soundway present a very limited vinyl-only re-issue of an obscure lp by the enigmatic nigerian artist easy kabaka brown. the lp was originally released and recorded by philips / phonogram in 1976 and only sold in very small numbers. musically it is a intriguing mix of mostly nigerian highlife with a bit of afro-jazz sung in the language of kalabari from the delta region of southern nigeria. strictly limited to 1000 x 180g vinyl copies and released in a rigid paste-on sleeve, these will not last long so dont sleep! the lp comes with free download of entire release.
nigeria 1970. highlife, afro-beat, rock, jazz & native blues rub shoulders and are turned out at an unprecedented level. new styles meet old. newly found national confidence follows the near break up of the nation following the biafran war. new fashions meet old, forging new fusions. soundway presents 26 original and previously un-reissued tracks from the time. obscure a-sides, b-sides & album cuts that have resisted a second look until now.
double 180 gram vinyl, detailed liner notes and free download included.
since 2002, soundway records has been synonymous with high-quality and groundbreaking compilations of music from africa, the caribbean and south america. nigeria special is the most ambitious project yet for the label, a truly in depth, double album look at nigerian music in the early to mid-70s, encompassing a broad range of styles.