UPDATE: The Pax Nicholas album is now out - available on CD or LP from Conch
Pax Nicholas & the Nettey Family - Na Teef Know De Road of Teef CD + LP (Daptone)
Pax Nicholas was a conga player and singer in Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band, and this, his only proper solo album, was recorded in Ginger Baker's Lagos studios and put out in very limited release in 1973.Â According to sources, however, when Fela heard the title cut for the first time, and saw how the crowd responded to it, he told Nic to never play the music again.
The album, ostensibly forgotten, was only rediscovered when celebrated DJ and cratedigger Frank Gossner (who ran the legendary Vampyros Lesbos party in New York in the 90s) discovered it by accident in 2005, shortly before he embarked upon his own trip to West Africa.
is proud to be re-issuing the full-length, with it's original cover art and tracklisting, marking the first proper and global release since the initial limited pressing some three decades ago.
1. Na Teef Know De Road of Teef
2. Ataa Onukpa
3. Na Six Feet
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