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    Aigbe LebartyUnityPMG
    In 1979, long-time Highlife veteran Aigbe Lebarty decided to try his hand at high-energy disco funk. Unity is  a sure-fire dance floor stomper...
    • Aigbe Lebarty – Unity
    • Aigbe Lebarty – His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 1)
    • Aigbe Lebarty – His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 2)
    • Aigbe Lebarty – Gratitude
    ElcadosWhat Ever You NeedPMG
    The last ever album from the Elcados, it starts with the title track, a bouncy reggae number guaranteed to fill the dance floor. ‘Cross Over...
    • Elcados – What Ever You Need
    • Elcados – Cross Over Reggae
    • Elcados – The World Is Full Of Injustice
    • Elcados – Marry The Poor
    • Elcados – Funky Music
    • Elcados – This Is Life
    Fela KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
    1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
    • Fela Kuti – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
    • Fela Kuti – Eko Ile
    Shango Dance BandShango Dance BandComb & Razor Sound
    It’s 1968 and Fela is in tears-Fela Kuti, the genius of afrobeat. The champion of the people. Fabled for unflinchingly staring down the barrels of state...
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      Nigeria: Economy and Societyby Gavin WilliamsRex Collings
      s/hand hardback book w/ dustjacket
      Olode the hunter, and other tales from Nigeriaby H. CourlanderHarcourt, Brace & World
      First edition hardback (1968), ex-library, dustjacket plastic protected,  with stamps - from Yonkers Public Library!)
      Nigeria: A Historyby John HatchSecker & Warburg
      Secondhand hardback book (no dustjacket)
      Harry MoscoCountry Boy (Mr. Funkees)PMG
      Reissue of Harry Mosco's '78 release, 'Country Boy (Mr. Funkees)'. Hard-hitting funk and afro-disco grooves from the Nigerian musician, famed for being...
      • Harry Mosco – I Feel Funky
      • Harry Mosco – Country Boy
      BitoriLegend Of Funana (The Forbidden Music Of Cape Verde Islands)Analog Africa
      The follow up to the highly acclaimed "Space Echo" compilation is another offering from the magical Cape Verde islands.  In 1997, a quiet,...
      • Bitori – Nha Bibinha
      • Bitori – Rabelado
      • Bitori – Cruz Di Pico
      • Bitori – Cabalo
      • Bitori – Munana
      • Bitori – Natalia
      • Bitori – Julinha
      • Bitori – Didi Di Réz
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      V.O.MashisaInvisible City Editions
      First time official reissue of this now much in demand record, originally released in 1990. Raw african disco boogie from the townships of South...
      • V.O. – She's My Lady
      • V.O. – Mashisa
      • V.O. – Mashisa (Dub Mix)
      • V.O. – Malunde
      Odion IruojeDown To EarthSoundway
      The only LP by Nigeria's number-one producer of the 70's and 80's, 'Sound President' Odion Iruoje - credited as being the man who signed Fela...
      • Odion Iruoje – Identify With Your Root (Which One You De?)
      • Odion Iruoje – Anogo - Giri
      • Odion Iruoje – Ikebe
      • Odion Iruoje – Alhaja And Obiageri
      • Odion Iruoje – Love Care
      • Odion Iruoje – Aro Affair (Crazy Scene)
      King (Dr) Oliver De CoqueNo More War (1995)Ogene Records
      Quality independent highlifeOriginal Nigerian vinyl. (none for sale on discogs)Vinyl VG+ , sleeve VG+ +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic...
        Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaAppreciation (1992)Leader Record
        Quality modern highlifeOriginal Nigerian vinyl. (none for sale on discogs)Vinyl G, sleeve G-+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – Appreciation
        Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaMbulubia Uwa (1984)Ogene Records
        Original Nigerian vinyl. (one on discogs)Vinyl G-, sleeve F/G-+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
        • Oliver De Coque And His Expo'76-Ogene Sound Super Of Africa – Mbulubia Uwa
        Sonny OkosunHappy DaysHis Master's Voice
        Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl G (has scratches  but plays well - listen actual audio), sleeve G+ (wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro...
        • Sonny Okosun – Ideah
        Kris OkotiePlease Don't Go!EMI
        Sort of Nigerian Michael Jackson
        • Kris Okotie – I Like You
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          Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: POOROriginal Nigerian vinyl.
          sleeve is mashed!
