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Disc 1
01 08 :56
02 08 :29
04 06 :40
05 07 :16
06 08 :40
07 09 :28
08 07 :28
09 06 :16
Disc 2
02 06 :47
05 07 :24
06 06 :46
07 09 :46
08 08 :18
09 09 :47
10 08 :40
ARTIST
TITLE
African Carnival
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 109CD VAMPI 109CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2009 release. The seventies was a vibrant musical period universally and the scene in Nigeria was no exception. Bands sprang up all over the country, free to fuse their traditional music with genres such as soul, funk and pop. In the midst of this creative turmoil, an effervescent style innovator called Fred Fisher -- famed trombonist, vocalist, composer, songwriter -- hit the world with his talent. Fred is known for high energy dance grooves and catchy melodies. This fabulous compilation, African Carnival, takes the best songs from Fred Fisher's albums: Say The Truth (1979), No Way (1981), Wahala Dey For Town (1988) and Ogiza (1990), and comes with liner notes by Nigerian specialist Samuel Kayode. Since 1972 Fisher has recorded albums for EMI and Afrosia, creating and defining his so called "Asolo Rock" -- a blend of Afro-funk-rock with soulful melodies. Fred also performed live all over the country with his own band. They opened for Fela Kuti, who noticed the talent of Bob Ohiri, who later joined Fela's band as well as King Sunny Ade. This collection finally gives Fisher the recognition he deserves.