Peter Abdul : Get Down With Me
Dig this way records is proud to present its first official reissue: a marvelous Nigerian disco boogie album by Peter Abdul – Get Down With Me. Impossible to find on the original EMI press is now finally back into the market for everybody to enjoy it and make the hips move!
Originally released in 1984 it’s an outstanding experimentation of Nigerian disco boogie – heavily influenced by western artists – played by talented musician that follows with their monster cosmic sounds the tiny and strong voice of Peter Abdul in his only officially released LP.
The luck of this work came from the collaboration with Nkono Teles at keyboards ; Sole at bass guitar; Ganiyu Bello , Emmanuel Akoko Jr. and Tolu Gayas as backup vocalists – arranged and produced by Odion Iruoje and assisted by some good engineers like Bayo Aro, Monday Oki and Edward Jatto. All together they created this insane disco- boogie LP.
For the 2018 reissue, the audio was carefully restored by Colin Young – Liner notes that come with a interview and some unseen and raw original pictures of Peter Abdul back in the days- these photos are printed separately on tick quality paper insert (from a small studio of Milano called Legno).
As Peter Abdul said:
“Music to me it’s a pure natural instinct, a natural gift which i grew to love so much” –
I was lucky and pleased to collaborate with great artists like Nkono Teles, a Cameroon born mutli-instrumentalist and producer based in Nigeria; Ganiyu Bello, who came for a visit from London and joined me as a backup vocalist along with Emmanuel Akoko Jr.; and Tolu Gay – the woman vocalist and romantic flavor on “Baby I Love You”. Some great musicians played on the tracks, interested in making music with a talented teenager with a tiny voice – but one that sang to the beat and with a good sense of tonality. It was like a great adventure, and from that symbiosis, “Get Down With Me” was born. And fun: people started calling me the Michael Jackson of Nigeria at live shows, especially at the University of Ibadan, the Alfa Club and others. So many pretty girls wanting to win my heart.