Various ‎– Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81

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Soundway ‎– SNDWLP016
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5 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition
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A1 The Mercury Dance Band* Kai Wawa
Written-By – The Powerful Mercury Dance Band*
3:01
A2 T.O. Jazz Owuo Adaadaa Me
Written-By – T. O. Ampomah
2:52
A3 Christy Azuma & Uppers International Din Ya Sugri
Written-By, Lead Vocals – Christy Azuma
7:03
A4 Asaase Ase Ohiani Sua Efir
Adapted By – Ebo Taylor
4:02
B1 The Cutlass Dance Band Hwehwe Mu Yi Mpena
Written-By, Leader – I.K. Anin*
3:18
B2 Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings Sei Nazo
Leader – Peter Yaw BarimaOrgan – Honey*Written-By – K. Meriguine
3:02
B3 Hedzoleh Soundz Edinya Benya
Arranged By – Hammond*Leader – Stanley Todd*Producer – Faisal Helwani, Stan Plange
3:17
B4 City Boys Band* Nya Asem Hwe
Written-By, Lead Vocals – J.A. Odofo*
4:51
B5 St. Peter & The Holymen Bofoo Beye Abowa Den
Leader – St. Peter*Written-By – Ringo*
3:15
C1 Vis A Vis Obi Agye Me Dofo
Drums – Kung-Fu KwakuLeader – Issac 'Superstar' Yeboah*Written-By, Lead Guitar – S. Cropper*
9:51
C2 The Big Beats (2) Mi Nsumõõ Bo Dõnn
Leader – Linden LeeWritten-By – Rocky (16)
3:39
C3 The Barbecues Aaya Lolo
Written-By, Lead Vocals – Tommy Darling*
3:48
D1 Kyeremateng Atwede & The Kyeremateng Stars I Go Die For You
Written-By – K. Atwede*
5:23
D2 Ebo Taylor Twer Nyame (excerpt)
Alto Saxophone – George AmissahLead Vocals – Pat Thomas (3)Tenor Saxophone – George Abunuah*Trumpet – Arthur KennedyWritten-By – Ebo Taylor
5:22
D3 Pa Steele's African Brothers* Odo Mmera
Written-By – P.S. Ampadu*
3:01
D4 The Ogyatanaa Show Band You Monopolise Me
Lead Vocals – Tawiah RandyLeader, Lead Guitar – Nana OforiWritten-By – Kojo Donkor*
3:14
E1 The African Brothers International Band* Wompe Masem
Written-By – P.S. Ampadu*
4:19
E2 Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His Creations Akoko Ba
Backing Band – The Super Complex SoundsBass Guitar – Ralph KarikariDrums – Sammy Essilfie*Organ – Yaw BoakyeSaxophone, Flute – Bobby Asiamah*Trumpet – Tommy King (2)Written-By – G.B. Ambolley*
5:26
E3 The Sweet Talks* Akampanye
Leader, Lead Vocals – A.B. CrentsilWritten-By, Drums – J.Y. Thorty*
4:27
E4 Houghas Sorowonko Enuanom Adofo
Arranged By – Koffie*
3:10
F1 Oscar Sulley's Nzele Soundz Bukom
Written-By, Trumpet – Oscar Sulley Braimah*
3:28
F2 Bokoor Band You Can Go
Written-By – J. Collins*
3:22
F3 K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas Kyenkyen Bi Adu M'Awu
Written-By – K. Frimpong*
6:57
F4 Basa Basa Soundz Feat. Fela Anikulapo Kuti* Dr. Solutsu
Written-By – Alhaji K. Frimpong
3:22
G1 Hedzoleh Soundz Omusus Da Fe M'musu
Written-By – Amartey Laryea*
4:58
G2 Boombaya (2) Boombaya
Bass Guitar – George MensahDrums – Kofi AduKeyboards – Kofi EduLeader, Lead Guitar – Alfred BannermanRhythm Guitar, Flute – Bernard TelferWritten-By – V. Bannerman*
3:39
G3 Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings Noble Kings (Yako Aba)
Written-By, Guitar – Eric Agyemang
5:46
G4 The Wellis Band Bindiga
Organ – Michael BaddooWritten-By, Composed By, Leader – Ray Douglas (2)
3:25
H1 Pagadeja Tamale
Keyboards – Kiki GyanWritten-By, Saxophone – Ray Allen
3:11
H2 The Uhuru Dance Band Yahyia Mu
Leader – George AmissahWritten-By – Kwadwo Donkoh
4:11
H3 The Cutlass Dance Band Them Go Talk Of You
Written-By, Leader, Vocals – I.K. Anin*
3:30
H4 Honny & The Bees Band* Sisi Mbon
Written-By – Ernest Honny*
6:47
I1 Sawaaba Soundz Owuo
Written-By – R. Quashie*
4:20
I2 Honny & The Bees Band* Psychedelic Woman
Written-By, Leader, Lead Vocals – Ernest Honny*
4:31
I3 The Black Star Sound Nite Safarie
Saxophone, Flute – Teddy OseiTrumpet – Eddie QuansahWritten-By – Kwadwo Donkoh
3:25
I4 T.O. Jazz Osaman Ba
Lead Vocals – Miss Adjoa Badu*Written-By – T. O. Ampomah
4:57
J1 Joe Mensah Cry Laughter
Written-By – Joe Mensah
17:58

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Subtitle: "Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81"

Comes in box set with plain brown cardboard sleeves and a large 12-page booklet insert with extensive liner notes, credits, scans and rare pictures.

Mastering And Vinyl Restoration at Sound Mastering, London.
Vinyl Cut at Finyl Tweek.
Pressed at MPO, Averton.

Tracks I2, I3, I4 and J1 are exclusive to the vinyl issue. Tracks I2 and I3 were previously released on the cd issue of "Ghana Soundz".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 893775001699
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): SNDWLP 016. A1 Pete @ Finyl Tweek MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): SNDWLP 016. B2 (REV)
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side C): SNDWLP 016. C2 (REV)
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side D): SNDWLP 016. D1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side E): SNDWLP 016. E1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side F): SNDWLP 016. F1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side G): SNDWLP 016. G1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side H): SNDWLP 016. H1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side I): SNDWLP 016. I1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side J): SNDWLP 016. J1 MPO

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redclove

redclove

February 19, 2018

Excellent curation, you could pick any of the 10 sides to throw on and it will get you moving. Top to bottom fantastic.
arborn

arborn

June 2, 2016
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