Various Artists

London Is The Place For Me 3 - Ambrose Adekoya Campbell

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Honest Jon's

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After backing Britain's first black ballet company, Les Ballets Negres, in 1946, Ambrose Adekoya Campbell and fellow Nigerian (via Manchester) musicians Ade Bashorun and Brewster Hughes, set themselves up as the West African Rhythm Brothers. They were joined by Barbadian Harry Beckett and Harry Roachford and fellow Nigerians Adam Fiberesima. Around 1952 the group became residents at the Abalabi bar in Soho. Acclaimed by Fela Kuti's generation - by Fela himself - as the founder of modern Nigerian music, Campbell's recordings (in various incarnations) are collected on volume 3 of this ace Honest Jon's series culled from the Melodisc 78s he cut in London over ten years from 1949.

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