We're back! Babies, marriages, migrations, new jobs etc reduced CMCFP productivity in 2016 to a resounding zero... but it's time to resurrect the blog. Aptly just after Easter, for resurrection fans everywhere.
Alright so we'll kick off with a new release from one of our favourite reissue labels, Cultures of Soul:
They've got a super rare 45 from highly sought after 70s Nigerian outfit The Apostles of Aba, and have this to say about it:
For over forty years, the Apostles of Aba have stood as the jewel in the crown of the music scene in Eastern Nigeria. Since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable performances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and reggae. Even today, the Apostles continue to thrill audiences in their hometown of Aba with dazzling shows.
Cultures of Soul is proud to present one of the Apostles’ more obscure—yet relentlessly funky recordings: Banko Woman, originally released on the eponymous LP on Love Day Records in 1977. Straddling the world realms of afro-funk and disco, the track has long been a coveted dance floor filler amongst DJs, and for the first time is available for a wider audience. On the B-side is “Faith, Luck & Music,” also from the original Banko Woman album. Coming out as a limited edition 7 inch on May 19th!
Not to be confused with my co-blogger Dann, who is an Apostle for ABBA (don't ask), this is a straight up banger that will be a floor-filler for the more discerning DJs and Funk/Afrophiles everywhere. More like this please!