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Rock music / Funk & Soul

FLAC album size:

1864 mb

MP3 album size:

1655 mb

WMA album size:

1832 mb

Other music formats:



4.5 ✱





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Assagai - Assagai FLAC

Assagai - Assagai FLAC

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Telephone Girl
Written-By – G. Harvard*, J. Field*, A. Duhig*
A2 Akasa
Written-By – C. Ononogbo*, F. Coker*
A3 Hey Jude
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A4 Cocoa
Written-By – F. Coker*
B1 Irin Ajolawa
Written-By – F. Coker*, A. Duhig*
B2 Ayieo
Written-By – F. Coker*
B3 Beka
Written-By – D. Pukwana*
B4 I'll Wait For You
Written-By – F. Coker*

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Normal Associates
  • Published By – Julkit Music
  • Published By – Golden City Music
  • Published By – Northern Songs
  • Published By – Warlock Music


  • Alto Saxophone – Dudu Pukwana
  • Bass Guitar – Charles Ononogbo
  • Cornet – Mongezi Feza
  • Design [Cover Design] – Winston Branch
  • Drums – Louis Moholo
  • Guitar – Fred Coker
  • Producer, Liner Notes – Dave Watson
  • Tenor Saxophone – Bizo Mnggikana*


Released on the Vertigo "large swirl" label in a matt gatefold sleeve.

Category - 6360 030 appears on B-side label.
Category - 6360030 appears on spine and top right rear of sleeve above VO Price Code.

Publishing info:
A1,B2 - Julkit Music.
A2, A4, B4 - Golden City Music.
B1 - Julkit Music / Golden City Music.
A3 - Northern Songs.
B3 - Warlock Music.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout stamped ): 6 3 6 00 30 1 Y * 1 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout stamped): 6 3 6 00 30 2 Y * 1 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): 6360 030 2
  • Other (Rear of sleeve boxed below Cat.No.): VO PRICE CODE

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VEL-1004 Assagai Assagai ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo, Vertigo VEL-1004 US 1971
4448-WF Assagai Assagai ‎(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records 4448-WF Germany 1994
6360 030 Assagai Assagai ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 030 Colombia 1971
VEL-1004 Assagai Assagai ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo VEL-1004 US 1971
PTCD8027 Assagai Assagai ‎(CD, Album, RE) Prog Temple PTCD8027 Europe 2014

Assagai’s debut for Philips’ progressive subsidiary Vertigo was realised in 1971 to quiet applause. Critics soon became favourable as Afro-Rock gained a foothold as the ‘next big thing’ and it wasn’t long before they would make their (only) appearance on Top of The Pops.Their journey in London’s predominantly progressive underground music scene was brief, but also established a further chapter in the annals of afro-rock alongside Black Velvet, Osibisa, Thors Anvil, Uhuru and the Cosmic Grass Band. Numerous musical figures were assembled from the South African and Nigerian communities resident in London at the time with contributions from Dudu Pukwana, Fred Coker, Ayinde Folarin (Demon Fuzz) and Fred Fredericks (Jimmy James and The Vagabonds). An unlikely partnership with progressive-folk legends Jade Warrior would provide backing on their Zimbabwe LP, co-writing material for their self-titled debut. Unbeknown to Jade Warrior at the time, they were part of a combined contract with their labelmates.Assagai is as fresh and alive as it was when it was recorded in 1971, hypnotic in its rhythm and tantalising in its mix of punctured brass and provocative vocals. Their ruthless brand of handsome rhythm offers copious potent vibes, but simultaneously employs a simple narrative achieving an elementary perspective of London’s rapidly changing times.

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