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    VariousNigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos)

    Label:Strut – STRUTLP 013
    Series:Nigeria 70
    Format:
    3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold Sleeve
    Country:UK
    Released:
    Genre:Electronic, Rock, Latin, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Style:Highlife, Afrobeat, Funk

    Tracklist

    A1Orlando Julius & His Afro SoundersAlo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2 )
    Baritone Saxophone, ChorusBig Joe (8)
    Bass GuitarAbode Franco*
    Chorus, Other [Dancer]Edimi J., Yomi Clifford
    Claves, HandclapsA. Adeleke*
    DrumsAkanbi Moses
    GuitarAdenyi Omilabu
    Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Chorus, Tenor SaxophoneOrlando Julius
    MaracasO. Olushola*
    Tenor SaxophoneKwesi Quainoo, Samba Atkins
    Trombone, ChorusRaimi Brown
    TrumpetFranco Sama*
    8:02
    A2Segun Bucknor & His RevolutionLa La La
    BassKola (4)
    CongasEddie (21)
    GuitarJames Etefia
    KeyboardsSegun Bucknor
    Tenor SaxophoneKwesi Quainoo
    TromboneRaimi Brown
    TrumpetJombo, Osei Tutu
    3:33
    A3Lijadu SistersOrere Elejigbo
    Bass Drum [Gube Bass Drum]Tony Adeleye
    Bass Drum [Second Bass Drum]Ladi Oguntunwase
    Engineer [Recording]Adrian Martins, Graig Thomson
    KeyboardsLemmy Jackson
    Lead GuitarFrederick Ramm
    MaracasJohn Akanmu
    Percussion [Ekwe, Clefs]Friday Jumbo
    ProducerBerkely Jones*, Laolu Akins
    Rhythm GuitarAlao, Glenis Martins, Tunde Peters
    Talking Drum [1st]Soji Adenle
    4:12
    B1Peter KingShango5:49
    B2Sahara All Stars Band JosEnjoy Yourself
    EngineerEmmanuel Odenusi*
    5:10
    C1Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Africa 70Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench)
    Baritone SaxophoneLekan Animashaun
    BassMaurice Ekpo
    Congas [1st]Henry Koffi
    Congas [2nd]Friday Jumbo
    Congas [3rd]Akwesi Korranting
    DrumsTony Allen
    GuitarPeter Animashaun
    KeyboardsFela Ransome Kuti*
    Percussion [Sticks]Tony Abayomi
    ProducerJeff Jarratt
    ShekereIsaac Olaleye
    Tenor SaxophoneIgo Chico
    Trumpet [1st]Tunde Williams
    Trumpet [2nd]Eddie Faychum
    7:15
    C2Tunji Oyelana & The BendersIfa
    BassAbayomi Dare
    CongasTunde Daudu
    DrumsCharles Ogboh
    Gong, Woodwind [Bamboo]Mike Ubani
    Lead GuitarSegun Haastrup
    Leader, Arranged By, VocalsTunji Oyelana
    OrganAnjola Aboderin
    ProducerOdion Iruoje
    Rhythm GuitarTony Akhiale
    SaxophoneEji Oyewole
    5:11
    C3Ofo The Black CompanyAllah Wakbarr
    ProducerDave Bennett
    3:30
    D1The FunkeesDancing Time
    BassDanny Ibe
    CongasSonny Akpan
    DrumsChike*
    KeyboardsBill Ike
    VocalsMohammed Ahidjo
    3:28
    D2MonomonoTire Loma Da Nigbehin
    Bass, Vocals, PercussionKenneth Okulolo*
    Drums [African Drums], Percussion, VocalsFriday Jumbo
    Drums [Trap Drums]Stephen Kontor
    EngineerEmmanuel Odenusi*
    Lead Guitar, VocalsJimi Adams*
    ProducerOdion Iruoje
    Producer, Arranged By, Percussion [African Percussion], Talking Drum, VocalsJoni Haastrup
    4:46
    D3Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of AfrikaIkon Allah
    Arranged ByOscar Sule
    CongasGeorge Otoo
    Directed ByBala Miller
    DrumsAkanbi Moses
    KoraIndinka Sauso
    Lead GuitarFred Dhokys
    Percussion [Kwarya], CalabashSalhatu Garba
    Percussion [Rhythm]Augustin Nga*
    Rhythm GuitarMathias (12)
    Talking Drum [Kalangu]Ahmadu Haruna
    TromboneEffiong Jarrett
    Trumpet [1st]Bimbola Adekoya
    Trumpet [2nd]Harry James*
    Violin [Goge]Sule Mohammed
    VocalsIdris Maliki
    5:44
    E1Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody MaestroesAkayan Ekassa3:11
    E2Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAgboju Logun
    Alto SaxophoneFuzzy Gbagi
    Baritone SaxophoneBig Joe (8)
    Bass GuitarKenneth Okulolo*
    DrumsPrince Bola
    GuitarBob Ohiri, Jimmy Lee*
    KeyboardsBiddy Wright
    ProducerNiyi Wright
    Talking DrumUnknown Artist
    TromboneRaimi Brown
    TrumpetTunde Williams
    VocalsShina Williams
    10:07
    F1Gasper Lawal*Kita Kita
    BassColin Bass
    Clavinet, Piano, Backing VocalsGboyega Adelaja
    Electric GuitarGus Anyia
    Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], PianoEddi Sakodi Adoo
    Horns, Drum [Agba Drum]Tunji Omosebi
    Piano, Acoustic GuitarProfessor Don Amaechi
    Producer [Assistant], Backing VocalsTunji Omosebi
    Producer [Assistant], Piano, Backing VocalsJoni Haastrup
    Producer, Arranged By, Vocals, Backing VocalsGaspar Lawal
    SaxophoneJim Cuombo*, Ray Otu Allen*
    6:05
    F2King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsJa Fun Mi (Instrumental)
    BassJelili Lawal
    BongosAdeyemi Adisa
    CongasShina Abiodun
    DrumsMofes Acambi
    Mixed ByGodwin Logie
    Producer, KeyboardsMartin Meissonnier
    Producer, Vocals, Lead GuitarSunny Ade*
    Rhythm GuitarJohn Okeumeu
    ShekereGani Alashe*
    Steel GuitarDemola Adepoju
    7:16
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    Notes

