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$40.50
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ARTIST
TITLE
Best of Jicco Funk Volume 1
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DTW 006LP DTW 006LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/3/2020

Dig This Way Records presents, Best of Jicco Funk Volume 1 , a door to a world of music that is high grade in quality, diverse, and open to interpretation even if the selected tracks are all from the same record label. One's questions might include: When did they start? Why did they start? Who was behind it? Where did the artists come from? What was their inspiration? By the time one reaches the end of the eight tracks included here, there may be more. In the early 1970s through to the '90s, Onitcha was one of Nigeria' most important cities, sitting on the banks of the river Niger about halfway between Benin City and Enugu. Aside from commerce, Onitcha was also an important center for music production; live music thrived and the city had a nightlife which embraced music. It's where labels like Tabansi and many other smaller companies had their headquarters. It's where in the late '60s, the label Jicco was also established, an enterprise which would commercialize Kenyan and Congolese music in Nigeria. By the mid-late '70s Jicco opened itself to new projects, launching a number of sub-labels, from Vox Africa to Guy, more specialized in highlife, native and soukous music, as well as jicco funk which was produced by small, local groups playing reggae, rock, and funk. Features: Jah Children, The Combats, Black Gold, Freedom Family, The Combats, The Sea-Men International, Felix Lebarty, and Jimmy Sky.