This album hasn’t been far from my turntable for the past few months. It’s just fantastic. Nigerian Special: Part 1 – Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76 [Soundway Records SNDWLP009A]. How’s that for a succinct album title? I picked mine up from Virgin Records on Market Street in San Francisco before they, unfortunately, shut their doors. I’m sure it’s available from other vinyl sources on the ‘net..
This is a collection of 26 original and previously un-reissued tracks of joyous music from Nigeria, which during the early 70’s was experiencing a period of artistic growth and musical ebullience.