Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson - Sawale

Guess we all remember Flavour N'abania's "Ashawo" and how I for one knew I have heard something like the lyrics somewhere but couldn't pin point where. Well, It's actually Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson's Sawale and we bring it here for your listening pleasure.

Rex Jim Lawson (1935 - 1971), known as Cardinal Rex, was a singer, trumpeter and bandleader from Kalabari, Nigeria. He became one of the best-known highlife musicians of the 1960s in Africa when Cardinal and his band dominated Nigeria's highlife scene.
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Sawale was released in December 1969.

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