NGOZI FAMILY - 45,000 Volts

CHRIS EDITIONS | CL004 | 1977

Guitar & Vocals: Paul Ngozi
Bass & Background Vocals: Tommy Mwale
Drums & Background Vocals: Chrissy Zebby Tembo
Congas on “Timwenge” & “Tichenjele”: Alex Kunda

Recorded at Sapra Studios (Nairobi, Kenya)
Engineer: Detlef Degener
Sleeve Design: Norman Muntemba
A Chris Ndhlovu Production

Tracklisting:
A1. Nizakupanga Ngozi
A2. Everything Is Over
A3. I'll Be With U
A4. Atate
A5. U Don't Love Me
B1. House Of Fear
B2. Timwenge
B3. Hold On
B4. Tichenjele

Leonard Koloko (Zambian Music Legends):
They were the most prolific band when it came to churning out records. Between 1976 and 1989, Ngozi Family released more than fourteen albums and over 50 singles. On 45,000 Volts, the band posed at an electricity sub-station being struck on their heads by electricity sparks.

Strawberry Rain Music:
The Nosmoke reissue used the Kenyan Sungura pressing for the cover. I wasn’t aware of this pressing until recently. There is also the Zambian pressing on Chris Editions that has a white cover with the band on the front getting shocked by cartoon lightening bolts.

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