Various ‎– Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79

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Soundway ‎– SNDWCD010
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1 The Sahara All Stars* Take Your Soul
Written-By – Sahara All Stars*
7:07
2 T-Fire Will Of The People
Baritone Saxophone – Lekan AnimashaunBass – Kenneth OkuloloDrums – Mike Collins (4)Guitar – Themba MatebeseTenor Saxophone – Igo Chiko*Trumpet – Tunde WilliamsWritten-By – Themba Matebese
5:48
3 Asiko Rock Group* Lagos City
Written-By – Asiko Rock Group*
3:57
4 Johnny Haastrup* Greetings
Written-By – Joni Haastrup
6:12
5 Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies You've Gotta Help Yourself
Written-By – A. Herzog, Jnr.*, B. Holiday*, Bongos Ikwue
4:10
6 Jay-U Experience Some More
Producer – Goddy OkuWritten-By – Jay-U.*
7:08
7 Voices Of Darkness Mota Ginya
Written-By – Cel Anderson, Joe Brown (13)
6:59
8 Dr. Adolf Ahanotu Ijeré
Written-By – Adolf Ahanotu*
3:59
9 S-Job Movement* Love Affair
Written-By – O. Hima*, J. Woode Olima*, B. Agba*, S. Abiloye*
6:45

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Credits

  • Compilation Producer, Liner Notes, ResearchMiles Cleret
  • Design, Art DirectionTim Moore (2)
  • Mastered By, Vinyl RestorationNick Robbins
  • Other [Licensing Consultant] – Laolu Akins

Notes

Track sequence differs from 2LP vinyl edition, though the same songs are included.
Total time 52:15

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 827565033423
  • Matrix / Runout: SNDWCD010 *024371
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD11
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5Q77

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jtdevious

jtdevious

August 11, 2010
This compilation culled mostly from Miles Cleret's enviable collection - focuses on sounds from Nigerian dancefloors in the latter half of the '70s. This CD is probably the closest you're going to get to a club in a rough neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lagos. The bands on the compilation sound influenced by the imported funk and disco records that would've been available, such as the JB’s, Ohio Players and B.T. Express. The horn blowing on "Mota Ginya" by Voices Of Darkness is distinctly Maceo-esque. "Ijere" by Dr. Adolph Ahanotu, Asiko Rock Group's "Lagos City are other notable tracks.