It is apt that our next release is Willy Nfor’s Movements is our 7th release. Willy is little-known master bass player who left his country for Nigeria at 20, formed the Mighty Flames with made a name for himself as a session player played with Bongos’ The Groovies, William Onyeabor (Crashes in Love), Odion Iruoje at Phonodisk where he played on several releases, left for Paris, became a sought-after session player, formed Ghetto Blaster (with Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 alumni), joined Mory Kanté’s band toured the world on the back of the Global Hit record, Yé Ké Yé Ké. Unfortunately, he died prematurely of a cancer in 1998 before the world could really know him.
This compilation (from three rare Nigeria-produced LPs; Mighty Flames’ Willie Nfor, Feel So Fine, My Turn, two of which have never been sold on Discogs) capture Willy’s vision of a free world where love, music and breaks migrate freely. His afro-boogie nods to Bootsy Collins and Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) but it invariably afro and inalienably Willy’s music, a space funk with deeply rooted rhythmic grooves that has made these LPs highly sought-after by music aficionados and selectors worldwide.
So it is with great pleasure that I present this vinyl-only release to you. Tentative Release Date, 7th Dec 2018 (TBC).