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VA / Soul Jazz Records Presents
NIGERIA FREEDOM SOUNDS! Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music And The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63
Soul Jazz Records
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July 15, 2016


Soul Jazz has more than carved out a name for itself as one of the best names in the reissue game, painstakingly scouring the earth for the best forgotten and hard-to-find world music. For Nigeria Freedom Sounds, the label have pooled together twenty three tracks from a variety of early 60s calypso, highlife and juju singers and musicians, selecting what they deem to be some of the best the country had to offer. With so many unfamiliar names here, who are we to judge? The playful compendium of rhythms that spread across the tracks is enough to make any music lover take note. Positive, uplifting and wonderfully archival, this is a great listen from start to end.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 E Ma Mobun Saya I K Dairo & his Blue Spots 3:02 Buy

    E Ma Mobun Saya

  2. 2 Ariwo Chris Ajilo and his Cubanos 3:29 Buy


  3. 3 Aye Wa Kael I K Dairo & his Blue Spots 2:51 Buy

    Aye Wa Kael

  4. 4 Baby I Tire Charles Iwegbue and his Archibogs 2:57 Buy

    Baby I Tire

  5. 5 Iba Awon Agba Haruna Ishola and his Group 2:41 Buy

    Iba Awon Agba

  6. 6 Chukwu Fulum Nanya E.C. Arinze 3:00 Buy

    Chukwu Fulum Nanya

  7. 7 Cool Cats Invitation Victor Ola-Iya and his Cool Cats 2:46 Buy

    Cool Cats Invitation

  8. 8 Iyawo-ile Ganiyu Kale and his Guinea Mambo Orchestra 3:00 Buy


  9. 9 Freedom Highlife E.C. Arinze 2:47 Buy

    Freedom Highlife

  10. 10 Bonfo I K Dairo & his Blue Spots 2:57 Buy


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