King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* ‎– Juju Music

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Juju Music is the 1982 major label debut of Nigerian jùjú band King Sunny Adé and His African Beats. It represented the first worldwide release for Adé, who was already established in his native Nigeria as its "biggest musical draw and juju music's reigning monarch". The album was a critical and commercial success, peaking at #111 on Billboard's "Pop Albums" chart. The New York Times, which described the album in 1982 as "the year's freshest dance-music album", credited it in 1990 with having launched the "World Beat movement in the United States". In its review, Allmusic indicates that the album gave Adé "unprecedented exposure on the Western market and introduced a slew of music lovers to the sounds of Afro-pop", concluding that it "should not only be the first-disc choice for Ade newcomers, but for the Afro-pop curious as well.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SALPS 28 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Sunny Alade SALPS 28 Nigeria 1982 Sell This Version
ZCM 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Beats(Cass, Album) Mango ZCM 9712 US 1982 Sell This Version
7200 379 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Beats(Cass, Album) Island Records 7200 379 France 1982 Sell This Version
ICT 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(Cass, Album) Island Records ICT 9712 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MLPS 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Mango MLPS 9712 US 1982 Sell This Version
MLPS 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Mango MLPS 9712 US 1982 Sell This Version
ILPH 29712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records ILPH 29712 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
I-205 103 King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records I-205 103 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
6313 379 King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records 6313 379 France 1982 Sell This Version
204 770, 204 770-320 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 204 770, 204 770-320 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
204 770 King Sunny Adé & His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records 204 770 Benelux 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9712 UK 1982 Sell This Version
XILP 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records XILP 9712 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
L-37983, ILPS 9712 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records L-37983, ILPS 9712 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 19712 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19712 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
MLPS 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Mango MLPS 9712 US 1982 Sell This Version
204 770 King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records 204 770 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9712 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
25S-175 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album) Island Records, Polystar 25S-175 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
CID 9712 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Juju Music(CD, Album) Island Records CID 9712 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
254 770, CID 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records 254 770, CID 9712 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
162-539 712-2 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Juju Music(CD, Album) Mango 162-539 712-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CCD9712 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Juju Music(CD, Album) Mango CCD9712 US Unknown Sell This Version
162-539 712-2 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Juju Music(CD, Album, RE) Mango 162-539 712-2 Unknown Sell This Version
ZCM 9712 King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* Juju Music(Cass, Album, RE, 1+1) Mango ZCM 9712 US Unknown Sell This Version
204770 King Sunny Adé & His African Beats* Juju Music(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 204770 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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gfitz45

gfitz45

June 22, 2017
referencing Juju Music, LP, Album, MLPS 9712
This one is trippy! A treat if you like afro vibes and haven't yet dipped into the world of JuJu. A steal at this price.
bwana

bwana

February 3, 2017
referencing Juju Music, LP, Album, MLPS 9712

Hands down one of the best west African Lp's of all time...even though it's very modern and kind of psychedelic which is another of the reasons it's so great. A huge LP for me growing up and still sounds great to this day...Juju at it's very best!
Firecrest1000

Firecrest1000

April 9, 2013
referencing Juju Music, CD, Album, RE, 162-539 712-2

Catelog # is CCD9712. The barcode number is 0 16253-9712-2 6.