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Nigeria 70 - the Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos Box set


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  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Strut
  • ASIN: B00005K21F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 393,051 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Ololufe Mi - Koola Lobitos
2. Tire loma da nigbehin - Monomono
3. Chant to Mother Earth - Blo
4. Jeun Ko Ku - Fela Ransome Kuti and The Africa 70 (Chop 'N' Quench)
5. Ifa - Tunji Oyelana and The Benders
6. Ikon Allah - Bala Miller and The Great Music Pyrameeds of Afrika
7. La La La - Segun Bucknor and His Revolution
8. Shango - Peter King
9. No Discrimination - Tony Allen and his Afro Messengers
10. Akayan Ekassa - Sir Victor Uwaifo and His Melody Maestroes
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Alo mi alo (parts 1 and 2) - Orlando Julius and 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 Haastrup
7. Kita kita - Gasper Lawal
8. Orere eljigbo - Lijadu Sisters
9. Upside down - Fela Anikulapo Kuti and The Africa 70 feat. Sandra Akanke Isidore
10. Agboju logun - Shina Williams and His African Percussionists
See all 11 tracks on this disc

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
I must voice dissent with the review below. Correctly titled-and-advertised as 'The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos,' this may or may not be 'definitive' insofar as it's only two discs, but it's certainly funky. Fans of the JBs, or Maggot-Brain-era Funkadelic even, would do well with this set. Dirtier, and more rock-influenced in places than most other Nigerian stuff (Fela, King Sunny etc.) I've heard. Recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By O.T AKINSOLA on 7 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Of all the CDs I have bought of recent, Nigeria '70 remains the best. It presents pure African melody in a beautiful rhythm. For once we can listen to something different for a change. However if i may ask , where are those wonderful musicians now?I am talking of the Lijadu sisters, Orlando Julius, Tunji Oyelana etc. This is a collectors item
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD purely on chance because I liked the cover, put it in my player and was amazed when the audio content inside included some of the funkiest, bass heavy, tight soul jazz I've heard for a long time.
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4 of 48 people found the following review helpful By "owen30nuttin" on 14 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
ONE LOOK AT THE COVER OF THIS SUCKER AND ITS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO ORDER - BUT "FUNKY LAGOS" MAY NOT BE THE PLACE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR...DANCE DEVOTEES FORGET IT AND GO FOR AN AFRICANIZE/ARABESQUE TYPE GROOVE. THIS IS FOR JAZZ COMPLETISTS ONLY TO MY MIND AND A DISAPPOINTING EXEPENSE FOR THOSE LOOKING TO EXPAND THEIR WIGGLE MUSIC A LITTLE. BUT, AS I SAY, IT LOOKS GREAT ON THE RACK...
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Amazon.com: 5 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic overview of '70s era Nigerian music 6 Oct. 2004
By Chet Fakir - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The box set doesn't lump every style under the one rubric of afrobeat unlike what the other reviewer said. There is actually an extensive booklet discussing the history of the different genres and musical styles including highlife, ju ju, afrobeat and the hybrid musical styles found on Nigeria 70. So named because this CD concentrates on the wide variety of funky sounds being created in Nigeria during the 1970s. A third documentary CD is included with various commentary and interviews for the listeners further edification. A name is just a name anyway, the music speaks volumes more in its conflation of western jazz, rock, R&B and African styles. Horns, guitars, vocals, keyboards and drums, drums, drums combine to make sublime polyrhythmic and melodic groove. Some of the musicians may be familiar to western ears such as King Sunny Ade, OJ Ekemode, and of course Fela. But there's plenty of more obscure (to me anyway) folks on here such as Tunji Oyelana and Segun Bucknor (his song La La La is an African take on James Brown). In any case if you don't feel like moving when you hear this stuff you're probably dead.
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
A great funk album with african roots! 22 Feb. 2002
By Douglas Van Hoewyk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Rarely do I buy albums on impulse, but that is how I bought this album after listening to a few tracks at a Virgin record store in Paris. I have no regrets. There is more than 2.5 hours of music, and in this case, quantity hasn't replaced quality. This album is a compilation of Nigerian music in the 1970s, and is predominantly funk music. I am normally not a big fan of funk music, but in this case, what makes the album for me are the elements of jazz and a sound that is distinctly African. If you already have an appreciation for funk, you will love this album. If you desire something different and get this album, at the very least you will have spiced up your music collection, and you will probably be wondering like me "since when was funk this good and why haven't I heard this kind of music before."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Must own 7 Nov. 2007
By Scott W - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Basically an explosion of 70s Nigerian music. Very funky and sinewy. Recording quality surprisingly good. I'm a huge Fela & Antibalas fan, so this for me was a must have. The 3rd disc is a spoken documentary, which I am waiting on a long road trip to listen to.
Gift for a grandson 30 April 2013
By MLC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My grandson loved it. Great gift. Delivered in due time, and perfect shape. This was on his 'Wish List'. I love shopping from
the 'Wish Lists', as I want a gift to be LOVED. Give something a person wants!
MLC
14 of 45 people found the following review helpful
TERRIBLE MIX-UP 25 Oct. 2002
By Abdul -. Kadir Etuazim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Please note that there are different and distinct genres of Nigerian music. It is a misnomer to lump various artistes from different genres under an umbrella. For a fee, I can be of help. For example, Sir Victor Uwaifo plays Ekassa music,which is not by any stretch of imagination Afrobeat. I can not allow this rewriting of history, as it were, to go unchallenged.The creator of Afrobeat as we know in Africa is the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
The world has moved on and it is ethical to ensure that consumers are adequately informed.
A.K.O.Etuazim
Mexico City.
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