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Early Music Life Peacocks Guitar Band (Peacocks Guitar Band Biography)
Raphael Amarabem, a former member of Rex Lawson’s Mayors Band of Nigeria, created the well-known Peacocks International Band in the early 1970s. Amarabem had previously performed in Ghana, and the Peacocks exemplified the Nigerian tendency toward guitar-based highlife in the 1970s, which was highly influenced by Ghanaian music. In reality, the liner notes of their 1978 LP “Smash Hits” state: “..yet only very few of the millions of followers within 150,000 family units in Nigeria and Ghana really know who the Peacocks are.
Some call them Ghanaians and are willing to stake anything to prove their point, but the guys are Nigerians.” The Peacocks’ cosmopolitan appeal was heightened by their recording in multiple languages, including English, Efik and Ewe, and Igbo. Their biggest song was certainly “Sambola Mama,” which prompted at least one cover version by a splinter band, the Skylarks International Band! The Peacocks disbanded in the late 1970s, only to be revived in 1981 by Amarabem, who released at least one LP under the “Revived Peacocks” name.
Best of Peacocks Guitar Band Mp3 Songs
1. Peakcock Guitar Band – Sambola Mama
2. Peakcock Guitar Band – Nkwo Orji
3. Peakcock Guitar Band – Egwu Mgbashiriko
4. Peakcock Guitar Band – Enwegh Mmanu
5. Peakcock Guitar Band – Dan Njemanze
6. Peakcock Guitar Band – Sa Mbola Mama
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