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Bala Miller And The Great Music Pirameeds Of Africa - Pyramids
Tracklist
A1Ikon Allah
A2Yo Gboko
A3Igwhe
B1All Work No Play
B2Opportunity Knocks
B3Stretch Your Nose

Bala Miller And The Great Music Pirameeds Of Africa
Pyramids

PMG | Item No: 507700
Vinyl LP | 1979 / EU – Reissue | New
19,99 €
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Bala Miller was famous for pushing boundaries. His first job was selling beer in the Muslim north. And as a musician he'd always try to sneak in 'local' flourishes while playing trumpet with Bobby Benson and Victor Olaiya. It was with his band, the Pirameeds, however, that he was able to realise his dream of incorporating northern tunes into mainstream highlife. Honed razor sharp from a residency at the Costain Club in Kuduna, the band recorded Pyramids, a breathtaking fusion of Hausa rhythms, jazz and funk. With its haunting trumpet line, tribal drums and imploring Hausa chants, 'Ikon Allah', the power of God, is Bala Miller vision writ large. 'Yo Gboko' is a New York-style street drama, played out on the dusty streets of Northern Nigeria. 'Opportunity Knocks' is a playful burst of ska and 'Stretch Your Nose' is a raucous James Brown fable about the dangers of lying. Bala Miller went on to become one of Nigeria's best-loved personalities. The Costain Club became a renowned meeting place for northern musicians. But his greatest legacy remain Pyramids, an opus that introduced Hausa rhythms and stories to the rest of Nigeria. - Peter Moore
Item Details
Item No:507700
Artist:Bala Miller And The Great Music Pirameeds Of Africa
Titel:Pyramids
Label:PMG
Katalog-Nr:PMG040LP
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Reissue
Release Date:1979
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Afrobeat
Available since:28.11.2016
Condition:New
Price:19,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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