The Apostles

The Apostles: Black Is Beautiful

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Artist: The Apostles

Artist: The Apostles
Title: Black Is Beautiful
Product Type: VINYL LP

The Apostles were a renowned Nigerian funk/soul group from the city of Aba (an epicenter for music during the 70s & 80s) and disciples of the heavy psychedelic soul/rock fusion style... for over forty years, they have stood as the jewel in the crown of the Afrobeat genre in Eastern Nigeria and champions of it's flourishing post-war music scene. Since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable performances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and reggae. The Apostles amassed a large following, enjoyed an immense success throughout Nigeria and went on to release multiple albums. Although most of their songs are sung in English, a few of their songs are also sung in Igbo. The Apostles became superstars on the strength of several hit singles and have been preaching a particular blend of funky psychedelic soul/rock fusion for over 40 years. The LP we are presenting you here Black Is Beautiful (1977) is one of the most enjoyable albums of the Afrobeat era: proud, assured, relaxed and extremely powerful. Black Is Beautiful contains a heavy mix of wailing guitars, swirling funky organ sounds and James Brown-style vocals. It is one of their best albums (also one that became a fixture in many East Nigerian homes) and an essential Afro-Funk record to add to your collection.

Tracks:
1.1 Don't Huzzle for Love
1.2 Please Yourself
1.3 Don't Be Mischevious
1.4 Enyim
1.5 Today Is the Tomorrow
1.6 I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
1.7 Black Is Beautiful, Ndi Nkwa

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