Eji Oyewole: Me & You, LP (Vinyl)
Eji Oyewole: Me & You, LP (Vinyl)
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Eji Oyewole
Me & You
    • LP (Vinyl)
    • Austria
    • PMG (3)
    • (PMG058LP)
  • 5 Tracks
  • UPC 710473190787
    • M / M
    • virgin
reissue of 1985 Afrobeat/Funk album: A bona-fide Nigerian prince and probably the only musician to have ever played with Fela Kuti, Miles Davis and Bob Marley, Eji Oyewole combined African Highlife with western jazz to create a hybrid so that was as smooth as it was funky. His first album, Charity Begins At Home was an angry tirade against corruption in Nigeria. Me & You is his ‘relationship’ album, a brighter and happier set of songs that sees Eji all loved up, presumably with the mysterious ‘Cameleon’ featured on the cover. Eji’s flute is no longer a strident voice raised in anger. Instead, on ‘Me & You’ and ‘I’m a Dancer’ it is a playful line of seduction. On the wonky and woozy ‘Eniafelamo’ his sax is a post-coital salutation. Even the one political track, ‘Long Live Nigeria’, is a loved up call for peace, progress and trust. Chilled, assured and dexterious, Me & You is a sophisticated showcase of Eji Oyewole’s chops. ‘This is the beginning of an atomic musical evolution,’ he declares on the cover. ‘Brothers and sisters, stay cool.’

tracks

A1

Shalewa

A2

Me & You

A3

I'm A Dancer

B1

Eniafelamo

B2

Long Live Nigeria

Credits

Alto saxophone
  • Eji Oyewole
Arranged by
  • Eji Oyewole
Composed by
  • Eji Oyewole
Flute
  • Eji Oyewole
Percussion
  • Eji Oyewole
  • Richie Stevens
Lead vocals
  • Eji Oyewole
Tenor saxophone
  • Eji Oyewole
Backing vocals
  • Bevin Fagan
  • Patricia Harris
  • Sylvia Moidu
Bass
  • Nigel Ross-Scott
Drums
  • Richie Stevens
Engineer
  • Mark Angelo Lusardi
Guitar
  • John Kpiaye
Keyboards
  • Nick Baile

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