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Disc 1
01 03 :08
02 03 :17
03 03 :37
05 03 :18
06 03 :48
07 03 :13
08 03 :25
09 03 :30
10 03 :35
11 03 :02
12 03 :01
13 02 :56
14 02 :59
Disc 2
01 06 :27
04 07 :03
05 06 :52
06 08 :07
07 07 :09
08 07 :29
09 06 :49
ARTIST
TITLE
Super Afro Soul
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 091CD VAMPI 091CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2007 release. One of the most innovative and pioneering musicians of his time, Orlando Julius had an amazing impact on the Nigerian music scene in the sixties and seventies. This double CD package includes Super Afro Soul with Orlando Julius & His Modern Aces, and Orlando's Afro Ideas 1969-72 by Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders. A mind-blowing mix of Nigerian highlife-style jazz, soul and funk. Orlando's first album, Super Afro Soul, originally released in 1966, is a head on collision between highlife -- the soundtrack of Independence first in Ghana and then in neighboring Nigeria -- and '60s soul from the USA, the soundtrack of African America's struggle for civil rights and equality . Orlando's Afro Ideas 1969-72 is a compilation of tracks from three albums Orlando recorded for PolyGram in Lagos. Orlando formed a much larger band, the Afro Sounders in the late '60s. They began to explore an altogether deeper, funkier highlife fusion, responding to rock and psychedelia, the deeper funk grooves that were coming from the USA and also to Fela Kuti's Afrobeat sound. The tracks are longer, the sound mellower, the rootsier grooves profoundly hip shaking.