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        Ike PetersMother Nature (1983)Clover Sound
        Original Nigerian vinyl. Highlife pop Vinyl G (listen actual audio), sleeve G- ( lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine...
        • Ike Peters – Love And Devotion
        Afro​-​Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro​-​Haitian Experimental OrchestraGlitterbeat
        Analog synthesisers and raw psychedelic guitars join the mix yielding an unheard and unholy mixture of  Haitian voodoo rhythms, Afrobeat drumming...
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Salilento
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Chay La Lou
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Yanvalou
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Bade Zile
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Poze
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Pa Bat Kòw
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Wongolo
        • Afro​-​Haitian Experimental Orchestra – Mon Ami Tezin
        Beyond Addis: Volume 2VariousTrikont
        Second volume of the compilation series, celebrating the music of Ethiopia as played by contemporary bands from all around the globe. Compiled by JJ Whitefield...
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          Kris OkotieJust For You (1980)Phonodisk
          The Nigerian Michael Jackson? Original Nigerian vinyl.Vinyl VG-, sleeve F (lot of wear)+High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
          • Kris Okotie – She'll Never Go Home
          The StormmersLovers SongPMG
          The Stormmers were led by Renny Pearl, former bandleader and bass player with AKTION (The Aktions/Aktion 13), an Afro Funk band from Warri that burned...
          • The Stormmers – Love Or Money
          • The Stormmers – Super D. Jay
          • The Stormmers – Be A Lover
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          Wake Up You! The Rise And Fall of Nigerian Rock 1972-1977 Vol. 2VariousNow Again
          This second volume of Wake Up You! tells more about the story of the rock scene in Nigeria at the time of civil war at the end of the 60s, including...
          • Theodore Nemy – Come Back
          • Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness
          • Hykkers – I Want A Break Thru
          • The Hygrades – In The Jungle (Vocal)
          • Shadow Abraham – Babalawo
          • Waves – Wake Up You
          • War-Head Constriction – Shower Of Stone
          • Question Mark – Love
          • Action 13 – Set Me Free
          • Jay U Experience – Baby Rock
          • The Doves – Flying Bird
          • Kukumbas – Awa Lani Arawa
          • The Believers – Life Will Move
          • Tony Grey & The Black 7 – The Feelings
          • Ceejabs – Life Cannan
          • The Identicals – Who Made The World
          Mulatu Astatke And His Ethiopian QuintetAfro-Latin SoulWorthy Records
          Ethio-jazz hero Mulatu Astake and His Ethiopian Quintet "Afro-Latin Soul" album from 1966! As the title suggest this is more leaning towards the Latin-soul...
            Konono Nº1Konono N°1 Meets BatidaCrammed Discs
            Congolese musicians, Konono No. 1, release this collaborative album with Lisbon-via-Angola producer and radio DJ Batida. The album was recorded...
            • Konono Nº1 – Nlele Kalusimbiko
            • Konono Nº1 – Yambadi Mama
            • Konono Nº1 – Tokolanda
            • Konono Nº1 – Bom Dia
            • Konono Nº1 – Kinsumba
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            Ebo TaylorTwer Nyame (Reissue)Mr Bongo
            Originally released in 1978 on Philips-West African-Records. Classic highlife sounds; uptempo grooves, vocals, tons of percussion, guitar, horns and organ...
            • Ebo Taylor – Twer Nyame
            • Ebo Taylor – Peace On Earth
            • Ebo Taylor – Atwer Abroba
            Christophe LemaireAfrican Nuggets and Garage Rock from Nigeria, Zambia & ZimbabweNow-Again Records
            Globetrotter of parallel subcontinents and digger of rare, forgotten records, Eothen “Egon” Alapatt (Now-Again) tracks sounds from the dawn of time...
            • Keith Mlevhu – The Bad Will Die
            • Paul Ngozi – Can't You Hear Me
            • Amanaz – Amanaz
            • Witch (3) – No Time
            • The Peace – Black Power
            • The Peace – Peaceful Man
            • Chrissy Zebby Tembo – I'm Not Made of Iron
            • Blackfoot (5) – Poor Connection
            • 5 Revolutions – I Had A Dream (Instrumental)
            • Eye Q – Making Life Out Of Music
            • Witch (3) – Like A Chicken
            • Born Free (6) – Mad Man
            • The Funkees – Breakthrough
            • Founders 15 – Don't Take Me For A Ride
            • Wells Fargo (8) – Coming Home
            • 5 Revolutions – FWE Bena Zambia
            • Witch (3) – No Time (Pilooski Edit)
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            Jagger Botchway GroupOdze OdzeCultures Of Soul
            Jagger Botchway is most famous for his work with the Hedzoleh Soundz and Hugh Masekela, and is a driving force in the world of afro-funk and afro-disco....
