Thursday, September 06, 2012
The Lijadu Sisters - "Life Is Gone Down Low"
The Lijadu Sisters are twin sisters from Nigeria who recorded and performed from the 60s to the late 80s before retiring in New York. They were pretty big in Nigeria but were mostly unknown here in the US. Knitting Factory reissued some of their records in the last few years including Danger from which this song comes. "Life Is Gone Down Low" is my favorite song of theirs and I've been hearing it a lot lately on the radio and on mixtapes. It's a perfect melancholic funk song. An organ delivers a pensive groove as the sisters sing in sweet unison, "Life's gone down low... but's it's not too late." Listening to this on repeat.