We are proud to present the fully restored and remastered edition of Mad Man Jaga’s “Wakabout” LP, originally released on Sir Victor Uwaifo’s label JOROMI (Nigeria, 1978).
Musically the LP is a fairly unique collection of slightly off-killer percussive afrobeat funk; the arrangements are brass friendly, slick on the keys and framed with a rich resonant deep soul vocal and to complement the funk, the record also feature a finest example of African Reggae Roots cut to vinyl : “Tell Me Why You Cry” . This LP is unique collection of music which until now has remained out of sight of a wider audience.
In addition to the original release the reissue will contain “a bonus seventh track”. During the mastering process we found an early test pressing of the LP from 1978 with an extra track on it… we put the project on hold so as we could remake the lacquer for the first side to include the mystery track
The audio is taken from two copies of the Lp and restored by Colin Young in UK while the bonus track has been restored by Davide Bassi at Press Rewind Studio in Italy. Laquer are cutted at SST and the Lp is pressed in 500 copies by Optimal in Germany. The cover artwork is made by Eligez graphic and it will be pressed in quality thick paper by Legno (Italy) included an amazing poster made with original pictures of Andrew “Madman” Jaga on stage and in his fancy poses and his original style .
FORMAT: Limited edition of 500
A1. Tell Me Why You Cry
A2. You Don’t Love Me No More
A4. Me Vaa – bonus track
B2. Aondo Ter
B3. Mama Wam
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