J.Y. Thorty & A.B. Crentsil
The Masters
ABC 1985

We have just received the tragic news of A.B. Crentsil’s
passing. He was a highlife legend from Ghana. We’ve
seen some of his records earlier, now let’s celebrate
his life through listening to this album from 1985.
Thank you for letting us know Kwabena.
RIP Alfred Benjamin Crentsil ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

Mewo Road 1982
Srekye Duku 1982
with Eric Agyeman, Highlife Stars One 1983
Tantie Alaba (Auntie Araba) 1984
Abrokyiri Abrabo 1986
Eric Agyeman, Highlife Safari

01 – Ebebo medin
02 – Bone nye
03 – Worried at times
04 – Nyame mmoa
05 – Yesu reba

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African Brothers Band International
led by Nana Ampadu I
Obiara Ba Nnyé
Afribros 1985

Yesterday I visited a quite small record market here in the
Netherlands. It really wasn’t much for me. Some 50 stand-
holders displayed their Stones, led Zeppelin and all of those
groups we see so often on fairs. Only one or two had a few
African records. Man how lucky can one be, I found this
awesome album with Nana Ampadu I and his African
Brothers Band International for only € 15,-. It is from
1985 and a true killer. Don’t miss it, listen ..

Gisteren heb ik een kleine platenmarkt bezocht in Utrecht.
Het was niet bijster interessant hoor. Iets van 50 standhou-
ders met hun eeuwige Stones, Led Zeppelin en andere lp’s
van groepen die we zoveel zien op dit soort marktjes. Éen
of twee hadden een paar Afrikaanse platen. Maar wat
schetste mijn verbazing, tussen die paar plaatjes vond
ik deze parel met Nana Ampadu I en zijn African
Brothers Band International uit 1985. Hij kostte
slechts € 15,- en is een top album. Luister ..

Nana Ampadu, Wikipedia
Discogs

All African Brothers posts

01 – Obiara ba nnyé
02 – Obi benya wo
03 – Kyere nea wo beda
04 – Odo asaawa
05 – Damfo adu

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Jewel Ackah – Electric Hi-Life
Asona Records 1986

Until today we had only two records with the late Jewel Ackah.
We also had two on which he participated. One with Safohene
Djeni and one with Awieama Little John. Yester day I found this
album from 1986 on a small market in my hometown. Jewel’s
career spanned from 1974 until half 90’s.
He died in april 2018, age 73.

Tot op heden hadden we slechts twee platen met wijlen Jewel
Ackah. We hadden ook twee albums waarop hij deelnam. Een
met Safohene Djeni en een met Awieama Little John. Gisteren
vond ik deze elpee op een kleine platenmarkt in Hilversum.
Jewel’s muzikale carrière spande van 1974 tot ergens
halverwege de 90’s. Hij overleed in april 2018, 73 jr.

Bio
Discogs

Yeredi Awu with Kwame Nkrumah 1981
London Connection 1984
Awieama Little John, Nyamenle a Amanle Mea 1980
Safohene Djeni, Nea Ye Boe 1980

01 – Onipa dasa ni
02 – Eko aware a bisa
03 – Wumelo wo
04 – Ayefor
05 – Maame

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Akwaboa’s Guitar Band
Leader: Bob Akwaboa
Ececutive / Ambassador LPEX 003

Who do we find today ? Yes it is Master Kwabena Akwaboa
or in short Bob Akwaboa. This album from I don’t know what
year, is a little scratchy. Fortunately it gets better along the way.
Very welcome addition from the Master. Find some decent info
in our post ‘Hwemibi Nako’ by blogfriends Kwabena Boakye,
Thomas and Bill O’Neill. Always a joy listening to Master
Bob Akwaboa despite the background noise ..

Wie vinden we vandaag ? Jaa, het is Master Kwabena Akwaboa
of kort Bob Akwaboa. Deze plaat uit ik weet niet welk jaar is een
beetje krakerig, maar gelukkig wordt dat gaandeweg wat minder.
Zeer welkome toevoeging van de meester. Kijk in de ‘Hwemibi Nako’
post voor meer info, gestuurd door blog vriend Kwabena Boakye,
Thomas en Bill O’Neill. Altijd fijn luisteren naar Master Bob
Akwaboa ondanks de achtergrond geluiden ..

