Track List

Formulars Dance Band - Never Never Let Me Down

The Hygrades - Keep On Moving

Ify Jerry Krusade - Everybody Likes Something Good

The Hyrades - In The Jungle (Instrumental)

The Strangers - Onye Ije

The Hykkers - Stone The Flower

The Funkees - Baby I Need You

Waves - Mothers

Ofo The Black Company - Beautiful Daddy

War-Head Construction Graceful Bird

The Magnificent Zenians - Ije Udo

The Apostles - Never Too Late

Aktion - Groove The Funk

Wrinkar Experience - Ballad Of A Sad Woman

The Founders 15 - I Can't Be Satisfied

Tirogo - Float

Question Mark - Scram Out

P.R.O. - Tell Me

V/A - Wake Up You! Vol. 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music, '72-'77: Standard Edition (2xLP)
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Record Label: Now Again

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The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after the conflict ended in 1970.

Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s.

Along with the double vinyl, Wake Up You! Includes a 104 page book full of never-seen photos and detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?; Brand New Wayo, etc.), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves.