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  • 01. Free The People
    02. Treachery
    03. Good People
    04. Express Yourself
    05. Mr. Somebody
    06. You Can Make It If You Try
    07. Akwa Idim
    08. Sugar Node Bitter
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    SEA LIONS

    Free The People

    (Jet)
    [engl] 
    The year is 1978 and one hot thing from the musical underground is Reggae music from Jamaica, the USA or UK, where most of the acts had musicians of Caribbean descent. Reggae had the groove, the rebel spirit and the relaxed attitude all in one, to enchant a big part of the world’s inhabitants. And while at least Jamaica as a relatively poor and so called „Third World“ country proved to spawn Reggae acts of highest quality, literally nobody dared to look further and dig deeper into the underground except of a few maniacs who were not satisfied with spinning Marley over and over again. And maybe they stumbled over the 1970s Afro Beat sound from countries like Zambia or Nigeria and then got interested. What did they find in the simmering metropolises of this still mysterious continent? Somewhere in Nigeria they would have certainly caught a glimpse on mind blowing performanes of THE SEA LIONS, a six piece group mixing the then hip Reggae and Afro Beat stylesto generate fresh and furious music with a hypnotizing atmosphere. Polyrhythmic beat patterns build the foundation, the utterly fruitful soil for the heartwarming melodies wailed out by the guitars and the commanding vocals with their conjuring charme. Great organwork builds the link between the groove section and the melody instruments.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    09.11.2020
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Kwaku's Thing
    02. Funkum
    03. Iponohinime
    04. Africa
    05. Lovin' You Baby
    06. 200 To 500 Years Ago
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    ANTHONY `REEBOP`KWAKU BAH

    Free The People

    (Jet)
    [engl] 
    This is the 1973 solo album by Ghanaian percussionist Anthony Kwaku Bah, who was given the nickname „Reebop“ by American jazz legend Dizzie Gillespie. He passed away early at the age of 39 in Stockholm in 1983, but before made himself a name for his works with UK 70s rock heroes TRAFFIC and German Krautrockers CAN, amongst others. If you might expect here the prototypical Afro Beat and Afro Rock you mostly know from British bands, you will be surprised that this is only one part of the deal. Yes, there are African elements to be found, buried somewhere in this boiling cauldron where polyrhythmic grooves are the base for jazz improvisations by the brass section, that range from naughty swing and bebop, to freaked out free jazz and enchanting soul jazz the way it was popular in the late 60s. The arrangements are utterly lush with so much going on here in every aspect that you would get lost if there was no trace of melody to be discovered, but there they are and they tell you fantastic stories of exotic places that only exist in your wildest dreams. Kwaku Bah’s rhythm patterns grab you by the horns and pull you into a world of their own. Hypnotical, irresistible, hot and vivid. The tunes combine jazz, soul, funk and each one is constructed like a self – contained story.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    09.11.2020
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Call a spade a spade
    02. Married life
    03. Forgiveness
    04. No wrong show
    05. Love of parents
    06. People in the world"
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    THONY SHORBY NYENWI

    Sweet Funk Music

    (Jet)
    [engl] 
    Who said that all Nigerian afrobeat from the 70s was dark and though provoking with a melancholic edge despite the ongoing powerful grooves and a more or less political message denouncing the the methods of the country’s leaders to increase their own wealth and power while the simple people suffer. Well, this 1978 album by bandleader Thony Shorby Nyenwi proves this idea wrong. What we have here is a sacredly rare gem, fetching 300 € for a copy in playable condition. A crown jewel of Nigerian afrobeat and funk music that is an utter joy listening to. Thony Nyenwi's music is a monument of the genre carved in rock. His vocal melodies are more at the lighter and happier side of life, somehow hypnotizing with reduced note progressions on repetitive rhythm figures that rush through your whole body to make you groove along. A fine funky wah wah guitar sound and a mind blowing keyboard sound including electric piano, farfisa organ and others hook up to add colour to the stoic rhythms. The atmosphere literally cooks. This is certainly more modern with a slightly more polished feel than the political music of Fela Kuti or Segun Bucknor, but still bears an unparalleled intensity that makes this album a dance floor sweeper at each club. Coloured lights are flashing into the white haze from the fogging machines when people in glittering bell bottom trousers and twinkling shirts happily get into the groove.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.12.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    22,00 EUR
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    18.12.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
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  • 01. Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow
    02. Gbomojo
    03. Son of January 15th
    04. La – La – La
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    SEGUN BUCKNORS REVOLUTION

    Son Of January 15

    (Jet)
    [engl] 
    "Segun Bucknor was one of the most important figures in the Nigerian music scene of the 70s, despite having only a brief career with his afrobeat unit which in 1972 released this superb album of which originals usually not turn up at any price. A reissue like this on JET RECORDS therefore is long overdue to enable every woman and man with a fondness for African popular music of the 70s to take a closer listen to this gem and fall in love immediately. What do we get to listen here? Well, the album consists of four lengthy tracks with long instrumental sections that generate a swallowing atmosphere of sheer simmering heat and awakes the primal desire to dance within each and every listener. The first tune „Sorrow sorrow sorrow“ showcases the talents of the band’s brass players with a very prominent lead trumpet and saxophones duelling with each other. In jumps the organ as lead instrument for another long part and despite grooving on repetitive rhythm figures created by bass guitar, drums and percussions with brass instruments and organ adding more intensity to it the solo eruptions and duels in combination with Segun Bucknor’s commanding soulful vocal delivery really brand their progressions, lines and hooks into the listener’s mind. „Gbomojo“ then combines the dark side of the early 60s post bop jazz with a relaxed, yet fidgety beat that draws influences from both, funk and rocksteady.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.12.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    22,00 EUR
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    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    18.12.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
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