Friday, March 21, 2008

Sellin' out returns!

...next week, that is.

Haven't been able to get any new eBay auctions up as I've been so dad-blasted busy. I tried throughout this past week to put some stuff up, but I just haven't couldn't find the time. So it'll have to be Monday.

Here's a preview of a couple of the goodies you might see then:

Kris Okotie - "You Are My Woman"




Prince Nico Mbarga - "Happy Birthday"





Margaret Singana - "Where Is The Love"





William Onyeabor - "Love Me Now"

Bongos Ikwue & the Groovies - "Groovies Funk"







One World - "Mind Searcher"

I'm still sorting things out and working my way from the outer edges of the crates inwards... So keep checking back, because I will be coming with more rare grooves as time goes by. Also, feel free to hit me up with requests; if I don't have it, I will try to find it.

33 comments:

Africolombia said...

Thanks for the song of prince nico mbargas , is one of my favorite artists

Comb & Razor said...

yeah... i've been listening to a lot of Nico lately! great stuff!

Moni said...

Correct jams. Haven't heard Kris Okotie in a while!

Prince nico is good stuff.

Comb & Razor said...

for some reason, Kris Okotie doesn't get a lot of play even among collectors of Naija music... i have some theaories as to why this is so, and i will probably be writing about them later...

MsMak said...

Hmm, be careful what you wish for, re: requests! You may just unleash a dragon :o)

Would be really interested to know what you think about Kris Okoties's lack of airplay, have wondered about that too.

I have a couple of requests/questions...

1. Who sang the pop/r&b son, "eje ka jo, e dide"? I remember it was getting played around the same time as Mandy's "Breakthrough" album.

2. Do you have Tyna Onwudiwe's album, or do yo know how i can get one? The last time i was in Naija, i searched to no avail.

3. I only just found out William Onyeabor's name, after all these years. Apparently he has a bit of a cult following. Do you happen to have "When the going is smooth and good"?

I was born in the late 70's so dont have a lot of old school naija albums to share (you are def king/queen in that dept.) But i do have a lot of 80's and 90's r&b, i am willing to share.

Thanks!

matt said...

That Margaret Singana is it an LP or a single? Let me know please..matt

Comb & Razor said...

MsMak -

yeah, i'll get into the Kris Okotie thing soon. i'm planning a big post about him!

as for your questions...

1. the group you are thinking of is Xtasy. i also have a very big post based around them that i will be putting up in the next few weeks

2. don't have Tyna's album, but i will put it on the list for you

3. yeah, William Onyeabor has developed quite a following over the past couple of years... he was really ahead of his time.

i do have "When the Going is Smooth and Good" and i was gonna post it a few weeks ago. i might even be putting it up on Monday.

i'm a hardcore 80s and 90s R&B cat (yes, i am a cat and not a kitten), so i'd love to hear what you have, MM!

Matt -

it is indeed an LP. something you've been looking for?

MsMak said...

Okay try these: I've got Ray Parker Jr's "After Dark" album, with one of my all time favs "I don't think that men should sleep alone"...

Also a copy of DJ Rogers Jr "Emosoul" which never got released...

Let me know if you want them.

Comb & Razor said...

both of those sound pretty cool, MM... i loved that After Dark album (though my favorite Ray Parker joints were earlier jams like "Two Places At the Same Time" and "Jack & Jill" - i guess those are both Raydio).

and i don't think i ever heard that Emosoul... sounds cool!

yeah, hit me up when you get a chance!

Evan said...

William Onyeabor has developed a cult following lately because his music is freaking awesome. I was able to get his Atomic Bomb LP off of a saint on the soul seekn forum and it is a revelation. So if you are willing to share what else you have of Onyeabor, I'd be in your debt. Regardless, damn, you sure do share some gold on this here blog! Gold I say!

Comb & Razor said...

i'm still waiting for you to update, Evan! your last mix was thee shit!

(i'll be sending you some stuff soon...)

guerreiranigeriana said...

wow!!!...i came through by way of n.i.m.m.o...i clearly will come back when i don't have anything pressing to do so i can take my time and peruse and learn here...it really is like a treasure chest...or like a chocolate store, stocked full and awaiting my visit!...(i love chocolate!!!)...be blessed...

Anonymous said...

please email me....matt

Comb & Razor said...

thanks a lot for checking us out, guerreiranigeriana... i love chocolate too! trynna cut back, though!)

você fala português, yeah?

Evan said...

