De Frank Junior and the Professional Diggit Ways – Dankasa (Ghana, 1978, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque)

De Frank Kakrah was a musician from Ghana who played with several bands in the 70s, such as K. Frimpong Cubano Fiestas, The Barbecues, Okukuseku’s No.2 Guitar Band, Samdan’s 8 and his own band, De Frank Professionals.

He recorded several albums, including the one presented here “Jamaican Sounds“, recorded in Ivory Coast when he was employed as a band musician at the “Enuh Hotel”.

De Frank Junior and the Professional Diggit Ways were composed of :

De Frank Junior : Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Vocal Barking, Congas, Marracas.

Riky Ammed : Organ Synthesizer.

Joe Amanor : Lead Guitar.

Sammy Cropper Lee : Bass.

I decided to make you (re)discover “Dankasa”, a nervous Afrobeat track sung in English with catchy organ and guitar gimmicks – Enjoy !

De Frank Junior and the Professional Diggit Ways – Dankasa

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/n2aBf5ZfzdA

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand.

Kojo N’dah and Soundz Connection – Ewule Ma Mbawu La (Ghana, 1981, Kojo N’dah)

 This week, I decided to share with you one of my favourite Highlife record from Ghana, very obscure (the record is a private pressing), from Kojo N’dah, an artist who used to live in Ivory Coast and who recorded a few LP.
The track presented here, “Ewule Ma Mbawu La”, is an awesome percussive and bouncing dancefloor highlife track, with rhodes keys and synths in Vis-a-Vis Orchestra vein – Enjoy !
Kojo N’dah and Soundz Connection – Ewule Ma Mbawu La
Have a nice weekend,
Armand

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa (Ghana, 1976, Philips)

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 15th 1973 by Jonathan Abraham, proprietor of the Talk Of The Town Hotel in the city of Tema.
They recorded more than fifteen albums, toured all over Africa but also in America (Los Angeles in 1978), where they recorded their biggest selling record, Party Time In Hollywood.
The track presented here, “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat, is taken from their 2nd album from 1976.
The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa
See you soon,
Armand

ADP006 – The Sweet Talks, City Boys, Vis a Vis, K Frimpong, Psychedelic Aliens, Kelenkye Band, Gyedu Blay Ambolley : A Sunny Sunday In Accra, Ghana

Hi everyone !This week, as promised for a long time, a 70′ minutes Funky & more “traditionnal” Highlife selection of several Bands from Ghana, including : The Sweet Talks, The City Boys, The Vis-a-Vis orchestra, K. Frimpong, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, The Kyeremateng All Star, The Psychedelic Aliens & many more !

Armand de Preseau – A Sunny Sunday In Accra

To download, as usual, right clic and “save as” just right here !

Take care,

Armand