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              Mulatu Astatke ft. Frank Holder / Teshome MetekuAssiyo Bellema / HasabeMr Bongo
              Mulatu goes afro-latin, plus steel drums courtesy of Frank Holder. 'Assiyo Bellema' was recorded during Mulatu’s time in London, during which he met...
              • Mulatu Atsatke ft. Frank Holder – Assiyo Bellema
              • Teshome Meteku – Hasabe
              Joe MensahCry Laughter (RSD 16)Soundway
              LP Extremely rare Nigerian album available now for the first time in it's entirety since the '70s. Strictly limited to 500 copies for Record Store...
                Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa '70I Go Shout Plenty (RSD 16)Knitting Factory
                10" - £11.99The 1986 recording "I Go Shout Plenty" backed with "Frustration" (the 1983 B Side of "Perambulator") brought together for Record Store Day...
                  London Is The Place For Me African Dreams and The Piccadilly High Life, Volume 4Honest Jons
                  The fourth volume in the series celebrating the music of black London. Ginger Johnson and his friends invite musicians whose lives and artistic ambitions...
                  • Ginger Folorunso Johnson – Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha
                  • Young Tiger – African Dream
                  • Dorothy Masuka – Zoo Lake
                  • Lord Kitchener – Rock N Roll Calypso
                  • Cab Kaye – Don’t You Go Away
                  • Shake Keane – Mambo Indio
                  Eji Oyewole Charity Begins At HomeBBE
                  Originally released on EMI Nigeria, and recorded at the tail end of the '70's, reveals, Eji’s version of highlife was even more distinctive...
                  • Eji Oyewole – Charity Begins At Home
                  • Eji Oyewole – Gele Odun (Oil Boom)
                  • Eji Oyewole – Lagos Complex - Lagos Highways
                  • Eji Oyewole – Unity In Africa (Kasowopo Kasekan)
                  Fela KutiNa Poi (2015 Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                  Hypnotic afrobeat bullet from 1972 - recorded in Lagos. Sprited percussion, tight horns, and pure funk! As with most of the great man's albums, this is...
                  • Fela Kuti – na poi (part 1)
                  • Fela Kuti – na poi (part 2)
                  • Fela Kuti – you no go die...unless
                  Famine And ForeignersEthiopia Since Live Aid Oxford University Press
                  The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world's attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Anyone over the age of 30 remembers...
                  Highlife On The MoveSelected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954-66Soundway
                  ** Includes the first two tracks ever recorded by Fela Kuti - reissued for the first time ever! ** In many ways 'Highlife On The Move' is a prequel...
                  • Ginger Folorunso Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band – Highlife No. 5
                  • Kwamalah Quaye Sextetto Africana – Son Of Africa
                  • Nigerian Union Rhythm Group – Abeni
                  • Steve Rhodes & His London Hi-lifers – Drink A Tea
                  • Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Highlife Rakers – Fela’s Special
                  • Steve Rhodes & His London Hi-lifers – Oju Rere
                  • Chris Ajilo And His Cubanos – Afro Mood
                  • Soundz Africana – Africana
                  • Black Star Band, The – Obaa Amponsa Pandogo
                  • Buddy Pipp's Highlifers – Ghana Special
                  • Quavers, The – Money Money
                  • Afro Rhythm Kings – Donaldo’s Samba
                  • Afro Rhythm Kings – Marabi Dance
                  • Quavers, The – Kitch
                  • Bobby Benson & His Orchestra – Okokoko
                  • John Santos MartinsZeal Onyia & His Band – Fancy Baby
                  • E. C. Arinze & The Empire Rhythm Orchestra – Biko Rapum Paulina
                  • John Santos MartinsZeal Onyia & His Band – Maggie
                  • Lord GandaRupert Nurse’s Calypso Band – Ghana, Forward Forever
                  • Adams’ African Sky Rockets – A Night in Port Harcourt
                  • Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Highlife Rakers – Aigana
                  • Nigerian Union Rhythm Group – Tortoise Mambo
                  • Bobby Benson & His Combo – Niger Mambo
                  • Rans Boi’s African Highlife Band – Highlife Comes to Europe
                  • 1. Ginger Folorunso Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band – Highlife No. 5
                  • 2. Kwamalah Quaye Sextetto Africana – Son Of Africa
                  • 3. Nigerian Union Rhythm Group – Abeni
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                  Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandPat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandStrut
                  New studio album by one of Ghana’s all-time great vocalists, “The Golden Voice Of Africa”, Pat Thomas, in conjunction with the Kwashibu Area Band...
