SAHARA ALL STAR BAND JOS - Sahara All Stars Of Jos LP​​/​​CD (1976) 2016

by Sahara All Stars Band Jos

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simon Peevers
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simon Peevers pretty basic re-release of a sensational lp - shame really ...
Moni
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Moni Sahara All Stars of Jos hit hard! Get some. Favorite track: Take Your Soul.
Nemo Halperin
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Nemo Halperin This reissue is immense! Apparently lifted from a slightly damaged master tape or vinyl? The quality of the sound and mastering is wonderful. I've already bought Take Your Soul and Alikali Adajo on former Afrobeat compilations, but the first two tracks are simply amazing. Tight and hypnotically beautiful. Favorite track: World People.
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Based in the Havana Nightclub, in the central plateau town of Jos, the Sahara All Stars of Jos weren't part of the Lagos scene or the one in the east. Their leader, Dan Satch Ayo, had played with Dr Sir Warrior in the Orientals. He'd jammed with Mohammed Ahidjo and Sonny Akpan from The Funkees. Together with the All Stars he took the best of both scenes and created his own tight, hypnotic groove. First released in 1978, Sahara All Stars of Jos is a musical journey through all of those influences. ‘Freedom For Africa' is a potent rallying cry sugarcoated with a sweet reggae vibe. ‘World People' is an Afrobeat gem that condenses a night out at The Shrine into 10 min 43 secs. You can almost feel the steam coming out of New York manholes on ‘Take Your Soul.' And the Highlife-tinged ‘Alikali Adajo' brings it back, full-circle, to the Jos Hotel, just off the roundabout, where it all began. Engineered by Fela Kuti's regular knob twiddler, Emmanuel A. Odunesu, Sahara All Stars of Jos is a tight, funky sonic gem and a timely reminder that, in 70's, the groove was strong all over Nigeria.

℗ 1976 Sahara All Star Band Jos
℗ + © 2016 Presch Media GmbH
2016 mastering at www.soundtempel.com
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released September 9, 2016

PMG026LP/CD

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