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Afro Releases from the archives of Strut Records 1999-2002

Strut Records Afro Releases
Afro Releases from the archives of Strut Records 1999-2002

"Strut has been one of the UK's leading record labels dedicated to unearthing the lost gems of dance music past, covering music from hard funk, underground disco, original breaks and Nigerian Afrobeat to old skool hip hop and forgotten music library classics. Set up in 1999 to document important areas of dance music's history, Strut's releases cut no corners, bringing together killer dancefloor tracks as well as giving a full context to the music, telling the story of the characters behind the tunes, the clubs and the scene of the time. The albums are mastered from original tapes wherever possible and feature extensive sleevenotes, researched and written by respected journalists, rare photographs and memorabilia. Over the past few years the influence of Afro-beat and original 1970's funky Afro-fusion has steadily grown within the dance music world. From Masters At Work, Ron Trent, Joe Claussell to Blaze and Kerri Chandler, Afro and it's influence on worldwide dancefloors continues to grow. The trouble is no-one can get hold of the original material that influences these producers - original vinyl is not just ain't there! Strut have taken up the task of travelling the globe to unearth and re-discover lost masters, often literally wiping mud from original vinyl found in the street markets of Lagos in order to bring you the rarest and funkiest musical output of Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa."
(Source : the old website, way back in 2002)

Strut Records Afro Releases
Afro Releases from the archives of Strut Records 1999-2002

1999 Various - Club Africa
1999 Darkest Light - The Best Of The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band (1st edition)
2000 Tony Allen - Jealousy / Progress
2000 Tony Allen - No Accommodation For Lagos - No Discrimination
2000 Orlando Julius - Super Afro Soul
2000 Various - Club Africa 2
2001 Blo - Phases 1972-1982
2001 African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju 1970-1982
2001 Various - Nigeria 70 - The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos
2002 Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms
2002 Various - DJ Cliffy Presents Black Rio - Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980
2002 Segun Bucknor - Poor Man No Get Brother: Revolutions 1970-1974
2002 Oneness Of Juju - Space Jungle Luv
2002 Peter King - Shango


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