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Rex Lawson's Greatest Hits

Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson

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This is a release of 1960s West African dance band music known as highlife. Rex Lawson(1930-69), bandleader and trumpeter was a Nigerian master of the form, that owed much to traditional African rhythms and percussion as well as jazz. Rex Lawson, originally from Calabar was a polyglot who sang in many major Nigerian languages. Most of the hits here are happy dance pieces with masterful dashes of brass. For those who lived in West Africa at the time these were popular, they are evocative of the Nigerian Civil war. The first piece here, "Jolly Papa" sounds like a beautiful dirge in the language of music. Enjoy this time capsule.


Some true old but goody stuff

Awesome album!!!!

i couldnt believe my ears when i heard this songs, these are songs i heard when i was growing up, you hear them at wedding celebrations and parties am so glad i could see this album it reminds me so much of home. great music!

Rex Lawson's Greatest Hits, Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1981

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