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SJOB MOVEMENT: FRIENDSHIP TRAIN

COS 019

SJOB Movement
Friendship Train

Tracklist:
1. Friendship Train
2. Love Affair
3. What Could It Be?
4. Odiaria
5. Let’s Do It
6. Halleluyah!
7. Love Affair (Sol Power All-Stars Rework)

Available formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital

Release date: March 10, 2017

SJOB Movement’s Friendship Train was the second LP by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. It’s a masterpiece of African music with it’s fluid afro beat grooves and spaced out Moog synthesizer sounds. Here is an excerpt from the liner notes written and researched by Uchenna:

“Prince Bola Agbana might hardly be the most immediately recognizable name in the constellation of Nigerian music stars, but for a significant portion of the last half-century he labored in the shadows, dutifully serving as one of the key movers in its development: An in-demand session musician. An early and respected exponent of funk. A catalyst in the retrofit of juju into a modern pop genre. Most of all, though, he is recognized as the founder, leader, drummer and principal vocalist of the SJOB Movement.

SJOB: Sam, Johnnie, Ottah, Bola. For a moment in the mid-1970s, they were le dernier cri in modern Nigerian music, representing the next step in the evolution of afro rhythms, and a new paradigm for the band economy. Their first album, 1976’s A Move in the Right Direction, was a minor sensation and was swiftly followed by Friendship Train in 1977. Then it appeared that the movement stopped moving, and SJOB disappeared from the scene.”

The CD comes with a bonus remix of Love Affair by the Sol Power All-Stars from Washington DC.

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