Emma Dorgu: Roverman, LP (Vinyl)
Emma Dorgu: Roverman, LP (Vinyl)
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Emma Dorgu
Roverman
    • LP (Vinyl)
    • Austria
    • PMG (3)
    • (PMG056LP)
  • 5 Tracks
  • UPC 710473190749
    • M / M
    • virgin
reissue of 1979 Nigerian Disco/Boogie/Funk/Afrobeat album: n 1979, Emma Dorgu decided it was time to act. He’d torn up the Lagos live scene with The Thermometers and conquered the airwaves with the single, ‘World People’. But there were injustices afoot, not just in Nigeria, but in South Africa and Zimbabwe and across the continent as well, and he felt that something needed to be done. Roverman was his politicized call to action. Blackman Akeeb Kareem lent him the instruments and let him rehearse in his sitting room. Dorgu sets his stall out early in the reggae-tinged ‘Free My People’ calling for freedom for South Africa, freedom for Zimbabwe, indeed, freedom for all. Thankfully political injustice hadn’t rid Emma completely of his urge to get on down. The New York ghetto funk of ‘Roverman’ and ‘Loving’ and the straighthead boogie of ‘Afro Fever’ leaven the message with a funky beat and an irresistible pull towards the dancefloor. On Roverman Emma Dorgu has achieved that that rarest of beats, an album that challenges your mind while it speaks to your feet. Protest music has never sounded so funky.

tracks

A1

Free My People

A2

Rover Man

A3

Babalawo

B1

Afro Fever

B2

Loving

Credits

Bass guitar
  • Kenneth Okulolo
Producer
  • Kenneth Okulolo
  • Emma Dorgu
Composed by
  • Emma Dorgu
Written by
Arranged by
  • Emma Dorgu
Vocals
  • Emma Dorgu
Liner notes
  • Emma Dorgu
Design
  • Chuddy Ogeah
Drums
  • Mike Collins
Engineer
  • Etim Udo
Guitar
  • Z. Pierre
Keyboards
  • Sega Gafatchi
Percussion
  • Friday Pozo
Photography by
  • E. Photos
Sleeve notes
  • Festus Ruppee
Synthesizer
  • Gboyega Adelaja
Clavinet
  • Gboyega Adelaja
Electric piano
  • Gboyega Adelaja
Tenor saxophone
  • Dele Okonkwo
Trombone
  • Fred Fisher Atalobhor
Trumpet
  • Sharp Mike