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Disc 1
01
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band Eyi Yato/Elere Ni Wa
01 :01
02
Sir Victor Uwaifo Joromi
00 :55
03
Travellers Lodge Atomic 8 Ikut Asana Edem
01 :00
04
Sagbeni Aragbada Sowambe
01 :01
05
Super Negro Bantous Professional Super Bantous
00 :59
06
Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson Tom Kirisite
01 :00
07
Ambali Adedeji Ole Obinrin
01 :00
Disc 2
01
Chief Umobuarie and His Group Ebalume
00 :56
02
Mike Eieagha Onye Ori Utaba
01 :00
03
Kollington Ayinla Omo Mi Gbo Temi
01 :01
04
Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson Nume Inye
01 :00
05
The Harbours Band Da Wa Lohun
00 :59
06
Haruna Ishola Pariboto Riboto
01 :00
07
Dr Victor Olaiya Moonlight Highlife
00 :56
08
Sir Patrick Idahosa Eni
01 :00
ARTIST
TITLE
Lagos All Routes
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HJR 017LP HJR 017LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/11/2015

2015 repress; originally released in 2005. Honest Jon's presents the second of two compilations (Lagos Chop Up (HJR 015LP) being the first) focusing on music from the Nigerian city of Lagos circa the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s (considered to be the golden age of African popular music). With many African nations fighting for (or gaining) independence, locally produced modern music was seen as a powerful expression of new national identity. Bands either modernized folk, classical, or traditional African genres, or Africanized foreign genres such as R&B and funk. From West Africa came '60s highlife, which then influenced Fela Kuti's Afro-funk of the '70s, while from the traditional Yoruba religion came juju, fuji, waka, and apala tracks, all of which are included here. Includes tracks by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Travellers Lodge Atomic 8, Sagbeni Aragbada, Super Negro Bantous, Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson, Ambali Adedeji, Chief Umobaurie and His Group, Mike Ejeagha, Kollington Ayinla, The Harbours Band, Haruna Ishola, Dr Victor Olaiya, and Sir Patrick Idahosa.