Various Artists - Ghana Soundz Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana

Ghana Soundz Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana

Various Artists

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CD Album 14 tracks £10.99 Out of stock
12" Vinyl Double Album 14 tracks £16.99
Download Album (MP3) 14 tracks £7.99
Download Album (WAV) 14 tracks £7.99

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Various Artists - Ghana Soundz Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana

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Ghana Soundz was born out of an idea by compiler and Soundway founder Miles Cleret and led to a series of projects dedicated to Ghanaian music.

Pounding rhythms, blaring horns and pumping vocals – the music featured is a document of a time forgotten when flares and Cuban heels strutted the streets and night-spots of Accra, the sizzling hot and humid capital of Ghana. Influenced as much by traditional rhythms and local highlife as by the music of Fela Kuti, James Brown and Santana, these tunes had almost become extinct.

The music was collated by Miles Cleret who spent three painstaking years traveling the length and breadth of Ghana. The result was a treasure trove of Ghanian highlife, Afrobeat and funk of which most had never been released outside of Africa and some tracks that had never even left the studio floor.

Reviews

“Seriously danceable form start to finish.” ★★★★ MOJO (UK)

“A West African funk explosion” NEW YORK TIMES

Tracklisting

CD Album (SNDWCD001)
  1. The 3rd Generation Band - Because Of Money
  2. Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - Bukom Mashie
  3. Marijata - Mother Africa
  4. Ebo Taylor - Heaven
  5. Gyede Blay Ambolley & The Steneboofs - Simigwado
  6. The Sweet Talks - Eyi Su Ngaangaa
  7. The Ogyatanaa Show Band - Ageisheka
  8. Honny & The Bees Band - Psychedelic Woman
  9. K. Frimpong & His Cuban Fiestas - Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena
  10. The Apagya Show Band - Kwaku Ananse
  11. The African Brothers - Self Reliance
  12. Rob - Make It fast, Make It Slow
  13. Alex Konadu - W’awu Do Ho No
  14. The Black Star Sound - Nite Safari
12" Vinyl Double Album (SNDWLP001)
    1. The 3rd Generation Band - Because Of Money
    2. Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - Bukom Mashie
    3. Marijata - Mother Africa
    4. Ebo Taylor - Heaven
    5. Gyede Blay Ambolley & The Steneboofs - Simigwado
    6. The Sweet Talks - Eyi Su Ngaangaa
    1. The Ogyatanaa Show Band - Ageisheka
    2. Honny & The Bees Band - Psychedelic Woman
    3. K. Frimpong & His Cuban Fiestas - Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena
    4. The Apagya Show Band - Kwaku Ananse
    5. The African Brothers - Self Reliance
    6. Rob - Make It fast, Make It Slow
    7. Alex Konadu - W’awu Do Ho No
    8. The Black Star Sound - Nite Safari
    Download Album (SNDWD001)
    1. The 3rd Generation Band - Because Of Money
    2. Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - Bukom Mashie
    3. Marijata - Mother Africa
    4. Ebo Taylor - Heaven
    5. Gyede Blay Ambolley & The Steneboofs - Simigwado
    6. The Sweet Talks - Eyi Su Ngaangaa
    7. The Ogyatanaa Show Band - Ageisheka
    8. Honny & The Bees Band - Psychedelic Woman
    9. K. Frimpong & His Cuban Fiestas - Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena
    10. The Apagya Show Band - Kwaku Ananse
    11. The African Brothers - Self Reliance
    12. Rob - Make It fast, Make It Slow
    13. Alex Konadu - W’awu Do Ho No
    14. The Black Star Sound - Nite Safari