PRICE: $14.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Aleke
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PMG 021CD PMG 021CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/19/2016

PMG present a reissue of Aleke Kanonu's Aleke, originally released in 1980. "After spending much of the '70s humping his congos around New York as a session musician, Nigerian Aleke Kanonu pulled in some favors to record an album of his own. The result was Aleke, a criminally obscure Afrobeat/funk/jazz masterpiece featuring Buddy Williams on drums, George Davis on guitar and a cameo from Wynton Marsalis on flugelhorn. There are only four tracks on the album but they are all killers. 'N'Gwode' sounds like Fela Kuti and Manu Dibangu hanging out with Bobby Womack, probably somewhere across 110th Street. 'Keep New York Clean' struts like Shaft after a successful bust. And 'Mothers Day' keeps things sweet and soulful, before Wynton Marsalis brings back the groove with his flugelhorn on 'Home Sweet Home'. Until recently you would have had to take out a second mortgage to get hold of Akele. And sold a kidney for the Happiness/Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne 12" (1982) Kanonu released a year later." -- Peter Moore. CD version includes both tracks from the Happiness/Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne 12".