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Fubura Sekibo Psychedelic Baby
03 :10
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Black's Zenith Shango Oba Onina
03 :00
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Twins Seven Totobiroko
02 :53
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The Professional Seagulls Dance Band Of Port Harcourt Ibi Awo Iyi
04 :10
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The Otarus Omohupa
03 :35
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The Don Issac Ezekiel Combination The Lords Prayer
03 :12
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James Etamobe & His All Weather Band Agboyabakpa
03 :06
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The People Star Onwu Dinjo
06 :51
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Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats Jeka Dubu
03 :01
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Emperor Dele Ojo & His African Internationals Jekoyewa
05 :17
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Commander In Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers Onyebu Chi
03 :33
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Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 Ochea Special
03 :17
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Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices Of Darkness Motako
04 :52
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Opotopo Agboho
08 :53
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Tunji Oyelana & The Benders Iwo Ko La Dami
05 :49
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Etubm Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes Isip 2
03 :30
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Peacocks Guitar Band International Onye Aghala Nwanneya
03 :01
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The Nkengas Anyi Bundi Igbo
03 :07
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Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch Egwo Umu Agbogho
04 :46
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TITLE
Nigeria Special Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
SNDW 020CD SNDW 020CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/2/2010

...& Nigerian Blues 1970-6. The Soundway label presents a second volume in their Nigeria Special series. This volume features tracks that have been forgotten or out of print for nearly 35 years, but have since been tracked down and documented by Miles Cleret. The fruits of this arduous labor has taken over 10 years of dedication, research and travel to Nigeria, now culminating in the final part of Soundway's extensive survey of Nigeria's forgotten musical history. The range of styles on Nigeria Special Volume 2 vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of "Afro" experimentation, the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as its predecessor -- some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid-back and mid-tempo feel found on volume 1. It includes the bluesy guitar band style of The Otarus and The Peacocks International Guitar Band, sitting opposite the more uptempo sound of highlife legends Stephen Osita Osadebe (here bringing his Igbo version of the Cuban standard "Peanut Vendor") and Paulson Kalu. Progressive outfits Black Zenith's', The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, Tunji Oyelana, The Nkengas, Opotopo and Joy Nwoso remind us that these were indeed experimental times with their fusions of jazz, highlife and in the case of Nwoso, opera! Includes a 24-page booklet with detailed notes and rare photos.