KANONU, ALEKE - ALEKE

KANONU, ALEKE - ALEKE

CD (Compact Disc)

Login for pricing & ordering.

 

Label: PMG

Release date: 15/07/2016

Barcode: 0710473191654

Catalog no.: PMGCD0000021

Item ID: 434839

After spending much of the '70s humping his congos around New York as a session musician, Nigerian Aleke Kanonu pulled in some favours to record an album of his own. The result was 'Aleke' (1980), a criminally obscure Afrobeat/funk/jazz masterpiece featuring Buddy Williams on drums, George Davis on guitar and a cameo from Wynton Marsalis on flugelhorn. There are only four tracks on the album but they are all killers. 'N'Gwode' sounds like Fela Kuti and Manu Dibangu hanging out with Bobby Womack, probably somewhere across 110th Street. 'Keep New York Clean' struts like Shaft after a successful bust. And 'Mothers Day' keeps things sweet and soulful, before Wynton Marsalis brings back the groove with his flugelhorn on 'Home Sweet Home'. (Peter Moore, www.africanrevolutions.com). CD version contains the 'Happiness'/'Nwanne Nwanne Nwanne' 12" from 1982 as bonus tracks.

Also available: ALEKE (LP).

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 KANONU, ALEKE...


KANONU, ALEKE - ALEKE

KANONU, ALEKE - ALEKE

After spending much of the '70s humping his congos around New York as a session musician, Nigerian Aleke Kanonu pulled in some favours to record an album of his own. The result was 'Aleke' (1980), a criminally obscure Afrobeat/funk/jazz masterpiece featuring Buddy Williams ... read more »

 

 

More on the PMG label...


MILLER, BALA -& THE GREAT MUSIC PIRAMEEDS OF AFRIKA- - PYRAMIDS

MILLER, BALA -& THE GREAT MUSIC PIRAMEEDS OF AFRIKA- - PYRAMIDS

'Pyramids' offers a breathtaking fusion of Hausa rhythms, jazz and funk. The album introduced Hausa rhythms and stories to the other regions of Nigeria. The LP was originally released by Afrodisia Records in 1979.

 

KELENKYE BAND - MOVING WORLD

KELENKYE BAND - MOVING WORLD

Reissued on CD, 1974's 'Moving World' is a holy grail of Ghanaian groove alchemy. The title track and 'Brotherhood Of Man' are hard, grinding funk outings, while 'Jungle Music' has a more soulful groove. There's also a bit of reggae in 'Dracula Dance' and old-skool highlife ... read more »

 

BUCKNOR, SEGUN - SEGUN BUCKNOR

BUCKNOR, SEGUN - SEGUN BUCKNOR

A reissue of the awesome self-titled Afro-funk LP by Nigerian star Segun Bucknor. On this 1975 album, his final one (originally issued by Afrodisia), Bucknor returned to his soul roots. The sound is sophisticated instead of sweaty, and comforting rather than confronting.

 

VISITORS (NIGERIA) - MY GOOD FRIENDS

VISITORS (NIGERIA) - MY GOOD FRIENDS

The least known name - but arguably one of the best bands - on Ben Ononkwo's Clover Sound label was The Visitors. For a short, sweet time between 1975 and 1978, The Visitors created the most righteous sounds in the east of Nigeria. We're talking deep Afro-funk with generous ... read more »

 

ELCADOS - WHAT EVER YOU NEED

ELCADOS - WHAT EVER YOU NEED

On CD, this is a reissue of the 1979 album by Nigerian band Elcados. The group released two rock-oriented albums in the mid '70s before hitting an appealing disco/reggae groove on 'Whatever You Need'.

 

JONES, BERKELY IKE - NATION BUILDING

JONES, BERKELY IKE - NATION BUILDING

'Nation Building' is a real forgotten gem from the late '70s and among the very best Afro-beat disco LP's ever. BLO's founder and guitarist Berkely Ike Jones is one of the icons of the Nigerian rock scene. He also played with many other bands and contributed to f.i. Ofege's ... read more »

 

 


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.