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Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria

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Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria

Label:

 Soundway      

Recorded:

 1971-1978      

Genre:

 World

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Afrobeat

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Highlife

EB Item#: 141394

     

UPC: 893775001866

     

Catalog: SNDWCD021

     

Item Weight: 105 grams

Tracks Listing

1.

Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - Who're You? (Original 45 Version)_


2.

Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Ericos - We Dey Find Money


3.

The Anansa Professionals - Enwan


4.

Saxon Lee & The Shadows International - Mind Your Business


5.

Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies - Otachikpokpa


6.

Orlando Julius & His Afro-Sounders - Afro Blues


7.

Bob Ohiri And His Uhuru Sounds - Ariwa Yaa


8.

Madman Jaga - Hankuri


9.

Godwin Omabuwa & His Casanova Dandies - Do The Afro Shuffle


10.

Segun Bucknor's Revolution - Gbomojo


11.

The Black Santiagos - Ole


Album review for Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria

This is a premium-quality item! Includes a large color booklet with extended essay detailed liner notes. Nigeria Afrobeat Special is the fourth addition to the Nigeria Special series, a project initiated by Miles Cleret, owner of the Soundway Record label back in 2004. Cleret’s ambition to distinguish the blossoming music scenes of 1970s Nigeria has lent to an indispensable series of CD and LP compilations documenting the influence of western blues, rock and disco amongst artists and musicians versed in the local musical styles of highlife and juju. It was Fela Kuti and his musical and political ideals that formed the core of afrobeat’s message. Blending highlife, Yoruba music, funk and jazz, Fela dominated the musical tapestry of 1970s Nigeria and his influence in Nigeria and West Africa led to a craze where most of the bands of the day incorporated this new sound into their repertoires to satisfy the tastes of the audiences of the time. This compilation highlights some of those recordings that have, until now, not seen the light of day. Appropriately, Fela’s highly sought after version of Who’re You lends this set its lead. Originally released in 1971, It would later be re-recorded at Abbey Road for his album Fela’s London Scene and here is re-issued for the first time ever.



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