Soul Jazz Records' new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleeve-notes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life). Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album / double CD set 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 and The Angels, Akin Richards and The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry and 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. 3LP Triple album vinyl and download.

 

Joni Haastrup - 

Free My People

Christy Essien - 

You Can't Change A Man

Akin Richards & The Executives - 

Afrikana Disco

Tee Mac - 

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Joni Haastrup - 

Greetings

Don Bruce And The Angels - 

Ocheche 

Benis Cletin - 

Get Up And Dance

Colomach - 

Enoviyin

Joni Haastrup - 

Do The Funkro

Tee Mac Featuring Marjorie Barnes - 

Living Everyday

Arakatula - 

Mr Been To

Angela Starr - 

Disco Dancing

Joni Haastrup - 

Wake Up Your Mind

Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents - 

Nwaeze

Benis Cletin - 

Soul Fever

Arakatula - 

Wake Up Africa

 

Label - Soul Jazz Records

Catalogue Number: SJRLP344

VARIOUS ARTISTS - NIGERIA SOUL FEVER

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