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                                          It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York (Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire) and in Britain (Situationism), how Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reid and The Sex Pistols, and more besides. 

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                                          Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album comes as a heavyweight double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, inserts, full sleeve notes + download code and also as a deluxe CD pack + 50-page outsize booklet and as a digital album.

                                          This is the latest in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series which documents punk around the world, following on from earlier releases Punk 45: Kill The Hippies (USA punk), Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society (UK punk and post-punk), Punk 45: Sick on You (proto-punk), Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City Punk (Akron), Punk 45: Extermination Nights in The Sixth City (Cleveland) and Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils (Los Angeles) as well as the book Punk 45: Singles Cover Art of Punk with Jon Savage

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                                          • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
                                          • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
                                          • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
                                          • Gazoline – Sally
                                          • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
                                          • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
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                                          • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
                                          • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
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                                          • 84 Flesh – Salted City
                                          • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
                                          • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
                                          • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
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                                          • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
                                          • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
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                                            • Prince Buster – To Be Loved
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                                            • Prince Buster – Rock & Shake
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                                              Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds. Whilst a small handful of the artists featured (Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien) have seen the light of day outside Africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of Nigeria. 

                                              Artists such as Don Bruce & The Angels, Akin Richards & The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry & The Music Agents. It’s no surprise that these records are extremely rare and expensive to buy individually so this album will save you going broke trying to find them.

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                                              Nigeria Soul Fever is released as triple-album vinyl + download, double-CD digi-pack and digital download. This album follows on from Soul Jazz Records’ 1960s collection Nigeria Freedom Sounds, released last month, and will be followed by the reissue of the incredibly rare and groovy Nigerian 1980 disco boogie funk album Tee Mac’s Night Illusion.

                                              "Excellent new soul jazz compilation Nigeria Soul Fever: Afrofunk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!" THE GUARDIAN

                                              READ Guardian top 10 Nigerian Disco full feature here


                                              • Joni Haastrup – Free My People
                                              • Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
                                              • Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
                                              • Tee Mac – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                                              • Joni Haastrup – Greetings
                                              • Don Bruce and The Angels – Ocheche (Happy Song)
                                              • Benis Cletin – Get Up and Dance
                                              • Colomach – Enoviyin
                                              • Joni Haastrup – Do The Funkro
                                              • Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes – Living Everyday
                                              • Arakatula – Mr Been To
                                              • Angela Starr – Disco Dancing
                                              • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
                                              • Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents – Nwaeze
                                              • Benis Cletin – Soul Fever
                                              • Arakatula – Wake Up Africa
                                              • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
                                              • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
                                              • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
                                              • View full info and tracklisting
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