Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-91

Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-91

Various Artists

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CD Double Album 33 tracks £8.99
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12" Vinyl Boxed Set 37 tracks £25.00 Out of stock

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Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-91

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Soundway Records step back into Africa with thirty three original and previously un- reissued tracks from Ghana delivering a follow on of sorts from the hugely successful Nigeria Special. This collection hopes to do nothing more than capture a snapshot of what was arguably the most colourful and interesting period in the nation’s musical history. The diversity of the 70s Ghana sound was immense with influences of Latin, rock and blues amongst the traditions of afrobeat and high-life.

Compiled and researched by Soundway’s Miles Cleret, Ghana Special represents nearly ten years of on-going research: driving around the cities of Accra, Tema, Cape Coast, Takoradi and Kumasi, knocking on musician’s doors and visiting ex- distributors, DJs, collectors, manufacturers and shop owners that helped piece the story together.

Reviews

"Rare and glitteringly good” The Guardian (UK)

“Joyously burbling highlife” SPIN MAGAZINE (USA)

“A spoil of riches you can dance to in any language” PITCHFORK (USA)

Tracklisting

CD Double Album (SNDWCD016)
    1. The Mercury Dance Band - Kai Wawa
    2. T. O. Jazz - Owuo Adaadaa Me
    3. Christy Azuma and Uppers International - Din Ya Sugri
    4. The Barbecues - Aaya Lolo
    5. Asaase Ase - Ohiani Sua Efir
    6. St. Peter & The Holy Men - Bofoo Beye Abowa Den
    7. City Boys Band - Nye Asem Hwe
    8. Hedzoleh Soundz - Edinya Benya
    9. The Cutlass Dance Band - Hwehwe Mu Yi Mpena
    10. Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Sei Nazo
    11. Kyeremateng - I Go Die For You
    12. Vis a Vis - Obi Agye Me Dofo
    13. Ebo Taylor - Twer Nyame (excerpt)
    14. The Big Beats - Mi Sumoo Bo Donn
    15. Pa Steeles African Brothers - Odo Mmera
    16. The Ogyatanaa Show Band - You Monopolise Me
    1. The African Brothers International Band - Wompe Masem
    2. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His Creations - Akoko Ba
    3. The Sweet Talks - Akampanye
    4. Houghas Sorowonko - Enuanom Adofo
    5. Oscar Sulleys Nzele Soundz - Bukom
    6. Bokoor Band - You Can Go
    7. K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiestas - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’Awu
    8. Basa Basa Soundz feat. Fela Anikulapo - Dr. Solutso
    9. Pagadeja - Tamale
    10. Hedzolleh Soundz - Omusus Da Fe Mmusu
    11. The Uhuru Dance Band - Yahia Mu
    12. Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Noble Kings (Yako Aba)
    13. The Wellis Band - Bindiga
    14. Boombaya - Boombaya
    15. Sawaaba Soundz - Owuo
    16. The Cutlass Dance Band - Them Go Talk Of You
    17. Honny & The Bees Band - Sisi Mbon
    Download Double Album (SNDWD016)
      1. The Mercury Dance Band - Kai Wawa
      2. T. O. Jazz - Owuo Adaadaa Me
      3. Christy Azuma and Uppers International - Din Ya Sugri
      4. The Barbecues - Aaya Lolo
      5. Asaase Ase - Ohiani Sua Efir
      6. St. Peter & The Holy Men - Bofoo Beye Abowa Den
      7. City Boys Band - Nye Asem Hwe
      8. Hedzoleh Soundz - Edinya Benya
      9. The Cutlass Dance Band - Hwehwe Mu Yi Mpena
      10. Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Sei Nazo
      11. Kyeremateng - I Go Die For You
      12. Vis a Vis - Obi Agye Me Dofo
      13. Ebo Taylor - Twer Nyame (excerpt)
      14. The Big Beats - Mi Sumoo Bo Donn
      15. Pa Steeles African Brothers - Odo Mmera
      16. The Ogyatanaa Show Band - You Monopolise Me
      1. The African Brothers International Band - Wompe Masem
      2. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His Creations - Akoko Ba
      3. The Sweet Talks - Akampanye
      4. Houghas Sorowonko - Enuanom Adofo
      5. Oscar Sulleys Nzele Soundz - Bukom
      6. Bokoor Band - You Can Go
      7. K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiestas - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’Awu
      8. Basa Basa Soundz feat. Fela Anikulapo - Dr. Solutso
      9. Pagadeja - Tamale
      10. Hedzolleh Soundz - Omusus Da Fe Mmusu
      11. The Uhuru Dance Band - Yahia Mu
      12. Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Noble Kings (Yako Aba)
      13. The Wellis Band - Bindiga
      14. Boombaya - Boombaya
      15. Sawaaba Soundz - Owuo
      16. The Cutlass Dance Band - Them Go Talk Of You
      17. Honny & The Bees Band - Sisi Mbon
      12" Vinyl Boxed Set (SNDWLP016)
        1. The Mercury Dance Band - Kai Wawa
        2. T. O. Jazz - Owuo Adaadaa Me
        3. Christy Azuma and Uppers International - Din Ya Sugri
        4. Asaase Ase - Ohiani Sua Efir
        5. The Cutlass Dance Band - Hwehwe Mu Yi Mpena
        6. Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Sei Nazo
        7. Hedzoleh Soundz - Edinya Benya
        8. City Boys Band - Nye Asem Hwe
        9. St. Peter & The Holy Men - Bofoo Beye Abowa Den
        1. Vis a Vis - Obi Agye Me Dofo
        2. The Big Beats - Mi Sumoo Bo Donn
        3. The Barbecues - Aaya Lolo
        4. Kyeremateng - I Go Die For You
        5. Ebo Taylor - Twer Nyame (excerpt)
        6. Pa Steeles African Brothers - Odo Mmera
        7. The Ogyatanaa Show Band - You Monopolise Me
        1. The African Brothers International Band - Wompe Masem
        2. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His Creations - Akoko Ba
        3. The Sweet Talks - Akampanye
        4. Houghas Sorowonko - Enuanom Adofo
        5. Oscar Sulleys Nzele Soundz - Bukom
        6. Bokoor Band - You Can Go
        7. K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiestas - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’Awu
        8. Basa Basa Soundz feat. Fela Anikulapo - Dr. Solutso
        9. Hedzolleh Soundz - Omusus Da Fe Mmusu
        1. Boombaya - Boombaya
        2. Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Noble Kings (Yako Aba)
        3. The Wellis Band - Bindiga
        4. Pagadeja - Tamale
        5. The Uhuru Dance Band - Yahia Mu
        6. The Cutlass Dance Band - Them Go Talk Of You
        7. Honny & The Bees Band - Sisi Mbon
        8. Sawaaba Soundz - Owuo
        9. Honny and The Bees Band - Psychedelic Women
        10. The Black Star Sound - Nite Safarie
        11. T. O. Jazz - Osaman Ba
        1. Joe Mensah - Cry Laughter