Berkley Jones: Nation Building, LP (Vinyl)
Berkley Jones: Nation Building, LP (Vinyl)
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Berkley Jones
Nation Building
    • LP (Vinyl)
    • Austria
    • PMG (3)
    • (PMG012LP)
  • 6 Tracks
  • EAN 0710473190206
    • M / M
    • virgin
reissue of 1979 AFrofunk album: Nation Building is a real forgotten gem from the late '70s and is among the very best Afro-Beat Disco Lps ever. Berkely Ike Jones is one of the icons of the Nigerian scene being the guitarist and founder of BLO (forthcoming on PMG). BLO were one of the very best progressive bands from Nigeria and managed to release several albums for EMI (Nigeria) and Afrodisia Records. BLO are definitely a ground-breaking band, that managed to further establish the entire Afro-Funk genre. At the time Ginger Baker of Cream went to travel to Nigeria and invited Berkely Ike Jones to be part of session-band Salt. They went back to UK and toured in Europe. Berkely Ike Jones played with many bands like with Ofege on their Try and Love album and he also appeared on many other great albums by artists like Steve Black, Lijadu Sisters, Tee Mac, Kris Okotie, Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi, 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem, Mixed Grill, Don Bruce And The Angels and Felix Lebarty. Nation Building is his solo project recorded in the late 1970s on Skylark Records. The original LP is extremely rare and very expensive, so this is your chance to grab your copy and listen to some really great Afro-Beat music.

tracks

A1

It's Time For Nation Building

A2

National Pledge

A3

1979

B1

Calling Health Men/ Police

B2

Tears In The Ghetto

B3

Dedicated To You

Credits

Artwork
  • Oleg Galay
Bass
  • C. Andy
Chorus
  • Helen Chappelle
  • Katie Kissoon
  • Liza Strike
Congas
  • Reuben White
Drums
  • Laolu Akins
Engineer
  • Ashley Brigdale
  • Tim Blenner Hassett
Keyboards
  • Lemmy Jackson
Photography
  • Karl Finn
Artwork by
  • Karl Finn
Producer
  • Berkley Jones
Written by
Arranged by
  • Berkley Jones
Trumpet
  • Desmond Atwell
Vocals
  • Errol Brathwaite