The Nigerian Police Force Band- Asiko Mi Ni
Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band of Aba- Alabeke
The Hykkers- I Want A Break Thru'
This compilation was released a couple weeks ago on Soundway Records. That's right, the same Soundway Records that released such gems as Afro Baby- The Evolution of the Afro Sound In Nigeria, 1970-1979 , Ghana Soundz Vol.1 and Ghana Soundz Vol.2. How can you go wrong here? The answer is you can't.
If you like african-fuzz guitar, afro-beat and infectious high-life music, run to your local record store and pick up this spectacular double-disc album showcasing the rarest Nigerian music out there. Soundway has done an amazing job with the packaging and have compiled extensive liner notes on the backgrounds of the musicians involved. It features an awe-inspiring mixture of high-life, afro-beat, jazz, blues and psych rock that will have you reaching for the repeat button every time. I am featuring a couple tunes from this for you to sample, but you will definitely want to have your own copy to hear in true stereo sound.
Buy it here!
Coming soon: Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor- live concerts from the Portland Jazz Fest 2008 and another eclectic mix.