DANCING TIME - THE BEST OF EASTERN NIGERIA'S AFRO ROCK EXPONENTS 1973-77 by THE FUNKEES

SKU64049
ArtistTHE FUNKEES
TitleDANCING TIME - THE BEST OF EASTERN NIGERIA'S AFRO ROCK EXPONENTS 1973-77
LabelSOUNDWAY
Catalog #SNDWLP 039
Genre
ReleaseWeek 15 - 2018 Week - 2018
FormatVinyl - UK2LP
EAN Barcode5060091551183
Benelux exclusive, Import
€ 27,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Ole
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/1_ole.mp3
  2. Akpankoro
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/2_akpankoro.mp3
  3. Onye Mmanya
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/3_onye_mmanya.mp3
  4. Abraka
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/4_abraka.mp3
  5. Akula Owu Onyeara
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/5_akula_owu_onyeara.mp3
  6. Acid Rock
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/6_acid_rock.mp3
  7. Ogbu Achara
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/7_ogbu_achara.mp3
  8. Slipping Into Darkness
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/8_slipping_into_darkness.mp3
  9. 303
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/9_303.mp3
  10. Baby I Need You
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/10_baby_i_need_you.mp3
  11. Break Through
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/11_break_through.mp3
  12. Life
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/12_life.mp3
  13. Mimbo
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/13_mimbo.mp3
  14. Dancing Time
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/14_dancing_time.mp3
  15. Dancing In The Nude
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/15_dancing_in_the_nude.mp3
  16. Point Of No Return
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/64049_dancing_time_-_the_best_of_eastern_nigerias_afro_rock_exponents_1973-77/16_point_of_no_return.mp3

Description

Having featured on three of Soundway's most popular titles, across the definitive Nigeria Special compilation series, Soundway felt The Funkees output deserved closer inspection. Presented here (on CD, download & double gatefold LP) are 18 slices of funky Afro-rock grooves hand picked by Soundway's Miles Cleret from a selection of the bands 45s and 2 long players.

In the early 1970s The Funkees were the number-one east Nigerian band and the only outfit to seriously challenge the popular Lagos based rock combos MonoMono and BLO.

It wasn't long before promoters in the UK came calling and The Funkees packed up their instruments and moved to London where they quickly established a fierce reputation on the live circuit.

Here they recorded two seminal albums before finally breaking up in 1977 amidst some controversy. This collection features for the first time all of their Nigerian 45s alongside the best of their UK album material and is accompanied by a full interview with original member Sonny Akpan, who still lives in the capital.