This classic 1974 Afro-funk delivery (originally on EMI Nigeria) gets a welcome reissue. It's no exaggeration to say that Geraldo Pino and his band the Heartbeats kickstarted the whole soul/funk/Afrobeat scene in West Africa. Mixing highlife, funk and jazz, and using the latest equipment, they laid waste to all before them. In 1966 Fela Kuti was a jobbing musician, eeking out a living with highlife bands. When Geraldo Pino came to town, it changed his life.