African Brothers Band International of Ghana
Odo Paa Nie
Aduana / Ambassador 1973

This is the last album I have with the African Brothers
that wasn’t posted here yet. I saved one of the finest
for last for you to cherish and enjoy ..

“Nana Kwame Ampadu I and his ‘Peoples’ African Brothers
Band International of Ghana were performing side by side
with an Afro Rock Group, in London at the spacious Mecca
Ball Room Hall during their UK tour in the later part of 1973.
The hall was packed tight. The dance was captioned “Ghana
meet U.K.” After the dance which lasted six groovy hours, a
top Disc Jockey from B.B.C. African Service walked to the
virtuoso musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu I.
“Youngman”, he said, “I am really impressed by your artistic
performance. It was a real kick. Congratulations. What about
featuring on my program?” He demanded. “It’s alright
and thanks a lot Mister”. Nana Ampadu said cheerfully. “By
the way, why do you choose to play almost all the popular
and space-age tempos?” The Disc Jockey asked. “Brother,
you know what, our audience are greedy sort of people.
They are never satisfied until you have sucked to them all
what they want. In Ghana, you cannot just walk to a dance
hall and play one tempo and go away. You will receive spanks
from the angry fans. We always have to satisfy all”.
Nana Ampadu explained. Nana Ampadu’s explanation was
manifested in this album “odo Paa Nie”. This album is a
mixture of popular and space-age tempos and melodies
especially selected to satisfy the
greedy audience. (liner notes)

All African Brothers titles

01 – Hwe nna
02 – Odo paa nie
03 – Ye wu
04 – Akua akua
05 – Mensu
06 – Miniwaa ba
07 – Nansooben

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6 thoughts on “African Brothers Band International of Ghana
Odo Paa Nie
Aduana / Ambassador 1973

  1. One of his all time greats, featuring the beautiful song Mensu. I remember the first time I heard that track, that was the very first track I listened to from the late great Nana Kwame Ampadu of blessed memory. Thank you for all the Nana Kwame Ampadu albums you have posted on here. He will surely be missed but his beautiful music will live on forever.

  2. You definitely saved the best for last.
    Thanks for honoring our legend and giving these albums a second chance in our ears.
    Very much appreciated.

  3. How wonderful are these recent posts and all the rest. With his output he can indeed rest in peace after a lifetime of sublime music.

  4. Wow. I had just learned he passed through the Jewel’s comment (I hadn’t been on the site the past few days and only now see Moos’ tribute) This is really heartbreaking to hear. I have always dreamt of getting a chance to meet him. I am so grateful for him creating music and joy that has lasted generations

    Thank you for sharing so much of his music over the years. I can say confidently that it has changeed my life in a substatinal way. Odo Paa Nie is my favorite of his as well. I’m so happy to see this posted up here. Nansooben is a particular favorite of mine, although the songs are all different but amazing in their own way

    Moos – I have acquired a couple of ABB records that haven’t been shared here yet. If I were to rip them (high quality) and scan as well (per your template), could I send them to you to be included one day?

    Best,

    Luke

    • Absolutely Luke, of African Brothers we can never have too much.
      Don’t forget to add cover pics so I can post complete.
      Thank you for your feedback ..

  5. Love this one!!! ´Odo paa nie´ is one of my all time favorite tracks for sure!!! Thnx for the rememberance…

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