The Uhuru Dance Band

Profile:
Highlife band from Ghana, formed by members of Broadway Dance Band. Nana Kobina Nketsia Essikadohene, gave the name Uhuru (Swahili for Freedom) which re-echoed the feeling on the 1957 gained independency of Ghana.
Not too long after the formation of Uhuru, Sammy Obot left for Nigeria and Stan Plange became the leader. Other members then were Bob Yoko, George Amissah, Max Hammond, Loughty Lasisi Amao, Duke Duker, Tom Addo, Kpakpo Addo, Darko ‘Patato’ Adams, Mac Tontoh and lady vocalist, Charlotte Dada.
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Albums

WAPS 31 The Uhuru Dance Band - Uhuru Special Hi-Life Numbers album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Uhuru Special Hi-Life Numbers (Comp, Album) Decca WAPS 31 UK 1971 Sell This Version
AGL 019 The Uhuru Dance Band - The Sound Of Africa album art Uhuru Dance Band* The Sound Of Africa (Album) Agoro Records AGL 019 Ghana 1975 Sell This Version
POLP 025 The Uhuru Dance Band - Kokohwedee  album art Stan Plange And Uhuru* Stan Plange And Uhuru* - Kokohwedee (LP) Polydor POLP 025 Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
TVPC999010 The Uhuru Dance Band - Freedom Tour In U.K. album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* featuring Pat Thomas (3) Professional Uhuru Dance Band* featuring Pat Thomas (3) - Freedom Tour In U.K.(CD, Album) Tropic Vibe Productions TVPC999010 US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GWA. 4244 The Uhuru Dance Band - Tinapa album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Tinapa(7", Single) Decca GWA. 4244 Ghana 1970 Sell This Version
GWA.4269 The Uhuru Dance Band - Wofa Wo Ho album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Wofa Wo Ho(7") Decca GWA.4269 Ghana 1971 Sell This Version
INE. 8112 The Uhuru Dance Band - Osagyɛfo, Kasa ! Kasa ! album art Uhuru Dance Band* Osagyɛfo, Kasa ! Kasa !(7", EP) Essiebons INE. 8112 Ghana 1976 Sell This Version
383076 PF The Uhuru Dance Band - Nkrobo / Wobe Tomino album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Nkrobo / Wobe Tomino (Single) Philips, Philips-West African-Records 383076 PF Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
383075 PF The Uhuru Dance Band - Wobekumi album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Wobekumi Philips, Philips-West African-Records 383075 PF Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
KE 002 The Uhuru Dance Band - Konkoba Medley album art The Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Konkoba Medley (Single) KED KE 002 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
PF 383290 The Uhuru Dance Band - Kotoku Saabobe album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Kotoku Saabobe Philips, Philips-West African-Records PF 383290 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
PF 784, 382784 PF The Uhuru Dance Band - Time For Highlife album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Time For Highlife (Single) Philips-West African-Records, Philips PF 784, 382784 PF Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
AG 100 The Uhuru Dance Band - Mfantsipim Centenary Highlife album art The Uhuru Dance Band Mfantsipim Centenary Highlife(7") Agoro Records AG 100 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
PF 335848 The Uhuru Dance Band - Mpaabo Na Nkodzen/ Self Reliance album art The Uhuru Dance Band Mpaabo Na Nkodzen/ Self Reliance(7", Mono) Philips, Philips-West African-Records PF 335848 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
PF 383 226 The Uhuru Dance Band Uhuru Special Part One / Uhuru Special Part Two(7", Mono) Philips, Philips-West African-Records PF 383 226 Unknown Sell This Version
LWA 01 The Uhuru Dance Band - Omo Highlife album art Prof. Uhuru Band* Omo Highlife(7", Single, Mono) Lintas W.A. Limited LWA 01 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
PF 781, 382781PF The Uhuru Dance Band - W'Akoma Na Ehia album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* W'Akoma Na Ehia(7", Mono) Philips-West African-Records, Philips PF 781, 382781PF Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
none The Uhuru Dance Band - The Great Airline Of Africa / Kata Wodie So album art The Uhuru Dance Band The Great Airline Of Africa / Kata Wodie So(7") Ghana none Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
383227 PF The Uhuru Dance Band - Skin Pain / Foot Esia album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Skin Pain / Foot Esia(7", Single, Mono) Philips, Philips-West African-Records 383227 PF Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
383040 PF The Uhuru Dance Band - Anamon-Nsia album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Anamon-Nsia(7", Single, Mono) Philips, Philips-West African-Records 383040 PF Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
382782 PF The Uhuru Dance Band - Antorbow / Africa Must Unite album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Antorbow / Africa Must Unite(7") Philips-West African-Records 382782 PF Unknown Sell This Version
382783 PF, PF 783 The Uhuru Dance Band - Krakye Brokeman / Eben Asem Na Ommba Da album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Krakye Brokeman / Eben Asem Na Ommba Da(7") Philips, Philips-West African-Records 382783 PF, PF 783 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
PF 383 405 The Uhuru Dance Band - Ahoefe album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Ahoefe(7", Mono) Philips, Philips-West African-Records PF 383 405 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

6361 008 (PL) The Uhuru Dance Band - The Best Of Uhuru album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* The Best Of Uhuru(LP, Comp, Mono) Philips 6361 008 (PL) Nigeria 1971 Sell This Version
10073 The Uhuru Dance Band - Wofa Woho album art Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Wofa Woho(CD, Comp) Tropic Vibe Productions 10073 US 2009 Sell This Version