Oct 22, 2011
Smahila & The S.B.'s (download)
Information on Smahila and the S.B.’s is D.B. Cooper-scarce. Save for a few entries on Discogs.com, and a paragraph or two gleaned elsewhere, my knowledge about the group is essentially limited to: they’re a Nigerian afro-beat band with a Fela Kuti fixation, who released the sublime African Movement/Natural Points in 1977, on British imprint, RAS (Rogers All Stars (Nigeria) Ltd.).
Few groups managed to appropriate Fela with such funk or fidelity–this might be the best 18-minutes of movement ever.
01. African Movement 18:50
02. Natural Points 17:59