Monday, March 15, 2010

Today was a Day for "Nigeria Disco Funk Special"

The 10th day of gloomy early spring weather had me reaching for the 2008-released funkified collection Nigeria Disco Funk Special that covers the 1970s funk scene in the capital city of Lagos. There have been a plethora of supreme African funk/rock 70's compilations in the last several years, and this is one of the best. It is available on CD and the usual places online.

Track 1:

Official album promo blurb: Lagos Nigeria – the funk & disco capital of West Africa from 1974-79. More nightclubs, bars, spots and dance-floors than any place along the coast from Dakar all the way to Kinshasa. The only 24 track recording studio in the same stretch with more DJs & imported American LPs and 45s than any of it’s neighbours. Soundway presents 9 slabs of rhythm from a time when Saturday and Sunday nights in Lagos City were for looking good and going out. All of them vital musical feathers in the Lagos DJ bow alongside the latest Brass Construction, BT Express & James Brown imports that were hot off the plane.

Track 5:

Helps to groove those clouds away as the funk rays shine down, mofo.

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