Adawa King Admiral Dele Abiodun
and his Top Hitters Band
For Better For Worse, Olumo 1980




On special request I am posting this album by Adawa King Admiral
Dele Abiodun today. It is from 1980. I never considered marrying
myself, but off course everybody decides for him/her self. I am
always quite impressed by Dele’s guitar skills, the juju rocks
like crazy and also the rhythm section stands out on this record.
In short, for lovers of juju, a contribution worth at least
a couple of spins..

Op speciaal verzoek plaats ik vandaag dit album van Adawa King
Admiral Dele Abiodun uit 1980. Zelf moet ik niet aan een huwelijk
denken maar ieder z’n ding natuurlijk. Ik ben wel altijd zeer onder
de indruk van Dele’s gitaar kwaliteiten, de juju pruttelt heerlijk door
en het slagwerk is ook buitengewoon goed op deze plaat.
Kortom, een aanwinst voor de juju liefhebber..

tracks ;

01 – For better for worse
– Ro ko to se
– E ba je ka ro ori wo
02 – Ke ni man
– Temi l’oluwa
– Igba oko
– A o ni ba won ja


7 thoughts on “Adawa King Admiral Dele Abiodun
and his Top Hitters Band
For Better For Worse, Olumo 1980

  1. Thanks much, Moos! For a bit, I was thinking that you’d moved over completely to the Hispanic side of things. Which isn’t meant as a slam at that music, but I don’t listen to it. There’s room for all of it, and I only wish that back in the 1970s I’d been savvy enough to pick up these albums–even while I was scouting bins for rare Eastern European classical labels.

      • Hell, yes! I’ve got about 60 LPs: Alessandrescu, Dragoi, Vancea, Ion Dumitrescu, Lipatti (his works, rather than his piano playing), Glodeanu, Paul Constantinescu, Andricu, etc. Unforrtunately, I haven’t set up my old turntable since we moved, but hope to do it soon.

  2. An exceptionally fine slab of juju, Moos. As you noted, the guitar work is fantastic.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. Hello,
    do you have any Sunny Ade, especially this album called “Surprise”? i have been looking for this album for a long time please. thank you

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