January 18, 2016

Uncle Toye Ajagun and his Olumo Soundmakers
Gbedu Beats vol. 6, TYC 1978

Uncle Toye Ajagun, voorkant

Uncle Toye Ajagun, achterkant

Het mooie van muziek uit Africa is dat er telkens weer artiesten
opduiken die je nog nooit eerder gezien of gehoord hebt. Dit is
er weer zo een. Uncle Toye Ajagun doet in juju en komt uit de
Joruba hoek. Ooit begonnen in 1962, bracht twee platen uit tot
1975 en brak uiteindelijk met zijn derde ‘Magbe Magbe’ door
tot het grote publiek. Deze plaat uit 1978 verkeert
na 38 jaar nog in uitstekende staat, een gelukkie.
Luister naar Gbedu Beats..

One of the nicer aspects in collecting African music is the fact
one keeps walking into artists we never seen or heard before.
This record brings us such an artist. Uncle Toye Ajagun does
juju and is from the Joruba corner. Started out in 1962 he made
two albums untill 1975 that did not score too well and finally
reached the big public with his third record called “Magbe Magbe’.
After 38 years this record from 1978 is in perfect condition
which is exceptional. Listen to Gbedu Beats..

titels ;

01 – Erin ko gbigbe
– Chief adeniyi idowu
– Haaji r. o. sanusi
– Iyemoja
02 – Mo ti foro mi l’oluwa lowo
– Haaji m. a. lawal
– Adekoya esq.


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  1. Tom 18 January 2016 at 20:50 - Reply

    When I was 14 I was at the music section of the local library and came across a compilation of congolese music, I picked it up out of idle curiosity, took it home to give it a spin and needless to say I was absolutely hypnotized by the guitars on one track “Roger Mila” by Pepe Kalle. I was a typical teenage guitar player in the US listening to pretty much classic rock but I had never heard anything like that in my life and it blew my mind as if these guys on another continent were sorcerers who had figured out this completely alien way of playing on the 6 strings.

    I just came across this site and am thoroughly amazed at what you have done here. Sorry for hogging your bandwidth! but I couldn’t help myself;) thank you thank you thank you…..


    • Moos 19 January 2016 at 00:18 - Reply

      haha, how nice Tom, you can hog my bandwidth as much as you like..
      be sure to pass it though..
      stay tuned for more..

  2. glinka21 19 January 2016 at 08:06 - Reply

    Hey, nice discovery, Moos. Basic beat and open cadence harmonies remind me of Obey, and that’s all to the good.

  3. Tim Harrison 24 January 2016 at 07:27 - Reply

    Makes me wonder how he got “under the radar” for so long. This is really nice, and as you say, the record itself is in great condition. I must try and find more music by him and the band. There’s got to be another 5 LPs for a start!

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