VariousAfro-Beat Airways - West African Shock Waves - Ghana & Togo 1972-1979

Label:Analog Africa – AALP 068
Series:Analog Africa (2) – No. 8
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold
Genre:Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style:African, Highlife, Afrobeat, Funk


A1Uppers InternationalDankasa3:36
A2Apagya Show Band*Ma Nserew Me4:03
A3K. Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasMe Yee Owu Den8:52
A4MarijataBreak Through5:06
B1Ebo Taylor & The Sweet BeansOdofo Nyi Akyiri Biara9:54
B2Orchestre AbassAwula Bo Fee Ene3:45
B3Itadi*Live In Other World5:05
B4Apagya Show Band*Mumunde3:02
C1Cos-Ber-ZamNé Noya4:10
C23rd Generation Band*Obiye Saa Wui3:56
C3Orchestre AbassOperation Bye-Bye3:25
C4PagadejaOkpe See4:11
D1De Frank ProfessionalsAfe Ato Yen Bio4:41
D2African Brothers Band*Ngyegye No So6:17
D3Uppers InternationalNeriba Lanchina4:04
D4Ebo Taylor & The Pelicans*Come Along5:59

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Presented by Analog Africa
Subtitle: "West African Shock Waves - Ghana & Togo 1972 - 1978"

The Double vinyl comes in a "De Lux" Gatefold. Inner sleeves are printed with pictures & liner notes of the artists and music history. Some early copies came with a Limited Edition big size poster.
Bonus vinyl tracks "Obiye Saa Wu", "Operation Bye-Bye" & "Okpe See"
Mastered at Soundmastering (London).
Track B3 mastered and restored at Osiris Studio (Atlanta).

All Tracks fully licensed.
© & ℗ Analog Africa 2010

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 260126 060753
  • Label Code: LC 18467
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): AFRO-BEAT AIRWAYS ANALOG AFRICA - AALP 068 A - YA2370-1 SST BA14478-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): AFRO-BEAT AIRWAYS ANALOG AFRICA - AALP 068 B - YA2370-1 SST BA14478-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): AFRO-BEAT AIRWAYS ANALOG AFRICA - AALP 068 C - YA2370-1 SST BA14478-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): AFRO-BEAT AIRWAYS ANALOG AFRICA - AALP 068 D - YA2370-1 SST BA14478-02 D1

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Afro-Beat Airways - West African Shock Waves - Ghana & Togo 1972-1978 (CD, Compilation)Analog AfricaAACD 068Germany2010
New Submission
Afro-Beat Airways - West African Shock Waves - Ghana & Togo 1972-1978 (CD, Compilation, Promo, Cardboard Sleeve)Analog AfricaAACD 068Germany2010
New Submission
Afro-Beat Airways - West African Shock Waves - Ghana & Togo 1972-1979 (2×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Repress, Gatefold)Analog AfricaAALP 068Germany2021



  • hannsmeiser's avatar
    Laquer cut by SST, one of very, very few to cut plates using all analogue technique. And Nick Robbins is one of my dearest (re-)mastering engineers, His works show a warmth not heard too often. The music therein is priceless. Next great Thing after Soundway's "Ghana Special" and "Ghana Soundz" compilations, also remastered at Soundmastering. A great 2-record set.
    • LeoPercepied's avatar
      Anyone knows the titile and artist of the hidden bonus track at the end ?
      • DJ_Master-F's avatar
        The sound reproduction is pretty poor on this comp(at least the re-issue) I bought it for the Edu Lobo-come along, sounds massively compressed and quite terrible. The reissue Pelicans LP press is much better sounding.
        • obanla's avatar
          What is wrong with this people putting repress copy for sale on original copy at a rediculous price....
          • Lieslikeknives's avatar
            Samy, please repress this on vinyl. These prices are too high.
            • ant3le's avatar
              For me, this compilation is unparalleled in terms of 70's African highlife/funk/popular music. The selections opens the doors into so many artists and albums, the liner notes giving the full story of the artists and the time this music was released in. Just pick it up, don't give it a second thought. This music transcends time and space.

              For Analog Africa I don't think there is much of a difference between the CD and the LP in terms of sound quality. Splendid 2xLP pressing.


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