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Various – Nigeria Soul Power 70 (Afro-Funk ★ Afro-Rock ★ Afro-Disco)

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$45.00
Condition: Brand New

Description

Soul Jazz Records' Nigeria Soul Power 70 album showcases the influence of funk, rock and disco on Nigerian music during the 1970s. Originally released as a now-long-out-of-print collectors' 7" RSD box, this fully expanded album release now also includes extra tracks from Sonny Okosuns, Wings, Chief Kollington Ayinla and more.
While for many people the fusion of funk and jazz music with Nigerian rhythms and aesthetics began with Fela Kuti and his afro-beat sound, in fact this can be traced further back to the phenomena of the 1960s Nigerian artists and house bands in nightclubs and hotels who interpreted US soul and pop music with a local flavour and none more so than Geraldo Pino, the »African James Brown« who features heavily in this collection. Other similarly inspired Nigerian funk and soul artists featured here included Tony Grey and his Ozimba Messengers and Don Bruce and The Angels.
Nigeria Soul Power 70 includes a number of tracks from the group Wings originally known as BAF (Biafran Air Force) Wings, an army band formed during the Biafran civil war in Nigeria. The groups' heavy mixture of funk, rock and African styles was popular among many Nigerian groups at the time.

Release details

Label: Soul Jazz Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 2019
Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Afrobeat, Disco

Tracklist

A1 Shake Hands
A2 Dance Of The Elephants
A3 We'Ll Get Home
A4 E Ye Ika Se
B1 Kassa Kpa Sama Kpa
B2 Heavy Heavy Heavy
B3 Beware
B4 You Are The One
C1 Oba Erediauwa I
C2 Single Boy
C3 Power To The People
D1 Igba Alusi
D2 Sugar Baby
D3 Africa Must Unite