The Funkees - Dancing Time, The Best Of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77

Dancing Time, The Best Of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77

The Funkees

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CD Album 18 tracks 7.99
12" Vinyl Album 16 tracks 9.99 Out of stock.
Download Album (mp3) 18 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 18 tracks 7.99
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The Funkees - Dancing Time, The Best Of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77

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"The Funkees were the most admired of all groups in eastern Nigeria at that time," recalls Foundars 15's Mashal Udo. "The level of professionalism, the maturity of their sound was so much beyond what anybody else was doing. Everybody who picked up an instrument to play music aimed to be like them".

‘Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973 – 77’ by The Funkees is the latest title on Soundway to mine the rich musical output of 60s and 70s Nigeria. For the five-year period this compilation spans The Funkees output crackled with dance floor fire.

Having featured on three of Soundway’s most popular titles, across the definitive Nigeria Special compilation series, we felt The Funkees output deserved closer inspection. Presented here (on CD, download & double gatefold LP) are 18 slices of funky Afro-rock grooves hand picked by Soundway’s Miles Cleret from a selection of the bands 45s and two long players.

In the early 1970s The Funkees were the number-one east Nigerian band and the only outfit to seriously challenge the popular Lagos based rock combos MonoMono and BLO. Stoking the dancefloor was the young band’s first priority and The Funkees were often playing through the night, seven days a week.

Formed at the tail end of the Nigerian civil war by Harry Mosco Agada (then a guitarist in Celestine Ukwu’s Music Royals) the band played for the army’s 12th Brigade in Aba and went through a rapid series of membership changes in search of the perfect line-up of players.

It wasn't long before promoters in the UK came calling and The Funkees packed up their instruments and moved to London where they quickly established a fierce reputation on the live circuit.

Here they recorded two seminal albums before finally breaking up in 1977 amidst some controversy. This collection features for the first time all of their Nigerian 45s alongside the best of their UK album material and is accompanied by a full interview with original member Sonny Akpan, who still lives in the capital.

Tracklisting

CD Album (SNDWCD039)
  1. The Funkees - Ole
  2. The Funkees - Akpankoro
  3. The Funkees - Onye Mmanya
  4. The Funkees - Abraka
  5. The Funkees - Point Of No Return
  6. The Funkees - Akula Owu Onyeara
  7. The Funkees - Acid Rock
  8. The Funkees - Ogbu Achara
  9. The Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness
  10. The Funkees - Dancing Time
  11. The Funkees - Baby I Need You
  12. The Funkees - Break Through new dub
  13. The Funkees - Life
  14. The Funkees - Mimbo
  15. The Funkees - 303
  16. The Funkees - Dancing In The Nude
  17. The Funkees - Salem
  18. The Funkees - Dance With Me
12" Vinyl Album (SNDWLP039)
  1. The Funkees - Ole
  2. The Funkees - Akpankoro
  3. The Funkees - Onye Mmanya
  4. The Funkees - Abraka
  5. The Funkees - Point Of No Return
  6. The Funkees - Akula Owu Onyeara
  7. The Funkees - Acid Rock
  8. The Funkees - Ogbu Achara
  9. The Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness
  10. The Funkees - Dancing Time
  11. The Funkees - Baby I Need You
  12. The Funkees - Break Through new dub
  13. The Funkees - Life
  14. The Funkees - Mimbo
  15. The Funkees - 303
  16. The Funkees - Dancing In The Nude
Download Album (SNDWD039)
  1. The Funkees - Ole
  2. The Funkees - Akpankoro
  3. The Funkees - Onye Mmanya
  4. The Funkees - Abraka
  5. The Funkees - Point Of No Return
  6. The Funkees - Akula Owu Onyeara
  7. The Funkees - Acid Rock
  8. The Funkees - Ogbu Achara
  9. The Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness
  10. The Funkees - Dancing Time
  11. The Funkees - Baby I Need You
  12. The Funkees - Break Through new dub
  13. The Funkees - Life
  14. The Funkees - Mimbo
  15. The Funkees - 303
  16. The Funkees - Dancing In The Nude
  17. The Funkees - Salem
  18. The Funkees - Dance With Me

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ole £0.99
2 Akpankoro £0.99
3 Onye Mmanya £0.99
4 Abraka £0.99
5 Point Of No Return £0.99
6 Akula Owu Onyeara £0.99
7 Acid Rock £0.99
8 Ogbu Achara £0.99
9 Slipping Into Darkness £0.99
10 Dancing Time £0.99
11 Baby I Need You £0.99
12 Break Through new dub £0.99
13 Life £0.99
14 Mimbo £0.99
15 303 £0.99
16 Dancing In The Nude £0.99
17 Salem £0.99
18 Dance With Me £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (18 tracks) £7.99
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.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Ole £0.99
2 Akpankoro £0.99
3 Onye Mmanya £0.99
4 Abraka £0.99
5 Point Of No Return £0.99
6 Akula Owu Onyeara £0.99
7 Acid Rock £0.99
8 Ogbu Achara £0.99
9 Slipping Into Darkness £0.99
10 Dancing Time £0.99
11 Baby I Need You £0.99
12 Break Through new dub £0.99
13 Life £0.99
14 Mimbo £0.99
15 303 £0.99
16 Dancing In The Nude £0.99
17 Salem £0.99
18 Dance With Me £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (18 tracks) £7.99