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

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 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“.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat highlife track taken from their 2nd album recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/rnGsjrXMNCU

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More (Ghana, 1977, Gapophone)

Born in 1951 in Agona (Ashanti region of Ghana), Pat Thomas is, with Ebo Taylor (an old friend of him, who plays guitar on the track presented here), one the greatest figures of the Ghanaian music.
Immersed in the musical scene since his childhood, Pat Thomas has recorded more than 20 albums, dozens and dozens of singles, and has played with many bands through the years, from Highlife to Afrobeat : The Blue Monks, The Satellites, The Sweet Beans (his own band), Marijata..
Pat Thomas – who lives in Ghana today – is, as Ebo Taylor, still playing and recording nowadays, and is regularly on tour.
The track presented here, “I Need More“, is taken from his last album on the Gapophone music label (one of the best record label from Ghana) and was recorded back in the time by Kayode Salami and Monday Oki, the two mythical recording engineers of the EMI NIGERIA studios based in Lagos.

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Gpo2tbIou2E

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Pope Flyne – Aka Me Na Nyame (Ghana, 1982, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque)

Today, I wanted to share with you “Aka Me Na Nyame“, an obscure Afro Boogie Funk track recorded in 1982 by the Ghanaian musician Pope Flyne on the very well known Abidjan (Ivory Coast) based label Societe Ivoirienne du Disque (SID) – Enjoy !

Pope Flyne – Aka Me Na Nyame

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/P_7acdHSZq4

Best regards,

Armand

Bongos Ikwue and The Groovies – Woman Made The Devil (Nigeria, 1977, EMI NIGERIA)

Great mixture of American folk music and Nigerian roots, “Woman Made The Devil“, track by the very prolific Nigerian singer and guitarist Bongos Ikwue (his last album came out in 2012 !) – is perfect for this hot thursday summer !
Close your eyes, and relax..

Bongos Ikwue – Woman Made The Devil

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/LICUo0a8d6k

Take care of you all,
Armand

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom (Nigeria, 1982, Global Records)

For today, and following to this post, I wanted to share with you “Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom”, a splendid deep & slow Highlife track by The Martin Brothers Global Band”, one of my favourite Nigerian band – Enjoy !

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Kvl0ak1eYc8

Regards,

Armand

Obiba Colins Marfo – Owuo Yi (Ghana, 1979, BHM)

Obiba Collins Marfo was an artist from Ghana that played in the famous Vis-a-Vis band, who backed Alhaji Kwesi Frimpong on several albums and who recorded a few albums himself.

Owuo Yi“, the track I decided to present you today, is taken from his first album and is a 16min long pure Ghanaian joyful jewel, in the same vein of Alhaji K Frimpong or Ebo Taylor best songs – Enjoy !

Obiba Collins Marfo – Owuo Yi

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/TKXpczl0T6s

Have a nice week,

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

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

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Take care,

Armand