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Brand New Wayo - Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 - out on Comb & Razor Sound



Brand New Wayo
Various - Brand New Wayo - Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983
(CD/2xLP) Comb & Razor Sound CRZR1001, 2011-01-17

Comb & Razor Sound launches its exploration of the colourful world of popular music from Nigeria, starting with the post-disco era of the late 1970s and early 80s.The years between 1979 and 1983 were Nigeria's Second Republic, when democracy finally returned after 23 years of uninterrupted military dictatorship. They were also the crest of Nigeria's oil boom, when surging crude prices made the country a land of plenty, prosperity and profligacy. The influx of petrodollars meant an expansion in industry, and the music industry in particular. Record companies upgraded their technology and cranked out a staggering level of output to an audience hungry for music to celebrate the country's prospective rise as global power of the future. While it was a boom time for a wide variety of popular music styles, the predominant commercial sound was a post-afrobeat, slickly modern dance groove that retrofitted the relentless four-on-the-floor bass beat of disco to a more laidback, upbeat-and-downbeat soul shuffle, mixing in jazz-funk, synthesizer pop and afro feeling. At the time, it was still mostly locally referred to as "disco", but has since been recognized as its own unique genre retrospectively dubbed "Nigerian Boogie". Brand New Wayo collects 15 pulsing Nigerian boogie tracks in a lovingly compiled package chronicling one of the most progressive and creative eras in the history of African popular music.

Brand New Wayo
Various - Brand New Wayo - Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983
(CD/2xLP) Comb & Razor Sound CRZR1001, 2011-01-17

Tracklisting :
A1. Mixed Grill - A Brand New Wayo
A2. Kris Okotie - Show Me Your Backside
A3. Murphy Williams - Get On Up
A4. Joe Moks - Boys and Girls
B1. Amas - Slow Down
B2. Oby Onyioha - I Want To Feel Your Love
B3. Dizzy K. Falola - Excuse Me Baby
B4. Chris Mba - Funky Situation
C1. Bayo Damazio - Listen to the Music
C2. Martha Ulaeto - Music Alone
C3. Segun Robert - Big Race
C4. Amel Addmore - Jane
D1. Honey Machine - Pleasure
D2. The Stormmers - Love or Money
D3. Emma Baloka - Let's Love Each Other

Links :
combandrazor.blogspot.com
facebook.com/group.php?gid=94689707723

Press Release :
Comb & Razor Sound launches its exploration of the colourful world of popular music from Nigeria, starting with the post-disco era of the late 1970s and early 80s.The years between 1979 and 1983 were Nigeria's Second Republic, when democracy finally returned after 23 years of uninterrupted military dictatorship. They were also the crest of Nigeria's oil boom, when surging crude prices made the country a land of plenty, prosperity and profligacy. The influx of petrodollars meant an expansion in industry, and the music industry in particular. Record companies upgraded their technology and cranked out a staggering level of output to an audience hungry for music to celebrate the country's prospective rise as global power of the future.

While it was a boom time for a wide variety of popular music styles, the predominant commercial sound was a post-afrobeat, slickly modern dance groove that retrofitted the relentless four-on-the-floor bass beat of disco to a more laidback, upbeat-and-downbeat soul shuffle, mixing in jazz-funk, synthesizer pop and afro feeling. At the time, it was still mostly locally referred to as “disco”, but has since been recognized as its own unique genre retrospectively dubbed “Nigerian Boogie”. ‘Brand New Wayo' collects 15 pulsing Nigerian boogie tracks in a lovingly compiled package chronicling one of the most progressive and creative eras in the history of African popular music.
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Nigerian Music Nigerian Music ·  04 February 2011, 02:47

Nigerian Music(http://www.naijamotion.com/category...) is indeed a one of a kind music in the world's history.. It has making its step towards the world of music of these great artists..

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