VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: HOLD ON PRETTY WOMAN
Record Label: BARELY BREAKING EVEN
Genre: INT'L & WORLD MUSIC
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Vinyl LP pressing. Ben Jagga's long-deleted sole solo release is the epitome of Tabansi/Taretone soul-funk-boogie-disco in it's prime, and is very much a family affair. This is the first-ever reissue. Producer is Ephraim Nzeka (of Brother To Brother fame, as 'Ephraim'), and backing vocals come courtesy of artists all with their own solo efforts out on the label: Bummy Olajubu, Judith Ezekoka, Zak Roberts, Eric Kol and Nkem Njoku (see the BBE reissue catalogue for killer LPs from the last two artists, in particular). Instrumentation is a tight, stripped-down unit: bass, guitar, drums and keyboards - and the mixdown man is Martin Ikebuaku, one of the unsung geniuses of the West African boogie sound, with literally hundreds of well-regarded sessions on almost every major Nigerian label under his belt.