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  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Soundway
  • ASIN: B007CQ7LW0
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  3. Onye Mmanya 5:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Abraka 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Point of No Return 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Akula Owu Onyeara 7:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  8. Ogbu Achara 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Slipping Into Darkness 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Dancing Time 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Baby I Need You 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Break Through 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Life 5:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Mimbo 5:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. 303 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Dancing in the Nude 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
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This release by The Funkees is the latest title on Soundway to mine the rich musical output of 60s and 70s Nigeria. For the 5 year period this compilation spans The Funkees output crackled with dance floor fire. Having featured on three of Soundway's most popular titles, across the definitive Nigeria Special compilation series, we felt The Funkees output deserved closer inspection. Presented here (on CD, download & double gatefold LP) are 18 slices of funky Afro-rock grooves hand picked by Soundway's Miles Cleret from a selection of the bands 45s and 2 long players. This collection features for the first time all of their Nigerian 45s alongside the best of their UK album material and is accompanied by a full interview with original member Sonny Akpan, who still lives in the capital.

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By Hyke on 7 Jun. 2013
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Dancing Time by the Funkees is an album I heard in Aba in Nigeria all those years ago and it has not lost any of it's appeal. The track Akula is one of my favourite tracks and reminds me of how disputes are settled between individuals with clenched fists. Another track that catches the eye is the track, Dancing in the Nude. I suggest you bolt the front door while you are at it. And don't forget to ask your partner to Dance with you. It's Dancing Time guys.
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Igbo Beat - Funky & Psychedelic Afro Sounds 11 Jun. 2012
By DJan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Nigeria is a patchwork of different cultures. To those whose exposure to Nigerian popular music has been limited to better-known names such as the brilliant Fela Kuti or Sunny Ade, both Yoruba musicians from the northern part of the country, it will come as a surprise that a different but equally funky afro-rock should derive from the Igbo people in the southeast. The Funkees were one of the most popular groups to appear in the wake of the bloody Biafran War that raged between 1967 and 1970 when the southeast tried to secede from the Nigerian federation. Their tracks (such as their hit "Akula Owu Onyeara") have appeared in previous excellent Nigerian music compilations from Soundways, but Dancing Time, compiled by Miles Cleret, collects eighteen of their best tracks from Nigeria-only 45s and UK album releases between 1973 and the band's demise in 1977. It is amazing to hear the evolution in sounds from super-funky afro-rock to trippy psychedelic grooves (check out "303"). Little wonder that The Funkees became one of the top groups in Nigeria and, praised overseas by John Peel and others, were persuaded to re-locate in the UK. Another irresistibly danceable and essential release from a label that has a rare talent for uncovering rare grooves.
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The Funkees indeed! 8 Feb. 2014
By The Tuck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Almost 80 minutes of super bad funk-rock from Nigeria. The sound is clean and dirty, loose and tight, just right! I would have LOVED to party with these guys, back in the 70's, but Nigeria is kinda far away and anyway now they have all moved on to other things in other lives, I will have to settle for wild dance parties in my living room, with my 2 little toddlers boogeying so joyfully it hurts from laughing. Definitely "Dancing Time"! I have no idea what some of the lyrics are about, and i do not care, what ever they are saying is TRUTH! If you like Fela Kuti, but with some Meters, or some more straight-up hard rockin' type stuff in there, with killer guitar solos and classic rock influence but still deeply and unmistakeably African, then get this album. Nice packaging with good liner notes and comments by the percussion player. I would have liked to learn more about the other dudes in the band, especially the guitar player (got the rock & roll licks plus that sexy Afro-beat), I'll do more research, but... Yes! The Funkees!
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Funkees are wonderful!! 15 Dec. 2012
By E. Stuart - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fantastic record. I heard it at a friend's house - who by the way has excellent musical taste and a huge collection of funk, jazz, soul, African, Afro-beat. Loved it instantly and I've listened to it a lot since I bought my own CD. If you're into funk and world music, you'll love it.
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Much anthologized 5 April 2013
By celinedion - Published on Amazon.com
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Here is their well-selected cream.

Very superior mix of guitar and brass. Not too many non-Fela afrobeat discs are 100% 5*, but this one got a dozen spins straight out of the jiffy bag.

'Best African reissue in many a year.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It will make you dance 3 Jun. 2014
By Alaska Bill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
You will groove and move to the infectious beat. I wish I could see them live! If you like funk you'll like this.
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