Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy

Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 3 tracks 12.15
Download Album (mp3) 3 tracks 2.37
Download Album (wav) 3 tracks 2.37
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Sugar Daddy

Strut present the first in a series of essential original LP reissues exploring rare and under-rated African, Latin and Caribbean music classics, curated by Duncan Brooker. In January 2017, the series kicks off with ‘Sugar Daddy’, an experimental highlife / disco outing by Nigerian highlife guitarist Joe King Kologbo. Building his career as a composer and player with Eastern Star Dance Band at their residency at the Atlantic Hotel in Aba, Eastern Nigeria, Joe King Kologbo was forced to flee to Ghana when the Biafran War broke out in 1967. As his son Oghene recalls, “when war came, everything just scatter. He lost his house, everything.” Joe King played with a variety of bands in Ghana including Real Ruby’s, a jazz highlife big band, before returning to Lagos in 1971. By the time he recorded the ‘Sugar Daddy’ LP for the tiny Electromat label in 1980, he was one of the older musicians on the circuit. Oghene Kologbo remembers, “My Mum used to say, ‘I hope you don’t go and play guitar everywhere and play around, don’t go and be Sugar Daddy!’ All my father’s friends nicknamed him ‘Sugar Daddy’ so he did the song in a fun way. He was a nice man. He never did ‘playboy’.” “Since he was based in the East during his early days, he was not as well known nationally as some of the other highlife players of the time,” continues Oghene,”so it’s nice that this album is coming out again. It brings back good memories.” Joe King Kologbo’s ‘Sugar Daddy’ is released in its original artwork and features new interviews with Oghene Kologbo and Sonny Akpan of The Funkees. The album comes remastered by The Carvery, with vinyl pressed at Pallas.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (STRUT150LP)
  1. Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Sugar Daddy
  2. Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Come Back Lina
  3. Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - All Fingers Are Not Equal
Download Album (STRUT150D)
  1. Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Sugar Daddy
  2. Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Come Back Lina
  3. Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - All Fingers Are Not Equal

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Sugar Daddy N/A N/A
2 Come Back Lina £0.79
3 All Fingers Are Not Equal £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (3 tracks) £2.37
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Sugar Daddy N/A N/A
2 Come Back Lina £0.79
3 All Fingers Are Not Equal £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (3 tracks) £2.37