V/A - Duomo Sounds Ltd - Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul DoLP
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Label Odion Livingstone
Format DoLP Vinyl
Amazing collection of Disco Music released in the 80s (1980-84) on the Nigerian label Duomo Music Ltd. and reissued here for the first time. The late 70s, the thrust of mainstream music had changed from the indigenous highlife to a more international funky disco sound. Keyboards and drum machines were the key components of the new sound. The implications on sales was real as names like Bunny Mack, Chris Okotie, Christy Essien, Jide Obi replaced Osita Osadebe and the Oriental Brothers on the charts. It was in this effervescent climate that Duomo Sounds Ltd was established by Mr Humphrey Aniakor, a business man with no prior investment in the industry. It was simply the in-thing for a young monied businessman. The name suggested European sophistication, modernity and a little abstraction. D U O M O Sounds, the kids loved it. The first release was Bassey Black’s “Someone to love” (DSL 001) which sold over a 100,000 copies, a big hit at the time. The success of the album attracted several artists the most influential of which was Mike Umoh. He aimed for the pop market with accessible, funky arrangements. However his affinity for funk and disco has made him a reference for collectors worldwide. His LP entitled, “Honey, Honey” (DSL 002) was the label’s second release and his most successful album. Also produced the labels 19th release, Bindiga’s, “No More Starvation” (DSL 019), an afro-boogie funk masterpiece. The album in its original format is very sought after by collectors and djs and changes hands for huge sums. Its been described by many as cosmic funk at its finest. Christy Ogbah´s disco soul/highlife records on Duomo are also very highly sought after. This new Livingstone Studio release presents the best of Duomo Sounds Ltd. for the first time.
A1 Christy Ogbah - Advice
A2 Johnny Bazz - Xmas Eve
A3 Mike Umoh - Look At Me
B1 Mike Umoh - Shake Your Body
B2 Bindiga - Disco Connection
B3 Christy Ogbah - Aimiuugwia
C1 Bindiga - Perfect Disco Machine
C2 Bassey Black & The Natty Messiah - On My Mind
C3 Christy Ogbah - Azomonfe
D1 Godfrey Odili - You Do Good For Yourself
D2 Eunice Mokus Arimoku Ariro