Various Artists | NIGERIA SPECIAL VOLUME 2: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6

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NIGERIA SPECIAL VOLUME 2: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6

by Various Artists

"Taken as a whole, the comp itself is as revelatory as it is incessantly enjoyable...beautifully packaged and presented."
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1. Psychedelic Baby
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2. Shango Oba Onina
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3. Totobiroko (Ogbele)
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2:53 album only
4. Ibi Awo Iyi
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5. Omohupa
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3:35 album only
6. The Lords Prayer
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3:12 album only
7. Agboyabakpa
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3:06 album only
8. Onwu Dinjo
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6:50 album only
9. Jeka Dubu
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10. Jekoyewa
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11. Onyebu Chi
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12. Ochea Special
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13. Motako
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14. Agboho
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15. Iwo Ko La Dami
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16. Isip 2
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17. Onye Aghala Nwanneya
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18. Anyi Bundi Igbo
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19. Egwo Umu Agbogha
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Nigeria Special 2 is the second part to the best selling Nigeria Special album released to critical acclaim in 2007 and further extends the look at the most exciting period in Nigeria’s recording history.

The range of styles vary from highlife to Juju and Nigerian blues in the languages of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini and Ijaw. With a peppering of ‘afro’ experimentation the same musical stew pervades volume 2 as it’s predecessor – some artists appear again alongside some new artists as the emphasis continues to focus on the laid back and mid tempo feel found on volume 1.

1970’s Nigeria was a time that allowed Nigerian bands more freedom to record their own style than ever before. Highlife, afrobeat, rock, jazz & native blues rubbed shoulders and were turned out at unprecedented levels. Nigeria Special 2 features five of the artists on the previous volume leaving space for a choice selection of some of the hundreds of other recording artists that were active in Nigeria at the time.

The CD is presented with a full colour 24-page booklet with nuggets of historical information and a background to the scene at the time. The triple LP comes with two exclusive bonus tracks, available only on vinyl.


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Bill

Absolutely wonderful!
This set is a treat that almost defies description. Aside from being one of the most interesting musical time-capsules one could hope for, it's filled to capacity with great songs. I can not recommend this set enough!