Professional Uhuru Dance Band
Uhuru Special Highlife Numbers
Decca 1970

Yesterday we had Ebo Taylor’s first solo album. One of the groups
Ebo started his career in was the Uhuru Dance Band. The band was
formed by members of the Broadway Dance Band. According to
Discogs this was the first of their albums from 1971 called ‘Uhuru
Special Highlife Numbers’. Label says 1970 btw. I am not sure if Ebo
Taylor is part of the band on this here record. Maybe one of you
knows .. please share your knowledge with us ..

Gisteren hadden we de eerste solo elpee van Ebo Taylor. Één van
de bands waarin Ebo zijn carrière begon was de Uhuru Dance Band.
Deze werd gevormd door leden van de Broadway Dance Band. Vol-
gens Discogs was dit hun eerste plaat uit 1971 genaamd ‘Uhuru
Special Highlife Numbers’. Volgens het label is het 1970. Ik weet
eerlijk gezegd niet of Ebo Taylor hier ook van de partij was. Mis-
schien weet één van jullie het en wil je het met ons delen ..


01 – Mensu koraa
02 – Eyaa duom
03 – Betu me ho awow
04 – Odo kor akyer
05 – Me nhuhu ma obi nkeka
06 – Konkomba medley
07 – Bo me nantsew
08 – Sunkwa
09 – Kwantema
10 – Onyame bekyere
11 – Medzi me sigya
12 – Ali wuo


Ebo Taylor – My Love and Music
Gapophone 1976

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For the lovers of funky highlife or afrobeat we’ve got us
this album with Ebo Taylor. Ebo started his career in the
late fifties working with The Stargazers, the Broadway Dance
Band and the Uhuru Dance Band. Later collaborated with Fela
Kuti, Pat Thomas and C.K. Mann. Always blending Ghanaian
highlife with jazz and funk. This is his 1976 album ‘My Love and
Music’ which is listed as his first at Discogs. Enjot listening ..

Liefhebbers van funky highlife en afrobeat kunnen hun hart
ophalen met deze plaat van Ebo Taylor. Ebo begon zijn muzikale
leven werkend met de Stargazers, the Broadway Dance Band en
de Uhuru Dance Band in de late jaren vijftig. Later wekte hij o.a.
met Fela Kuti, Pat Thomas en C.K. Mann. Altijd Ghanese highlife
vermengend met jazz en funk. Dit is zijn 1976 album ‘My Love
and Music’ welke op Discogs staat aangegeven als zijn eerste
solo plaat. Luister weer met plezier ..

Twer Nyame 1977/78
C.K. Mann & the Masters, Womma Yengor
C.K. Mann & his Carousel 7, Funky Highlife 1975
C.K. Mann & Kofi Yankson, Together 1977
African Highlife, Various Artists 1964
Stars of Ghana, Various Artists 1982
Akom Ko, Various Artists 1976
Highlife Hits, Various Artists
Stars of West Africa, Various Artists 1961
Hi-Lifes You Have Loved vol. 1, Various Artists 1972

01 – Odofo nyi akyiri biara
02 – Will you promise
03 – Maye omama
04 – My love and music


This is E.K.’s Band – No. 1 led by E.K. Nyame
Philips / Phonogram 1973

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Uit 1973 hebben we vandaag deze mono elpee met E.K. Nyame
ofwel E.K.’ Band met hun oudste geregistreerde album op Discogs.
De plaat bevat drie religieuze songs en 9 niet religieuze. Belangrijkste
bezigheid van de groep was jaren het spelen op begrafenissen en
buiten ceremonies. Vanaf 1950 kwam er een keerpunt in hun carrière
en werd en vaker in de studio gespeeld. Lees de ‘backsleeve’ voor
meer relevante informatie ..

from 1973 we’ve got this mono record with mister E.K. Nyame
or E.K.’s Band with their oldest registred album on Discogs. The
elpee contains three religious songs and nine non-religious ones.
For years they played at funerals and outdooring ceremonies
when they mainly lived of gifts and such. From 1950 they reached
their turning point and went recording after being discovered.
Read the backsleeve for more relevant information ..

Sankofa with E.K.

01 – Onyimpa mama
02 – Onyame beba
03 – Bra ohoho
04 – Kobo awesa
05 – Onyame tie m’asem
06 – Maye m’atutu hanom
07 – Obra
08 – M’ada me nsem adi
09 – Se wawu anaa
10 – Onyame bekyere
11 – Ene maa abaso
12 – Mede mentee o


City Boys International Band – Wo Tan Mea Wobre
Diram 1984

As said before, you can’t go wrong with City Boys.
Obuoba J.A. Adofo, the Black Chinese is here once
again with this 1984 album ‘Wo Tan Mea Wobre’.

