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MonoMono - Give The Beggar A Chance - out on Soundway Records



MonoMono Give The Beggar A Chance
MonoMono - Give The Beggar A Chance
(CD/LP+bonus 12"/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWLP030, 2011-09-26

Tummy Touch and Soundway Records are excited to present the debut album from Joni Haastrup's band MonoMono. Re-issued on CD, LP and digital, the LP comes with a bonus 12" featuring three extra tracks. Soundway have been championing Joni Haastrup since day one featuring tracks on both the Nigeria Special! and Nigeria Rock Special! releases. Most recently Joni appears as a guest keys players on Black Goddess, an Afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with Remi Kabaka. Joni formed MonoMono in 1971 with his friend and bassist Baba Ken Okulolo, guitarist Jimmy Adams and percussionists Candido Obajimi and Friday Jumbo. The band recorded seven original tracks for their debut LP, a drastic departure from the soul covers of the 60's groups in Nigeria but a logical progression from the jazz-rock fusion saturating the London scene. Joni's keys on the lush, meandering title track Give the Beggar a Chance reminds one of Ray Manzarek (The Doors) while on Kenimania he wails like an African counter-point to the Skatalites' master organist Jackie Mittoo. Written in London and recorded in Lagos, the album was released in 1972.

MonoMono Give The Beggar A Chance
MonoMono - Give The Beggar A Chance
(CD/LP+bonus 12"/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWLP030, 2011-09-26

The World Might Fall Over - MonoMono by Soundway

Tracklisting :
01. Give The Beggar A Chance
02. Ema Kowa Lasa Ile Wa
03. The World Might Fall Over
04. E Je 'A Mura Sise
05. Find Out
06. Lida Lou
07. Kenimania

Vinyl bonus tracks :
A1. Adele

B1. Wake Up The Dead Onez

B2. Layipo

Links :
Joni Haastrup : discogs | facebook | myspace | twitter | combandrazor article
Soundway Records : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Tummy Touch Records : official | facebook | gredbag | music group | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube

Press Release :
Tummy Touch and Soundway Records are excited to present the debut album from Joni Haastrup's band MonoMono. Re-issued on CD, LP and digital, the LP comes with a bonus 12" featuring three extra tracks.

Soundway have been championing Joni Haastrup since day one featuring tracks on both the 'Nigeria Special!' and 'Nigeria Rock Special!' releases. Most recently Joni appears as a guest keys players on Black Goddess, an Afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with Remi Kabaka.

Joni formed MonoMono in 1971 with his friend and bassist Baba Ken Okulolo, guitarist Jimmy Adams and percussionists Candido Obajimi and Friday Jumbo. The band recorded seven original tracks for their debut LP, a drastic departure from the soul covers of the 60's groups in Nigeria but a logical progression from the jazz-rock fusion saturating the London scene. Joni's keys on the lush, meandering title track 'Give the Beggar a Chance' reminds one of Ray Manzarek (The Doors) while on 'Kenimania' he wails like an African counter-point to the Skatalites' master organist Jackie Mittoo. Written in London and recorded in Lagos, the album was released in 1972.


The LP version comes with a bonus 12" vinyl.
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