Peter King ‎– African Dialects

Grandstar Records ‎– GSLP 1001
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold


A1 African Dialects
A2 Happy Song
A3 Joy
A4 Caribean Air
B1 Sunshine Lady
B2 Adura
B3 Golden Jungle Boy
B4 Sweet Soulful Congo
B5 Gentleman Joe

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Peter King of Nigeria is perhaps better known in Europe and America than at home. this is because his "Miliki Sound" has sold very well out there, "Omolewa" is still blowing their minds like nobody's business, and they agree that the essential Peter King is "A Soulful Peter King" Needless to say that they also realise that Peter's "Moods" are many and varied.

A Lot has been said and written about the musical career and life of Peter King, but suffice it to say that outside of the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Peter is the only true and formidable multi-instumentalist on the scene today, very proficient in the technical execution of all the instruments in the reed family. A devoted jazz musician, Peter's tonal conception is in the Rollins-Ammons-Coltrane tradition.

When he plays a ballad, it is a religious execution as he observes all the sequence, improvising in a thematic style. On a typical Up-tempo, he does not justmake it funky, he wails as he makes the changes. What's more, he's monstrous, fierce and forceful.

Most musicians are now in the habit of mounting two tunes on an album - one groove on one whole side and another on the other side. Peter King believes in providing his fans with their money's worth. This is exactly what he has done here in "African Dialects" an album in which he has packaged for you a variety of sounds from various music categories including the soul rock and afro-rock feelings of African Dialect, Joy, Sunshine Lady and Jungle Boy; the unusual personal reggae treatment of Happy Song and Carribean Air: the highly inspiring highlife style of Adura; Sweet Soulful Congo with its gentle touch of Latin, not forgetting Gentleman Joe, a calypso professionally rendered in an nusual tempo. Benson Odonije F.R.C. 2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SSR-LP-28 Peter King African Dialects(LP, RE, Ltd) Secret Stash Records SSR-LP-28 US 2013 Sell This Version
SSR-CD-28 Peter King African Dialects(CD, Album) Secret Stash Records SSR-CD-28 US 2013 Sell This Version
MRBCDPROMO104 Peter King African Dialects(CD, Album, Promo) Mr Bongo MRBCDPROMO104 UK 2013 Sell This Version
SSR-LP-28 Peter King African Dialects(LP, Album, RE) Secret Stash Records SSR-LP-28 US 2013 Sell This Version