                  • Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Mewo Akoma
                  • Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Gyae Su
                  • Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Odoo Be Ba
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                  Olatunji And His Percussion, Brass, Woodwind, And ChoirZungo (1961)Columbia
                  Original 6-eyes Columba first pressing stereo, 1961. HEAVY afro-percussion. Rare.
                    Afropop: Contemporary African MusicBy Sean BarlowBook Sales (1998)
                    Groovy African music guide.
                    • Original Book (700g)£10.00
                      S/hand hardback book w/dustjacket in good condition.
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                    Nana Love Disco Documentary: Full Of FunkBBE
                    Reissue of this impossibly rare, private-press, Ghanian disco LP from the late 70's on BBE! Featuring legendary musicians of the scene such as Harry Mosco....
                    • Nana Love – I’m In Love
                    • Nana Love – We Gonna Stay For The Party
                    • Nana Love – Talking About Music
                    Ghanaian Popular FictionBy Stephanie NewellOhio University Press
                    Stephanie Newell's book reveals the undocumented writing, publishing and reading of pamphlets and paperbacks which exist outside of mainstream mass-production...
                    The Cow-Tail Switchand other West African StoriesTroll (1947)
                    Looking for African folktales? Look first to the work of Harold Courlander. He is one of the finest folktale anthropologists of his generation. "The Cow-Tail...
                    Fela KutiFinding Fela (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Knitting Factory Records
                    The soundtrack to the documentary, ‘Finding Fela,’ directed by Acadamy Award winning director, Alex Gibney. The film tells...
                    • Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 – Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N Quench)
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Opposite People (edit)
                    • Koola Lobitos – Highlife Time
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Lover
                    • Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 – Viva Nigeria
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Upside Down (edit)
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Egbe Mi O (Carry Me)
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Johnny Just Drop (edit)
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – VIP (pt 2 - live In Berlin)
                    • Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 – Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (edit)
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Go Slow (edit)
                    • The Fela Band! – Zombie
                    • Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 – Power Show (edit)
                    • Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 – Beasts Of Nation (edit)
                    • Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Shuffering & Smiling (edit)
                    • The Fela Band – Colonial Mentality (with Femi Kuti - live At The New Afrika Shrine)
                    • 1. Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 – Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N Quench)
                    • 2. Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Opposite People (edit)
                    • 3. Koola Lobitos – Highlife Time
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                    Fela KutiTeacher Don't Teach Me NonsenseKnitting Factory Records
                    In 'Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense', Fela explains the role of the teacher in any society with the concept that all the things we consider to be problems...
                    • Fela Kuti – Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
                    Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 1970s USASoundway
                    Muyei Power or Orchestre Muyei (muyei means ‘our country’) was one of the top dance bands of the1970s in Sierra Leone. Soundway...
                    • Muyei Power – Wali Bena
                    • Muyei Power – Yamba Sowe
                    • Muyei Power – Be Patient
                    • Muyei Power – Bi Loko
                    • Muyei Power – Ben Ben Bee
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                    South Africa - Nations Of the Modern WorldBy John CopeFrederick A Praeger
                    s/h hardback, no dust jacket
                    World Of MusicAfricaHeinemann
                    A comprehensive look at the musical styles and instruments of Africa. Discusses how the music of other cultures influenced the region's music and vice...
                    Globe-Trotters ClubNigeriaCarolrhoda Books
                    S/hand hardback book
                    Cultures Of The WorldBeninMarshall Cavendish
                    Informative study of Benin - country, people, culture, religions etc. Nice pics. Hardback original secondhand book.
                    A World Of FoodNigeriaFranklin Watts
                    Hardback secondhand book. Hmmm ...