The Beta Yama Group: Free Love, LP (Vinyl)
The Beta Yama Group: Free Love, LP (Vinyl)
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The Beta Yama Group
Free Love
    • LP (Vinyl)
    • Austria
    • PMG (3)
    • (PMG052LP)
  • 6 Tracks
  • UPC 710473190664
    • M / M
    • virgin
reissue of 1980 Nigerian psychedelic/cosmic Afrofunk album: It’s hard to get a handle on Nigerian musicians Nash Dodoo, Charlie Cuul and Jonas Caulley. In 1980 they released an album of face-melting gospel boogie as the BML chapels. And in the same year, calling themselves the Beta Yama Group, they put out Free Love, a belated love letter to San Francisco’s Summer of Love and an album altogether focused on more worldly concerns. Free Love is a small slice of Haight-Ashbury transported to the Polygram Studios in Lagos. ‘Te Revoir’ is Mamas and Papas jamming with Sergeant Pepper’s Beatles. ‘Free Love’ offers a respectful nod towards Je T’aime-era Serge Gainsbourg. Sure, ‘Revolution’ gets hard and funky and ‘Rain’ flirts briefly with a calypso reggae sound, but the majority of the album is cheesecloth and flowers in your hair. Insanely rare – and worth buying for the freaky cover art alone – Free Love is a funky, reverb heavy call for love, peace and sweet, sweet loving. What more could you want from an album?

tracks

A1

Living With Friends

A2

Te Revior

A3

Rain

B1

She's Got All I Want

B2

Free Love

B3

Revolution

Credits

Arranged by
  • The Beta Yama Group
Composed by
  • The Beta Yama Group
Performer
  • The Beta Yama Group
Producer
  • The Beta Yama Group
Artwork by
  • Aik Idirigbe
Design
  • Aik Idirigbe
Bass guitar
  • Nash Dodoo
Vocals
  • Nash Dodoo
  • Charlie Cool
  • Caullins Jonas
  • Hillary Nnabugwu (Gardner)
  • Oris Amoah
  • Ray Jugbatey Martey
  • Pierre Awara
Drums
  • Charlie Cool
Engineer
  • Etim Udo
Mixed by
  • Etim Udo
Keyboards
  • Caullins Jonas
Percussion
  • Hillary Nnabugwu (Gardner)
  • Oris Amoah
  • Ray Jugbatey Martey
Rhythm guitar
  • Pierre Awara