Super Sweet Talks

Super Sweet Talks

Profile:
Highlife band band formerly known as ‘El Dorados’, later to change their name to ‘Medican Lantcis’ before settling on ‘Sweet Talks’. Started under the joint leadership of Smart Nkansah and A.B. Crentsil as resident band at The Talk Of The Town Hotel in Tema near Accra. It is here they established a name for themselves as one of the most exciting young bands in the country.
Due to the popularity and commercial success of their first three albums – Adam & Eve, Kusum Beat and Spiritual Ghana – the band began touring on a regular basis and made it as far as Los Angeles (1978) where they recorded what was to be their biggest selling record; Party Time In Hollywood.

Smart Nkansah left the band to form the Black Hustlers in 1976, with Eric Agyemang on guitar, vocalist A.B. Crentsil, J.Y. Thorty on drums and Prince Nana Afful on keyboards. Plus horns and percussionists the band was renamed Super Sweet Talks. By 1980, faced with uncertain economic climate in Africa and a declining record industry, they split-up to pursue separate careers.
A.B. Crentsil reformed the band as the Super Sweet Talks International for earthy albums Mewo Road, Adjoa, Moses and Tantie Alaba.
Agyemang was successful, forming his Kokoroko Band for albums Wonko Menko, Highlife Safari and Kona Kohwe, the last with Crentsil and Thomas Frempong (drummer, vocalist who also did highlife hit Aye Yi '85).
Agyeman also sessioned with Crentsil, Atakora Manu, Nana Tuffuor; featured prominently with Crentsil and Frempong on Pete Pete '83 by Highlife Stars One, joining with members of Osibisa to make Ghana's first supergroup.
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Super Sweet Talks Discography

Albums

MEZ 100 Smart Nkansah & His Sweet Talks* Smart Nkansah & His Sweet Talks* - Adam & Eve (Album) Philips-West African-Records MEZ 100 Ghana 1975 Sell This Version
MEZ 101 Sweet Talks* The Kusum Beat (Album) Philips-West African-Records MEZ 101 Ghana 1976 Sell This Version
6354 010 Smart Nkansah & His Super Sweet Talks Smart Nkansah & His Super Sweet Talks - Spiritual Ghana(LP, Album) Philips-West African-Records 6354 010 Ghana 1976 Sell This Version
6354 011 Smart Nkansah & His Sweet Talks* Smart Nkansah & His Sweet Talks* - Mbesiafo Ntɔ Nsa(LP, Album) Philips-West African-Records, Philips 6354 011 Ghana 1976 Sell This Version
M2324 Joe Mensah With Super Sweet Talks Of Africa* Joe Mensah With Super Sweet Talks Of Africa* - The African Hustle(LP) Makossa International Records M2324 US 1977 Sell This Version
6354 034 Sweet Talks* Party Time In Hollywood (Album) Philips-West African-Records, Philips 6354 034 Ghana 1978 Sell This Version
6354 037 Sweet Talks* Unforgetable(LP, Album) Philips-West African-Records 6354 037 Ghana 1978 Sell This Version
9198 014 Sweet Talks* Sweet Talks (Album) Mercury 9198 014 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
OFBLS 1020 Super Sweet Talks The Lord's Prayer (Album) Ofo Bros OFBLS 1020 Ghana 1980 Sell This Version
ASHR2001 A.B. Crentsil, Sweet Talks* A.B. Crentsil, Sweet Talks* - Adam & Eve(CD, Album, RM) Ashanti Records V2 ASHR2001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
13041 Super Sweet Talks Adjoa(CD, RE, Dig) T-Vibe Records, Tropic Vibe Productions 13041 US 2010 Sell This Version
TKCLP 015 A.B. Crentsil And The Super Sweet Talks Int.* A.B. Crentsil And The Super Sweet Talks Int.* - Mewɔ Road (Album) Koaky Int'l Records TKCLP 015 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
DP 007 James Danso And Super Sweet Talks International* James Danso And Super Sweet Talks International* - Agoro Ye De(LP) Damfo Domino Productions DP 007 US Unknown Sell This Version
AKI-789 A.B. Crentsil And Super Sweet Talks Int'l* A.B. Crentsil And Super Sweet Talks Int'l* - Untitled (Album) Ofo Bros AKI-789 US Unknown Sell This Version
AKI-794 Super Sweet Talks, Yaw Thorty Super Sweet Talks, Yaw Thorty - Leader: Yaw Thorty(LP, Album) Afrikord Music Svc AKI-794 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

9198 202 Sweet Talks* Do The Beat (Maxi) Mercury 9198 202 France 1979 Sell This Version
9198 185 Sweet Talks* / The Gap Band Sweet Talks* / The Gap Band - Do The Beat / Baby Baba Boogie(12") Mercury 9198 185 Italy 1979 Sell This Version

Compilations

adc 203 Sweet Talks* & A.B. Crentsil Sweet Talks* & A.B. Crentsil - Hollywood Highlife Party + Moses(CD, Comp) Popular African Music, African Dancefloor Classics adc 203 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

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