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AFRICAN DANCES Limited Vinyl LP

by SHINA WILLIAMS AND HIS AFRICAN

Release Date: 18 May 2018

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: MR BONGO

£18.99

SHINA WILLIAMS AND HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSIONISTS AFRICAN DANCES Limited Vinyl LP

Overview:
GROUND-BREAKING, CLASSIC BOOGIE & DISCO LP FROM 1979 NIGERIA, FEATURING ‘AGBOJU LOGUN’.
First official reissue of the extremely rare full-length album by Lagos-based bandleader Shina Williams. Clean copies of the original currently sell for up to £500.
The record was born in 1979 when Shina put Biddy Wright, Fred Fisher, Saliu Alabi, Prince Bola, Tutu Shoronmu, Tunde Willimas and several other decorated Nigerian musicians - who played with the likes of Fela Kuti, SJOB Movement, Sonny Okoson, King Bucknor amongst others - together to record. The result is ‘African Dances’, a timeless fusion of afrobeat, electronics, boogie and disco.
Includes his most well-known song, ‘Agboju Logun’ that Williams knew was ground breaking - “I want to show the whole wide world that Africa is alive with modern musicians to reckon with anywhere,”. This album version is a different mix to the two-track 12” that came out under on Earthworks, Rough Trade in 1984.

Featured Tracks:
1. Cunny Jam Wayo - Shina Williams & His African Percussionists
2. Agboju Logun - Shina Williams & His African Percussionists
3. Gboro Mi Ro - Shina Williams & His African Percussionists