nigeria and the diaspora.” The funky Afrobeat of ‘Yabis’ is about being proud to be African and not to follow American ways and ‘Agbe’ere De’ states proudly that Peters is coming again with something different: “I always wanted to get the message across to my fans that I was keeping things fresh and creating melodies and music that people would enjoy.” The final track, ‘Late Aboderin’, is a moving tribute to Peters’ mentor, the late Chief Aboderin: “He helped me in many ways including legal aid in a court case against a record label. He also bought a van to carry the band to concerts.

This new reissue features all original artwork and a new sleeve note by Sir Shina Peters telling the story of the album and his wider career. The album audio has been restored by See Why Audio and remastered by The Carvery.

- First ever international reissue of lesser known Shina Peters juju album from 1986
- Includes the Afrobeat / juju DJ favourite ‘Yabis’
- Original copies being sold for over £500 on discogs
- New sleeve notes giving history of album and career by Shina Peters
- Audio restored by See Why Audio and remastered by The Carvery

FOR FANS OF: King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Ebenezer Obey, Segun Adewale, James Brown, Dele Abiodun, Segun Bucknor, Vaudou Game, Dele Sosimi, Kokoroko, Oscar Sulley, Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas


T R A C K L I S T A

A1. SEWELE (13.31)
A2. YABIS (6.59)
B1. AGBE’ERE DE (13.47)
B2. LATE ABODERIN (5.51)
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
SIR SHINA PETERS

Sewele LP

LP 82,90
Strut present an exclusive new reissue of a great (and now very rare) original album from the early career of Nigerian juju star Shina Peters, ‘Sewele’ ...
48 Godzin
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
48 Godzin
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
48 Godzin
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
48 Godzin
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
ETHNO/DUB/REGGAE
48 Godzin