Nigeria 70 - Lagos Jump
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Nigeria 70 is a gargantuan triple-disc set that stunned listeners the world over by revealing the heretofore-unsuspected musical diversity of Lagos in the ‘70s. Nigeria 70 helped Western listeners discover a funky and eccentric world of lesser known talents. Nigeria 70 - Lagos Jump is a sort of sequel to that first trendsetting collection. Though Lagos Jump forgoes the eclectic sprawl of its predecessor to focus almost exclusively on tightly wound American influenced Afro-Funk. “Everybody Likes Something Good” by slickly named Ify Jerry Crusade combines the grandiose theatricality of an Ennio Morricone score with Fela Kuti, while the relaxed palm-wine guitar stylings of the Peacocks Guitar Band offers a brief reprieve from the percussive assault of the rest of the album, focusing instead on snaky guitar lines and delicate finger-picking. Though rare afro-beat compilations have become more numerous since Strut records began in 2001, few are as compelling as this impeccable new offering.
Somebody deserves this.
What the heck is this 1970s nigerian funk doing hiding in some corner of itunes? Waiting to be blasted on your stereo.
Are you kidding me?
Nigeria 70 is madd tight! Grab a landshark, chill on the patio, and enjoy.
Awesome - Fresh and Exciting
Love it - so old school it makes you cry. Immersed me from the onset into it's reality