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Vol. 2-Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife Afro-Sound [VINYL] Box set


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Vol. 2-Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife Afro-Sound [VINYL] + Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-1976 + NIGERIA 70 3 - SWEET TIMES AFRO-FUNK & JUJU FROM 1970S LAGOSTIMES AFRO
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  • Vinyl (8 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Soundway Records
  • ASIN: B00353IQWS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 553,209 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Fubura Sekibo - Psychedelic Baby
2. Black's' Zenith - Shango Oba Onina
3. Twins Seven - Seven and His Golden Cabretas - Totobiroko (Ogbele)
4. The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt - Ibi Awo Iyi
5. The Otarus - Omohupa
6. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination - The Lords Prayer
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals - Jekoyewa
2. Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers - Onyebu Chi
3. Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 - Ochea Special
4. Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness - Motako
5. Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) - Agboho
6. Eric Akaeze - Ajambene
See all 7 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. The Peacocks International Guitar Band - Onye Aghala Nwanneya
2. The Nkengas - Anyi Bundi Igbo
3. Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch - Egwo Umu Agbogho
4. Mary Afi Asuah - Ima Mma Nyem
5. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Iwo Ko La Dami
6. The Ikenga Super Stars - Aku Nke Uwa

Product Description

Many of the tracks featured on Nigeria Special 2 have been forgotten or out of print for nearly 35 years but have since been tracked down and documented by Miles Cleret – the fruits of an arduous labour that has taken over ten years of dedication, research and travel to Nigeria culminating in the final part of Soundway’s extensive survey of Nigeria’s forgotten musical history. The range of styles vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of ‘afro’ experimentation the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as it’s predecessor - some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid back and mid tempo feel found on volume 1. It includes, the bluesy guitar band style of the Otarus & the Peacocks sits opposite the more uptempo sound of highlife legends Stephen Osita Osadebe (here bringing his Igbo version of the Cuban standard Peanut Vendor) and Paulson Kalu. Progressive outfits the Black Zenith, The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination, Tunji Oyelana, The Nkengas Opotopo and Joy Nwoso remind us that these were indeed experimental times with their fusions of jazz, highlife and in the case of Nwoso - opera! “Among the contenders for reissue compilation of the year.” OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY “An aural and design classic” MOJO “A deep selection that yields more with each listen, this is recommended for aficionados and passing fans alike” SONGLINES Side 1: Fubura Sekibo - Psychedelic Baby / Black's' Zenith - Shango Oba Onina / Twins Seven - Seven and His Golden Cabretas - Totobiroko (Ogbele) / The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt - Ibi Awo Iyi / The Otarus - Omohupa Side 2: The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination - The Lords Prayer / James Etamobe & His All Weatther Band - Agboyabakpa / The People Star – Onwu Dinjo / Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Jeka Dubu Side 3: Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals - Jekoyewa / Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers - Onyebu Chi / Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 - Ochea Special / Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness - Motako Side 4: Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) – Agboho / Eric Akaeze – Ajambene / Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Isip 2 Side 5: The Peacocks International Guitar Band - Onye Aghala Nwanneya / The Nkengas - Anyi Bundi Igbo / Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch - Egwo Umu Agbogho / Mary Afi Asuah - Ima Mma Nyem Side 6: Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Iwo Ko La Dami / The Ikenga Super Stars - Aku Nke Uwa

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rumbamal on 31 May 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
More sweet rhythms from 70s Nigeria, maintaining the high standard of Volume 1. Highliofe yes, but not really blues but bluesy, funky, jazzy and even some latin grooves including a nod to the Peanut Vendor. Great percussion, fine guitars and horns - this is mostly not high energy party music but soulful sounds for dancing.
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The various Nigerian Specials are a treasure trove of W African music - its fun, good to listen to and fresh even after all thsi time
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Trance inducing afro-grooves, bubbling and breezy. 21 Mar. 2010
By Scott McWade - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Chill factor in full effect. May be more appropriate for some time in the hammock, as opposed to behind the wheel. Fantastic remastering. You get a few additional nugs, if you puchase the LP, rather than the CD and that'll help keep you off the road. I'm serious, this music will knock you right out, literaly. The vocals on the last track are grating, to these ears. Other than that, mellow afro-groove obscurity bliss.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
wide selection from Nigeria's Golden Age 26 Feb. 2013
By Pink Noodle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
excerpt from Dusted Magazine review:

Volume 2 lives up to its “everything else” mandate by covering a lot of ground. You’ve got sanctification courtesy of the Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination’s rhythmically seductive setting of “The Lord’s Prayer,” and a much earthier brand of seduction from Fubura Sekibo’s “Psychedelic Baby,” whose lyric is composed of sexual boasts directed at nightclub hookers. There are extended highlife workouts like Opotopo’s hypnotic “Agboho,” with its flowing instrumental solos, and succinct singles, like Bola Johnson’s Afro-Calypso anthem “Jeka Dubu.” The rich-as-loam proliferation of percussion tones on Twins Seven-Seven’s “Totobiroko (Ogbele)” sounds like it is just one newly plugged-in bass guitar removed from pre-European contact traditions, while Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch’s stab at folkloric revival on “Egwo Umu Agbogho” is indelibly marked by the singer’s operatic training.
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