The Elcados: What Ever You Need, LP (Vinyl)
The Elcados: What Ever You Need, LP (Vinyl)
€22.90
Net price (incl. 19% VAT) excl. shipping costs
The Elcados
What Ever You Need
reissue of 1979 Nigerian Funk/Afrobeat album: By the 1979 release of Whatever You Need, the Elcados were ready to party. “We got rhythm, we got sound,” they declare on ‘Funky Music’. “You’re going to dig it!' Starting out as the Moonrakers in Kanu in 1968, Steve Black, Rocky Mustapha, Tony Nosika and Frank Martins, spent the next decade gigging their way out of the north, including a surreal set with Khalifa Baba-Ahmed at the Miss New Nigeria contest. They released two rock-oriented albums in the mid ‘70s before hitting a disco/reggae groove on Whatever You Need. The album starts with the title track, a bouncy reggae number guaranteed to fill the dance floor. ‘Cross Over Reggae’ keeps the mood light before ‘The World Is Full Of Injustice’ delivers a bit of Rasta indignation. Funk monsters ‘Marry The Poor’ and ‘Funky Music’ bring it all home, reminding listeners that the guys didn’t drag out their best shiny suits just to smoke spliffs. Sadly, Whatever You Need, was the last record the Elcados released. But they went out with the glitter ball burning brightly, dimmed but a little by the fug of the righteous herb.

tracks

A1

What Ever You Need

A2

Cross Over Reggae

A3

The World Is Full Of Injustice

Guest
  • Steve Dudu Black
  • Pierre Lezek
Percussion
  • Steve Dudu Black
Rhythm guitar
  • Pierre Lezek
B1

Marry The Poor

B2

Funky Music

B3

This Is Life

Credits

Bass
  • Geoffrey Johnson
Drums
  • Baba Mustapha
Engineer
  • John Malife
Executive producer
  • Tony Okoroji
Guitar
  • Tony Nosika
Organ
  • Dave Crown
Percussion
  • Joe Edet
Producer
  • S.C. Anochie
Saxophone
  • Virgil Kojia