Rex Lawson's Greatest Hits
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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
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!
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||Peri Special Mbanga||Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson: The Classics, Vol. 1||4:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|