Nigeria Special Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970-76 - vol.1

  • 1. Anambra Beats – Ayamma
  • 2. Celestine Ukwu – Okwukwe Na Nchekwube
  • 3. Don Isaac – Amalinja
  • 4. Funkees – Akula Owu Onyeara
  • 5. Dele Ojo – Oja Omoba
  • 6. Harbours Band – Koma Mosi
  • 7. Semi Colon – Nekwaha Semi Colon
  • 8. Sir Victor Uwaifo – Osalobua Rekpama
  • 9. St Augustine – Onwu Ama Dike
  • 10. Sahara All Stars – Feso Jaiya
  • 11. Mono Mono – Ema Kowa Iasa Lle Wa
  • 12. Tunji Oyelana – To Whom it May Concern
  • 13. Tony Benson – Ugali
  • 14. Nigerian Police Force Band – Asiko Mi Ni
  • 15. Godwin Ezike – Torri Wowo
  • 16. Optotopo – Belema
  • 17. Dan Satch – Alabeke
  • 18. Popular Cooper – Arraino
  • 19. Collins Oke Elaiho – Simini Yaya
  • 20. Bola Johnson – Boroda Mase
  • 21. Hykkers – I Want A Break Thru
  • 22. George Akaeze – Business Before Pleaaure
  • 23. Shadow Abraham – Omo Yen Wi Mi
  • 24. Leo Fadaka – Blak Sound
  • 25. Osayomore Joseph – Eguae Oba
  • 26. Etubom Rex Williams – Akpaison

The BRILLIANT Sound Way records return with yet another deluxe package of gently funky, deep, rootsy African obscurities! This is an incredibly lavishly packaged double disc compilation of Nigerian music from the early and mid 1970s that comes with beautiful artwork, extensive sleevenotes and pictures and scans of original label art! Highlife, Afro-beat, Rock, Jazz, & Native Blues were produced at an unprecedented rate in the 1970s and these diverse styles rubbed shoulders as new styles met old styles and resulted in exciting and unlikely fusions! Nigeria experienced newfound national confidence in this period following the near break-up of the nation in the aftermath of the Biafran war, and the forward-looking spirit of the times shines through this incredible music! This is a truly amazing package featuring 26 tracks of previously unreissued music and has to count as one of the most exciting Sound Way releases to date! Available as a two CD pack or as two separate double vinyl gatefold volumes! Highly recommended!

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