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ARTIST
TITLE
Down To Earth
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 086LP SNDW 086LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/23/2018

2016 release. The only self-titled LP released by Nigeria's number-one producer of the 1970s and early '80s, "Sound President" Odion Iruoje. Originally produced on his own label Odion Ltd and released in 1983, this over-looked and obscure LP was originally only ever distributed in small numbers back in the early 1980s. Iruoje is credited as being the man who signed Fela Kuti to EMI Nigeria and produced all of Fela's revolutionary early material from 1970-73. He also signed and produced most of the great body of Nigerian material on the EMI label including BLO, Mono-Mono, Tunji Oyelana (who adds vocals on this LP), Ofege, Geraldo Pino, Sonny Okosuns, and many more. Part disco, part Nigerian rap, Afro-funk, and Juju, it's a unique and at times eccentric blend of Nigerian music that certainly deserves another look after all these years.