(Re)Announcing – Our Nigerian Fuzz-Funk Anthology

Now-Again | Jan. 20, 2015 | News | , , ,

Now-Again, in conjunction with Uchenna Ikonne (the man behind the award-winning William Onyeabor anthology on Luaka Bop and the perennially-dope Comb & Razor blog) and with help from Sound Way’s Miles Cleret and New-Zealand based psych-zealot Heavyfuzz, can now announce that we are “this” close to finishing the anthology of the best Nigerian psych-fuzz-funk tracks from the country’s rock era of the early to mid 1970s. The anthology will tell the story of rock in the wake of the Nigerian Civil War and trace its genesis in the highlife scene of the 1950s through its demise in the 1980s.

Yes, we’ve been working on this anthology for going on seven years. But, as we noted back in 2009, this compilation is officially licensed through the bands themselves – a first for a Nigerian comp of this sort, so far as we can tell.

Included in our ever expanding track list: selections from The Hykkers, The Hygrades, Tirogo, Faces, Forge Your Own Chains’ The Strangers, P.R.O, Question Mark, Warhead Constriction and Wrinkar Experience. Wrinkar’s leader, Ginger Forcha (pictured above with some adoring fans in the early 70s), licensed us his breathtaking “Ballad Of A Sad Young Woman.” You’ll have to wait till our comp comes out (later this year – yes, we promise you) to check that tune. In the meantime, we’re posting Wrinkars’s biggest hit, “Money To Burn,” here.

More information – format(s), full track list(s) and, yes, a release date coming soon.

Download: Wrinkar Experience “Money To Burn”

14 Responses to “(Re)Announcing – Our Nigerian Fuzz-Funk Anthology”

  1. BERNY BURNS says:

    MASSIVE THANK YOUS !!!

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  3. [...] in association with Germany’s Shadoks Records (and with thanks to Rikki Ililonga and collector Richard Leckie), presents the first entries in a series of reissues from Zambia’s 70s unsung (until now!) [...]

  4. Sirena Tupaj says:

    You know what.. all I am going to say is… yes.. yes.. you are right.

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  6. O'Sam says:

    The Nigeria Fuzz Funk anthology is a laudable initiative and your posting on Ginger Forcha and the photo brings back memeories of our musical daays in Cameroon Protestant College, Bali, Cameroon in the late 1960′s before Ginger skipped school to ccome to Nigeria and make a name and find himself which I think he finally did as he later became a Man of God and Preacher of the Gospel. I also knew Jacques Edjo, bass guitar player, about 6’6″ who Ginger told me later passed away. Both of them played at Oceanic Hotel Victoria (now Atlantic Beach Hotel, Limbe) and later shacked up with me while playing at Buea Mountain Hotel in the then federated state of West Cameroon in 1970 and 1971 before taking off forn their Nigerian adventure.More grease to your elbow

  7. O'Sam says:

    The Nigeria Fuzz Funk anthology is a laudable initiative and your posting on Ginger Forcha and the photo brings back memories of our musical days in Cameroon Protestant College, Bali, Cameroon in the late 1960′s before Ginger skipped school to come to Nigeria and make a name and find himself which I think he finally did as he later became a Man of God and Preacher of the Gospel. I also knew Jacques Edjo, bass guitar player, about 6’6″ who Ginger told me later passed away. Both of them played at Oceanic Hotel Victoria (now Atlantic Beach Hotel, Limbe) and later shacked up with me while playing at Buea Mountain Hotel in the then federated state of West Cameroon in 1970 and 1971 before taking off for their Nigerian adventure.More grease to your elbow

  8. Kevin says:

    Hi,
    What happened to this?
    Best,
    Kv

  9. j waltzer says:

    Thanks Egon. We need full tracklist, please!!!

  10. Fabricio Campregher says:

    Fantastic, EGON !!! Thanks very much for this fabulous work with this amazing music! I wait for this release soon…..

  11. François Reanoux says:

    Hi,
    That’s very good news. Can you please let us know the tracklist?
    Merci beaucoup,
    François

  12. Paulo says:

    I hope the Hygrades tune is the ‘in the jungle’ vocal version. Such a great song!

  13. peebug says:

    wow !
    i really really can’t wait for this release – brilliant stuff,the wait is nearly over …

  14. Soong says:

    Tracklist please! when is the record out? thanks

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