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Nigeria Special Volume 2 - Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76



Soundway Nigeria Afrobeat Special
Various - Nigeria Special Volume 2 - Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76
(CD/3xLP/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWCD020/SNDWLP020, 2010-03-08

Nigeria Special 2 is the second part to the best selling Nigeria Special album released to critical acclaim in 2007 and further extends the look at the most exciting period in Nigeria's recording history. The triple LP comes with two exclusive bonus tracks, available only on vinyl.

Soundway Nigeria Afrobeat Special
Various - Nigeria Special Volume 2 - Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76
(CD/3xLP/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWCD020/SNDWLP020, 2010-03-08

Tracklisting CD :
01. Fubura Sekibo - Psychedelic Baby | MP3 sample
02. Black's' Zenith - Shango Oba Onina
03. Twins Seven - Seven and His Golden Cabretas – Totobiroko (Ogbele)
04. The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt - Ibi Awo Iyi
05. The Otarus - Omohupa
06. The Don Issac Ezekiel Combination - The Lords Prayer | MP3 sample
07. James Etamobe & His All Weatther Band - Agboyabakpa
08. The People Star - Onwu Dinjo
09. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Jeka Dubu
10. Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals - Jekoyewa
11. Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers - Onyebu Chi | MP3 sample
12. Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 - Ochea Special
13. Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness - Motako
14. Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) - Agboho
15. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Iwo Ko La Dami
16. Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes - Isip 2 | MP3 sample
17. The Peacocks International Guitar Band - Onye Aghala Nwanneya
18. The Nkengas - Anyi Bundi Igbo
19. Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch - Egwo Umu Agbogho

Tracklisting 3xLP :
A1. Fubura Sekibo - Psychedelic Baby
A2. Black's' Zenith - Shango Oba Onina
A3. Twins Seven - Seven and His Golden Cabretas – Totobiroko (Ogbele)
A4. The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt - Ibi Awo Iyi
A5. The Otarus - Omohupa
B1. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination - The Lords Prayer
B2. James Etamobe & His All Weatther Band - Agboyabakpa
B3. The People Star - Onwu Dinjo
B4. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Jeka Dubu
C1. Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals - Jekoyewa
C2. Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers - Onyebu Chi
C3. Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 - Ochea Special
C4. Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness - Motako
D1. Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) - Agboho
D2. Eric Akaeze - Ajambene
D3. Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes - Isip 2
E1. The Peacocks International Guitar Band - Onye Aghala Nwanneya
E2. The Nkengas - Anyi Bundi Igbo
E3. Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch - Egwo Umu Agbogho
E4. Mary Afi Asuah - Ima Mma Nyem
F1. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Iwo Ko La Dami
F2. The Ikenga Super Stars - Aku Nke Uwa

Links :
soundwayrecords.com

Press Release :
Nigeria Special 2 is the second part to the best selling Nigeria Special album released to critical acclaim in 2007 and further extends the look at the most exciting period in Nigeria's recording history.

The range of styles vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of 'afro' experimentation the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as it's predecessor – some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid back and mid tempo feel found on volume 1.

1970's Nigeria was a time that allowed Nigerian bands more freedom to record their own style than ever before. Highlife, afrobeat, rock, jazz & native blues rubbed shoulders and were turned out at unprecedented levels. Nigeria Special 2 features five of the artists on the previous volume leaving space for a choice selection of some of the hundreds of other recording artists that were active in Nigeria at the time.

The CD is presented with a full colour 24-page booklet with nuggets of historical information and a background to the scene at the time. The triple LP comes with two exclusive bonus tracks, available only on vinyl.
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