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ReleaseProduct
Opotopo
Artist
Easy Kabaka Brown
Label
Soundway Records
Catalogue Number
SNDWD056
Release Date
October 7, 2013
  • Vinyl, 1×LP

    Out of stock

    180g Vinyl in Tip-On Sleeve

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    SNDWLP056

    Released: September 9, 2016

Soundway presents an exclusive re-issue of an obscure LP by the enigmatic Nigerian artist Easy Kabaka Brown. The LP was originally released and recorded by Philips / Phonogram in 1976 and only sold in very small numbers. Musically it's a intriguing mix of mostly Nigerian highlife with a bit of afro-jazz sung in the language of Kalabari from the Delta region of Southern Nigeria. From the bouncy good times of Belema to the deeper extended afro workout of Agboho this unique album stands out from thousands of others of it's time with a sound of its own that draws on many influences, with Congolese and latin touches to jazz trumpet and psychedelic organ lines.

Easy Kabaka Brown (Opotopo was his nickname) was a versatile and eccentric musician who recorded two full length albums (this is the first) and only a couple of 45s. We at Soundway have deemed this record way too sweet to be forgotten, only to gradually ebb away and disappear with time. It's a record that will give you a golden, warm feeling. Your toes will tap, your face should smile and it certainly deserves to be heard by far more than only the few hundred people who bought it nearly 40 years ago.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Agboho 8:52 Buy

    Agboho

  2. 2 Kele Chi Gi 5:52 Buy

    Kele Chi Gi

  3. 3 Belema 6:14 Buy

    Belema

  4. 4 Onbumi 6:03 Buy

    Onbumi

  5. 5 Ibi Dyna 6:23 Buy

    Ibi Dyna

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