|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Nigeria 70 Vol. 1

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (121 ratings)
Retail
Member
Nigeria 70 Vol. 1 album cover
01
Tire Loma Da Nigbehin
Artist: Monomono Tire
4:46
$0.49
$0.99
02
Chant To Mother Earth
Artist: B Lo
6:07
$0.49
$0.99
03
Ifa
Artist: Tunji Oyelana and The Benders
5:00
$0.49
$0.99
04
Ikon Allah
Artist: Bala Miller & The Great Music Pirameeds Of Afrika
5:46
$0.49
$0.99
05
La La La
Artist: Segun Bucknor & His Revolution
3:29
$0.49
$0.99
06
Shango
Artist: Peter King
5:39
$0.49
$0.99
07
No Discrimination
Artist: Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers
8:19
$0.49
$0.99
08
Akuyan Ekassa
Artist: Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes
3:10
$0.49
$0.99
09
Better Change Your Mind
Artist: William Onyeabor
8:24
$0.49
$0.99
10
Woman Made The Devil
Artist: Bongos Ikwue
4:10
$0.49
$0.99
11
Alo Mi Alo (parts 1 and 2)
Artist: Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders
8:04
$0.49
$0.99
12
Allah Wakbarr
Artist: Ofo The Black Company
3:30
$0.49
$0.99
13
Enjoy Yourself
Artist: Sahara All Stars Band Jos
5:59
$0.49
$0.99
14
Dancing Time
Artist: The Funkees
3:19
$0.49
$0.99
15
The Quest
Artist: Afro Cult Foundation
8:10
$0.49
$0.99
16
Greetings
Artist: Joni Haastrup
6:13
$0.49
$0.99
17
Kita Kita
Artist: Gasper-Lawal
6:01
$0.49
$0.99
18
Orere Elejigbo
Artist: Lijadu Sisters
4:14
$0.49
$0.99
19
Agboju Logun
Artist: Shina Williams & His African Percussionists
11:34  
20
Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)
Artist: Sunny Ade & His African Beats
7:13
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information
EDITOR'S PICK

Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 119:07

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Wondering Sound

Review 48

04.14.09
Various Artists, Nigeria 70 Vol. 1
2009 | Label: Strut Records / !K7 Records

In 2001, the London label Strut issued Nigeria 70 as a triple-disc set: two audio CDs and a DVD with documentary. The label laid low for a while in mid-decade — but not before a handful of other labels began following its lead by excavating a rich, growing horde of gems from Lagos and beyond — the Nigeria Special series, in particular, has picked up on what Nigeria 70 began.

So it's only fair that in… read more »

Write a Review 7 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Double CD Killer Comp

Queef

Standout tracks are 1, 7, 11 & 20. Fela Kuti inspired afrobeat!

user avatar

classic

tancilivich

a monster. funky, sinewy, awesome. download.

user avatar

Hot and crazy

sophist

Awesome compilation. More music should be like this - it just makes you feel GOOD!

user avatar

Double CD

BomShankar

Just to be fair, this is a double album, so it could have been worse (i.e. 24 credits) and yes, depending on your new 'improved' plan, you can probably download it cheaper at Amazon. Whatever ... this album is essential, the first of a slew of other great 1970's Nigeria comps. (esp. on Soundway, avail. here) and one of the best African comps. ever. Check the comment on 'crossover content' but one way or another, get it all! ... (btw both here & Amazon omit 3 tracks from the orig. CD incl. 2 by Fela Kuti ... should be a half star off for that)

user avatar

20! - what happened to 12 credits max

dtwood

this eMusic transition is lacking the benefits it originally espoused... (iTunes-like) 12 credits max for a single album. cutting my value of my membership in half, adding crap POP music and then still dinging me for every song. the end is near. though i'm still buying this album... on Amazon for $8.99 - http://tr.im/tyto

user avatar

Just Download It!

Bartola

This is such an incredible release. Man the Nigerian music scene was HOT! This stuff is crazy.

user avatar

crossover content

duggie

Tracks 3, 9 and 12 also appear on World Psychedelic Classics 3. If you have that collection you can skip them here and save on download credits.

They Say All Music Guide

This is another stunning compilation from the good folks at Strut. Some of the big names that dominated Lagos are here, including such as Fela, Orlando Julius, and Sunny Ade. Side by side stand other, lesser-known players who brought the funk at least as hard, if not as often. This is that rare compilation that manages to conscientiously document a scene without reaching for the obvious, but without ignoring what must be included. What we have here is a rich, historical document that you might actually want to listen to, no mean feat. Once again this label graces us with gems from the furthest reaches of their record collections. Bless them. – Rob Ferrier

more »