The Uhuru Dance Band

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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The Uhuru Dance Band Discography

Albums

Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Uhuru Special Hi-Life Numbers (Comp, Album) Decca UK 1971 Sell This Version
The Uhuru Dance Band The Sound Of Africa (Album) Agoro Records Ghana 1975 Sell This Version
TVPC999010 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

Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Wobekumi Philips, Philips-West African-Records Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Time For Highlife (Single) Philips-West African-Records, Philips Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Nkrobo / Wobe Tomino (Single) Philips, Philips-West African-Records Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
The Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Konkoba Medley (Single) KED 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 Prof. Uhuru Band* Omo Highlife(7", Single, Mono) Lintas W.A. Limited LWA 01 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
none The Uhuru Dance Band The Great Airline Of Africa / Kata Wodie So(7") Ghana none Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
383227 PF 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 Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Anamon-Nsia(7", Single, Mono) Philips, Philips-West African-Records 383040 PF Ghana Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

6361 008 (PL) Professional Uhuru Dance Band* The Best Of Uhuru(LP, Comp) Philips 6361 008 (PL) Nigeria 1971 Sell This Version
10073 Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Wofa Woho(CD, Comp) Tropic Vibe Productions 10073 US 2009 Sell This Version
13006 Professional Uhuru Dance Band* Osibi(CD, Album, Comp) Tropic Vibe Productions 13006 US Unknown Sell This Version

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