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Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of Funky Lagos

Label: AfroStrut
Released: 2002
Track listing: CD1: Koola Lobitos, "Ololufe Mi"; Monomono, "Tire Loma Da Nigbehin"; Blo: "Chant to Mother Earth"; Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70, "Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'n' Quench)"; Tunji Oyelana & The Benders, "Ifa"; Bala Miller & The Great Music Pirameeds Of Afrika, "Ikon Allah"; Segun Bucknor & His Revolution, "La La La"; Peter King, "Shango"; Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers, "No Discrimination"; Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes, "Akayan Ekassa"; William Onyeabor, "Better Change Your Mind"; Bongos Ukwue, "Woman Made the Devil."
CD2: Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders, "Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2)"; Ofo The Black Company, "Allah Wakbarr"; Sahara All Stars Band Jos, "Enjoy Yourself"; The Funkees, "Dancing Time"; Afro Cult Foundation, "The Quest"; Joni Haastrup, "Greetings"; Gasper Lawal, "Kita Kita"; Lijadu Sisters, "Orere Elejigbo"; Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 with Sandra Akanke Isidore, "Upside Down"; Shina Williams & His African Percussionists, "Agboju Logun"; Sunny Ade & His African Beats, "Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)."

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Lest we neglect the under-represented sounds of West African funk, the folks at AfroStrut have put together a magnificent 3-disc compilation that celebrates the movement. Nigeria 70 reminds us of the spirit and diversity of the sounds that emerged around Lagos in the '70s with nearly 150 minutes of music. At the outset, let's make it ...


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