Discogs

Fidie Wura
Akwaboah’s Guitar Band
Hwemibi Nako
Meye Meye
Yede Owuo Ka
Wagye Wodee Anaa
Maye Kom

01 – Ena ne agya awu
02 – Menni ntakra
03 – Adware ye foe
04 – Anwawa do
05 – Fabewo so
06 – Asem ayere meso
07 – Se wo maame atu wofo a
08 – Mmere ara na ereko no
09 – Woni panin a due
10 – Mani so tan ne
11 – Onua pa due no.2
12 – Me kosekose wo metrim

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Okukuseku International Band of Ghana
Okukuseku ’82’ Chartbuster
Muomaife Groovy Records 1982

Chief Koffi Sammy is back today with this 1982 Chartbuster.
At Discogs I did not find it. The album opens a little messy
and has a few tiny pops along the way. Still, it is a nice
contribution to the list of their records so far. Always
a pleasure listening to another Okukuseku ..

Chief Koffi Sammy is terug vandaag met deze Chartbuster
uit 1982. Op Discogs heb ik hem niet gevonden. De plaat
opent ietwat rommelig en ook gaandeweg heeft ie enkel
kleine bumps. Evenzogoed is het een welkome toevoeging
aan de lijst met albums die we al van hem hadden. Luister
weer met plezier naar Okukuseku ..

Discogs

Kedu? Odinma 1978
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 – Entuwo a do
02 – Bye bye okponku part II
03 – Owuo aye me bone
04 – Odo ye wue part II

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Oko’s No.2 Guitar Band – Self Titled
Ambassador AML 001

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For the lovers of Ghanaian highlife we have this album
with Charles Oko-Agyeman. It is on Ambassador, no year
of release is noted. This is the first time we see Charles
Oko-Agyeman. If you want to know more, just click on
the history picture. Enjoy listening ..
btw, track #2 is a version of ‘the Peanut Vendor’.

Discogs

01 – Ebeye yie
02 – Owuo aye me bi
03 – Mete ho yi
04 – Mfomso mpa
05 – Kae dabi
06 – Afriyie siaw
07 – Daben na onipa benya ahoto
08 – Owuo gegya hwan
09 – Pa bone kye
10 – Obi nkyen ye tena na
11 – Akoko asense
12 – Aboa atetea

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C.K. Mann, Kofi Yankson & the Masters
Abotar Mu A
Essiebons 1981

Next in row in this dusty old record show we’ve got this
1981 album with C.K. Mann and Kofi Yankson & the Masters.
Not only the vinyl is dusty, the sleeve of this record is also
quite worn out. Music wise however it is still worth at
least a couple of spins. Imagine listening by the fireside.
Terrible quality …

De volgende plaat in deze stoffige oude serie is dit album
uit 1981 met C.K. Mann, Kofi Yankson & the Masters. Niet
alleen het vinyl, maar ook de hoes is tamelijk uitgewoond.
Muzikaal gezien daarentegen is hij het zeker waard enkele
malen beluisterd te worden. Stel je gewoon een
haardvuurtje voor waarbij je luistert.
Kraakt als de nete ..

01 – Abonsam enyi ato
02 – Asem todo ye yaw
03 – Bokoo (instrumental)
04 – Biribiara wo ne mber
05 – Maame ne wu yi
06 – Mboa fi nyame ho
07 – Egya wo pe nye ho
08 – Chechekule

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C.K. Mann & his Carousel 7
With Love From C.K. Mann
Essiebons 1975

I found my copy only with a standard Essiebons sleeve.
The original frontsleeve here was taken from Discogs.
Unfortunately we have no back sleeve today.
It is from 1975 and displays some sweet highlife
songs and medleys. We had another four of his
albums which you may find below . Enjoy this
1975 album with C.K. Mann & his Carousel 7 ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

Womma Yengor 1979
Funky Highlife 1975
Party Time with Ceekay 1973
with Kofi Yankson, together ! 1977

01 – Medley:
—- Medze makoma ma wo
—-Modo wo
—- Menye wo beye medze
—- Araba lucy
02 – Agyenkwa
03 – Nde maye nyimpa bon
04 – Tsew wenyim
05 – Mandzi nkombo bio
06 – Medley:
—- Meko beebi
—-Asodzi da modo
—- Tsie masufre
—- Mansuro
—- Obra akwantu
—- Sansa aboa

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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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African Brothers Band (International)
Tribute to D.K.
Ambassador 1980

Yesterday, dear visitors, the world has lost a legend.
Nana Kwame Ampadu died on tuesday september 28
at 2.00 AM Ghana time, age 76 in Acra, Ghana. Ampadu’s
African Brothers Band was founded in 1963. He was known
to have written over 800 songs. To honour this great musician
we have his 1980 album ‘Tribute to D.K. Nyarko’. It sounds a
little dusty, but that can’t spoil the joy of listening. A few more
unposted records will follow. Rest In Peace Nana Ampadu,
we love your work and you will forever be missed ..

