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The Black Hippies - The Black Hippies [Reissue] (1977/2014)

Rock, Folk | Author: artmuss | 2-02-2015, 19:06
The Black Hippies - The Black Hippies [Reissue] (1977/2014)
Artist: The Black Hippie
Title Of Album: The Black Hippie
Year Of Release: 1977/2014
Label: Academy LPs US / 741360 365674
Genre: Funk, Psychedelic, Afrobeat
Total Time: 32:55 min
Format: FLAC (tracks, vinyl)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 250 mb (Covers)

“Pazy (real name Joseph Etinagbedia) started playing music in the Fire Flies in the city of Warri in Nigeria in 1973. The area was in the midst of an oil boom, and like most bands on that scene, the Fire Flies played American and European pop hits mixed with Jazz and Highlife for the largely expat audiences in local clubs. Along with an influx of foreigners, the oil boom also gave rise to an emerging Nigerian youth market, and soon Pazy formed the Black Hippies to play the uniquely African style of hard rock that was favored by this new audience.

They quickly found success and were appearing alongside other Warri-based artists such as Tony Grey. In short time, they came to the attention of EMI and their legendary producer Odion Iruoje, who recorded this album. By the time it was released in 1977, though, Disco and Funk were starting to take over and the hard fuzzy rock of The Black Hippies first album was somewhat behind the times. As a result, the album was barely released and is now virtually unfindable, unseen by all but a few of the most hardcore collectors. Pazy would go on to form a new line up of the Black Hippies that played mostly Reggae but this remains by far the best album.

Featuring whiplash funk drumming, searing fuzz guitar, raw vocals and that uniquely West African organ sound, The Black Hippies first album is a definitive classic of the genre.

Beautifully remastered with restored artwork, this release stands alongside our Ofege and Psychedelic Aliens releases as restored gems from a largely unknown but incredibly vital Rock scene in 70’s West Africa."

TRACKLIST:

01 - Doing It In The Street [00:05:12]
02 - I Have The Love On You [00:05:44]
03 - Love [00:04:11]
04 - The World Is Great [00:09:05]
05 - You Are My Witness [00:08:40]





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