    Track info:

    A1: licensed courtesy of Premier Records ltd.
    A2: from Polydor Nigeria 7" single "La La La b/w Poorman No Get Brother" (20686037) licensed courtesy of Premier Records ltd.
    A3: from Afrodisia LP "Horizon Unlimited" (DWAPS 2089) (C)1979. recorded at Decca Studios London. African Backing track recorded at L.A.K.

    B1: from unreleased "Shango" album tapes. recorded in London circa 1976 (P)Strut licensed courtesy of Peter King, Personnel unknown.
    B2: from EMI Nigeria LP "Sahara All Stars Band Jos" (NEMI (LP) 035) licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd. Personnel unknown.

    C1: from Universal / Barclay CD "Open and Close/ Afrodisiac (549 240-2)(P)1971 FKO. recorded at EMI Studio Abbey Road, London.
    C2: from EMI Nigeria LP "Tunji Oyelana & The Benders" (NEMI 0268)(P)1975 EMI Nigeria. licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd. Personnel unknown.
    C3: from the London 7" single (FL 13361) An Afrodisia Production (P)1972 Decca Record Co ltd. licensed courtesy of Afrodisia ltd.

    D1: from the HMV 7" single ' Ogbu Achara b/w Dancing Time" (HNS 1405)licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd.
    D2: from the Capitol / EMI LP "The Dawn Of Awareness" (ST-11327) (P)1974 EMI Nigeria. licensed courtesy of Ivory Music ltd.
    D3: from Afrodisia LP "Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of Afrika" (DWAPS 2081)(P)1979 Afrodisia ltd. licensed courtesy of Afrodisia ltd.

    E1: from Phonogram LP "Sasakosa Excitement" (POLP 002) (P)1975 Polydor Nigeria. licensed courtesy of Premier Records ltd.
    E2: from Earthworks 12" single (ET 003) (P)1984 Earthworks/ Rough Trade. recorded at Phonodisk. licensed courtesy of Earthworks

    F1: from the Cap Records LP "Ajomasé" (CAP 1)(P)1980 CAP Records, licensed courtesy of Cap Records.
    F2: from the Sunny Alade LP "Synchro Series" (SALPS 37) (P)1983 Sunny Alade Records ltd. licensed courtesy of Sunny Alade Records.

    Mastered at Sound Mastering.
    Gatefold Sleeve has inside text/ history notes.
    ORIGINAL SLEEVE from "Prince Nico Mbarga And Rocafil Jazz" LP (not credited)

    Other Versions (5 of 7)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos) (3×CD, Compilation)StrutSTRUTCD 013UK2001
    Recently Edited
    Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos) (2×CD, Compilation, Promo, Reissue, Remastered)StrutSTRUT044CDUK2009
    New Submission
    Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos) (2×CD, Compilation, Reissue)StrutSTRUT044CDUK2009
    New Submission
    Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos) (2×CD, Compilation, Promo, Reissue, Remastered)StrutSTRUT044CDUS2009
    Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos) (3×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 180gm Version, 3×CD, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered)Strut, StrutSTRUT044LP, STRUT044CDUK2012

    Reviews

    anease's avatar
    anease
    My sealed copy also had doubles of record A/B missing E/F. Also lame.
    eroticmisery's avatar
    eroticmisery
    My sealed copy had doubles of records A/B missing E F lame.