“Nkengas In London” by The Nkengas - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1973Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The on-tour Nkengas were unknown outside of their homeland when they were introduced to Clinton 'Sonny' Roberts, a Manchester, Jamaica born carpenter who moved to the UK in the late 1950s. As the Jamaica Observer later reported, he quickly got involved in the music business, becoming the first Jamaican to operate a recording studio in the basement of his London flat, which was owned by Lee Gopthal, who would later start Trojan Records. His musical interests at the time concentrated on Caribbean balladeers like Tim Chandell, Joyce Bond and Belinda Parker. Though he knew little of African music when he first met the Nkengas, Roberts was in the business long enough to know a good thing when he heard it and he afforded them time and money to produce some memorable sessions. This was the second of two Nkengas LPs to be issued on his Orbitone label in 1973.

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A1 [08:28] 4.0.png The Nkengas - William Emeka Omambala (The Nkengas) Africana
A2 [03:22] 5.2.png The Nkengas - Asa Mpete Special (The Nkengas) Africana
A3 [10:10] 5.7.png The Nkengas - Anaedo Special (The Nkengas) Africana
B1 [15:24] 5.3.png The Nkengas - Unzulu Onye Ige’gpubi (The Nkengas) Africana
B2 [08:05] 4.9.png The Nkengas - Ekene Dili Chukwu (The Nkengas) Africana
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