BLO - CHAPTER ONE

BLO - CHAPTER ONE

LP (12"/10" Album)

Login for pricing & ordering.

 

Label: MR. BONGO

Release date: 16/09/2013

Barcode: 0711969124514

Catalog no.: MRBLP0000106

Item ID: 388659

Price much higher, please confirm if still needed. 'Chapter One' was Blo's debut album, originally released by EMI Nigeria in 1973. Blo were remarkable for a variety of reasons: they were arguably the first REAL rock trio to emerge from Africa and its members (the legendary Berkely Ike Jones on guitar, drummer Laolu Akins Akintobi and bass player Mike Gbenga Odumosu) had a pedigree like few others at the time, having worked as part of Ginger Baker's band Salt in the years leading to their formation in 1972. Historical facts aside the albums enduring appeal and significance still resides in the music. On offer are eight tracks of infectious Afro-rock, combined with western '60s psychedelia and early '70s rock and funk. The result is one of the finest -and most famous- African fusion albums ever! Making the most of the band's trio format, 'Chapter One' features outstanding guitar work from Jones, fuzzy, raw and reminiscent of the western greats, backed by the funky interplay of Akintobi's drums and Odumosu's bass. While officially featuring only one instrumental track, the raga-tinged 'Miss Sagitt', vocals aren't the album's most prominent element. Instead they function more like a rhythmic addition which the trio deploys in just the right amount. Despite its current standing as one of the most sought after African albums, 'Chapter One' performed poorly on release, leading the band to switch labels and focus on a funkier sound for their follow up. Thus 'Chapter One' remains a rare, and one of the finest, slices of African psychedelic funk, fetching up to $4.000 for an original copy.

Also available: CHAPTER ONE (CD).

Ordering

Are you a private user? Order this item through our mailorder.

Are you a business user? Please login to add items to your basket.

More BLO...


BLO - BACK IN TIME

BLO - BACK IN TIME

Towards the end of the '70s, Nigerian psychrock legends BLO developed towards disco, which of course was the hot style of the day. This is a reissue of a 12-inch from the early '80s, showcasing BLO's own sophisticated take on the genre..

 

BLO - BULKY BACKSIDE - BLO IS BACK

BLO - BULKY BACKSIDE - BLO IS BACK

In opposite to other Nigerian acts which hardly got known beyond the borders of their homeland, Blo were always very popular in the western world. Accompanying Ginger Baker of Cream fame was the first step to break them into the western popular music market of the '70s and ... read more »

 

BLO - BULKY BACKSIDE - BLO IS BACK

BLO - BULKY BACKSIDE - BLO IS BACK

In opposite to other Nigerian acts which hardly got known beyond the borders of their homeland, Blo were always very popular in the western world. Accompanying Ginger Baker of Cream fame was the first step to break them into the western popular music market of the '70s and ... read more »

 

BLO - CHAPTER ONE

BLO - CHAPTER ONE

Chapter One was Blo's debut album, originally released by EMI in 1973. Blo were remarkable for a variety of reasons: they were arguably the first rock trio to emerge from Africa and its members - Berkely Ike Jones on guitar, Laolu Akins Akintobi on drums and Mike Gbenga ... read more »

 

BLO - PHASE IV

BLO - PHASE IV

'Phase IV' is BLO at the height of their not inconsiderable powers. Buzzing after a hugely successful tour of Denmark and Norway, the Afro funk trio returned to London in 1975 and headed straight into the Orange Studios to get the magic down on tape. Rightly regarded as the ... read more »

 

BLO - PHASE IV

BLO - PHASE IV

'Phase IV' is BLO at the height of their not inconsiderable powers. Buzzing after a hugely successful tour of Denmark and Norway, the Afro funk trio returned to London in 1975 and headed straight into the Orange Studios to get the magic down on tape. Rightly regarded as the ... read more »

 

 

More on the MR. BONGO label...


ADOLFO, ANTONIO -E A BRAZUCA-/ERASMO CARLOS - GLORIA GLORINHA/COQUIERO VERDE

'Gloria Glorinha' is a quirky, upbeat MPB-funk tune with soaring vocals, JB-esque stabs, horns and bubbling piano. It was originally released as part of a 4-track 7-inch EP on Odeon in 1970. 'Coqueiro Verde' is taken from Erasmo's sought after 'Erasmo Carlos E Os ... read more »

 

MATTY - DEJAVU

MATTY - DEJAVU

'Déjàvu' is the debut solo album from Matthew Tavares, aka Matty. Originally released in 2018 as a digital only release, it now sees the physical release it rightly deserves. Produced by Frank Dukes (Badbadnotgood). The inspiration for the album came after ... read more »

 

SALVADOR, DOM/OSMAR MILITO - BARUMBA/MORRE O BURRO, FICA O HOMEM

Brazilian jazz legend Dom Salvador worked with artists including Elis Regina, Jorge Ben and Edu Lobo, he led his own Salvador Trio, and released records under his own name. 'Barumba' is an uptempo funk-jazz monster with heavy drums and piano right from the off. Soaring ... read more »

 

SIMONAL, WILSON/TRIO MOCOTO - NAO VEM QUE NAO TEM/NAO ADIANTA

Wilson Simonal's 'Nem Vem Que Nao Tem' is an instant and super catchy samba-MPB hit made famous through by its inclusion in Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund's 'City Of God'. Simonal was a hugely successful singer in the 1960s and early 70s; one of the most popular ... read more »

 

HORSEMAN - COMPUTER

The lead single from Horseman's 'Dawn Of The Dread' album. TRACKS: 01. Computer - Vocal 02. Computer - Instrumental

 

PIPE/PETER NERO - A NIGHT AT THE JAZZ ROOMS

PIPE/PETER NERO - A NIGHT AT THE JAZZ ROOMS

Two tracks taken from the double CD/LP with the same title. Included here are The Pipe's 'Wade In The Water' and Peter Nero's 'Soulful Strut'.

 

 


Clear Spot - clearspot.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@clearspot.nl
W. www.clear-spot.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.