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Mike Nyoni & Born Free

My Own Thing

Now Again Reserve Edition



CD

Released: 29th Jun 2018

£12.99


the first ever anthology of Zamrock musician Mike Nyoni’s funky, psych-rock and folkloric 1970s recordings spread over 2 CDs.

The latest release in Now-Again’s deluxe Reserve Edition series: the first ever anthology of Zamrock musician Mike Nyoni’s funky, psych-rock and folkloric 1970s recordings. 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. The package also features an extensive, photo-filled booklet contains an overview of the Zamrock scene and Nyoni’s story.

My Own Thing

Tracklist

  1. S.M.My Own Thing (Nyoni’s Thing)
  2. Coming Home
  3. It’s Only A Dream
  4. Soweto
  5. Kawalala
  6. Give Me A Chance
  7. Amida
  8. Highway
  9. Africa
  10. Chikwati Chata
  11. I Don’t Know
  12. Come Back To Me
  13. My Dear Girl
  14. Messed Day
  15. Mad Man
  16. Mwana
  17. Funky
  18. Promotion
  19. E Zambia
  20. Namwali
  21. Mukaziwa Chingoni