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Orlando JuliusDisco Hi Life (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1976. New Copy .... $28.99
One of the clubbiest African records of the 70s – and a set that would be equally at home on a New York dancefloor as it would back in Lagos! Orlando Julius was always a funky cat – an artist with one ear keenly tuned to the American funk and soul underground, and ready to fuse those grooves with a more Nigerian style overall. And here, Julius moves from heavy funk to warmer uptempo grooves – virtually creating the sound of African disco in the process! All instrumentation is super-sharp, and played by a great live group – and the long tracks really let all the musicians open up and get in some solos – but at a speed that's even more frenetic than on a record by Fela. Titles include "Disco Hi-Life", "Awade", "Children Of The World", and "Love Peace & Happiness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl, in great tip-on cover – with bonus insert too!)

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Orlando JuliusSuper Afro Soul (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy 2 LPs & CD .... $23.99
A landmark album of Afro Soul! Orlando Julius was one of Nigeria's biggest soul artists in the 60s – and has been credited with virtually inventing the Afro Funk sound, and for being the inspiration to some of James Brown's funkier work of the late 60s! Julius came to the US at the end of the 60s, and worked with Hugh Masekela and the Crusaders – but this is the real deal, his 1966 masterpiece, cut in Africa, and only ever issued in Nigeria. The whole album has been lovingly reissued by Strut – with the same care they took with their Tony Allen reissues – and the record's got a tasty batch of hard soulful tunes that mix African rhythms and American melodies. Includes the monster track "Going Back To My Roots" (supposedly the inspiration for "I Got You (I Feel Good)"), a great cover of "My Girl", and the cuts "Solo Hit", "Efoye So", "Jagua nana", and "Wakolele". Also features 4 bonus cuts – originally issued as singles – "Ijo Soul", "E Se Rere", "Olulofe", and "Topless". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD – too!)

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Orlando JuliusDisco Hi Life ... CD
1976. New Copy .... Around May 21, 2014
One of the clubbiest African records of the 70s – and a set that would be equally at home on a New York dancefloor as it would back in Lagos! Orlando Julius was always a funky cat – an artist with one ear keenly tuned to the American funk and soul underground, and ready to fuse those grooves with a more Nigerian style overall. And here, Julius moves from heavy funk to warmer uptempo grooves – virtually creating the sound of African disco in the process! All instrumentation is super-sharp, and played by a great live group – and the long tracks really let all the musicians open up and get in some solos – but at a speed that's even more frenetic than on a record by Fela. Titles include "Disco Hi-Life", "Awade", "Children Of The World", and "Love Peace & Happiness". CD
Also available Disco Hi Life (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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New Orlando Julius & The Afro SoundersOrlando Julius & The Afro Sounders ... CD
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! The sound is terrific, still fresh and live sounding, but recorded with the best studio technology Julius had access to to date. The drums and percussion are prominent in the mix and so is the bass – with punchy, soulful brass, organs and passionate vocals. Wonderful! Tracks include "Yio Si Da Miliki Beat", "Afro Instrumental", "Osika Ranti", "Buje Buje", "Aseni" and "Kete Kete Koro". CD
(CD version comes with a great hardcover book-like package that includes liner notes by Orlando Julius.)
 
 
 
 



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