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Nigeria Special Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6

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Nigeria Special 2 is the second part to the best selling Nigeria Special album released to critical acclaim in 2007 and further extends the look at the most exciting period in Nigeria’s recording history.

The range of styles vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of  ’afro’ experimentation the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as it’s predecessor – some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid back and mid tempo feel found on volume 1.

1970′s Nigeria was a time that allowed Nigerian bands more freedom to record their own style than ever before. Highlife, afrobeat, rock, jazz & native blues rubbed shoulders and were turned out at unprecedented levels. Nigeria Special 2 features five of the artists on the previous volume leaving space for a choice selection of some of the hundreds of other recording artists that were active in Nigeria at the time.

The CD is presented with a full colour 24-page booklet with nuggets of historical information and a background to the scene at the time. The triple LP comes with two exclusive bonus tracks, available only on vinyl.

“Yep, there was a lot going on down in Nigeria way in the early ’70s and this is the only guide book you’ll need.”
Clash

CD Track list: 

1. Fubura Sekibo – Psychedelic Baby

2. Black’s’ Zenith – Shango Oba Onina
3. Twins Seven – Seven and His Golden Cabretas – Totobiroko (Ogbele)
4. The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt – Ibi Awo Iyi
5. The Otarus – Omohupa
6. The Don Issac Ezekiel Combination – The Lords Prayer
7. James Etamobe & His All Weatther Band – Agboyabakpa
8. The People Star – Onwu Dinjo
9. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats – Jeka Dubu
10. Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals – Jekoyewa
11. Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers – Onyebu Chi 
12. Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 – Ochea Special
13. Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness – Motako
14. Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) – Agboho
15. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders – Iwo Ko La Dami
16. Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Isip 2 
17. The Peacocks International Guitar Band – Onye Aghala Nwanneya
18. The Nkengas – Anyi Bundi Igbo
20. Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch – Egwo Umu Agbogho

LP Track list

Side 1 :
1. Fubura Sekibo – Psychedelic Baby
2. Black’s’ Zenith – Shango Oba Onina
3. Twins Seven – Seven and His Golden Cabretas – Totobiroko (Ogbele)
4. The Professional Seagulls Dance Band of Port Harcourt – Ibi Awo Iyi
5. The Otarus – Omohupa

Side 2
1. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – The Lords Prayer
2. James Etamobe & His All Weatther Band – Agboyabakpa
3. The People Star – Onwu Dinjo
4. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats – Jeka Dubu

Side 3
1. Emperor Dele Ojo & His Africana Internationals – Jekoyewa
2. Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers – Onyebu Chi
3. Paulson Kalu Afrikhanah & His Stars 25 – Ochea Special
4. Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of Darkness – Motako

Side 4
1. Opotopo (Easy Kabaka Brown) – Agboho
2. Eric Akaeze – Ajambene
3. Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Isip 2

Side 5
1. The Peacocks International Guitar Band – Onye Aghala Nwanneya
2. The Nkengas – Anyi Bundi Igbo
3. Joy Nwoso & Dan Satch – Egwo Umu Agbogho
4. Mary Afi Asuah – Ima Mma Nyem

Side 6
1. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders – Iwo Ko La Dami
2. The Ikenga Super Stars – Aku Nke Uwa


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