The Hit Sound of the Ramblers
Dance Band, Decca 1968

Ramblers Dance Band, front, cd size

From 1968 we have this classic recording of Ghanaian highlife. Led by saxophonist
Jerry Hansen this is the Ramblers Dance Band. The 15 piece band plays a very
percussive warm African evening sound. A collection of 13 short but catchy songs
with vocal harmony over guitars and sharp percussion, just the way we like it.

tracks;

1 Ekombi
2 Agyanka dabre
3 Ama bonsu
4 Nyame ne nhyehyee
5 Nyame mbere
6 Knock on wood
7 Onua pa, due !
8 Ima abasi
9 Better ni
10 Gyae su na nkomo dzi
11 Meda gbefa !
12 Meni nda obiara so

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20 thoughts on “The Hit Sound of the Ramblers
Dance Band, Decca 1968

  1. All records are broken today. 3554 pageloads is quite a lot. Shame though nobody leaves a few words..
    you bunch of lurkers..

  2. All records are broken today. 3554 pageloads is quite a lot. Shame though nobody leaves a few words..
    you bunch of lurkers..

  3. Ouch! I was waiting until I’d played the music before commenting – although knowing other Ramblers’ records I could have guessed at how good it would be. And it is! This band seem to me to take the danceband sound to a new level, and it’s especially evident on this album. Many, many thanks, as always.

  4. Ouch! I was waiting until I’d played the music before commenting – although knowing other Ramblers’ records I could have guessed at how good it would be. And it is! This band seem to me to take the danceband sound to a new level, and it’s especially evident on this album. Many, many thanks, as always.

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  6. Hello Moos!
    I downloaded this record some years ago. At least since then your rip is faulty –
    track 3 = Ama bonsu.
    I think you would make everybody happy if you replace the faulty track 3 by a new rip.

    Thanks in advance / Thomas

  7. This one I have on CD. Looking forward to listening through some of the other downloads today. Always hope to come across this one song by the Ramblers I heard once on the radio decades ago and never found out what it was…

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