Amas: Grill, LP (Vinyl)
Amas: Grill, LP (Vinyl)
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Amas
Grill
    • LP (Vinyl)
    • Austria
    • PMG (3)
    • (PMG049LP)
  • 8 Tracks
  • UPC 710473190602
    • M / M
    • virgin
reissue of 1981 Nigerian Afrobeat/Boogie/Disco album: Grill by Gbubemi Amas is as smooth as the red cardigan artfully slung around his shoulders on the cover. Whether he is running through the scales on a cover version of ‘Fire and Rain’, or trying on his calypso highlife moves on ‘Ereyon’, you know Amas is a man with a smooth line for every occasion. He is also a man with impeccable enunciation. Listen to ‘Slow Down’. It features one of the most cultured sound checks you will ever hear in your life – “Willy, keep the bass a little bit tighter”. That Amas is now a theatre producer and writer in Cardiff in Wales will come as no surprise. ‘Slow Down’ is a stone cold class, and an undoubted highlight, just as it was on the excellent Comb & Razor compilation, Brand New Wayo. ‘Children’ is a bright dancefloor filler. So is ‘For You’. And ‘Listen’ showcases Amas’s disco ball cassanova moves. Articulate, cultured and classy, Grill is proof that in 80s Nigeria was producing a class of boogie funk that was as sophisticated as anywhere in the world.

tracks

A1

Children

A2

Fire And Rain

A3

Ereyon

A4

Slow Down

B1

For You

B2

Politician

B3

Listen

B4

Spending My Life

Credits

Acoustic guitar
  • Jean Ketchabia
  • Eugene Ndema
Flute
  • Jean Ketchabia
  • Fidel Bateke
Rhythm guitar
  • Eugene Ndema
  • Eno Louis
Alto saxophone
  • Fidel Bateke
Bass
  • Willy N'for
Bass guitar
  • Basil Barap
Clavinet
  • Nkono Teles
  • Tony Benson
Composed by
  • Amas
Arranged by
  • Amas
Design
  • Mohammed Arahi
Director of photography
  • Mohammed Arahi
Drums
  • Paul Sokeng
  • Steve Dudu Black
Percussion
  • Steve Dudu Black
Electric piano
  • Tony Benson
Organ
  • Tony Benson
Engineer
  • Kayode Salami
  • Goddy Ukonu
Guitar
  • Eno Louis
Keyboards
  • Willy Roy
Mastered by
  • Chas Gerber
Mixed by
  • Chas Gerber
Photography by
  • Mac Duama
Producer
  • Tony Essien
Directed by
  • Tony Essien
Trumpet
  • Frederic Ndoumbe Ngando
  • Eddy Okonta