PRICE: $23.00
IN STOCK
Disc 1
01
The Anambra Beats Ayamma
04 :07
02
Celestine Ukwu & His Philosophers National Okwukwe Na Nchekwube
06 :10
03
The Don Issac Ezekiel Combination Amalinja
05 :16
04
The Funkees Akula Owu Onyeara
07 :30
05
Dele Ojo & His Star Brothers Band Oja Omoba
03 :42
06
The Harbours Band Koma Mosi
02 :56
07
The Semi Colon Nekwaha Semi Colon
03 :31
08
Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Makers Osalobua Rekpama
03 :21
09
St. Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band Onwu Ama Dike
06 :07
10
The Sahara All Stars Of Jos Feso Jaiye
04 :09
11 06 :50
12
Tunji Oyelana & The Benders To Whom It May Concern
02 :58
13
The Tony Benson Sextet Ugali
05 :23
Disc 2
01
The Nigerian Police Force Band ("The Force 7") Asiko Mi Ni
05 :12
02
Godwin Ezike & The Ambassadors Torri Wowo
03 :09
03
Opotopo Belema
06 :14
04
Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band Of Aba Alabeke
04 :36
05
Popular Cooper & His All Beats Band Arraino
03 :04
06
Collins Oke Elaiho & His Odoligie Nobles Dance Band Simini-Yaya
03 :40
07
Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats Buroda Mase
04 :57
08
The Hykkers I Want A Break Thru'
03 :02
09
George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits Business Before Pleasure
04 :38
10
Shadow Abraham w/Mono Mono Friends Omo Yen Wu Mi
03 :29
11
Leo Fadaka & The Heroes Blak Sound
04 :56
12
Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7 Euguae Oba
04 :30
13
Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes Akpaison
02 :30
ARTIST
TITLE
Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-1976
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 009CD SNDW 009CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/5/2008

2013 repress. Since 2002, Soundway Records has been synonymous with high-quality and groundbreaking compilations of music from Africa, the Caribbean and South America. Nigeria Special is the most ambitious project yet for the label -- a truly in-depth, double album look at Nigerian music in the early to mid-'70s, encompassing a broad range of styles. Compiler and DJ Miles Cleret has spent five years working on this album -- involving trips to Lagos and around Nigeria interviewing musicians and researching recordings, as well as a suitable amount of time scouring dusty record stores and warehouses for elusive sounds. This compilation presents some of the best un-reissued and forgotten sounds from Nigeria, covering the amazingly vibrant and diverse styles that emerged and flourished at the time. Everything from highlife, jazz, Afro-beat and blues to more traditional styles are represented to give as comprehensive a survey of the scene as possible. The 32-page booklet covers a history of the time plus in-depth information on the artists and musicians, as well as a look at the amazing pop-art cover designs of Nigerian records.