My Own Thing (2xLP)

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Zamrock musician Mike Nyoni and Born Free’s – My Own Thing: some of the funkiest music issued on the African continent in the 1970s. Bonus 2nd LP contains the groovy genesis of the Kalindula music Nyoni would master in the 80s… Zambian guitarist and singer/songwriter Mike Nyoni’s music is Zamrock only because he came of age during the country’s rock revolution. His preferred wah-wah to fuzz guitar, James Brown to Jimi Hendrix. His 70s recordings – often politically charged, and ranging from despondent to exuberant – are amongst the funkiest on the African continent. He was also one of the only Zamrock musicians to see his music contemporaneously issued in Europe. This anthology collates works from his three 70s LPs – his first, with the Born Free band, and his two solo albums Kawalala and I Can’t Understand You – and presents a singular Zambian musician on par with celebrated artists Rikki Ililonga, Keith Mlevhu and Paul Ngozi.
LP1-A1 Born Free– I Don't Know
LP1-A2 Born Free– Come Back To Me
LP1-A3 Born Free– My Dear Girl
LP1-A4 Born Free– Messed Day
LP1-A5 Born Free– Mad Man
LP1-A6 Born Free– Mwana
LP1-B1 Mike Nyoni– S.M.
LP1-B2 Mike Nyoni– My Own Thing (Nyoni's Thing)
LP1-B3 Mike Nyoni– Coming Home
LP1-B4 Mike Nyoni– It's Only A Dream
LP1-B5 Mike Nyoni– Soweto
LP2-C1 Born Free– Funky
LP2-C2 Born Free– Promotion
LP2-C3 Born Free– E Zambia
LP2-C4 Born Free– Namwali
LP2-C5 Born Free– Mukaziwa Chingoni
LP2-D1 Mike Nyoni– Kawalala
LP2-D2 Mike Nyoni– Give Me A Chance
LP2-D3 Mike Nyoni– Amida
LP2-D4 Mike Nyoni– Highway
LP2-D5 Mike Nyoni– Africa
LP2-D6 Mike Nyoni– Chikwati Chata


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