Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shakara Oloje-Lady

Here is a one of my favorite African disco tracks in Ephraim Uzomechina Nzeka's funky cover of Fela Kuti's "Shakara Oloje-Lady". This track is featured on both the hard-to-find 1980 LP Brother To Brother, under the name Brother Ephraim, and the excellent African disco compilation African Disco: Deep Disco From 1970s Africa. Overall, Ephraim does a nice job here of making the classic Fela Kuti song all of his own by really speeding up the tempo and making the song very accessible to a disco dancefloor. It's safe to say that his 1980 Brother To Brother LP is high on my wish list. Regardless, it's amazing track that I reccommend snatching up in anyway or format possible. Enjoy.

Ephraim Uzomechina Nzeka - Shakara Oloje-Lady

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1 comment:

lucas said...

I knew this song for a long long time, but I didn't know the artist.

Lucas (from Bucharest)