I fear I shall never get the grime out from under my fingernails but I'm still pretty pleased with the day's take.
I haven't gone through them all, but so far I am most excited about finding a heretofore unknown William Onyeabor LP called Good Name, from
And then there is this album by Ken Eme/First Flight:
I feel pretty sure that me and my friend Enyi are the only two human beings on earth who remember this record and I've been looking for it for... twenty-four years maybe?
First Flight never really made much impact outside of Calabar (or even within it), but we loved to watch their music videos on TV after school because they wore fly-looking space boots and had some really cool elctric boogie dancers (including a midget in Raphael Cameron pants).
There are a lot of records from my childhood that I remember being really hot and funky, but turn out to be disappointing when I listen to them today (I still love them for sentimental reasons, of course). I half expected this to be one of those records, but NOPE! it's full of that lean, glossy Jake Sollo boogie sound and I'm pretty sure heads are gonna dig the hell out of it, so stay tuned, true believers!
Ah well... It's started raining and that always messes with this server, so I better publish this while I can. More to come later...
(Sorry about the crappy pics, yo... NEPA is on half current so I couldn't get any good light on them.)