November 24, 2009

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and his International Brothers,Decca 1973

I’m in a good mood today so here’s some juju to round up.
Listening to this album, there’s a couple of passages that make
you think of an early X-mas but other, holy cow,
it’s damn good juju.


1 Odun keresimisi
– Irinse lo jona obey o jona
– Irin ajo
– Ile oba to jo
2 ka so wo po
– Oro ibi pelu iyawo
– Oro oko pelu obi
– Olatunbosun banmeke


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  1. grooVemonzter 24 November 2009 at 20:24 - Reply

    I love all of Ebenezer Obey’s work. But these early recordings ( before “International” became “Inter-reformers”) these are the best of the best. Thank you a million Global Groovers!!


  2. Anonymous 25 November 2009 at 08:48 - Reply

    A great icon and wonderful musician. I hope that one day you may be able to post his LP of 1972 – Board Members, Decca WAPS 38, 1972. That to me was his best!

  3. gracenotes 25 November 2009 at 10:24 - Reply

    Many thanks – lovely stuff, from the Chief Commander at his very considerable peak.

    By the way, I’m pretty sure that “Keresimisi” is a phonetic rendition of Christmas.

  4. Oro 27 November 2009 at 00:46 - Reply

    j’ai rien à dire… powerfully mounted by those talking-juju…

  5. ian 28 November 2009 at 19:39 - Reply

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