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Various - Nigeria 70 (Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat, Highlife & Afro-Funk) (2xLP)

Various - Nigeria 70 (Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat, Highlife & Afro-Funk) (2xLP)

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Various - Nigeria 70 (Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat, Highlife & Afro-Funk) 

Label: Strut - STRUT035LP

Released: 2008

Genre: Funk / Soul, Folk World & Country

Style: African, Afrobeat, Highlife, Funk

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Tracklist:

A1. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Ezuku Buzo 2:55
A2. Ify Jerry Krusade - Everybody Likes Something Good 3:29
A3. Sir Shina Peters And His International Stars - Yabis 6:59
A4. Chief Controller Olufemi Ajasa & His New Nigerian Brothers Band - Aiye Le 3:07
B1. Ashanti Afrika Jah - Onyame 4:56
B2. Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - Dododo (Ekassa No.1) 5:18
B3. Peacocks Guitar Band - Eddie Quansa 4:24
B4. Rex Williams - You Are My Heart 3:15
C1. Peter King - African Dialects 4:58
C2. Chief Checker - Ire Africa 5:41
C3. Ifeanyi Eddie Okwedy - Happy Survival 3:08
D1. Tony Tete Harbor And The Star Heaters Of Nigeria - Tete Muo Bu Muo 5:11
D2. Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos - Wetin De Watch Goat, Goat Dey Watcham 10:10
D3. The Immortals (5) - Hot Tears 2:49

Product Review:

Strut Records' Nigeria 70 is a stunning compilation of heavyweight afrobeat, highlife and funk from the West African nation. Spanning two vinyl records, this collection captures the vibrant sounds of Lagos in the 1970s, when Nigerian music was experiencing a golden age.

The album features an impressive selection of artists, some well-known names like Sir Victor Uwaifo and Chief Controller Olufemi Ajasa & His New Nigerian Brothers Band as well as lesser known acts such as Ify Jerry Krusade and Tony Tete Harbor And The Star Heaters Of Nigeria. Every track is an absolute joy to listen to; infectious grooves are intertwined with catchy melodies and intricate percussion parts to create a sound that will have your feet tapping in no time!

The production quality is also top notch; each instrument has been expertly recorded so that it stands out amongst the mix without overpowering any other elements. This allows for an enjoyable listening experience whether you're dancing or just relaxing at home.

Overall, Nigeria 70 is an essential purchase for anyone interested in exploring African music from this period. It's both musically engaging yet easy on the ear – perfect for fans of afrobeat or funk looking for something fresh!

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