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Serious Juju: Looking Back at King Sunny Ade

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Serious Juju: Looking Back at King Sunny Ade

Serious Juju: Looking Back at King Sunny Ade

Serious Juju: Looking Back at King Sunny Ade

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For many veteran AfroPop performers, the end of the LP era meant their back catalogs were suddenly unavailable. And for many of those musicians, there's no prospect of a CD being produced locally. So it's good news, according to music critic Milo Miles, that the music of one performer who made a splash in the West — Nigerian juju superstar King Sunny Ade — is being smartly preserved in the digital age. Miles reviews three new collections: Gems From the Classic Years and The Best of the Classic Years, both on the Shanachie label, and King of Juju, from Wrasse.