City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu (Ghana, 1976, Diram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Osu A Meresu“, a beautiful deep Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, taken from the third album of the Ghanaian band “City Boys International Band” led by Ɔbuɔba Jackson Alfred Adofo (also nicknamed “The Black Chinese” or “Chairman Muo“), recorded in 1976 at the mythical Ghana Film recording studio – Enjoy !

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu

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

Armand de Preseau

Rax Saba Tha Inc. – Seventh Combination (Ghana, 1977, Awoko Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Seventh Combination“, a very unique Spiritual Afrobeat Jazz track taken from the extremely hard to find only album of the band “Rax Saba Tha Inc“, composed with Ghanaian musicians and recorded in 1977 in Nigeria – Enjoy !

Rax-Saba-Tha Inc. – Seventh Combination

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Bcd-X8LWoPk

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

Armand de Preseau

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu (Ghana, 1980s, Marijata Entertainment Network)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Otanhunu“, a digital Afro Synth Highlife track taken from a super confidential album recorded by the Ghanaian band “Marijata” in Toronto (Canada) the late 80s, with crazy synth & bouncy drum machines parts programmed by the underground legend Ata Kak, that may set any dance floor on fire instantly – Enjoy !

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4GbnEMO1GPs

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

Armand de Preseau

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda) (Ghana, 1980, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Me Da A Ɔnnda“, a beautiful mellow Funky Afro Soul Highlife track recorded in 1980 by the legendary Ghanaian highlife guitarist, composer, arranger and lead vocalist Alhaji Kwame Frimpong & backed by his Cubanos Fiesta orchestra – Enjoy !

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/PFtHeBXgPh4

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

Armand de Preseau

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

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

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Soca (Ghana, 1989, Simigwa Records)

Late track from the Ghanaian master that perfectly sounds like a hit from the Barbados – Enjoy !!

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Soca

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v0ZvAB6kOUw

Best regards,

Armand

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.