City Boys in Nigeria, Owu Nfame 1978
Owuo Mpaso 1980
City Boys Band International of Ghana 1977
City Boys in Nigeria, vol. 2 1979
Ankwanobi 1982
The Living Saint, Medo Wiase
Merefre No 1982
Kwae Anoma 1978
Odo Da Baabi
Nya Asem Hwe 1977
Ankwanobi (discorama) 1982

01 – Wo tan mea wobre
02 – Anomaa baatan
03 – Agyanka da sen
04 – Yaa baotemaa


Okukuseku Band of Ghana – Kedu? Odinma
Kclubb 1978

From 1978 we’ve got this album with the great Chief Kofi Sammy
and his Okukuseku Band of Ghana. The sleeve of the record is quite
worn out, the vinyl itself however is still in good shape. I have added
the pictures taken from Discogs which are in much better condition.

Chief Kofi Sammy is hier andermaal met dit heelijke album uit 1978.
De hoes is bijna verdwenen maar het vinyl zelf verkeert nog in prima
staat. Ik heb de foto’s van Discogs bijgevoegd, die zijn een stukje beter.

Pay the Boy Now 1987
Odô Yéwü 1981
I Need Work 1988
wth Kyeremateng Atwede
Mind Your Own Business 1981
Okponku Special 1978
Okukuseku International vol. 3 1978
Sisa Mi Sebre Mami 1984
Yebre Ama Owou 1981
Okukuseku Band of Ghana 1979
Take Time 1982
Nyame Nnae 1981
Black Beauty 1983
Bosoe Special

01 – Ye beyie
02 – Yere ye aka
03 – Wo be ye onipa den
04 – Ye bere kwa
05 – Me wu baa bi basaa
06 – Enye mo so


Opambuo Internationals led by Nana Agyeman
Osro Broni, Brobisco KBL-067

Another Ghanaian highlife group I have cherished from
the first time I laid my ears on them is this one. I had to
borrow the sleeve from Discogs for my copy came to me
with the wrong cover when I bought it. Nana Agyeman
Opambuo was born in Feyiase, Ashanti region in 1954.
After leaving school he became a singer with Afro Boateng
Band and later with Kwabena Akwaboah Band. The boy
with the golden voice he was called and his first hit was
‘Maniso Tan Me’. He started his own group with the
financial support of producer A.K. Brobbey.

Nog zo’n fijne Ghanese groep die ik koester vanaf de eerste
keer dat ik ze hoorde is deze. Ik heb de hoes van Discogs
moeten lenen omdat mijn exemplaar met een verkeerde hoes
kwam toen ik hem kocht. Nana Agyeman Opambuo werd
geboren in Feyiase, Ashanti region in 1954. Na zijn schooltijd
werd hij zanger bij Afro Boateng Band en later bij de Kwabena
Akwaboah Band. De boy with the golden voice werd hij genoemd
en zijn eerste hit was ‘Maniso Tan Me’. Hij begon zijn eigen band
met de financiele steun van producer A.K. Brobbey.

In the clip we hear ‘Hu anim ase nkyene’ from
the album ‘Show Me Your Love’.

Odo Yewu Special
I Go Die 1984
Show Me Your Love 1981
Odo Yewu 1981
Kiss Me And Smile 1982
Menim Me Din 1976
Agyeman Brothers

01 – Osro broni (medley)
02 – Mesu me ho
03 – Eye den ni


the Best of Vis-a-Vis – in Congo Style
Ride Away / Ambassador 1976

On this sunday morning we’ve got something different.
Ghanaian band Vis-aVis play six songs in Congo style.
The first track has some nasty pops and is therefore
quite bad sounding in the beginning. I have thought
about skipping it. From one third it starts sounding
better though so I left it for you to decide if you still
want to keep it. Isaac Yeboah, Sammy Cropper and
their group really nail this, they were still very young
here but clearly know what they’re doing, they prove
themselves extremely versatile .. enjoy your sunday ..

goede morgen, op deze zondag ochtend hebben we
een bijzondere plaat voor je. De Ghanese band Vis-aVis
speelt zes nummers in Congo stijl. Het eerste nummer
heeft enkele lelijke plops en klinkt daardoor nogal slecht
in het begin. Ik had het bijna weggelaten maar na één
derde wordt het weer zeer acceptabel en heb ik besloten
het aan jou over te laten of je het bewaart. Isaac Yeboah,
Sammy Cropper en hun groep doen dit ondanks hun lage
leeftijd erg goed. Ze weten duidelijk wat ze
doen en blijken zeer veelzijdig.

