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  • Sweet Mother [Rounder, 1981] B+

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Sweet Mother [Rounder, 1981]
Wish the praises of God etc. weren't half in English, though I suppose the Prince's upwardly mobile platitudes go with his need to venture beyond his tribal tongue. Anyway, from this Nigerian popster the blandest platitude sounds blissfully gentle and upward mobility has a good sense of rhythm. B+