BOOGIE LEGS (180G LP)
12" Vinyl D
A rare Nigerian afrobeat classic back on vinyl for the 1st time since its initial release in 1980. Limited edition of 500 copies on black 180 gram vinyl.
Jake Sollo was the hottest and most prolific music producer in Nigeria between the late 1970s and mid 1980s. Next to his productions for other artists and major labels like EMI & Polydor, Jake Sollo would go on to record a total of three astonishing albums: 'Coming Home' (1977), 'Show Me How' (1979) and 'Boogie Legs' (1980). Boogie Legs would be Sollo's final album, his career was cut short when he tragically died in a car accident in 1985_depriving the world of what no doubt would have been decades of more innovative and creative music. On Boogie Legs, the listener is treated to Jake Sollo's trademark sound with touches of pop, plenty of African groove disco, moments of psychedelic reggae, chattering guitars, mad synth skills and fat angular basslines _ all bound together with Jakes distinctive guitar playing and smooth production. A triumphant album that combined the raw power from his roots with the slick tricks he learned in London. Also featured on these recordings are some 'all-star' guest appearances by musicians from the likes of Trevor Murrell (Kim Wilde, Sade) and Ray Carless (Maxi Priest, Adele). Boogie Legs is a sexy monster of an album that shows off Jake Sollo as the multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire and Apostle of Nigerian music he was_the sound of an artist at the height of his power, with a career that came to an untimely end_but leaving us with a BIG legacy. Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first ever vinyl reissue of Jake Sollo's 'Boogie Legs' album (originally released in 1980 on Taretone). [info sheet from distr.]