Twist And Shout

Triple 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket with bonus seven inch single including an exclusive edit. 2016 release. Soundway Records present a compilation of rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of Nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s. Buoyed by an explosive oil boom and a return to democracy after a series of military dictatorships, Nigeria's economy in the years of the early '80's was mirrored by it's recording industry as countless young artists and groups hit the airwaves and dancefloors of the capital and beyond. It was a glossy, brash new form of pop music born out of ashes of late 1970s disco and funk and, just as in America, was the soundtrack to a new generation for whom money, style and flirtation trumped the overblown psychedelia of the previous decade. Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervor for afro-beat, afro-rock and afro-centric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up, a new generation of young artists and performers turned their backs on their cultural roots in music and sought a new kind of stardom and fame firmly connected to the glossy, snazzy world of the 1980s that was erupting in the USA and Europe. The 1970s flares and Cuban heels began to disappear, in their place came sleek suits, rolled-up sleeves, bow-ties, jumpsuits, leather jackets, greased hair and a firm nod in the stylistic direction of Michael Jackson. Many of the original albums these tracks are taken from fetch insane prices online due to their rarity and so it's with great pleasure that we present a selection here that evokes a golden boom time in Nigerian music history. It's perhaps not for the purists who think they know what African music should sound like but hey, relax... this music should make you make move, make you smile, (hopefully make some of you reminisce over your youth)... it's what it was made for.
Triple 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket with bonus seven inch single including an exclusive edit. 2016 release. Soundway Records present a compilation of rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of Nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s. Buoyed by an explosive oil boom and a return to democracy after a series of military dictatorships, Nigeria's economy in the years of the early '80's was mirrored by it's recording industry as countless young artists and groups hit the airwaves and dancefloors of the capital and beyond. It was a glossy, brash new form of pop music born out of ashes of late 1970s disco and funk and, just as in America, was the soundtrack to a new generation for whom money, style and flirtation trumped the overblown psychedelia of the previous decade. Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervor for afro-beat, afro-rock and afro-centric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up, a new generation of young artists and performers turned their backs on their cultural roots in music and sought a new kind of stardom and fame firmly connected to the glossy, snazzy world of the 1980s that was erupting in the USA and Europe. The 1970s flares and Cuban heels began to disappear, in their place came sleek suits, rolled-up sleeves, bow-ties, jumpsuits, leather jackets, greased hair and a firm nod in the stylistic direction of Michael Jackson. Many of the original albums these tracks are taken from fetch insane prices online due to their rarity and so it's with great pleasure that we present a selection here that evokes a golden boom time in Nigerian music history. It's perhaps not for the purists who think they know what African music should sound like but hey, relax... this music should make you make move, make you smile, (hopefully make some of you reminisce over your youth)... it's what it was made for.
5056032306622
Doing It In Lagos Boogie Pop & Disco 80s Nigeria - Doing It In Lagos / Various

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Format: Vinyl
Label: SDWY
Rel. Date: 12/09/2016
UPC: 5056032306622

Doing It In Lagos / Various
Artist: Doing It In Lagos Boogie Pop & Disco 80s Nigeria
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $40.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Track 1
2. Hotline - Fellas Doing It in Lagos [5.37]
3. Track 3
4. Peter Abdul - Don't You Know [3.23]
5. Track 5
6. Steve Monite - Only You [6.28]
7. Track 7
8. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life [6.15]
9. Track 9
10. Kio Amachree - Ivory [5.11]
11. Track 11
12. Livy Ekemezie - Holiday Action [5.15]
13. Track 13
14. Willy Roy - Don't Give Up [6.40]
15. Track 15
16. Danny Offia ; the Friks - Funk with Me [5.23]
17. Track 17
18. Rick Asikpo ; Afro Fusion - Too Hot [5.15] 1
19. Track 19
20. Toby Foyeh - Ore Mi [5.44] 1
21. Track 21
22. Gboyega Adelaja - Colourful Environment [5.25] 1
23. Track 23
24. Mike Umoh - Shake Your Body [6.15] 1
25. Track 25
26. Burnis Moleme - Where Is the Answer [7.02] 1
27. Track 27
28. Sony Enang - Don't Stop That Music [5.10] 1
29. Track 29
30. Nkono Teles - Be My Lady (Mix) [4.29] 1
31. Track 31
32. Veno - Groove I Like [3.39] 1
33. Track 33
34. Godfrey Odili - Let's Do More Music [7.39] 1
35. Track 35
36. Terry MacKson - Distant Lover [5.32] 1
37. A. Ofege - Burning Jungle 2
38. B. Lexy Mella - on the Air - Rap Mix (Frankie Francis Edit)

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Triple 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket with bonus seven inch single including an exclusive edit. 2016 release. Soundway Records present a compilation of rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of Nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s. Buoyed by an explosive oil boom and a return to democracy after a series of military dictatorships, Nigeria's economy in the years of the early '80's was mirrored by it's recording industry as countless young artists and groups hit the airwaves and dancefloors of the capital and beyond. It was a glossy, brash new form of pop music born out of ashes of late 1970s disco and funk and, just as in America, was the soundtrack to a new generation for whom money, style and flirtation trumped the overblown psychedelia of the previous decade. Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervor for afro-beat, afro-rock and afro-centric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up, a new generation of young artists and performers turned their backs on their cultural roots in music and sought a new kind of stardom and fame firmly connected to the glossy, snazzy world of the 1980s that was erupting in the USA and Europe. The 1970s flares and Cuban heels began to disappear, in their place came sleek suits, rolled-up sleeves, bow-ties, jumpsuits, leather jackets, greased hair and a firm nod in the stylistic direction of Michael Jackson. Many of the original albums these tracks are taken from fetch insane prices online due to their rarity and so it's with great pleasure that we present a selection here that evokes a golden boom time in Nigerian music history. It's perhaps not for the purists who think they know what African music should sound like but hey, relax... this music should make you make move, make you smile, (hopefully make some of you reminisce over your youth)... it's what it was made for.
        
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