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Artist: BLO
Title: Step Three
Format: CD
Label: Hot Casa
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Hot Casa Records is proud to present this Holy Grail of Afro-Funk and rare gem from the 70s Lagos music scene. Reissued for the first time outside Nigeria, including an interview and photos of the original band members. The three core BLO bands members were "B" for Berkely "Ike" Jones on guitar, "L" for Laolu, "Akins" Akintobi on drums, and "O" for Mike "Gbenga" Odumosu on bass. BLO was formed just as a trio in late 1972 and split up in 1982. They developed their music on tour before they recorded their first album, Chapter One in 1973 on EMI Records. They built something unique, original and different than any other young African group at the time, blending rock with its African roots and transmuting it into soul-fusion. They left an indelible impression on the Nigerian music scene and became an institution for worldwide music lovers. From Clusters to Afrocollection alongside with the Lijadu Sisters, theyd been involved in many various acts. They also toured with Ginger Baker, the famous English drummer of both power trio Cream and Salt, whose influence has been considered by Laolu Akins as "another major player in the development of BLO." After their highly inspiring worldwide tour with Salt, leading them from Munichs Olympic Jazz Festival to the USA, BLO decided to work on their own concept album with the main ingredients of Afro, rock and dance. Immediately preceding their disco period, Step Three is a real and beautiful definition of Afro soul music." - Hot Casa.

Artist: BLO
Title: Step Three
Format: LP
Label: Hot Casa
Country: France
Price: $25.00
"Hot Casa Records is proud to present this Holy Grail of Afro-Funk and rare gem from the 70s Lagos music scene. Reissued for the first time outside Nigeria, including an interview and photos of the original band members. The three core BLO bands members were "B" for Berkely "Ike" Jones on guitar, "L" for Laolu, "Akins" Akintobi on drums, and "O" for Mike "Gbenga" Odumosu on bass. BLO was formed just as a trio in late 1972 and split up in 1982. They developed their music on tour before they recorded their first album, Chapter One in 1973 on EMI Records. They built something unique, original and different than any other young African group at the time, blending rock with its African roots and transmuting it into soul-fusion. They left an indelible impression on the Nigerian music scene and became an institution for worldwide music lovers. From Clusters to Afrocollection alongside with the Lijadu Sisters, theyd been involved in many various acts. They also toured with Ginger Baker, the famous English drummer of both power trio Cream and Salt, whose influence has been considered by Laolu Akins as "another major player in the development of BLO." After their highly inspiring worldwide tour with Salt, leading them from Munichs Olympic Jazz Festival to the USA, BLO decided to work on their own concept album with the main ingredients of Afro, rock and dance. Immediately preceding their disco period, Step Three is a real and beautiful definition of Afro soul music." - Hot Casa.

Artist: BLO
Title: Chapter One
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $45.00
New LP version (previously issued by Parallel World, what seems like a millions years ago) in very deluxe package. Has never been on CD, so your only chance to hear this South African classic from 1972, and one of the better Shadoks efforts. "For the first time BLO comes out with the original gatefold sleeve. This band from Nigeria became very famous among collectors worldwide. Perhaps this is the most sought after album from Africa. The 3 members, Berkely Jones, Laolu Akintobi and Mike Odumosu created the name BLO from B for Berkely, L for Laolu and O for Odumosu. 2 members toured with Ginger Baker in 1972 and BLO supported Osibisa on tour in Nigeria. At that time BLO was voted as the best band in Nigeria. So finally its out. Enjoy this amazing Underground album with African beats."
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Artist: BLO
Title: Phase II
Format: LP
Label: Strawberry Rain
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Reissue of one of the most famous afro rock albums from Nigeria, Blos second offering Phase II is long overdue for a re-release. A blend of funky rhythms, quality song writing, and psychedelic guitars can be heard with consistency from start to end. No weak moments! Remastered with incredible sound from the original tapes, even owners of an original LP copy should pick this up! For fans of Ofege, SJOB, and other African acts. Remastered from the original reels. Comes in a paste-on sleeve and includes a copy of the original insert and artwork." -Strawberry Rain.

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