Usha Uthup – Usha In Nairobi

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Label:EMI – KLP 0516


Used LP 1978

Disc:VG+/VG (slight warp on the outside of record, beggining of A1 has little sound, key track B1 plays fine (check full sample from beggining), rest of track are good shape only feel slight surface noise)

Jacket:VG+ (light scuffs/wears, guss strongly good condition as african sleeve)

An Indian singer Usha Uthup was visiting Nairobi, Kenya as part of an Indian festival and received an enthusiastic welcome there, which prompted them to extend her schedule and was recorded this album in 1978. The key to this album is that it is backed by the Fellini 5 who left mega synth afro piece ”Africa '77”. The album's signature elegant soul disco "Fever" and groovy synth disco "Honey I" are among the tracks that make the most of the singer's vocals, while mid to ballad tracks are also mixed in. Later, she was appointed an honorary citizen of Kenya and seems to have made great achievements.

インドのフェスティバルの一環でケニア・ナイロビを訪れていたインド人シンガーUsha Uthupが現地で熱烈な歓迎を受けた事を発端にそのまま予定を延長して録音したという78年作。バックをシンセ・アフロ鬼盤”Africa '77”も残しているFellini 5の面々が演奏しているのが肝。このアルバムを象徴するエレガント・ソウルディスコ”Fever"、グルーヴィ・シンセ・ディスコ”Honey I"を筆頭にミッド~バラード曲も織り交ぜながら彼女のヴォーカルを活かすような楽曲が並びます。その後にはケニアの名誉市民に任命されたり大きな足跡を残したようです。

A1 - Feelings

A3 - Honey I

A4 - Kirie Kirio

A5 - I Write The Songs

B1 - Fever

B2 - You've Got A Friend