Aleke Kanonu -Nwanne, Nwanne, NwanneJanuary 14, 2010
He sang and played kalimba and congas with Stanley Cowell on the album entitled ‘Regeneration’ on Strata-East in 1976.
In 1980 came ‘Aleke’, a great afro-beat LP with jazz musicians like Wynton Marsalis.
A year later, an obscure 12″ was recorded in New York with Mr Tolbert , entitled “Happiness / Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne”.
Wicked sound! Dig Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango et al but then you are going to love this
I lost track of this record until last night while browsing thru my Disco section where it was stored. Last night changed it all!! I remember buying this , way back in NYC at the time when it was released. There was a short-lived buzz with a few key jocks and interest from the shops but due to short supply it disappeared into obscurity. Rare and highly desirable.