Keni Okulolo « Talkin’ Bass Experience »
Reissue of an ultra rare Afro – Funk album from KENI OKULOLO.
First and rare album from The famous bass player and band leader of MONOMONO nigerian band.
3 amazing tracks recorded in 1974 in EMI studio taken from his ultra rare and so hard to find » Talkin ‘ bass experience » masterpiece album plus an extra track that we decided with the artist to include here . His funky gem “ Funky People” was produced during the famous “Mixed Grill “ sessions in Lagos.
Fully Licenced with one of a few living nigerian musicians with roots in both traditional village music and funky west african popular genres, five times voted Nigeria ‘s best bassist by the Nigerian Association of Music journalists. The original album is so hard to find and cost more than thousand euros , so don’t hesitate to listen to this remastered Afro soul gem .
A1: Call Me Fool Today ( 6.35)
A2 : Funky People ( 5.59)
B1: Talkin’ Bass Experience ( 9.15)
B2: You Can Only Live But Once (5.43)
Producer : Odion Iruoje
Kenneth Okulolo : Bass; Lead Vocal; Composer & Arranger
Willie Bestman: Lead Vocal
James Eyephia : Guitars , Lead, Rhythm& Tenor Guitar
Johnny Wood : Keys
Mike Collins : Drums
Friday Jumbo : Congas
Fred Fisher : Horns & Trombone
Mike Sharp : Trumpet
Additional Credits on Funky People :
- – Friday Posso & Gaspar Lawal : Congas
- – Brother Dele : Sax
- – Berkeley Jones : Guitar
- – Jett : Guitar
- – Lemmy : Keys
Backing Track recorded at Decca Studio , Yabba , Lagos, 1979 )
Overdub and Remix & Mastering – Emi , Abbey Road Studios _ London)
Engineers : Pat Stapley and Pete James ( Abbey Road London)
Ade & John – Decca Studio , Lagos
Remastered by Blanka at Kasablanka
Cover Restoration : Yann Kesz