No Food Without Taste If By Hunger: Orange Vinyl LPAADE020
Label: Analog Africa
Release Date: 3rd March
Reissue of a long-lost Nigeria Edo-Funk private press banger from the 80s scene figurehead Okundaye. It's big on the grooves and funk, bass guitars that slap, rhythms that kill the dancefloor and a frontman leading like some Afro-Disco pied piper.
For those who dig: Nigeria funk, Edo Funk, Afro Funk, Disco, Funk, Fela, William Onyeabor and anything on Analog Africa, Soundway and Habibi Funk.
Put your dancing shoes and be ready to kill the dancefloor, the intoxicating highlife music known as Edo Funk from Benin City, Nigeria is back
Following the planetary success of our "Edo Funk Explosion Vol.1" project we have now unearthed "No Food Without Taste If By Hunger" by "The Good Samaritans", one of the most obscure Nigerian album ever recorded. Originally released in 1982, the band’s first album is full of bouncy basslines, raw trance-like grooves and tripped-out psychedelic guitars, a funk experience unlike any other.
"The Good Samaritans" is Philosopher Okundaye's own Edo-Funk project, under which name he produced four albums, all recorded at Phonodisk Studio in IjebuIgbo east of Lagos with a 24 track. Okundaye who played many instruments, engaged the right musicians for each project and mixed the whole thing himself, is known as the composer of a large part of Benin City's celebrated hits in the 80s. His name keeps popping up but somehow his role in the scene remains a bit hazy, giving the character an image of something like the gray eminence of Edo Funk.
Due to its private pressing in a probably very small edition, "No Food Without
Taste If By Hunger" is very difficult to find. With this reissue limited to 2000 copies
- newly mastered by Nick Robbins and approved by Philosopher Okundaye
himself - "The Good Samaritans" make a welcome and long- overdue return to
turntables around the world in a beautiful Silk-Screen printed cover and an orange
coloured vinyl pressed on 180g high quality vinyl. This is funk stripped down to its
primal essence, driving rhythms mixed with highlife horns, sweet keyboards and
psychedelic guitar riffs, pushing the limits of dance moves towards cosmic
1. Onughara - The Good Samaritans
2. Ughamwen-Rhienenemwen- The Good Samaritans
3. Ekhueghamunu - The Good Samaritans
4. Gaskya-Kace - The Good Samaritans
5. Bi Enu Ba Sahun - The Good Samaritans
6. Aikemienaru-Nanorunomwan - The Good Samaritans