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Aleke Kanonu – Aleke [Africa/USA 1980 IMPORT REISSUE] –  New LP
Aleke Kanonu – Aleke [Africa/USA 1980 IMPORT REISSUE] –  New LP
PMG Records (Austria)

Aleke Kanonu – Aleke [Africa/USA 1980 IMPORT REISSUE] – New LP

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"After spending much of the ‘70s humping his congos around New York as a session musician, Nigerian Aleke Kanonu pulled in some favours to record an album of his own. The result was Aleke, a criminally obscure Afrobeat/Funk/Jazz masterpiece featuring Buddy Williams on drums, George Davis on guitar and a cameo from Wynton Marsalis on flugelhorn. There are only four tracks on the album but they are all killers. N’Gwode sounds like Fela Kuti and Manu Dibangu hanging out with Bobby Womack, probably somewhere across 110th Street. ‘Keep New York Clean’ struts like Shaft after a successful bust. And ‘Mothers Day’ keeps things sweet and soulful, before Wynton Marsalis brings back the groove with his flugelhorn on ‘Home Sweet Home’. Until recently you would have had to take out a second mortgage to get hold of Akele. And sold a kidney for the Happiness/Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne 12’’ Kanonu released a year later. Thankfully PMG has re-issued the LP and the EP. - Peter Moore


A1 N'Gwode

A2 Keep New York Clean

B1 Mothers Day

B2 Home Sweet Home

Companies, etc. Copyright © – Presch Media GmbH Manufactured By – PMG (3)

Distributed By – PMG (3)

Mastered At – Soundtempel Studio 

Bass – Wilbur Bascomb

Design [Album Design] – Ollie Johnson

Directed By [Execution And Direction],

Sleeve Notes – William S. Fischer

Drums – Buddy Williams

Engineer – Bob Schwall

Flugelhorn, Soloist – Wynton Marsalis (tracks: B2)

Guitar – George Davis (2)

Mastered By [Mastering] – Frankford / Wayne*

Music By [Uncredited] – G. T'Nig

Photography By – Maurice M. Martinez

Piano [Acoustic] – Ben Carter (3)

Producer [Produced By] – John Ekwuyasi

Producer [Production] – Aleke Kanonu, John Ekwuyasi

Tenor Saxophone, Keyboards, Harpsichord, Organ, Synthesizer [Arranger] – Bill Fischer*

Trombone – Earl McIntyre

Trumpet – Milt Ward

Vocals, Percussion, Kalimba, Congas, Bells [Muted], Producer, Music By – Aleke Kanonu

1980 Aleke Kanonu, © 2016 Presch Media GmbH 2016 mastering at Manufactured and distributed by PMG

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