Baad John Cross, New Revolution - Chapter One

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1LP - PMG
2018
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    TRACKLIST

    A1 Gimme Some Lovin'

    A2 Get Up And Dance Salsa

    A3 Jeannie My Love

    B1 This World Is For No One

    B2 Rock And Roll Birthday

    B3 We Need Freedom


    DESCRIPTION

    Originally released in: 1984


    * This is a typical product of the early 80s, an amazing pop album with elements of latin and funk music

    * For fans of Rockwell, Kiki Gyan, Geraldo Pino, Kool And The Gang

    * Filled to the last groove with catchy tunes that feature awesome harmonies

    * An original affair for fans of groovy Nigerian afro pop funk

    * Excellent sound and performance by high class professional musicians

    * First ever rerelease on vinyl and CD

    * Fully licensed

    * Remastered audio

    * LP housed in a superheavy 430g art carton cover

    * CD housed in a beautiful digipak

    * Ultimate collectors item for fans of classic afro pop funk


    Baad John Cross’s New Revolution is a Afro-electro-funk-boogie-disco banger that could only come from 1980s Nigeria. Bright, optimistic, with an unrelenting eye on the dance floor, it is regarded by many as a prototype of the electro rhythms that would become the signature sound of Nigerian boogie. A Cameroonian by birth, Cross arrived in Lagos a cheeky smile, a pair of white dungarees and a bag full of songs. After proving his chops with uncredited session work, he signed with the legendary Coconut label, hooked up with producer Modjo Isidore and created a stone cold boogie classic in New Revolution. ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ and ‘Get Up And Dance Salsa’ (briefly a dance craze in Lagos, apparently) are dance floor classics, ‘Jeanie My Love’ the obligatory love ballad and ‘We Need Freedom’ a Marleyesque call for peace across the continent. The real surprise is ‘Rock n Roll Birthday’, a rockabilly number straight out of 80’s London. (The cover photo has a similar vibe.) Sadly, New Revolution was to be Baad John Cross’s only album. He was soon back in Cameroon, eking out a career as a session musician, but not before creating one of the freshest Nigerian boogie albums ever made. – Peter Moore