The Funkees ‎– Now I'm A Man

EMI ‎– NEMI (LP) 0204
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A1 Now I'm A Man 6:58
A2 Korfisa 5:24
A3 Dance With Me 4:03
A4 Mimbo 5:28
B1 Patience 4:38
B2 Salam 5:35
B3 Time 3:52
B4 303 4:22

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2C 058 82.362 The Funkees Now I'm A Man(LP, Album) Pathé 2C 058 82.362 France 1977 Sell This Version
PMG023CD The Funkees Now I'm A Man(CD, Album, RE) PMG (3) PMG023CD Austria 2016 Sell This Version
PMG023LP The Funkees Now I'm A Man(LP, Album, RE) PMG (3) PMG023LP Austria 2016 Sell This Version


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June 28, 2017
Why has no one released a high quality 7" of "Time"... utterly fantastic track. Pressed onto a high quality 45 would be an absolute gem!


July 27, 2016
Has there ever been a band as aptly named as The Funkees? Formed after the Biafran War to raise spirits in the east, they quickly conquered the dance floors of Lagos and in 1973 headed to London, playing at Ronnie Scott’s and tearing up the local scene.

Now I’m A Man captures the band at the height of their London-era pomp. Africans were making soca, West Indians were playing afro-funk and discolypso blasted from boom boxes across West London. The Funkees soaked it all up and delivered back, funkier, tighter and louder.

Bookended by two Santana-esque jams, ‘I’m A Man’ and ‘303’, The Funkees second album delivers slow burning Afrobeat (‘Mimbo’), urgent jungle bongo chants (‘Salam’) and straight-ahead floor-fillers (Dance With Me.) Little wonder that legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ, John Peel, recorded not one, but two sessions with them.

A year later, The Funkees were no more. Jake Sollo joined Osibisa. Sonny Akpabio and Harry Mosco pursued successful solo careers. (A PMG reissue of Country Boy is coming soon.) But on Now I’m A Man they burned brightly as Nigeria’s most talented, inventive and funky band.