Back in 2001, the first edition of Nigeria 70 on Strut broke the mould for African compilations, featuring a wide spectrum of musical styles from across the 1970’s, and an audio documentary tracing the music’s history.
For 2008, Strut delve deeper into the Lagos underground for another box of essential West African dynamite. From the heavy jazz of Peter King to Bola Johnson’s scratchy afro funk and the rolling grooves of Juju legend Sir Shina Peters, this is some of the best music ever to emerge from Africa during the seventies. Compiled by leading afro archivist Duncan Brooker and Strut’s Quinton Scott. Check!
- A1. Ezuku Buzo Bola Johnson & His Easy Lif... 1:00
- A2. Everybody Likes Something Good Ify Jerry Krusade 1:00
- A3. Yabis Sir Shina Peters & His Inte... 1:00
- A4. Aiye Le Olufemi Ajasa & His New Nig... 1:00
- B1. Onyame Ashanti Afrika Jah 1:00
- B2. Dododo (Ekassa No 1) Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Mel... 1:00
- B3. Eddie Quansa Peacocks Guitar Band 1:00
- B4. You Are My Heart Rex Williams 1:00
- C1. African Dialects Peter King 1:00
- C2. Ire Africa Chief Checker 1:00
- C3. Happy Survival Ifeanyi Eddie Okwedy & His ... 1:00
- D1. Tete Muo Bu Muo Tony Tete Harbor & The Star... 1:00
- D2. Wetin De Watch Goat, Goat D... Eric (Showboy) Akaeze & His... 1:00
- D3. Hot Tears The Immortals 1:00