Various Artists: Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!

Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!

Various Artists, Soul Jazz Record Presents

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Product code
SJRLP344
Format
Triple Vinyl LP

Includes Download Code

Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Nigeria Soul Fever’ is the label’s first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleevenotes by Bill Brewster (author of ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’).

Packed with Afro-Funk, disco and boogie all from Nigeria, this album 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.

These recordings were made at a time when Nigeria’s trade restrictions banned imported records. Whilst new musical trends (such as American soul, funk, disco, etc) entered and influenced the country, the local music scene remained just that - local. Consequently, these recordings remain practically unknown to anyone outside of the country.

Tracklisting
1. Joni Haastrup - Free My People
2. Christy Essien - You Can’t Change A Man
3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
4. Tee Mac - Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
5. Joni Haastrup - Greetings
6. Don Bruce And The Angels - Ocheche (Happy Song)
7. Benis Cletin - Get Up And Dance
8. Colomach - Enoviyin
9. Joni Haastrup - Do The Funkro
10. Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes – Living Everyday
11. Arakatula - Mr Been To
12. Angela Starr – Disco Dancing
13. Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind
14. Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents - Nwaeze
15. Benis Cletin - Soul Fever Arakatula - Wake Up Africa

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