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Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70's Ghana
Various Artists
Soundway Records
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Release Date
January 27, 2017

Ghana Soundz was the first ever Soundway compilation and became recognised worldwide due to the licensing of the Oscar Sulley track, ‘Bukom Mashie’ to the soundtrack of Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Last King of Scotland’.

Pounding rhythms, blaring horns and pumping vocals – the music is a document of a time forgotten when flares and Cuban heels strutted the streets and night-spots of Accra, the sizzlingly 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 – until now!

Ghana Soundz was the first of three collections of rare afro-beat, afro-funk and afro-fusion that Miles Cleret painstakingly travelled the length and breadth of Ghana to assemble, the third compilation to be released late 2009.

“Seriously danceable form start to finish” – MOJO

“A West African Funk explosion”

  • New York Times

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Because Of Money The 3rd Generation Band 5:54 Buy

    Because Of Money

  2. 2 Bukom Mashie Oscar Sulley, The Uhuru Dance Band 5:07 Buy

    Bukom Mashie

  3. 3 Mother Africa Marijata 4:55 Buy

    Mother Africa

  4. 4 Heaven Ebo Taylor 6:05 Buy


  5. 5 Simigwado Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and The Steneboofs 4:38 Buy


  6. 6 Eyi Su Ngaangaa The Sweet Talks 4:31 Buy

    Eyi Su Ngaangaa

  7. 7 Ageisheka The Ogyatanaa Show Band 5:02 Buy


  8. 8 Psychedelic Women Honny and The Bees Band 4:31 Buy

    Psychedelic Women

  9. 9 Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena K Frimpong and His Cubano Fiestas 7:51 Buy

    Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena

  10. 10 Kwaku Ananse The Apagya Show Band 3:12 Buy

    Kwaku Ananse

  11. 11 Self Reliance The African Brothers 8:33 Buy

    Self Reliance

  12. 12 Make It Fast, Make It Slow Rob 5:25 Buy

    Make It Fast, Make It Slow

  13. 13 W'awu Do Ho No Alex Konadu 3:11 Buy

    W'awu Do Ho No

  14. 14 Nite Safarie The Black Star Sound 3:24 Buy

    Nite Safarie

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