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Various - Nigeria 70 - The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos



Nigeria 70 The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos
Various - Nigeria 70 - The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos
(3xCD/3xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP013, 2001-09-24

"The renewed popularity of Afrobeat in dance music has been well documented with a number of compilations exploring some of the many original Afro funk fusions that have influenced today’s music. Strut take the idea forward with a definitive look at funky Lagos during the 1970s over 3CDs and 3LPs.

The project digs deep into the Nigerian archives, highlighting funky rarities from established names Fela Kuti (from his early days to his later work with Africa 70), King Sunny Ade and Sir Victor Uwaifo. We also take a look at the wide variety of funky fusions spanning the full spectrum of Nigerian tribes and dialects from the Sly Stone funk of Segun Bucknor and the raw Ibo rhythms of The Funkees to the more Muslim-influenced Hausa language grooves of Bala Miller. The set comes with a fully edited documentary as the third CD featuring exclusive interviews with many of the key figures in Lagos at the time from King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey to Ginger Baker, Roy Ayers, Fela and Femi Kuti.

This is the essential history of Afrobeat in one album release and is the first album of its kind to give the full story behind the music and the sheer experience of living in Lagos at the time. Both packages come with detailed sleeve notes by DJ John Armstrong and the CD’s documentary was produced and edited by Sue Bowerman and narrated by Wunmi."

Nigeria 70 The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos
Various - Nigeria 70 - The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos
(3xCD/3xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP013, 2001-09-24

Tracklisting CD1 :
01 Koola Lobitos - Ololufe Mi 5:15
02 Monomono - Tire Loma Da Nigbehin 4:46
03 Blo - Chant To Mother Earth 6:04
04 Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench) 7:15
05 Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Ifa 5:11
06 Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of Afrika - Ikon Allah 5:44
07 Segun Bucknor & His Revolution - La La La 3:33
08 Peter King - Shango 5:49
09 Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers - No Discrimination 7:30
10 Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - Akayan Ekassa 3:11
11 William Onyeabor - Better Change Your Mind 8:13
12 Bongos Ikwue - Woman Made The Devil 4:06

Tracklisting CD2 :
01 Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders - Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2 ) 8:02
02 Ofo & The Black Company - Allah Wakbarr 3:30
03 Sahara All Stars Band Jos - Enjoy Yourself 8:00
04 Funkees, The - Dancing Time 3:28
05 Afro Cult Foundation - The Quest 7:11
06 Joni Haastrup - Greetings 6:12
07 Gasper Lawal* - Kita Kita 6:05
08 Lijadu Sisters - Orere Elejigbo 4:12
09 Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 - Upside Dow feat. Sandra Akanke Isidore 14:43
10 Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun 10:07
11 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental) 7:16

Tracklisting CD3 :
01 Introduction / Highlife Time
02 Ginger Baker
03 The Voices Of The People. Social Commentary, Critical Statement & Satire
04 A Day In The Life Of...
05 Charlie Dark - Nigeria 70 Poem

Tracklisting 3xLP :
A1 Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders - Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2 ) 8:02
A2 Segun Bucknor & His Revolution - La La La 3:33
A3 Lijadu Sisters - Orere Elejigbo 4:12
B1 Peter King - Shango 5:49
B2 Sahara All Stars Band Jos - Enjoy Yourself 5:10
C1 Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench) 7:15
C2 Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Ifa 5:11
C3 Ofo & The Black Company - Allah Wakbarr 3:30
D1 Funkees, The - Dancing Time 3:28
D2 Monomono - Tire Loma Da Nigbehin 4:46
E1 Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - Akayan Ekassa 3:11
E2 Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun 10:07
F1 Gasper Lawal* - Kita Kita 6:05
F2 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental) 7:16

A1: licensed courtesy of Premier Records ltd.
A2: from Polydor Nigeria 7" single "La La La b/w Poorman No Get Brother" (20686037) licensed courtesy of Premier Records ltd.
A3: from Afrodisia LP "Horizon Unlimited" (DWAPS 2089) (C)1979. recorded at Decca Studios London. African Backing track recorded at L.A.K.
B1: from unreleased "Shango" album tapes. recorded in London circa 1976 (P)Strut licensed courtesy of Peter King, Personnel unknown.
B2: from EMI Nigeria LP "Sahara All Stars Band Jos" (NEMI (LP) 035) licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd. Personnel unknown.
C1: from Universal / Barclay CD "Open and Close/ Afrodisiac (549 240-2)(P)1971 FKO. recorded at EMI Studio Abbey Road, London.
C2: from EMI Nigeria LP "Tunji Oyelana & The Benders" (NEMI 0268)(P)1975 EMI Nigeria. licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd. Personnel unknown.
C3: from the London 7" single (FL 13361) An Afrodisia Production (P)1972 Decca Record Co ltd. licensed courtesy of Afrodisia ltd.
D1: from the HMV 7" single ' Ogbu Achara b/w Dancing Time" (HNS 1405)licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd.
D2: from the Capitol / EMI LP "The Dawn Of Awareness" (ST-11327) (P)1974 EMI Nigeria. licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd.
D3: from Afrodisia LP "Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of Afrika" (DWAPS 2081)(P)1979 Afrodisia ltd. licensed courtesy of Afrodisia ltd.
E1: from Phonogram LP "Sasakosa Excitement" (POLP 002) (P)1975 Polydor Nigeria. licensed courtesy of Premier Records ltd.
E2: from Earthworks 12" single (ET 003) (P)1984 Earthworks/ Rough Trade. recorded at Phonodisk. licensed courtesy of Earthworks
F1: from the Cap Records LP "Ajomasé" (CAP 1)(P)1980 CAP Records, licensed courtesy of Cap Records.
F2: from the Sunny Alade LP "Synchro Series" (SALPS 37) (P)1983 Sunny Alade Records ltd. licensed courtesy of Sunny Alade Records.

Gatefold Sleeve has inside text/ history notes.
ORIGINAL SLEEVE from "Prince Nico Mbarga And Rocafil Jazz"LP (not credited)

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