||1.||"Get It Down" (5:24)|
||2.||"Holiday Actions" (5:13)|
||3.||"I Wan' My Bab' Back" (3:47)|
||1.||"Friday Night" (2:28)|
||2.||"Classic Lover" (5:24)|
||3.||"Night Party" (2:32)|
Soundway Records' recent Doin' It In Lagos compilation did a terrific job shining a light on the lesser-known boogie and disco-funk sound of early '80s Nigeria. That set included Livy Ekezemie's "Holiday Actions", one of the standout cuts from the musician/producer's brilliant - but ludicrously hard to find - 1983 album, Friday Night. This reissue is, then, well timed. The set sees Ekezemie effortlessly join the dots between Clavinet-heavy, Afro-tiged disco-funk, boogie, AOR ballads and, in the case of the brilliant "Dedication", his own tribute to Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition". It's a fine set, all told, and one that's shot through with hard-wired early '80s funk.
Charles Maurice, JOUTRO MUNDO, JimmyTheTwin, OdDio, Rufus (Bosconi, Nighdrivers, Marmo), Mike Shawe ✮ Hot Buttered Soul, Phillie P, Javi Bayo, Shawn Ryan (Universal Cave), Mr Webster, Javi Frias, Superbreak, NightMoves, Dj SoFa, Alkalino, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Rikki Humphrey, Admin, Born To Shine Records, Giovanni Damico, Ari Bald, Hhatri, Kalita Records
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