Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79

A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79

Tunji Oyelana

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CD Album 24 tracks 7.99
Download Album (mp3) 24 tracks 15.98
Download Album (wav) 24 tracks 15.98
Download Album (mp3) 24 tracks 15.98
Download Album (wav) 24 tracks 15.98
Download Album (mp3) 24 tracks 15.98
Download Album (wav) 24 tracks 15.98
Download Album (mp3) 24 tracks 15.98
Download Album (wav) 24 tracks 15.98
12" Vinyl Triple Album 21 tracks 15.99 Out of stock.
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Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79

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During the golden age of Nigerian music in the 1970s, as thousands of records were produced in a wide spectrum of styles and marketed to an immense audience of ardent consumers, very few people—including the producers of the music themselves—seriously entertained the possibility that any of these popular entertainments could be considered as “Art.”

Enter the multifaceted artist Tunji Oyelana. Equal parts singer-songwriter, actor, bandleader, dramatist, comedian and academic, Oyelana elevated the realm of pop music by infusing it with the poetic storytelling of Yoruba folklore. Backed by his crack backing group, The Benders (named for their ability to traverse--and blend a variety of styles) Oyelana blended the fashionable sounds of highlife, afrobeat, afrorock, funk, calypso, juju and reggae and transformed them into something timeless and utterly unique.

Tunji’s first records came out in 1969 but it wasn’t until two years later that the first record credited to Tunji Oyelana & The Benders, ‘Agba Lo De’ b/w ‘Koriko Nde’, was released. The record turned out to be the smash that put the name Tunji Oyelana & The Benders on the national map. More significantly, the record’s unique sound—along with that of Fela Ransome-Kuti’s ‘Jeun K’oku’ (‘chop and quench’), which arrived mere weeks before it—signaled the emergence of a new era and a new genre in Nigerian music.


Oyelana himself attributes his life as a professional artist to meeting Wole Soyinka, one of the unimpeachable doyens of Nigerian arts. They met in 1960 at the age of twenty-one, commencing a partnership that endured for more than five decades. In 1983, Soyinka joined The Benders for the album Unlimited Liability Company, which proved to be wildly popular with audiences across the country but angered Nigeria’s civilian government with its satirical critique of political corruption. Years later, Soyinka and Oyelana would run afoul of military dictator Sani Abacha while touring internationally with Soyinka’s play The Beatification Of Area Boy in 1996 and find themselves charged with treason, forcing them into exile until Abacha’s death in 1998.

For Oyelana himself, the golden age continues as he lives with his family in London and continues to perform several nights a week at Emukay, the restaurant and cultural centre that he runs with his wife, which has become a mecca for fans eager for the privilege of beholding a living legend at work.

Tracklisting

CD Album (SNDWCD043)
  1. Tunji Oyelana - Ojo
  2. Tunji Oyelana - Lisabi Egba
  3. Tunji Oyelana - Ipasan
  4. Tunji Oyelana - Osekere
  5. Tunji Oyelana - Fiya Jemi
  6. Tunji Oyelana - Ifa
  7. Tunji Oyelana - Ogun Adubi
  8. Tunji Oyelana - Agda Lo De (LP version)
  9. Tunji Oyelana - Iwo Ko Lo Dami
  10. Tunji Oyelana - Omoba D'eru Ri
  11. Tunji Oyelana - Jewele Jewele
  12. Tunji Oyelana - To Whom It May Concern
  13. Tunji Oyelana - Oloti
  14. Tunji Oyelana - E Gbe Mi
  15. Tunji Oyelana - Panbolanbola
  16. Tunji Oyelana - Lenle
  17. Tunji Oyelana - Aduke
  18. Tunji Oyelana - Aiye Nla
  19. Tunji Oyelana - Koriko Nde
  20. Tunji Oyelana - Irawo Mi
  21. Tunji Oyelana - Omonike
  22. Tunji Oyelana - Agba Lode (Original 45 version)
  23. Tunji Oyelana - Alaru T'Onje Buredi
  24. Tunji Oyelana - Which Way Africa?
Download Album (SNDWD043)
  1. Tunji Oyelana - Ojo
  2. Tunji Oyelana - Lisabi Egba
  3. Tunji Oyelana - Ipasan
  4. Tunji Oyelana - Osekere
  5. Tunji Oyelana - Fiya Jemi
  6. Tunji Oyelana - Ifa
  7. Tunji Oyelana - Ogun Adubi
  8. Tunji Oyelana - Agda Lo De (LP version)
  9. Tunji Oyelana - Iwo Ko Lo Dami
  10. Tunji Oyelana - Omoba D'eru Ri
  11. Tunji Oyelana - Jewele Jewele
  12. Tunji Oyelana - To Whom It May Concern
  13. Tunji Oyelana - Oloti
  14. Tunji Oyelana - E Gbe Mi
  15. Tunji Oyelana - Panbolanbola
  16. Tunji Oyelana - Lenle
  17. Tunji Oyelana - Aduke
  18. Tunji Oyelana - Aiye Nla
  19. Tunji Oyelana - Koriko Nde
  20. Tunji Oyelana - Irawo Mi
  21. Tunji Oyelana - Omonike
  22. Tunji Oyelana - Agba Lode (Original 45 version)
  23. Tunji Oyelana - Alaru T'Onje Buredi
  24. Tunji Oyelana - Which Way Africa?
Download Album (SNDWD043)
  1. Tunji Oyelana - Ojo
  2. Tunji Oyelana - Lisabi Egba
  3. Tunji Oyelana - Ipasan
  4. Tunji Oyelana - Osekere
  5. Tunji Oyelana - Fiya Jemi
  6. Tunji Oyelana - Ifa
  7. Tunji Oyelana - Ogun Adubi
  8. Tunji Oyelana - Agda Lo De
  9. Tunji Oyelana - Iwo Ko Lo Dami
  10. Tunji Oyelana - Omoba D'eru Ri
  11. Tunji Oyelana - Jewele Jewele
  12. Tunji Oyelana - To Whom It May Concern
  13. Tunji Oyelana - Oloti
  14. Tunji Oyelana - E Gbe Mi
  15. Tunji Oyelana - Panbolanbola
  16. Tunji Oyelana - Lenle
  17. Tunji Oyelana - Aduke
  18. Tunji Oyelana - Aiye Nla
  19. Tunji Oyelana - Koriko Nde
  20. Tunji Oyelana - Irawo Mi
  21. Tunji Oyelana - Omonike
  22. Tunji Oyelana - Agba Lode (Original 45 Mix)
  23. Tunji Oyelana - Alaru T'Onje Buredi
  24. Tunji Oyelana - Which Way Africa?
12" Vinyl Triple Album (SNDWD043)
  1. Tunji Oyelana - Ojo
  2. Tunji Oyelana - Ipasan
  3. Tunji Oyelana - Fiya Jemi
  4. Tunji Oyelana - Lisabi Egba
  5. Tunji Oyelana - Ifa
  6. Tunji Oyelana - Osekere
  7. Tunji Oyelana - Panbolanbola
  8. Tunji Oyelana - Iwo Ko Lo Dami
  9. Tunji Oyelana - Omoba D'eru Ri
  10. Tunji Oyelana - Jewele Jewele
  11. Tunji Oyelana - Oloti
  12. Tunji Oyelana - E Gbe Mi
  13. Tunji Oyelana - Lenle
  14. Tunji Oyelana - Aiye Nla
  15. Tunji Oyelana - Koriko Nde
  16. Tunji Oyelana - Irawo Mi
  17. Tunji Oyelana - Alaru T'Onje Buredi
  18. Tunji Oyelana - Agba Lode (Original 45 Mix)
  19. Tunji Oyelana - Omonike
  20. Tunji Oyelana - Ogun Adubi
  21. Tunji Oyelana - To Whom It May Concern

