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Tidal Waves Music Unleash the Legendary Dr. Orlando Owoh's Vinyl Reissue Revolution!
16 Jun 2023

Tidal Waves Music have set the music world ablaze with their latest announcement. They have officially launched the pre-orders for the highly anticipated reissue of the classic album ‘Dr. Orlando Owoh And His Young Kenneries Band,’ and fans couldn’t be more thrilled. If you’ve already started skimming this article just so you can grab a pre-order as quickly as possible, we can hardly blame you, so here’s the link to do just that!

And if you’ve never heard this album before or aren’t the collecting type, luckily for you the digital version isn’t going anywhere.

This rare Nigerian Yoruba Highlife masterpiece, originally released on Decca Records Nigeria in 1977, has been meticulously remastered and is set to be released on June 30, marking the first-ever vinyl reissue of this remarkable album. What makes this release even more extraordinary is that it will be the first time ‘Dr. Orlando Owoh And His Young Kenneries Band’ will be available as a physical release outside of the African continent, making it a must-have for collectors and music enthusiasts worldwide.

Dr. Orlando Owoh, a household name in Nigeria, enjoyed immense popularity that transcended generational boundaries, captivating audiences with his unique musical style. Owoh effortlessly blended the traditional Yoruba genre of “palm wine music” with danceable guitar rhythms and elements of Trinidadian calypso, creating a mesmerizing sound that became his signature.

Throughout his career, Dr. Orlando Owoh constantly evolved with the changing musical landscape, navigating the transition from Highlife to Juju and Fuji styles in Nigeria. Despite the shifting trends, Owoh remained a stalwart in the music industry, leaving an indelible mark with over 45 classic albums and numerous hit singles. His talent and artistry garnered attention far beyond his native Nigeria, making him a revered figure even among international fans.

The reissue of ‘Dr. Orlando Owoh And His Young Kenneries Band’ showcases the pinnacle of Owoh’s musical prowess, featuring nine phenomenal tracks that seamlessly blend Juju, Yoruba, and Highlife elements. From the infectious rhythms to Owoh’s captivating vocals, this album promises an immersive experience that will leave listeners spellbound.

Tidal Waves Music has gone above and beyond to ensure the reissue lives up to its legacy. The album will be available as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition, limited to 500 copies worldwide, accompanied by an exquisite obi strip and showcasing the original artwork. For those seeking the ultimate collector’s item, a strictly limited edition of 100 copies on 180g clear vinyl (LITA Exclusive) will also be available.

Sebastiaan Putseys, the visionary behind Tidal Waves Music, has once again curated a release that captures the essence of Dr. Orlando Owoh’s brilliance. With painstaking attention to detail and a commitment to preserving the integrity of the original recording, Tidal Waves Music continues to redefine the reissue landscape. If you want to find Tidal Waves Music on social media, Sebastiaan Putseys is your man, and you can find him at any of these links:

As the release date of June 30 approaches, fans are encouraged to secure their pre-orders promptly to be among the privileged few who can revel in the crisp, unparalleled sound quality offered by vinyl. This reissue is an opportunity to relish the timeless music of Dr. Orlando Owoh and embark on a journey that pays homage to his legacy.

In addition to the ‘Dr. Orlando Owoh And His Young Kenneries Band’ reissue, Tidal Waves Music also presents another enticing vinyl release for music lovers to explore. The ‘Maxwell Udoh’ reissue of ‘Survival of the Fittest’ promises an equally captivating experience, allowing fans to delve into the rich tapestry of African music. With these two releases, Tidal Waves Music solidifies its position as a beacon for music enthusiasts seeking extraordinary and culturally significant records. The link to order Survival of the Fittest, as well as the digital version, can be found right here:

The resurgence of ‘Dr. Orlando Owoh And His Young Kenneries Band’ in the form of this groundbreaking reissue is a testament to the lasting impact of Owoh’s music and his status as an icon in the world of African music. As fans eagerly anticipate the arrival of this musical treasure, it is evident that the legacy of Dr. Orlando Owoh continues to resonate, inspiring generations and cementing his place in music history. His excellent collection across his Spotify profiles and the rest of his online presences reflect his diverse talent from throughout the ages.

Check out these links below to see everything you need to see about Dr. Orlando, all in one streamlined collection!

Dr. Orlando Owoh left his mark on the world in multiple ways. To Nigerians and Ghanaians, he will not be forgotten for his contributions to their culture, and his reinvention of existing genres and trends. To the political world, he will not be forgotten for how he stood against the establishment. And of course to the music world, he will never be forgotten for how he united the planet under songs that Africa should be proud of. Like a proud canary, his songs elevated the world to a height that can never leave us. If this has left a mark on your life too, the best way to celebrate it is with a vinyl – these releases are certain to be collector’s items in the near future once stocks run out.

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