Felix Lebarty, Girls For Sale

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BIS => 2022 04 01
1LP - PMG
2016

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    TRACKLIST 

    A1 Kiss Me Once Again

    A2 Come True

    A3 Mr. Big Brother

    B1 Love Me Kiss Me

    B2 Don't Take My Girls

    B3 Girls For Sale


    DESCRIPTION

    Originally released in: 1979


    * An early masterpiece by 80s Nigerian disco god Felix Lebarty

    * For fans of Mixed Grill, Mighty Flames, Eddy Grant, The Apostles, Akwassa

    * Filled to the last groove with catchy tunes that feature awesome harmonies

    * An original affair for fans of groovy Nigerian afro beat

    * Excellent sound and performance by high class professional musicians

    * First ever rerelease on vinyl and CD

    * Fully licensed

    * Remastered audio

    * LP housed in a superheavy 430g art carton cover

    * CD housed in a rock solid jewel case

    * Ultimate collectors item for fans of classic afro beat.


    Before he was Nigeria’s self-proclaimed Mr Lover Boy, Felix Lebarty was an upcoming musician in the country’s Edo-Delta region. His big brother, Aigbe, was a legendary Highlife bandleader, but Felix paid his dues playing guitar with Thony Shorby Nwenyi and the Collection of Stars, along with fellow ‘star’ Mighty Flames bassist, Willy Nfor. Perversely, Girls For Sale was released after Lover Boy, the slick disco album that cemented his place in Nigerian music history. It is a collection of tracks Lebarty made early in his career, when his music was rawer and his pickup lines less sophisticated and less practised. In ‘Come True’, Lebarty actually admits to a girl that he hasn’t got any money. He begs a girl to love him in ‘Love Me Kiss Me’ and pleads with a rival to give him a break in ‘Don’t Take My Girl’. He even takes a dig at Aigbe, his more successful sibling, in ‘Mr Big Brother’. It’s hardly what you’d expect from the disco god behind Lover Boy, who went on to have 19 children with 7 different women. To me, that’s what makes Girls For Sale worth checking out. It’s gritty, lo-fi and melodic, like The Apostles with a subtle a nod towards the Jackson Five, sung with endearing insecurity. What’s not to like about that’ – Peter Moore