A bona fide Afro funk legend, Tony Grey cut his teeth in Nigeria as a James Brown impersonator before establishing pacts with his backing band The Black 7 who later morphed into the Ozimba Messengers. Their album The Message was released in 1981 and gave us both of these outrageously funky jams. "Time Factor" is undiluted disco complete with cool pops and whistles that Dave Lee has been championing for 30 years. "You Are The One" shows more of its Nigerian heartbeat amidst the tight horns and Tony's emphatic vocal delivery. Complete with a poster, this is a really special reissue.
Eamon Harkin, Mister Saturday Night, Piers Harrison, Marsman, Afro Beat Foundation, I Love Disco!, Marc Hype, Steve Lee, INKSWEL (HOT SHOT SOUNDS / BBE), NICOLA CONTE, Jean Claude Gavri, Admin, Born To Shine Records, Deano Sounds
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