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Nigeria Special: Part 1 [coll] – [Sound Way]

[coll] Nigeria Special, Part 1
(Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-1976) 33-1/3

First of 2 Soundway sets drawing from Nigerian singles and album tracks in the 70s. Part 1 features the early 70s period following Nigeria???s independence, with new approaches to the earlier Highlife style (Sir Victor Uwaifo, St Augustine, Celestine Ukwu, Harbours Band), the influence of American Soul & Funk (Funkees, Mono Mono), ideas from Fela???s Afrobeat work (Don Isaac Ezekial, Semi Colon), and some updated folk tunes (Dele Ojo). What???s nice is there are some 7??? single-only tracks that haven???t been reissued previously, in the Funkee???s case with Parts 1 & 2 stitched together for non-stop dancing pleasure. Plenty of info inside that sets the stage for this interesting era in Nigeria???s recording history, and nice pix of picture sleeves and labels, too.

  • Reviewed by ArtCrimes on May 27, 2008 at 7:57 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,International
  • 1 comment

  • One Comment

    Hi, thanks for nice review

    Actually there are 3 parts to the Nigeria Special series. For details go to:

    http://nigeriaspecial.info

    see ya

    Timjim

  • Comment by Nigeria Special Fan Site, June 12th, 2008 11:46 pm

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