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ojo N/A N/A
2 Lisabi Egba N/A N/A
3 Ipasan N/A N/A
4 Osekere N/A N/A
5 Fiya Jemi N/A N/A
6 Ifa N/A N/A
7 Ogun Adubi N/A N/A
8 Agda Lo De N/A N/A
9 Iwo Ko Lo Dami N/A N/A
10 Omoba D'eru Ri N/A N/A
11 Jewele Jewele N/A N/A
12 To Whom It May Concern N/A N/A
1 Oloti N/A N/A
2 E Gbe Mi N/A N/A
3 Panbolanbola N/A N/A
4 Lenle N/A N/A
5 Aduke N/A N/A
6 Aiye Nla N/A N/A
7 Koriko Nde N/A N/A
8 Irawo Mi N/A N/A
9 Omonike N/A N/A
10 Agba Lode (Original 45 Mix) N/A N/A
11 Alaru T'Onje Buredi N/A N/A
12 Which Way Africa? N/A N/A
Entire MP3 Download Album (24 tracks) N/A N/A
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 tracks as individual wavs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (10.8333333333333mins) download length.

These longer wav tracks are available in the full album download.

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ojo £0.99
2 Lisabi Egba £0.99
3 Ipasan £0.99
4 Osekere £0.99
5 Fiya Jemi £0.99
6 Ifa £0.99
7 Ogun Adubi £0.99
8 Agda Lo De (LP version) £0.99
9 Iwo Ko Lo Dami £0.99
10 Omoba D'eru Ri £0.99
11 Jewele Jewele £0.99
12 To Whom It May Concern £0.99
1 Oloti £0.99
2 E Gbe Mi £0.99
3 Panbolanbola £0.99
4 Lenle £0.99
5 Aduke £0.99
6 Aiye Nla £0.99
7 Koriko Nde £0.99
8 Irawo Mi £0.99
9 Omonike £0.99
10 Agba Lode (Original 45 version) £0.99
11 Alaru T'Onje Buredi £0.99
12 Which Way Africa? £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (24 tracks) £15.98
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 tracks as individual wavs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (10.8333333333333mins) download length.

These longer wav tracks are available in the full album download.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ojo N/A N/A
2 Lisabi Egba N/A N/A
3 Ipasan N/A N/A
4 Osekere N/A N/A
5 Fiya Jemi N/A N/A
6 Ifa N/A N/A
7 Ogun Adubi N/A N/A
8 Agda Lo De N/A N/A
9 Iwo Ko Lo Dami N/A N/A
10 Omoba D'eru Ri N/A N/A
11 Jewele Jewele N/A N/A
12 To Whom It May Concern N/A N/A
1 Oloti N/A N/A
2 E Gbe Mi N/A N/A
3 Panbolanbola N/A N/A
4 Lenle N/A N/A
5 Aduke N/A N/A
6 Aiye Nla N/A N/A
7 Koriko Nde N/A N/A
8 Irawo Mi N/A N/A
9 Omonike N/A N/A
10 Agba Lode (Original 45 Mix) N/A N/A
11 Alaru T'Onje Buredi N/A N/A
12 Which Way Africa? N/A N/A
Entire WAV Download Album (24 tracks) N/A N/A

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 tracks as individual wavs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (10.8333333333333mins) download length.

These longer wav tracks are available in the full album download.

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ojo £0.99
2 Lisabi Egba £0.99
3 Ipasan £0.99
4 Osekere £0.99
5 Fiya Jemi £0.99
6 Ifa £0.99
7 Ogun Adubi £0.99
8 Agda Lo De (LP version) £0.99
9 Iwo Ko Lo Dami £0.99
10 Omoba D'eru Ri £0.99
11 Jewele Jewele £0.99
12 To Whom It May Concern £0.99
1 Oloti £0.99
2 E Gbe Mi £0.99
3 Panbolanbola £0.99
4 Lenle £0.99
5 Aduke £0.99
6 Aiye Nla £0.99
7 Koriko Nde £0.99
8 Irawo Mi £0.99
9 Omonike £0.99
10 Agba Lode (Original 45 version) £0.99
11 Alaru T'Onje Buredi £0.99
12 Which Way Africa? £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (24 tracks) £15.98

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 tracks as individual wavs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (10.8333333333333mins) download length.

These longer wav tracks are available in the full album download.