Jay U Experience – Baby Rock (Nigeria, 1978, Emi Nigeria)

Justus “Jay U” Nnakwe is a musician native of the city of Enugu (Nigeria), who played and recorded a few singles with several rock band back in the 70’s, as the mighty Hygrades or P.R.O (People Rock Outfit).

Fan of European and American Heavy Metal and Rock artists such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin, Justus was really involved into this kind of sound at the time and tried to establish a “Nigerian Heavy Metal music scene”.

The principal result is the awesome album I wanted to present you here, “Enough Is Enough“, his one and only solo album released in 1978 on the mythical “Emi Nigeria” record label, a one of its kind mixture of reggae, jazzy afrobeat and heavy psych rock.

“Baby Rock”, the track selected here, is a devastating Heavy Afro Metal Rock track, with powerful vocals, devilish fuzzy guitar riffs and catchy organ parts – Enjoy !

Jay U Experience – Baby Rock

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/K7IEWZfunQ0

Best regards,

Armand

ADP005 – The Hygrades, The Funkees & Wrinkar experience : A Selection of Afro Rock & Funky 7 Inches from Nigeria

Hi everyone !
As promised, here comes a little summer selection of 10 funky / afro rock tracks taken from some seven inches of my personal collection.
These 7′, from famous Nigerian bands, were issued at the time on the Nigerian division of the well known English label EMI / HMV (remember the deaf dog ?) and are really hard to lay hands on, specially in this condition.

Armand de Preseau – A selection of Afro Rock & Funky Nigerian 7 inches

You can download this mix here, and listen to it near the beach or the pool, drinking a fruit cocktail.

(due to an imminent travel from the rainy Paris to the Southern France, i didn’t have the time to clean some of the records before recording the selection, so sorry for the dusty quality of some tracks !).

Tracklist :

1 – The Hygrades : In The Jungle (Vocal)
2 – The Funkees : Breaktrough
3 – Dan Satch & His Atomic Dance of Aba : Je nr’okan
4 – The Apostles : Your Bussiness
5 – The Ceejebs – Life In Cannan
6 – Founders 15 – Amen
7 – Danie Ian & His Spades : New Day
8 – Wrinkar Experience – I am a natural Man
9 – Mono Mono : Wake Up the Ded Onez
10 – Wrinkar Experience – Soundway

See you soon dear readers !
With love from the Southern France,
Armand