September 12, 2021

Young Ade Wesco and his Destiny Dandies
No Left Turn
Ibukun Orisun Iye 1979

At Discogs it is classified as highlife. I do not hear pure highlife
though. I think I hear more juju. We also cannot say it is pure juju,
somewhere in the middle of the two and a bit more juju than highlife.
I would classify it as Juju-Highlife. From 1979 and on Ibukun
Orisun from Lagos, Nigeria. I love it, wonderful sound ..

Ibukun orisun Iye

01 – Ona orun jin
—- Oloko awaye
—- Makanju
—- Igbehin l’alayo mi ta
02 – Jiji ti mo ji
—- Esan a ke l’ori odale


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  1. Good to Go! 18 September 2021 at 18:11 - Reply

    I’ve listened to this many times now since you posted it and want to say thanks, it’s great. A very interesting record with a unique sound, quite enjoyable!

    • Moos 18 September 2021 at 20:20 - Reply

      Good to hear Good to Go! ..

  2. Sun Ira 23 September 2021 at 18:38 - Reply

    This is quite wonderful, thanks, and your description as juju-highlife is spot on.

  3. Robert 12 October 2021 at 01:05 - Reply

    Awesome, little known juju. Recalls polytonality of Orlando Owoh.

  4. patrick 18 February 2023 at 11:27 - Reply

    i think these are orlando owoh cover songs. if not, they are strikingly similar. great stuff!

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