Ebo Taylor

Real Name:
Deroy Ebow Taylor
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Ebo Taylor (born 1936) is a Ghanaian guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and arranger focusing on highlife and afrobeat music.

Born in 1936, Ebo Taylor has been a vital figure on the Ghanaian music scene for over six decades. In the late '50s he was active in the influential highlife bands the Stargazers and the Broadway Dance Band. In 1962, Taylor took his own group, the Black Star Highlife Band, to London, which led to collaborations with Nigerian afrobeat star Fela Kuti as well as other African musicians in Britain at the time. Returning to Ghana, he worked as a producer, crafting recordings for Pat Thomas, C.K. Mann, and others, as well as exploring his own projects, combining traditional Ghanaian material with afrobeat, jazz, and funk rhythms to create his own recognizable sound in the '70s.

Father of Ebo Taylor Jr., Jimmy Taylor (5) and Henry Taylor (7)
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Ebo Taylor Discography Tracks

Albums

Ebo Taylor - My Love And Music album art Ebo Taylor My Love And Music (Album) Gapophone Records Ghana 1976 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Ebo Taylor album art Ebo Taylor Ebo Taylor (Album) Essiebons Ghana 1977 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Twer Nyame album art Ebo Taylor Twer Nyame (Album) Philips, Philips-West African-Records Ghana 1978 Sell This Version
EBLS 6183 Ebo Taylor - Me Kra Tsie album art Ebo Taylor & Saltpond Barkers Choir Ebo Taylor & Saltpond Barkers Choir - Me Kra Tsie(LP, Album) Essiebons EBLS 6183 Ghana 1979 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Conflict Nkru! album art Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - Conflict Nkru! (Album) Essiebons Ghana 1980 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Sweeter Than Honey Calypso 'Mahuno" And High Lifes Celebration album art Pat Thomas (3) & Ebo Taylor Pat Thomas (3) & Ebo Taylor - Sweeter Than Honey Calypso 'Mahuno" And High Lifes Celebration (Album) Pan African Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
BOB 1008 Ebo Taylor - Nsamanfo - People's Highlife Vol.1 album art Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - Nsamanfo - People's Highlife Vol.1(LP, Album) BOB International Records/Fancy BOB 1008 Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
EBLS 6218 Ebo Taylor - Hitsville Re-Visited album art Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas (3) & Uhuru Yenzu Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas (3) & Uhuru Yenzu - Hitsville Re-Visited(LP, Album) Essiebons EBLS 6218 Ghana 1982 Sell This Version
LP 002 Ebo Taylor - Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor album art Pat Thomas (3) & Ebo Taylor Pat Thomas (3) & Ebo Taylor - Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor(LP, Album) Dannytone Records LP 002 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
none Ebo Taylor Greatest Highlife Hits Tracks(CD, Album) Tropic Vibe Productions none US 2008 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Love And Death album art Ebo Taylor Love And Death (Album) Strut UK 2010 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Appia Kwa Bridge album art Ebo Taylor Appia Kwa Bridge (Album) Strut Germany 2012 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans album art Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans* Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans* - Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans (Album) Abookyi Records Japan 2015 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Yen Ara album art Ebo Taylor Yen Ara (Album) Mr Bongo UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EBE 8128 Ebo Taylor - WofA Nono / Jesus Keepeth My Soul / Nkebo Baya album art Ebo Taylor WofA Nono / Jesus Keepeth My Soul / Nkebo Baya(7", EP, Mono) Essiebons EBE 8128 Ghana 1975 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Ene Nyame 'A' Mensuro album art Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas (3), Henrik Schwarz Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas (3), Henrik Schwarz - Ene Nyame 'A' Mensuro Strut UK 2015 Sell This Version
Ebo Taylor - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu / Heaven album art K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas / Ebo Taylor K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas / Ebo Taylor - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu / Heaven Mr Bongo UK 2015 Sell This Version
MRB12050 Ebo Taylor - Yen Ara: Remixes Part 1 album art Ebo Taylor Yen Ara: Remixes Part 1(12", sta) Mr Bongo MRB12050 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

Ebo Taylor - Life Stories (Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980) album art Ebo Taylor Life Stories (Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980) (Comp) Strut UK 2011 Sell This Version