4 Dec 2021

Nigeria

Phillips Holland This is a great Afro Nigerian Highlife Jazz 10" EP from early highlife bands.

Fantastic collection of late 50s / early 60s Nigerian Highlife, Calypso and Juju music.

Catchy Rhythms From Nigeria Vol. 1

Label: Philips – P 13400 R
Format: Digital, Vinyl, 10", Compilation, Mono
Country: Netherlands
Released: ?
Style: African, Highlife

1. Bobby Benson And His Combo - Taxi Driver, I Don't Care 3:26
2. Steven Amechi And His Empire Rhythm Skies - Igbo Kannga 2:54
3. J.O. Araba And His Rhythm Blues - Iyawo Ma Pa Mi 3:24
4. Eric Onugha And His Eastern Aces - Owo Ki Ise Fun Enikan 3:06
5. Steven Amechi And His Empire Rhythm Skies - Nylon Dress 3:13
6. Chris Ajilo And His Cubanos - Ariwo 3:31
7. J.O. Oyeshiku And His Rainbow Quintet - Oro Re O Repete 2:57
8. Bobby Benson And His Combo - Gentleman Bobby 2:35

Catchy Rhythms From Nigeria Vol. 2

Label: Philips – P 13401 R
Format: Digital, Vinyl, 10", Compilation, Mono
Country: Nigeria
Released: ?
Style: African, Highlife

1. Victor Ola-lya And His Cool Cats - Cool Cats' Invitation 2:46
2. Ishie Brothers - Onyeoma Rosa 2:48
3. Sammy Akpabot And His All Stars - Save For A Rainy Day 2:55
4. Julius O. Araba And His Rhythm Blues - Olowofuja Sawa 3:07
5. Victor Ola-lya And His Cool Cats - Omolanke 2:55
6. Ganiyu Kale And His Guinea Mambo Orchestra - Iyawo - Ile 2:59
7. Ishie Brothers - Mafara, Kusa Da Sokoto 2:49
8. Baby Face Paul And His Top-Toppers - Ayakata 3:04
9. Joe Nez And His Trio - Nsonma Nnem 2:49
10. Victor Ola-lya And His Cool Cats - Mumude 2:42

Notes
Release not dated but the latest date referenced in the sleeve notes is "the early months of 1959"
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Catchy Rhythms From Nigeria Vol. 3

Label: Philips – P 13404 R
Format: Digital, Vinyl, LP, 10", Compilation, Mono
Country: Netherlands
Released: ?
Style: African, Highlife, Calypso

1. Victor Olaiya And His All Stars - Ko Fo'run 2:32
2. Agu Norris And The Heatwaves - Plenty Sunshine 2:24
3. Joe Nez And His Orchestra - Adaku Maranma 3:03
4. Roy Chicago And His Abalabi-Rhythm Dandies - Olowo Gba'ya Ole 3:00
5. Zeal Onyia And His Band - Onye Maechi 2:51
6. Tex Dandies Dance Band - Obo Mi Ebe Mi 2:48
7. Roy Chicago And His Abalabi-Rhythm Dandies - Maria 2:56
8. The Harmonaires Accompanied By The Modernaires Five - Asiko 2:51
9. Agu Norris And The Heatwaves - The Governor General Calypso 3:50
10. Victor Olaiya And His All Stars - Asian Udo 3:06

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