Sunday, May 11, 2008

For Leo


William Onyeabor - "When The Going Is Smooth & Good"

Sorry it's not really the best quality... Every copy of this record I own has play problems on this particular song, so there's some rough patches in the first 2 minutes but it's mostly smooth (& good) sailing for the remaining 10+ minutes.

Hope this makes your day, buddy!

20 comments:

MsMak said...

You KNOW i'd been waiting for you to put this up :o) Thank you, thank you!

Comb & Razor said...

yeah, that's right... you DID request this, too, MsMak!

sorry it took me this long... i was trying to find my "good" copy of the record, but as you can hear, even that one doesn't play 100%...

hope you enjoy anyway!

tubeworms said...

thank you indeed, been wanting to hear something from this lp for a long time!

Speaking of requests; any chance of ever hearing that obscure third (?) Black Children Sledge Funk Band offering, Aviation Grandfather, or whatever it's called?

Thank you again for this essential blog!

Comb & Razor said...

don't have that Black Children, tubeworms... trynna get my hands on it, though!

Chinedu d'afriquan said...

yes yes yes!!!!!
i have searching for this forever. But I had no clue the name of the artist and I thought the song was called "Higher". This was a breakers anthem in Enugu. Remember when break dancing or specifically pop-locking was huge in Nigeria?

Anyway if you get a better copy of this song PLEASE let me know.

Comb & Razor said...

Chi -

i'm supposed to be getting another copy of this record pretty soon, and hopefully this one will play right!

ha... yes, it's funny to think, but this was a breaker's anthem, wasn't it? that's another reason why i never posted it... i was kinda saving it for my much-delayed post on the Naija breakdance scene...

Anonymous said...

i didn't see this post until today! thank you so much for sharing! at first i was confused - is there another leo in my situation - and then i remembered my request.

you are the best. you have indeed made my day.

i hope i don't miss that naija breakdance post.

leo

Comb & Razor said...

the breakdancin' post is coming soon, Leo!

Miles said...

Thanks for posting this gem. Your blog is a great supplement to my Nigerian addiction, great work. I first heard W. Onyeabor's killer standout "Better Change Your Mind" on the Luaka Bop release, then the infectiously funky "Atomic Bomb" from a friend, but this track just crowns him in my mind. I love the extended jams, the melodies are very hypnotic, and he comes back in with great lyrics.

John Foster Cartwright said...

This made my day and you posted in like 9 months ago!

YES!

Comb & Razor said...

no problem, JFC!

Anonymous said...

wonderful record.. it's funny it took people this long to start appreciating what William Onyeabor was doing back in the day. The man was a pioneer. give us more funk for our souls combs. love you men!!

Matze said...

Heard "better change your mind" on the radio. I'm glad to find more of him.
thank you! He's great.

Tom MacInnes said...

Oh, brilliant!

Dennis said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I'm always trying to find music by William Onyeabor. It's a crime that none of his stuff has been reissued outside of Better Change Your Mind.

Anonymous said...

Every that I've heard from this guy has been amazing. Is the rest of the record as good as this song?

emmett said...

Thanks! Keep us posted on those Onyeabor reissues!

Music City said...

BEST TRACK EVER.

Cody said...

great track, thanks for posting.

Mieras said...

Thanks! Awesome track.