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King Bucknor Jr. & Afrodisk Beat 79 ‎– African Woman album art

Contributed by Jorge Iván Moreno Majul on Mar 21st, 2021. Artwork published in .
    King Bucknor Jr. & Afrodisk Beat 79 ‎– African Woman album art 1
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Forced Exposure. License: All Rights Reserved.

    African Woman by King Bucknor Jr. is an afrobeat album from 1979. The title is set in all-caps Cut-In Bold with an alternate C and a modified A. The artist’s name uses Bottleneck in all-lowercase letters. King Bucknor Jr.’s alias, “The Black Isaiah of Africa”, is shown in Stripes. Both Bottleneck and Stripes were designed by Tony Wenman. Finally, the name of his band Afrodisk beat is set in Venus Extrabold Extended, with an ampersand taken from Futura Display.

    From Forced Exposure:

    Forthcoming on Hot Casa: “A fantastic afro-beat album from a Fela Anikulapo Kuti disciple and Kalakuta Republic member. A sublime spiritual and political session recorded in 1979 at the Emi studio in Lagos (Nigeria). Arranged and self produced, this second Kingsley Buckor’s album, hopelessly obscure and impossible to find ranks alongside the best afro-beat album in history!”

    From Discogs:

    At the age of 19, King Bucknor Jr., also known as the Black Isaiah of Africa, released his second album backed by a 16 band members called “The Afrodisk” and 10 background singers. Two long and hypnotic grooves with all the afro-beat ingredients, fluid and complex drums patterns, strong horns, female voices on chorus, strong lyrics, beautiful keys and horns solos

    The lyrics and credits on the back cover appear to be set in  and .
    Source: https://www.hhv.de HHV. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The lyrics and credits on the back cover appear to be set in Times New Roman and Univers.

    The album was re-issued in 2017 by Hot Casa Records in France, with an interview on the back cover.
    Source: https://www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The album was re-issued in 2017 by Hot Casa Records in France, with an interview on the back cover.

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    • Stripes
    • Bottleneck
    • Cut-In
    • Venus breit fett
    • Futura Display
    • Times New Roman
    • Univers

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