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African Dances

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
01-06-2018
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Barcode:
7119691252711
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
MRBLP168
African Dances
African Dances

Description

GROUND-BREAKING, CLASSIC BOOGIE & DISCO LP FROM 1979 NIGERIA, FEATURING 'AGBOJU LOGUN'

First official reissue of the extremely rare full-length album by Lagos-based bandleader Shina Williams. Clean copies of the original currently sell for up to £500.

The record was born in 1979 when Shina put Biddy Wright, Fred Fisher, Saliu Alabi, Prince Bola, Tutu Shoronmu, Tunde willimas and several other decorated Nigerian musicians who played with the likes of Fela Kuti, SJOB Movement, Sonny Okoson, King Bucknor amongst others together to record.

The result is 'African Dances', a timeless fusion of afrobeat, electronics, boogie and disco. Includes his most well-known song, 'Agboju Logun' that Williams knew was ground breaking "I want to show the whole wide world that Africa is alive with modern musicians to reckon with anywhere,". This album version is a different mix to the two-track 12" that came out under on Earthworks, Rough Trade in 1984.

Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original artwork. Licensed direct from Shina Williams.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Cunny Jam Wayo
  3. Agboju Logun
  4. Gboro Mi Ro
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