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William OnyeaborCrashes In Love (version 1) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
A great early moment for the legendary William Onyeabor – music created for the film Crashes In Love – which tells the sad story of a princess who has to choose between love and money – a setting that helps make for some of Onyeabor's greatest music on record! The style here is maybe a bit more acoustic than in later years – strong use of horns over the keyboards, which almost creates more of a link back to a Fela Kuti mode – although the solos and main grooves here still come from William's keyboards, which are wonderfully sharp throughout! Lyrics are very positive, and presented in an hypnotic way – and titles include "Ride On Baby", "Something You'll Never Forget", "Crashes In Love", "Heaven & Hell", and "Jungle Gods". LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborGood Name ... LP
Wilfilms/Luaka Bop, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
Amazing sounds from William Onyeabor – space age keyboards mixed with electro funk mixed with Afro beat, snakey sax lines, and lots lots more – a really mind-bending album that's well-achieved legendary status over the years! Each song takes up a side of the record – but spins out in ways that are very different than Afro Funk work of a decade before – especially on the long jam "Let's Fall In Love", which feels as if some NYC breakdancers were plopped down in Lagos as invaders from space – and given the tools and power to reshape Nigerian culture completely to their own ends! "Good Name" has great electro appeal too – percolating beats, amazing keyboards, and this spacey blend of words and rhythms that's completely mindblowing! LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborGreat Lover ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
William Onyeabor looks like a great lover on the cover of this set – and he follows up that image with some of the slinkiest, most seductive music of his career! There's almost a dub element to the record at times – as if Onyeabor was borrowing inspiration from Kingston, and bringing in some slight reggae rhythms – while still keeping the overall format in the mode of his usual classics – with long tracks, lots of keyboard elements, and a trance-like approach that really has William taking off in a style that's all his own. There's a love-oriented message on the cuts, too – one that's very positive – and titles include "Love Is Blind", "I've Got Love", "Tell Me What You Want", and "Great Lover". LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborHypertension ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
William Onyeabor's looking pretty chilled out on the cover – especially given the Hypertension title of the record – a cool, confident dude decked out in a velvet jacket and sombrero – able to carry off that look as well as he can carry the grooves on the set! In anyone else's hands, this music might be somewhat cheesy – but Onyebor's a guy who can take lean keyboard lines, and weave them into a much deeper Afro Funk sound – drawing on all the best modes of the 70s, and avoiding the cliches of the 80s – and coming up with a very unique groove in the process. It helps that there's plenty of righteous spirit in his music and message – as you'll hear on titles that include "Hypertension", "Politicians", "The Moon & The Sun", and "Papa Na Mama". LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too – as the instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, handled by William with incredible dexterity – and spun out in these soaring lines that bristle with righteous touches that really support the message of his tunes! The vibe mixes in some electro elements with long-drawn rhythms – and the vocals often step aside for lots of keyboard and rhythm interplay, then come in to send things home at just the right moment. Onyeabor's been a pretty elusive cat over the years, and it's taken Luaka Bop quite some time to put this collection together – amazing work that may well make the album one of the most important to ever come from the label – and the first introduction to the non-African world of Onyeabor's incredible sounds. Titles include "Body & Soul", "Atomic Bomb", "Something You'll Never Forget", "Why Go To War", "Love Is Blind", "Fantastic Man", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD

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✨✧ William OnyeaborBody & Soul ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records ever from this legendary Nigerian musician – a set that's filled with sharply funky moments, soulful saxophone solos, and lots of those cool keyboards we always love from William Onyeabor! The style here is a bit like the first Crashes In Love record – tied a bit more towards older Nigerian funk in his use of horns, but also still very Onyeabor-like in the spacey electronics that trip out over the heavier grooves – which makes for some nice moogy solos at times! William's vocals are great – trading back and forth with a group of female singers – and titles include "Body & Soul", "I Believe In God", "The Way To Win Your Love", and "Poor Boy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William OnyeaborAtomic Bomb ... LP
Wilfilms (Nigeria), 1978. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
An incredible legacy in music! William Onyeabor has a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a weird mix of African rhythms and contemporary 70s keyboards – served up in a hypnotic blend of boogie and underground club styles borrowed from the US, but delivered with an earthy, very personal quality – a sound that's gotten Onyeabar plenty of attention over the years. Titles include "Beautiful Baby", "Atomic Bomb", "Shame", "I Need You All Life" and "Batter Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl has light surface marks, and cover has a bit of wear.)

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✨✧ William OnyeaborAtomic Bomb (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible legacy in music! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by Luaka Bop's revival of Onyeabar's magical music, complete with all the original artwork! William's got a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a weird mix of African rhythms and contemporary 70s keyboards – served up in a hypnotic blend of boogie and underground club styles borrowed from the US, but delivered with an earthy, very personal quality – a sound that's gotten Onyeabar plenty of attention over the years. And while Luaka Bop did a wonderful job on collecting together some of his best tracks for their Who Is William Onyeabor compilation, each record is really something special, and every long track has its own sort of magnetic attraction for the listener! Includes "Beautiful Baby", "Atomic Bomb", "Shame", "I Need You All Life" and "Batter Change Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 (3LP set with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too – as the instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, handled by William with incredible dexterity – and spun out in these soaring lines that bristle with righteous touches that really support the message of his tunes! The vibe mixes in some electro elements with long-drawn rhythms – and the vocals often step aside for lots of keyboard and rhythm interplay, then come in to send things home at just the right moment. Onyeabor's been a pretty elusive cat over the years, and it's taken Luaka Bop quite some time to put this collection together – amazing work that may well make the album one of the most important to ever come from the label – and the first introduction to the non-African world of Onyeabor's incredible sounds. Titles include "Body & Soul", "Atomic Bomb", "Something You'll Never Forget", "Why Go To War", "Love Is Blind", "Fantastic Man", and "Let's Fall In Love". 3LP set features four bonus tracks not on the CD! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Who Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 ... CD 7.99
 
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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a bit of a Nigerian impulse – especially as William Onyeabor acted as remixing engineer on the set, a presence that you can definitely hear in the way that some of the keyboards come across! Tunes are shorter and more focused than any of Onyeabor's work, though – with a great glow on both the groovers and few mellow moments – titles that include "Justice", "Music Makes You Move", "Music Lovers", "My Love Is For You", "Keep On Trying", "No One's Gonna Live Forever", and "Let Your Body Move". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra cool sansa, which is a similar thumb piano to the kalimba – amplified here in really great ways, and mixed with some moody, dark elements throughout! The music has much more of a 70s vintage than you'd guess from the dates on the record – thanks partly to the raw percussion, and very offbeat production – which sometimes is mellow, sometimes bursts out in these shocking waves of sound. Titles include "Sanza Tristesse", "Forest Nativity", "Sunny Crypt", "Ngoma Likembe", "Guinee", "Di Saegi", and "Binta Madiallo". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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