Gisteren, lieve bezoekers, is één van onze muzikale helden
overleden. Nana Kwame Ampadu stierf op dinsdag 28 september
om 2.00 uur ‘s morgens, op 76 jarige leeftijd, in Acra, Ghana.
Ampadu’s African Brothers Band werd opgericht in 1963. Nana
Ampadu schreef meer dan 800 songs tijdens zijn leven. Om hem
te eren hebben we vandaag dit album uit 1980, ‘Tribute to D.K.
Nyarko. Hij klinkt wel een tikkeltje stoffig, maar dat mag niet
afdoen aan het luisterplezier. Nog enkele ongeposte platen
zullen deze volgen. Rust in Vrede Nana Ampadu, we zijn
dol op je muziek en zullen je voor altijd missen ..

(thanks for the info Jewell Acka)

Wikipedia
Discogs

Have African Feeling 1980
Wonka Mma Wo Nnte
Check Point
Odo Me Nsee
Nketenketenkete High Life Beat
Kyerema Way 1981
Oman Bo Adwo
Agatha 1981
Obiara Wo Nea Otumi No 1978
Ankonam Mobro
Osekufuo
The Best of Kwame Ampadu
Nea Medofo Aye Me
Wodee Wokoo na Wonuanom
Mede Wo Ka A 1984
Enyimba di N’aba
Owuo Aye Me Bi 1982
Osoro Siane
Sanbra
Afrohili Soundz 1973
Gyae Su
led by Paa Steel Ampadu 1970
Yaa Amponsa Special 1974
Abortion
titel
Me Poma 1984
Ampadu Boateng Dammirifua
Me Poma (Sterns)
Take the Message

01 – Kyeremirikuku
02 – Ma me nsu ma wo
03 – D.k. nyarko
04 – Owuo nye

05 – D.k. nyarko (cleaner version)

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A.B. Crentsil and the Super Sweet Talks Int.
Mewo Road
Ambassador 1982

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We already had some records with A.B. Crentsil, personally
I feel this might be one of the best, if not the best one, until
now. No exact date is known, but according to a stamp on the
backsleeve I’m guessing it is from 1982. Songs 1,3 and 4 written
by A.B. Crentsil, songs 2 and 5 written by second vocalist Tony
Mensah. Get it and spread it like you’re used to ..

We hadden al enkele platen met A,B, Crentsil, persoonlijk vind
ik dit één van de beste, zoniet de beste, die ik ken. Geen exact
jaar van uitgifte is bekend, maar aan de hand van een stempel
op de achterkant gok ik dat hij uit 1982 komt. Songs 1,3 en 4
zijn van de hand van A.B. Crentsil, songs 2 en 5 van de tweede
zanger Tony Mensah. Down en deel als altijd ..

All Music Biography
Wikipedia
Discogs

Srekye Duku 1982
with Eric Agyeman, Highlife Stars One 1983
Tantie Alaba (Auntie Araba) 1984
Abrokyiri Abrabo 1986
Eric Agyeman, Highlife Safari

01 – Atea special
02 – Sunsum biara nni ho
03 – I don’t know
04 – Mewo road
05 – Odo ye anigye

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Alex Konadu’s Band – Bo Me Dua Ma Menwu
Ambassador 1981

Deze plaat met Alex Konadu’s Band uit 1981 klinkt absoluut
niet perfect. Hij heeft wat ruis enzo en naar het eind van kant
één zit er echt wat vervorming in. Helaas hebben we niet de luxe
om een betere versie te posten. Tot er ooit een betere opduikt
zullen we het met deze moeten doen. We hadden al zo’n 17 van
zijn albums, vandaag dus nummer 18. Luister zelf ..

This record with Alex Konadu from 1981 sound far from perfect.
It has some hiss and such and towards the end of side one there
is some real distortion. Unfortunately we do not have the luxury
of posting a better sounding copy. Until that day we’ll have to
settle with this one. We already had some 17 of his albums,
so today this is no. 18. Listen and make up your own mind ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

All titles with Alex Konadu

01 – Mene wo asetena
—- B3ye yiye a.
02 – Obi abawuo
03 – Bo me dua ma menwu

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