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Nigeria 70 – The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos Limited 3LP+3CD

Various Artists

Label: Strut
Release Date: 01 April 2016
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl

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Various Artists Nigeria 70 – The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos Limited 3LP Vinyl Set + 3CD

Overview:
Strut repress one of the all-time classic compilations of Afro-funk and Afrobeat for 2016, the first volume of the mighty Nigeria 70 series. Originally released in 2001, the album followed the death of Fela Kuti and a renewed interest in original Afrobeat among younger club-goers. Put together over a three-week trip to Lagos, it documented for the first time the explosive era when domestic bands fused traditional highlife and juju with funk, soul, rock and Disco.

Alongside two cuts by Fela Kuti, Nigeria 70 shone the spotlight on the incredible musicianship of artists like Segun Bucknor, Joni Haastrup and his Monomono band, Orlando Julius, saxophonist Peter King, “Guitar Boy” Victor Uwaifo, Lijadu Sisters and quirky keyboard wizard William Onyeabor among many others. Spread over 3LPs, the original edition also included a one-hour audio documentary featuring exclusive interviews with many original musicians and industry figures from the ‘70s scene, narrated by Wunmi.

As well as being a valuable document of an under-rated era, Nigeria 70 was one of the first crossover albums to dig deep into the African music archives and effectively market the music to a new online audience hungry for rare grooves and unique dancefloor sounds. Since Nigeria 70, this market has widened hugely with labels like Soundway, Analog Africa and Hot Casa all working tirelessly to document rare African beats. This new pressing of the Nigeria 70 3LP set is limited to 500 copies and features the full CD version and CD audio documentary as a bonus within the package. Full artwork is also featured including John Armstrong’s extensive sleeve note history alongside rare photos.

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1&2) - Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders
2. La La La - Segun Bucknor & His Revolution
3. Orere Elejigbo - The Lijadu Sisters
4. Shango - Peter King
5. Enjoy Yourself - Sahara All Stars Band Jos

Disc: 2
1. Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench) - Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70
2. Ifa - Tunji Oyelana & The Benders
3. Allah Wakbarr - Ofo & The Black Company
4. Dancing Time - The Funkees
5. Tire Loma Da Nigbehin - Monomono
6. Ikon Allah - Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of Afrika

Disc: 3
1. Akuyan Ekassa - Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes
2. Agboju Logun - Shina Williams & His Africans Percussions
3. Kita Kita - Gasper Lawal
4. Ja Fun Mi - Sunny Ade & His African Beats

Disc: 4
1. Oloufe Mi - Koola Lobitos
2. Tire Loma Da Nigbehin - Monomono
3. Chant to Mother Earth - Blo
4. Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench) - Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70
5. Ifa - Tunji Oyelana & The Benders
6. Ikon Allah - Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of Afrika
7. La La La - Segun Bucknor & His Revolution
8. Shango - Peter King
9. No Discrimination - Tony Allen & His African Messengers
10. Akayan Ekassa - Sir Victor Uwaifo
11. Better Change Your Mind - William Onyeabor
12. Woman Made the Devil - Bongos Ikwue

Disc: 5
1. Ali Mi Alo - Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders
2. Allah Wakbarr - Ofo & The Black Company
3. Enjoy Yourself - Sahara All Stars Band Jos
4. Dancing Time - The Funkees
5. The Quest - Afro Cult Foundation
6. Greetings - Joni Hasstrup
7. Kita Kita - Gasper Lawal
8. Orere Elejigbo - The Lijadu Sisters
9. Upside Down - Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70
10. Agboju Logun - Shina Williams & His Africans Percussions
11. Ja Fun Mi - Sunny Ade & His African Beats

Disc: 6
1. CD Audio Documentary - Various Artists
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