• CD VAMPICD102£13.99
    Out of stock
  • 1. Bolas Johnson – Lagos Special
  • 2. Fela-Ransome Kuti – Lai Se
  • 3. Opotopo – Belama
  • 4. Victor Olaiya & His All Stars – Okere / I Feel Alright
  • 5. Tony Allen with Africa 70 – Progress
  • 6. Orlando Julius – Psychedelic Afro-shop
  • 7. Godwin Omobuwa – Oriri Jerode
  • 8. Fela-Ransome Kuti – Ajo
  • 9. Orlando Julius & His Afrosounders – My Girl
  • 10. Fred Fisher Atolobor – W.T.F.S
  • 11. Tony Allen with Africa 70 – Afro-Disco Beat

Wicked new compilation of African music from the late 50's to the late 80's on Vampisoul!

"Afrobeat Nirvana" showcases African Jazz, Highlife, Psych, Funk, Soul, R&B and - of course - Arobeat. Some of the names here are familiar to our occidental ears, such as the great Tony Allen, Orlando Julius, and of course Fela Kuti (here in his early years). But there are plenty of others, more obscure and mindblowing artists, in here such as Godwin Omobuwa, Dr.Victor Olaiya, Bola Johnson, Fred Fisher and Opotopo.


People also bought

Cooly GPlayin' MeHyperdub
Debut album from a producer sometime-dubbed the '1st Lady of UK Funky', seeing Cooly G coolly shrug off that title, plunging into her own emotional hinterland. Tribal...
  • 2×LP£13.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£12.99
    Out of stock
AlpayYektePharaway Sounds
In Turkey, psychedelia wasn’t just some fleeting fad. Fuzzed-out guitar shredding genuinely intersected with some of the goals of traditional folk...
  • CD£13.99
    Out of stock
King Midas SoundWaiting For YouHyperdub
After making their debut on Soul Jazz Records 'Box Of Dub 2' and two well received singles for Kode9's Hyperdub, King Midas Sound finally drop their highly...
  • CD£13.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP£13.99
    Out of stock
Brentford All Stars / Im and Sound DimensionGreedy G / Love JahSoul Jazz Records
All time B-Boy classic! First time ever on 7" single! 100% Essential tune rocks every party! KILLER!
Divine HorsemenThe Living Gods of Haiti (1947-54/1985)Mystic Fire
This film is an amazing (definitive?) documentary about Vodou in Haiti. Filmed in stunning black and white between 1947-54 when Deren lived in Haiti (and...
  • NTSC DVD£22.99
    Out of stock
Roland Alphonso / Tommy McCook and The New EstablishmentDrums Of Fue Man Tru / Blues For ISoul Jazz Records
RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS &...
Fritz the CatDir. by Ralph Bakshi (1974)Arrow Films
Seminal outrageous 'adult' cartoon about a cat who likes sex and drugs. Includes seminal lines like 'Have you ever been fucked by an Aardvark?'. VERY funky...
  • DVD£6.99
    Out of stock
Lord Tanamo / Jackie MittooKeep On Moving / Totally TogetherSoul Jazz Records
Stone-cold classic Studio One on limited-edition brand new 7" - loud, clean, boom!Jackie Mittoo classic + the wicked vocal cut by Lord Tanamo. Unmissable!
The Bunny "Striker" Lee StoryReggae Going International 1967-1976Jamaican Recordings
Superb new book and 22 track cd with Bunny Lee's story in his own words as told to Noel Hawks & Jah Floyd featuring loads of unseen photos and ...
  • Book (500g)£17.99
    Out of stock
Culture Clash : Dread Meets Punk RockersBy Don LettsSAF
A firsthand account in the words of the legendary Don Letts of the links he forged between the roots reggae sounds of his culture and the quickly growing...
  • Book (300g)£9.99
    Out of stock
Sprendid Sound System Presents...Jap's Various Artists vol.3 Sprendid
SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE EXCLUSIVE! Sprendid Sound System direct from Japan are back!!!  Sounds of the Universe are proud to present this exclusive...
  • CD£6.99
    Out of stock
Reggae In A Babylon (1978)The Documentary That Captured The Birth Of British ReggaeOdeon Entertainment
This is a killer rare Reggae documentary filmed in England in 1978. Includes rare interviews and performances from the kings and queens of the british...
King Tubbys PresentsSoundclash Dubplate StyleTaurus
KILLER, KILLER, KILLER ! Released in approximately 1990 this is by far the best collection of "sound-boy" tunes. Live recordings from dubplates with...
  • New 2×LP £15.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£12.99
    Out of stock
Premier Rasta A Film By Helene Lee Kidam
EXCLUSIVE! This film is the bomb! An amazing new documentary tracing the history of the first Rasta (Leonard Howell) and the setting up of the Pinnacle...
  • DVD£19.99
    Out of stock
Chicago SoulElectric Blues, Funk and Soul: The New Sound of Chicago in the 1960sSoul Jazz Records
New edition of this classic set of funk and soul from Chicago's legendary Chess Records. CD comes in new deluxe hardback card case edition and perfect...
Next Stop... SowetoVolume 1-3 Limited Edition Box SetStrut
Strut's extremely popular 'Next Stop..Soweto' series exploring deep within the archives of South African music has been collected together in this limited...
  • 3×CD£12.99
    Out of stock
Impact All StarsForward The Bass: Dub From Randy's 1972-1975Blood And Fire
1. Jaro 2. Maro 3. Ordinary Version Chapter 3 4. Extraordinary Version 5. Wire Dub 6. Shining Dub 7. Easy Come Dub 8. Dubwise Situation 9. Last Of The...
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
        Ernie and The Top NotesDap Walk / Things Are BetterSoul Jazz Records
        NEW SUPER LTD. first edition of 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.KILLER NEW ORLEANS FUNK PARTY BOMB!!One...
        GuelewarTouki Ba Banjul : Acid Trip From Banjukl To Dakar Kindred Spirits
        Late seventies and early eighties Gambian psych from Guelewar, the first ever re-issue featuring the highlights of his career. A combination of Western...
        • 2×LP£14.99
          Out of stock
        • CD£11.99 £5.00
          Out of stock
        Doulas & LoneroThis TimeAOE
        Double sided crossover funky soul magic! Cut from the original master tapes with a spanking 24bit transfer that sounds considerably...
        Hugh MasekelaPresents The Chisa YearsBbe Heroes
        Awesome compilation of funky proto afrobeat and highlife from Hugh Masekela with Letta Mbulu and others!
        • CD£9.99
          Out of stock
        Goush BedeyFunk, Psychedelia & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution GenerationPharaway Sounds
        Five volumes in, this series is now the most complete investigation into Iranian music ever issued. Hear the microtonal grace notes as powerhouse...
        • CD£13.99
          Out of stock