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Format: LP + MP3 download code
Cat: PMG 016LP
Released: 26 May 16
Genre: International
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Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Funky Girl" (4:48)
2. "Be Yourself (And Don't Let Nobody Be You)" (5:18)
3. "Feel Alone" (6:59)
Side 2
1. "Orule" (6:18)
2. "La'Ila (Poor Man's Cry)" (4:32)
3. "Tell Me" (4:29)
4. "I Don't Want No-Body (To Tell Me What To Do)" (4:49)
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Review

Also known as the Heads Funk Band, Akwassa were a Nigerian afrobeat ensemble who only produced a few LPs under that particular moniker, but they're ones that have lasted well in the memories of collectors worldwide. La'lla was their 1975 debut, originally out on the Afrodisia label, and we have it here once again in reissue format by PMG out of Austria. "Funky Girl" kicks the party off with a groove that is might difficult not to like - upbeat vocals meet funky synth lines and quirky organs to make a true summer blazer - but the rest of the album follows in a similarly excellent style. "Orule", for example, is one of the best undiscovered afro bombs we've heard in time, those sweet soulful vocals riding high amid a fast-paced percussion rhythm, while others are deeper still and evoke the true spirit of African soul. Very highly recommended.

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