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Kingsley Aigbologa Bucknor is considered a prominent disciple of Nigeria’s Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Afrobeat is knwon as the combination of American funk and jazz with West African highlife music as well as singing and percussion from Nigerian Yoruba and Fuji music. Bucknor’s classically hypnotic Afrobeat tracks remind us almost spookily of Fela’s music of the 1970s and captivate us with driving polyrhythmic beats and percussion, stoically mesmerizing bass runs, unwavering minimal funky guitar riffs, gripping brass and vocal arrangements, saxophone, trumpet and organ solos as well as Bucknor’s rough, demanding and evocatively declaiming vocals. After »The Black Isaiah Of Africa – African Woman« from 2017, Hot Casa Records has now unearthed »Katakata«, another album by the bandleader and his sixteen-piece band (plus ten more background singers). It contains two quarter-hour spiritual and political tracks, recorded by nineteen-year-old Bucknor in 1979 at the Phonogram Studio in Lagos and released on the Nigerian label Shanu Olu Records.
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NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
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VG (Very Good) Similar imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
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