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Saturday, July 2, 1994

King Sunny

Saw a film on King Sunny Ade on the previous Saturday and now had a chance to see him in person. It was a delight and when I saw all the gaily-dressed Nigerian women climbing up to the stage and sticking money to his sweaty brow I knew that was the African tradition of “Spraying” because I had seen it explained in the film “In Africa”, if you spray a musician enough times he will put your name in a song and then you will be highly thought of in your community.

Friday, July 1, 1994

Bobby "Blue" Bland

Drove way up North to see Bobby Blue Band and a new 1200 seat venue, the Jerk Pit North. Bobby was great – an exquisite show, but he does this weird “horking” sound all the time – I wonder if he did it once a long time ago and somebody said they liked it and he just kept doing it. Not a well attended show and he didn’t come on till midnight – I would have had time to see John MacLaughlan and Joey DeFranesco if I’d planned it better.