Odo Gu Ahoroo 1976
High-Life Time 1982
Tops Vis a Vis – Kalabule 1979
Sammy Cropper – Papa Akwasi 1978
Tony Sarfo wth Sammy Cropper – Little Angel 1985
Highlife Treasure

01 – Medofo pa
02 – Asalam alekum
03 – Vic sanbra
04 – Efre adofo
05 – Cherie bondowe
06 – Nsenkeka adooso


Mohammed Malcolm Ben and
his African Feeling Organization
African Feeling, Stern’s Africa 1983

Mohammed Malcolm Ben was born in eastern Ghana. He started
as a musician with the Messenger’s Dance Band T.O. Jazz, I.K.’s
Band and the K.K. Masters. As a producer he started in 1970, did
African brother’s album ‘Agatha’ and ‘Owuo Aye Me Bi’ and City Boys’
album ‘Ankwanobi’. Mohammed Malcolm Ben took his name from
famous Afro-American activist Malcolm X whom he met in 1963
when the latter was visiting Ghana. When working on this album
in 1983 Malcolm Ben explained; “It is my intention to pay tribute
to all black warriors, both African and Afro-American who have
suffered and died in the struggle to liberate black people.”

T.O. Jazz – Yeregoro Atakin 1975
African Brothers – Agatha 1981
African Brothers – Owuo Aye Me Bi 1982
City Boys Band – Ankwanobi ( Discorama ) 1982
City Boys Band – Ankwanobi ( BJI Records ) 1982
All Music Biography

01 – Preservation of humanity
02 – Zimbabwe
03 – Turn me loose
04 – Reconciliation


Dan Boadi and the Z.S. – Abrabo
May / Ambassador 1976

Wonderful, obscure Ghanaian highlife album.
Hard to find and quite well sounding, happy.
Tired of nonsense bla bla, just music.
Some pics, Discogs link. Get & spread ..


01 – Abrabo
02 – Afei na mahu se
03 – Abusua ntwe me nyaa
04 – Odo anware me
05 – Ohyehye wo yam


City Boys in Nigeria, vol. 1 – Owu Nfame
Scodisk 1978

Zeggen we City Boys dan zeggen we the Black Chinese of
Chairman Muo oftewel Obuoba J.A. Adofo. Hij was de leider
van deze briljante Ghanese highlife band. Alle platen van deze
jongens zijn geweldig goed. Als je er eenmaal aan begint is het
moeilijk stoppen met luisteren naar de aanstekelijke highlife.
Dit album, City Boys in Nigeria, vol. 1, liegt er niet om, een
must have voor elke liefhebber, get it, spread it en luister ..

If we say City Boys, we say the Black Chinese or Chairman Muo.
Obuoba A.J. Adofo was the leader of this brilliant Ghanaian highlife
band. All their records are very good and once you start it is difficult
to stop listening to the infectious highlife they bring. This album,
City Boys in Nigeria, vol. 1, does not lie about it, a must have
for every lover of Ghanaian highlife, get it, spread it & listen ..

Owuo Mpaso 1980
City Boys Band International of Ghana 1977
City Boys in Nigeria, vol. 2 1979
Ankwanobi 1982
The Living Saint, Medo Wiase
Merefre No 1982
Kwae Anoma 1978
Odo Da Baabi
Nya Asem Hwe 1977
Ankwanobi (discorama) 1982

01 – Owu mpaso
02 – Kwaye mu ahoma
03 – Yaa boatemaa
04 – Di wokunu ni
05 – Owu nfame
06 – Odo mu nkyekyema
07 – Enna E! yaa maneme
08 – Obera na merebo no seyieyi


Have African Feeling with African Brothers Band Int.
Yerewensa …, Happy Bird 1980

De African Brothers komen vandaag weer eens op bezoek.
We hadden we al zo’n 25 tot nu toe. Deze plaat is uit 1980.
Onverwoestbare Ghanese highlife, elke liefhebber is het
erover eens. Van de African brothers krijg je nooit genoeg ..

Nana Ampadu’s African Brothers are once again on the menu
today. We had us some 25 of their records so far. This one is
from 1980. Indestructible Ghanaian highlife, every lover of the
style agrees. You never get enough of the African Brothers ..

All albums at the GG

01 – Yerewensa wose shirt
—- Moma no nye
—- Yebesan ako fie
02 – Sika anibere
—- Daakye wo be hu
—- Momfa ye adwuma nsere yen


T.O. Jazz – Yeregoro Atakin
Philips / Phonogram 1975

01 – Akatin Medley
—- Odonno kwao
—- Kwasi buroni
—- Mewo aba nsam
—- Adwoa ba
—- Kohwe wo kunu ayaase
—- Ohene yi ankyere wu
—- Yeregoro Akatin
02 – Sea boy medley
03 – Baako ankonam
04 – Mete ase menni bi
05 – Ohia ye ya
06 – Me su me wudam
07 – Yeretwe me aboso