b95ff1d4-fec4-460c-980e-72e397cbc193NOW-AGAIN RECORDS ANNOUNCES 70’s NIGERIAN ROCK COMPILATION WAKE UP YOU!
DECADE LONG INVESTIGATION INTO NIGERIA’S ROCK MUSIC SCENE DURING THE 1970s CULMINATES IN THE RELEASE OF TWO ALBUMS AND BOOKS, VOL 1 COMING APRIL 15
LISTEN TO IFY JERRY KRUSADE’S “EVERYBODY LIKES SOMETHING GOOD” FROM VOL 1 HERE:https://soundcloud.com/nowagainrecords/ify-jerry-krusade-everybody-likes-something-good-wake-up-you-vol-1/s-3u0Ik
The Western world was in the throes of peace, love, and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s.
Wake Up You! is presented in two 100+ page books full of never-seen photos and the story of the best Nigerian rock bands told in vivid detail by musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (who helmed the 2013 critical sensation Who Is William Onyeabor?). Each volume is presented as both a hardbound book with CD in a resealable plastic sleeve, and as a double LP with a soft-cover book included in a custom made 12″ x 12″ book holder. Vol. 1 is set for release on April 15 with Vol. 2 to follow in late May.
This looks great! NOW-AGAIN RECORDS ANNOUNCES 70’s NIGERIAN ROCK COMPILATION WAKE UP YOU!
This looks great! NOW-AGAIN RECORDS ANNOUNCES 70’s NIGERIAN ROCK COMPILATION WAKE UP YOU!
WAKE UP YOU! VOL. 1 TRACKLISTING:
1. Formulars Dance Band “Never Never Let Me Down”
2. The Hygrades  “Keep On Moving”
3. Ify Jerry Krusade “Everybody Likes Something Good”
4. The Hygrades “In The Jungle (Instrumental)”
5. The Strangers “Onye Ije”
6. The Hykkers “Stone The Flower”
7. The Funkees “Baby I Need You”
8. Waves “Mother”
9. Ofo the Black Company “Beautiful Daddy”
10. War-Head Constriction “Graceful Bird”
11. The Magnificent Zenians “Ije Udo”
12. The Apostles “Never Too Late”
13. Aktion “Groove the Funk”
14. Wrinkar Experience “Ballad of a Sad Young Woman”
15. The Founders 15 “I Can’t Be Satisfied”
16. Tirogo “Float”
17. Question Mark “Scram Out”
18. P.R.O. “Tell Me”
WAKE UP YOU! VOL. 2 TRACKLISTING:
1. Theodore Nemy “Come Back”
2. The Funkees “Slipping Into Darkness”
3. The Hykkers “I Want A Break Thru”
4. The Hygrades “In The Jungle (Vocal)”
5. Shadow Abraham with Monomono Friends “Babalawo”
6. Waves “Wake Up You”
7. War-Head Constriction “Shower Of Stone”
8. Question Mark “Love”
9. Action 13 “Set Me Free”
10. Jay U Experience “Baby Rock”
11. The Doves “Flying Bird”
12. Kukumbas “Awa Lani Arawa”
13. The Believers “Life Will Move”
14. Tony Grey & the Black 7 “The Feelings”
15. Ceejebs “Life In Cannan”
16. The Identicals “Who Made the World”
 
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