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Release date: 01/04/2009
Catalog no.: VAMPICD0000107
Item ID: 326237
Victor Olaiya is certainly one of the legendary foundation
stones of modern Nigerian music, yet he has never received much
acknowledgement or really had his albums released or promoted
in any quantity outside of Nigeria. So this Vampisoul release
is a step in the right direction and not before time, for a 77
year old who was probably Nigeria's leading Highlife star of
Highlife's golden years in the '50s and early '60s. This album
from 1970 is from Olaiya's Highlife funk phase, but it's worth
taking a trawl through his back pages to see how he became the
Evil Genius, before you roll back the rug and get down with the Highlife-Funk, ranging from unbelievable James Brown-influenced
groovers to uplifting Afro-Cuban vibes. You're flexible ass
won't be able to resist the sounds on this LP!
Also available: VICTOR OLAIYA'S ALL STARS SOUL INTE (LP).