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ReleaseProduct
Afro Baby
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Soundway Records
Catalogue Number
3616401729517
Release Date
April 5, 2004

Nigeria in the 1970s had one of the biggest recording industries on the continent as well as one of the most diverse. The fusion of African rhythms and culture with jazz, funk, soul and rock was an Africa wide phenomenon but nowhere was it more prolific and active than the cities and dance floors of Nigeria. These twelve rarities highlight how the Afro – Sound influenced all areas of the music scene and how it progressed throughout a very creative and energetic decade. From funky afro-jazz, soul and afro-highlife to big, dance floor afro-beat Nigeria led the way in West Africa at the time.

“A contender for compilation of the year” - Songlines

“If you don’t feel this music you’ve lost your life force” - XLR8R (USA)

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Alikali Adajo The Sahara All Stars 8:58 Buy

    Alikali Adajo

  2. 2 Lagos Sisi Bola Johnson 3:23 Buy

    Lagos Sisi

  3. 3 Son of Mr Bull Dog The Mebusas 5:22 Buy

    Son of Mr Bull Dog

  4. 4 Fogo Fogo Fela Ransome Kuti and The Africa 70 8:58 Buy

    Fogo Fogo

  5. 5 Ire The Don Issac Ezekiel Combination 3:22 Buy

    Ire

  6. 6 Ipason Tunji Oyelana and The Benders 5:20 Buy

    Ipason

  7. 7 Asa-Sa Fred Fisher 8:09 Buy

    Asa-Sa

  8. 8 Mura Sise Orlando Julius and His Afro Sounders 7:00 Buy

    Mura Sise

  9. 9 Omelebele Dr Victor Olaiya's International All Stars 5:53 Buy

    Omelebele

  10. 10 Afro Baby Stephen Osita Amaechi and his Afro-Rhythms-Skies 3:09 Buy

    Afro Baby

  11. 11 Ochonma The Martins Brothers Dance Band 2:55 Buy

    Ochonma

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