Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers, Ozobia Special

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1LP - BBE
2020

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    TRACKLIST

    SIDE A

    1. Ozobia Special

    2. Ofu Obi (Onye Achuna Uwa Nike)

    3. Osula Nwa Eje Ubi Eje Oba


    SIDE B

    1. Ije Eluwa

    2. Akwa Obi

    3. Egwu Oyoliba


    DESCRIPTION

    Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Sound’s one and only album, Ozobia Special, is an early 80s Igbo Highlife masterpiece, drawing on Ghana Highlife as well as traditional Ogene 6/8 bell tempos.


    Nkem Njoku’s only album as leader, this LP epitomizes the feel-good, gospel-tinged party atmosphere of Igbo Highlife, with John Kante’s soukous guitar scales interweaving the sharp sax/ trumpet line-up, which includes the legendary Ray Stephen Oche, whose two scarce albums with his band Matumbo are big afro-jazz collectors’ items, reissued several times over the years.


    Percussion section includes the prolific Smart ‘Friday Pozo’ Thompson, whose session credits read like a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary West African music and include many gigs on Tabansi artists’ albums.

    The razor-sharp production sound, as so often on the best Tabansi Highlife and boogie sessions, is down to multi-keyboardist Jake Sollo.