Announcing – Nigerian Fuzz Funk Anthology (with MP3)

Now-Again | Nov. 21, 2009 | News | ,

Now-Again, in conjunction with Uchenna Ikonne (the man behind the perennially-dope Comb & Razor blog) and New-Zealand based psych-zealot Heavyfuzz, is knee deep in assembling an anthology of the best Nigerian psych-fuzz-funk tracks from the country’s golden years of the early to mid 1970s. This compilation will be 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, 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 (some time in mid 2010) to check that tune. In the meantime, we’re posting Wrinkars’s biggest hit, “Money To Burn,” here – as well as a link to a mix by Frank/Voodoo Funk where you can check out the band’s funky “Soundway.”

MP3: Wrinkar Experience “Money To Burn” – click here.
Link: Voodoo Funk’s “You Can Shake Your Bones” Mix with Wrinkar Experience’s “Soundway” (first track) – link here.

7 Responses to “Announcing – Nigerian Fuzz Funk Anthology (with MP3)”

  1. BERNY BURNS says:

    MASSIVE THANK YOUS !!!

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  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

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