Peter King - Shango
Shango by Peter King is an album loaded with history. Originally recorded in 1974 in a Camden studio session funded by money from a TV soundtrack recorded by King a few years earlier, it remained unreleased for close to 30 years despite King releasing five albums in the years that followed, the band touring America, Europe and Japan and King establishing himself in the West as one of Nigeriaʼs finest multiinstrumentalist. It finally saw release in 2002 by which point King had returned to his homeland to found the Peter King College of Music and continue his lifelong dedication to seeing “how far I can go with Highlife fusion.”
Having stood the test of time for close to 40 years, Shango is a lost classic and one of Kingʼs finest, most refined works. It is being re-issued by Mr Bongoʼs Classic African Recordings series.
The LP features fully reproduced original artwork and heavyweight 180 gsm vinyl. CD coming soon.
VINYL LP INCLUDES MP3 DOWNLOAD CODE