Various Artists

Juju Roots: 1930s-1950s

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The earliest juju music evolved from the West African palmwine guitar style and went through many changes before emerging as a potent world music phenomenon in the hands of Fela Anikuilapo Kuti and King Sunny Ade. This is a superb "roots" collection, as well as one of a very few non-import compilations of African 78 rpm recordings. The scholarly notes are a plus.

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