Nairobi And The Awesome Foursome* / Nairobi ‎– Funky Soul Makossa

Streetwise ‎– SWRL-2205
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Mix engineered for MSB, Ltd.
(Published by) Right Song Music - Cooper Music / BMI, Aberbache Enterprises, Ltd.
© ℗ 1982 Streetwise Records
Manufactured & Distributed by Streetwise Records Ltd.

The original pressing has full lead-out groove inscriptions by Herbie Powers Jr. including: "Angie" to the left his name/smiley face, "It's Fresh" and "Here's To Luminous" all on the A side.

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (etched)): SWRL-2205-A HERbiE JR. ☺ ANgIE✰ "IT's FRESh" "HERE'S TO LUMINOUS" ☺ SMK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (etched)): SWRL-2205-B HERbiE JR. ☺ SMK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A&B (stamped)): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): (2205A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): (2205B)


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February 4, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Now this one here is an authentic & absolute B-Boy classic; HUGE in the Bronx, HUGE in NY & HUGE worldwide, not to mention one of the best on AB's 'Streetwise' label. Had this been a smaller press on an indie label, this would be going for mega bucks, lucky for the collector it's still around at a fair price. I challenge you to find a more addictive, funky baseline... Every version has something to offer, with my fave being the breakers choice; 8:15 vocoder version on side B. Incredible production from Baker & Robie, sounds fresh as hell still today. You don't need to be an electro purist to dig this- it's an awesome slice of dance- floor soul for all. Amazing record, amazing times...


April 26, 2015
cool version of Manu Dibango/Babatunde Olatunji's Soul Makossa, original afro-beat from 1959!


March 13, 2012
Awesome slice of early electro with rap on one side and cool vocoder on the other : )