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Orlando Julius - Back to My Roots The Very Best of Orlando Julius (2015)

18-01-2015, 18:15
Music | Jazz | Soul | Funk | R&B

Orlando Julius - Back to My Roots The Very Best of Orlando Julius (2015)

Artist: Orlando Julius
Title Of Album: Back to My Roots The Very Best of Orlando Julius (Afrobeat, Funk, Soul & Highlife from the '60s-'80s)
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Orlando Julius Afro House of High Life
Genre: Africa, Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Jazz, World
Quality: mp3 320 kbps
Total Time: 01:33:05
Total Size: 214 mb

01. I'm Back to My Roots
02. Solo Hit
03. Psychedelic Afro Shop
04. Jagua Nana
05. Ijo Soul
06. My Girl
07. Jah Jehofa
08. Aiyele
09. James Brown Ride On
10. Ashiko
11. Ketekete Koro
12. Ise Owo
13. Mapami
14. Mama
15. Bamijo (Dance with Me)
16. Esa Ma Sate
17. Ololufe (You're My Lover)
18. Pray for World Peace
19. Stop War

Few artists have been more crucial to the invention, development, and popularization of Afro-pop than Orlando Julius. Starting in the '60s, Julius was fusing traditional African sounds and rhythms with those of American pop, soul, and R&B. Aside from performing and recording in his native Nigeria, he spent many years in the United States working on collaborations with Lamont Dozier, the Crusaders, and Hugh Masekela. His 1966 effort, Super Afro Soul, made him a national celebrity in Nigeria and even went so far as to influence music in the United States. The record's dramatic, highly melodic incorporation of soul, pop, and funk was very much ahead of its time, and some say that Super Afro Soul helped shape the funk movement that swept over the United States in subsequent years.

After Super Afro Soul, Julius released a long list of records exclusively in Nigeria and from them received a great amount of local fame. He went largely unnoticed by the international community until 2000, when Super Afro Soul was re-released on Strut and distributed throughout the world to wide critical acclaim. In 2011, his 1972 album Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders was reissued by Voodoo Funk, and the artist increased his live activity at home and abroad. In early 2014, the Heliocentrics brought him to their all-analog studio in North London, where they backed him in a series of recordings that featured vintage tunes that had never been recorded as well as new compositions. Jaiyede Afro was issued in September.

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