Jake Sollo: Coming Home, LP (Vinyl)
Jake Sollo: Coming Home, LP (Vinyl)
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Jake Sollo
Coming Home
    • LP (Vinyl)
    • Austria
    • PMG (3)
    • (PMG038LP)
  • 7 Tracks
  • UPC 710473191418
    • M / M
    • virgin
reissue of 1977 Nigerian Funk/Afrobeat album: In 1977 Jake Sollo returned to Nigeria to record his first solo album, Coming Home. His long-term band, The Funkees, had imploded in London. And his big break with the Afro super band, Osibisa, was cut short when he went on strike with Kiki Gyan and promptly got sacked. Rather than sit at a bar and feel sorry for himself, Jake returned to Nigeria and got his mates together – including the aforementioned Mr. Gyan – and headed into the EMI studios in Lagos. The result was Coming Home, a triumphant album that combined the raw power of The Funkees with the slick tricks he learned in London. The opening instrumental, '404', is the track Carlos Santana would have recorded if he'd been born in Nigeria rather than Mexico. 'Raise Your Hands' and 'I Just Wanna Dance' are slick boogie monsters and 'Deiyo Deiyo' sees Jake displaying some mad synth skills on Africa's only Prophet-5, a hot piece of hardware that was transforming music in Europe and America. Coming Home is the sound of an artist at the heights of his power. And a precursor of the skills and sounds that would make Sollo the most sought after producer in Nigeria.

tracks

A1

404

A2

I Am Somebody...I Know !

A3

Raise Your Hands

A4

I Just Wanna Dance

B1

Coming Home

B2

Where Is Love

B3

Deiyo Deiyo

Credits

Arranged by
  • Jake Sollo
Backing vocals
  • Jake Sollo
  • Kiki Gyan
  • Timmy Nebuwa
  • Jerry Samuels
  • Prince Bolarinwa Amos
Lead guitar
  • Jake Sollo
Lead vocals
  • Jake Sollo
Producer
  • Jake Sollo
Rhythm guitar
  • Jake Sollo
Strings
  • Jake Sollo
  • Kiki Gyan
Synthesizer
  • Jake Sollo
  • Kiki Gyan
Written by
Clarinet
  • Kiki Gyan
Electric piano
  • Kiki Gyan
Vocals
  • Timmy Nebuwa
  • Prince Bolarinwa Amos
Cowbell
  • Timmy Nebuwa
Bass guitar
  • Jake Sollo
  • Jerry Samuels
Bongos
  • Candido Obajimi
Cabasa
  • Candido Obajimi
Congas
  • Kofi Ayivor
Design
  • Brian McIntyre
  • Dave Wheatley
  • Paul Ellis
Drums
  • Willy Bestman
  • Prince Bolarinwa Amos
Engineer
  • Emmanuel A. Odenusi
  • Kayode Salami
  • Monday Oki