C.K. Mann & The Masters – Mber Papa

( Ghana , 1979 , Essiebons )

posted on 18 / 10 / 2023

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mber Papa“, a splendid deep Afrobeat Highlife Soul Jazz track with killer horns & catchy organ parts, recorded in 1979 by the legendary Ghanaian composer & musician Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann (better known as “C.K. Mann“) and his “Masters” band on the mythical local label “Essiebons” founded by Dick Essilfie-Bondzie.

Produced by Deroy Ebow Taylor, another legend from Ghana that you certainly better know as “Ebo Taylor“, who is still touring & recording albums today, this album features :

C.K. Mann : Lead Guitar ;

Kofi Papa Yankson : Vocals ;

Bessa Simons : Keyboards ;

Osei Tutu : Trumpet / Flugelhorn ;

Frank Johnson : Rythm Guitar ;

Papah Oneda : Bass Guitar ;

Samuel Essilfie : Drums ;

Okyeremah Asante : Conga ;

C.K. Mann & The Masters – Mber Papa (Ghana, 1979, Essiebons)

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Ebo Taylor – You Need Love

( Ghana , 1980 , Essiebons )

posted on 12 / 03 / 2017
Instant feel good track by Ebo Taylor, one of the most important and prolific musician, arranger, composer from Ghana.
He relased dozens and dozens of singles and albums with Ghanaian bands and by himself, from the 60’s up to now, and is still touring today all over the world and releasing albums and compilations.
This track “You Need Love”, is taken from his 5th album, “Conflict Nkru”, which is my personnal favourite.
Ebo Taylor and Uhuru Yenzu – You Need Love
Have a nice sunday evening,

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