very super rare afro soul funk psych lp SURVIVAL beats
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Jun 21, 2007 Sold Date
Jun 14, 2007 Start Date
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SURVIVAL: Simmer Down (ARC, 1977), made in Nigeria.

In collecting for over thirty years, this is the only copy I have ever seen of this outrageously rare record. Raw (as in naive) afro psych funk soul, in many ways the one true "out there/strange" afro album. No information exists about this record; supposedly it was the first album actually recorded at Ginger Baker's ARC studio in Nigeria, but I cannot confirm this. A major African rarity.

The cover is between VG- and poor. The top seam is split; there's some writing on the front, as well as two incredibly cool stickers—one for a department store (I think—it also has the word "promotions" on it) and a price sticker that has literally become a part of the paper. Ring wear front and back. The vinyl is a strong VG. A part of the run-in edge of side one is a bit dirty. There are some marks but none that skip or make a click. Some background noise. Some writing on the labels. The vinyl is still quite shiny—I have not cleaned this record and I'm sure it could benefit from a nice VPI cleaning.

I cannot stress enough how rare this album in. Despite finding it in less-than-minty condition, I was flabbergasted to finally hold this years ago when I bought it. Unfortunately I have been selling off major pieces in my collection and this is one of them. For every fifty Ofege's and Apostles that pop up every couple of years, you still won't see Survival. I hope it goes to a good home!

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You MUST have 10 feedbacks or I will delete your bid. Will ship worldwide: US (Priority Mail) = $6.25; Canada = $7.50; UK (air mail) = $9.75; Europe (air mail) = $12.50; Japan + Australia (air mail) = $14.00. Payment MUST be received within 5 days after the auction or I will automatically relist. Thank you for looking!


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