Yes, I KNOW my blog needs more attention; I've been having serious internet woes and the only way I can get online is via my girl's computer–which has NONE of my music on it. But fair is fair. I'll whip together a few things and do a mass post. But wait: wasn't my last post the shit due in large part from what I got from you? Ha!
All my best.

Africolombia said...

Dear friend,comb & razor

could email me,
I have some mistery tracks, I need to help me to ID.

Thanks
Fabian-

Anonymous said...

New here. Thank you so much for one of the BEST sites I have ever been to. I have been gobbling up all of your great music!
Anything by William Onyeabor much appreciated.

Thanks for being such a gentleman with your great collection.

Comb & Razor said...

and thank YOU for the kind comment, Anonymous!

glad you're having a good time!

guerreiranigeriana said...

falo, falo!!!...mas so um poquinho...tambem voce fala?...como e que voce fala?...desculpa, mas nao consigo botar os accentos...ainda vou voltar pra ler...

Comb & Razor said...

ai... desculpe, eu nao falo, mas eu entender (e ler) um pouco. estou tentando aprender!

BeninBoy said...

Hi C&R,

Man! you have really got the rare grooves. I was wondering why we haven't seen any Jide Obi or Harry Mosco (After the funkees..Sugar Cane Baby Album) ? Keep it up. You the Man!

Comb & Razor said...

both Harry Mosco and Jide Obi are coming very soon, BeninBoy!

N.I.M.M.O said...

Brother mine, How you doing?
Been trying to catch up on blogging the past few days. As a nursing father, y'know.

Seeing that Willie Onyeabor's sleeve again brought back memories o. I def will want to hear more about him. He (OK. His music) was a major distraction for me when I was writing my O Levels. He was top of the Polygram (?) Top Ten on radio for months on end with his 'When the going is smooth and good'. The show wan anchored by Benson Idonije back then.

I am not very sure about the Polygram part cos I believe he had his own label then or something.

His music had a way of catching up on you and you end up liking it. Y'know, the kind of tunes you hum and whistle in the bath and everywhere.

Bros, I know you wont disappoint. We are waiting o. More grease to ya elbows.

PS. Are you and GNaija trying to sell us or what? In fact, I am going to learn this Potoki by all means sef.

Comb & Razor said...

hey bro -

believe me, i know... i've fallen behind on the blogging myself--and i don't even have a newborn kid!

anyway, i will definitely be posting some William Onyeabor soon.

(and yes, you are right... he always released his music on his own label, Wilfilms.)

leo said...

i really wish you would post "when the going is smooth & good". that would make my day!

jajaonan said...

Hello - this is a fantabulous site! I love it all, especially the william onyeabor tune from tomorrow - You wouldn't happen to have the whole album would you? if so could you put it up. It would be greatly appreciated. if you also have any other william onyeabor albums that would also be fantastic!

jajaonan said...

Also, sorry - do you have the buari album?

Comb & Razor said...

hey jajaonan -

yep, i've got a couple of Onyeabor albums... not sure which Buari album you are referring to, though, as he released several. (i don't have any of them, anyway!)

hit me up at combrazor at yahoo dot com.

jajaonan said...

i have started a forum blog for discussion on the complete A-Z of music African muusic and was wondering if you'd be interested in sharing your extensive knowledge and putting across your fave afrofunk/beat albums. If so go to http://jajaonan.blogspot.com/
cheers

Comb & Razor said...

just checked it out... looks pretty good!

i'll stop by to contribute later.

Seal67 said...

Dude, just got some info on the band One World, who hapopen to be one of my favourite Afro-Funk band of all time. Apparently the band comprised elements of Bob Miga's Stranger's who left to form One World i.e Ani Hoffner- (Guitar); Sam Matthews- (Vocals/Percs); Geoffrey Imadhebo (Drums)- a truly awesome band, who stayed on the EMI label with Bob Miga, who reformed the Strangers and re-released the monster hit Love Rock, this time with Drummer Ahmed Moore (now the Very Revd. Moore) on Drums. This band, was probably one of the best but sadly unacknowledged bands of the 70's with hits like Mindsearcher, Truth is the way and the monster track- Look at the world. Thanks for shwocasing them - we want more chief great stuff!

Ebere said...

Great track by One World, is the LP still for sale?

Comb & Razor said...

Ebere -

I believe I sold that LP but I *might* have another copy somewhere... I'll have to check.

Email me at combrazor at yahoo dot com.