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02
Eric (Showboy) Akaeze and His Royal Ericos We Dey Find Money
10 :08
03
The Anansa Professionals Enwan
05 :31
04
Saxon Lee & The Shadows International Mind Your Business
09 :56
05
Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies Otachikpopo
08 :40
06
Orlando Julius Afro-Blues
06 :13
07
Bob Ohiri And His Uhuru Sounds Ariwo Yaa
05 :24
08
Mad Man Jaga Hankuri
04 :21
09
Godwin Omabuwa & His Casanova Dandies Do The Afro Shuffle
05 :33
10
Segun Bucknor's Revolution Gbomojo
08 :25
11
The Black Santiagos Ole
03 :15
ARTIST
TITLE
Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 021CD SNDW 021CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/2/2010

...In 1970s Nigeria. This is the fourth addition to the Nigeria Special series, a project initiated in 2004 by Miles Cleret, owner of the Soundway record label. Focusing on the big-band sound dominated by wailing saxophones, brass solos and relentless poly-rhythmic grooves, Nigeria Afrobeat Special delivers a no-nonsense collection of tracks that (bar one) have NEVER been re-issued outside of Nigeria. It was Fela Kuti and his musical and political ideals that formed the core of Afrobeat's message. Fela's highly sought-after version of "Who're You?" lends this set its lead. Originally released on 7" in 1971, it would later be re-recorded at Abbey Road for his album Fela's London Scene and is re-issued here for the first time ever. The collection features Fela's rival and fellow Afrobeat veteran Orlando Julius, represented by the track "Afro-Blues" -- amazing that this has previously managed to escape re-issue. Also featured are tracks by big names on the Nigerian scene -- Eric Akaeze, Bongos Ikwue and Segun Bucknor as well as a Victor Uwaifo-produced cut by previously unknown artist Andrew "Madman" Jaga. The album also features a cut featuring Pax Nicholas, a singer whose album Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef has recently been made available after 30 years. 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.