Various - Nigeria Disco Funk Special
Various - Nigeria Disco Funk Special - The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79
(CD/2xLP) Soundway Records SNDWCD/LP010, 2008-05-26
Tracklisting 2xLP :
A1. The Sahara All Stars - Take Your Soul 7:07
A2. Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies - You've Gotta Help Yourself 4:10
B1. T-Fire - Will of the People 5:48
B2. S-Job Movement - Love Affair 6:45
C1. Johnny Haastrup - Greetings 6:12
C2. Asiko Rock Group - Lagos City 3:57
C3. Dr. Adolf Aonotu - Ijere 3:59
D1. Jay-U Experience - Some More 7:08
D2. Voices of Darkness - Mota Ginya 6:59
Tracklisting CD :
01. The Sahara All Stars - Take Your Soul 7:07
02. T-Fire - Will of the People 5:48
03. Asiko Rock Group - Lagos City 3:57
04. Johnny Haastrup - Greetings 6:12
05. Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies - You've Gotta Help Yourself 4:10
06. Jay-U Experience - Some More 7:08
07. Voices of Darkness - Mota Ginya 6:59
08. Dr. Adolf Aonotu - Ijere 3:59
09. S-Job Movement - Love Affair 6:45
Press Release :
"NIGERIA DISCO FUNK SPECIAL" - an amazing collection of heavy dancefloor grooves from urban Lagos in the '70s...
Lagos, Nigeria, 1974-79: The Funk & Disco capital of West Africa. More nightclubs, bars, spots and dance-floors than any place along the coast from Dakar all the way to Kinshasa.
Nigeria Disco Funk Special is an amazing collection of heavy dancefloor grooves from urban Lagos in the '70s - hot and driving slices of Funk, Disco and Boogie that show just how vibrant the music scene was in one of West Africa's most populous and culturally diverse cities.
In the '70s, it wasn't just James Brown who influenced the musicians playing in the nightspots of Lagos - the loose-structured and elongated jams that he was pioneering in America had been a part of Nigerian music much longer than that. This album is the sound of Cuban-heeled and Micro-minied Lagos youth soaking up the sound of the American discotheque and putting their own inimitable twist on the proceedings.
The CD and Double Gatefold vinyl include rare tracks from famous musicians like Bongos Ikwue and Mono Mono's Joni Haastrup, as well as selections from cult bands like Asiko Rock Group, SJOB Movement and Jay-U Experience. Digipak CD with 16 Page booklet including original photographs and label scans plus notes by compiler Miles Cleret.