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Nigeria Afrobeat Special - The New Explosive Sound in 1970's Nigeria



Soundway Nigeria Afrobeat Special
Various - Nigeria Afrobeat Special - The New Explosive Sound in 1970's Nigeria
(CD/3xLP/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWCD021/SNDWLP021, 2010-02-22 (CD) / 2010-03-01 (vinyl)

Nigeria Afrobeat Special is the fourth addition to the Nigeria Special series, a project initiated by Miles Cleret, owner of the Soundway Records label back in 2004. The triple LP features five bonus tracks not available on the CD....

Soundway Nigeria Afrobeat Special
Various - Nigeria Afrobeat Special - The New Explosive Sound in 1970's Nigeria
(CD/3xLP/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWCD021/SNDWLP021, 2010-02-22 (CD) / 2010-03-01 (vinyl)

Tracklisting CD :
01. Fela & The Africa 70 - Who're you? (Original 45 Version) | MP3 sample
02. Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Ericos - We Dey Find Money
03. The Anansa Professionals - Enwan
04. Saxon Lee & The Shadows International - Mind Your Business
05. Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies - Otachikpopo
06. Orlando Julius & His Afro-Sounders - Afro-Blues | MP3 sample
07. Bob Ohiri and his Uhuru Sounds - Ariwo Yaa
08. Mad Man Jaga - Hankuri
09. Godwin Omabuwa & His Casanova Dandies - Do The Afro Shuffle
10. Segun Bucknor's Revolution - Gbomojo
11. The Black Santiagos - Ole

Tracklisting 3xLP :
A1. Fela & The Africa 70 - Who're you? (Original 45 Version)
A2. Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies - Otachikpopo
B1. Orlando Julius & His Afro-Sounders - Afro-Blues
B2. Saxon Lee & The Shadows International - Mind Your Business
C1. Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Ericos - We Dey Find Money
C2. Mad Man Jaga - Hankuri
C3. The Nigerian Police Band ( “The Force 7”) - Mori Keke Kan
D1. Bob Ohiri and his Uhuru Sounds - Ariwo Yaa
D2. The Anansa Professionals - Enwan
D3. Godwin Omabuwa & His Casanova Dandies - Do The Afro Shuffle
E1. The Tony Benson Sextet - Shish Ke Bab
E2. Segun Bucknor's Revolution - Gbomojo
E3. The Black Santiagos - Ole
F1. Abiodun Bakare & His Kobi's band - Nigeria
F2. The Martins Brothers Dance Band - On Shakara O
F3. The Sahara All Stars - World People

Links :
Audio samples on soundwayrecords.com/catalogue/nigeria-afrobeat-special.html

Press Release :
Nigeria Afrobeat Special is the fourth addition to the Nigeria Special series, a project initiated by Miles Cleret, owner of the Soundway Record label back in 2004. Cleret's ambition to distinguish the blossoming music scenes of 1970s Nigeria has lent to an indispensable series of CD and LP compilations documenting the influence of western blues, rock and disco amongst artists and musicians versed in the local musical styles of highlife and juju.

It was Fela Kuti and his musical and political ideals that formed the core of afrobeat's message. Blending highlife, Yoruba music, funk and jazz, Fela dominated the musical tapestry of 1970s Nigeria and his influence in Nigeria and West Africa led to a craze where most of the bands of the day incorporated this new sound into their repertoires to satisfy the tastes of the audiences of the time. This compilation highlights some of those recordings that have, until now, not seen the light of day.

Appropriately, Fela's highly sought after version of 'Who're you' lends this set its lead. Originally released on 7” in 1971, It would later be re-recorded at Abbey Road for his album Fela's London Scene and here is re-issued for the first time ever.

Set for release on 22nd February, Nigeria Afrobeat Special is released as a CD digipack and triple LP featuring five bonus tracks not available on the CD. Extensive liner notes are provided.
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