Joe King Kologbo And The High GraceStrut Masters
Released: 17th February 2017
Lost 1980 highlife disco album from Nigerian guitarist, remastered for vinyl by Carvery Cuts. Pressed by Pallas, includes new interview with Oghene Kologbo. 'Original Masters' is a new series of essential original LP reissues exploring rare and under-rated African, Latin and Caribbean music classics, curated by leading collector and DJ, Duncan Brooker.
Forced to flee Nigeria when the Biafran War broke out in 1967, Kologbo spent the late 60s performing with various outfits in Ghana before returning to Lagos in 1971 and playing with Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 and Fela’s wider circle of musicians. By the time he recorded the ‘Sugar Daddy’ LP for the tiny Electromat label in 1980, he was one of the older musicians on the circuit.