Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nigeria Disco Funk

My buddy Saul bought me this album recently. Its definitely one to check out. Here is the blurb from Amazon:

"Nigeria Disco Funk Special is an amazing collection of heavy dancefloor grooves from urban Lagos in the `70s - hot and driving slices of Funk, Disco and Boogie that show just how vibrant the music scene was in one of West Africa's most populous and culturally diverse cities. In the `70s, it wasn't just James Brown who influenced the musicians playing in the nightspots of Lagos - the loose-structured and elongated jams that he was pioneering in America had been a part of Nigerian music much longer than that. This album is the sound of Cuban-heeled and Micro-minied Lagos youth soaking up the sound of the American discotheque and putting their own inimitable twist on the proceedings."


saul 7:35 am  

Hey J,

Glad you're liking it. Check-out 'Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-1976' in the same series. Same, same, but different.


ababoypart2 12:37 pm  

1-clicked via Amazon - Bongos, I remember. The rest - not sure, but thanks for the post and link

Anonymous,  6:15 pm  

all those years ago, I just to dance to some of these music at Giles Peterson's Dingwalls on Sundays. Didn't realise that they were made in Lagos. thanks

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