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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Canadoes Super Stars of Ghana
led by Big Boy Dansoh
Medowo, Rogers All Stars 1980

The two other albums we had with Canadoes Super Stars
of Ghana had great response. It is one of those groups from
Ghana that recorded in Nigeria to get to sound different.
Recordings made by Rogers All Stars were more sparkling
somehow than the stuff made in Ghana itself. According
to Discogs, this should be their second album from back
in 1980. Sleeve looks quite bad, actual
vinyl a little better ..

De twee eerder geposte platen met de Canadoes Super
Stars of Ghana kregen enorm goede reacties. Het is zo’n
band uit Ghana die in Nigeria ging opnemen om anders
te gaan klinken. Op de een of andere manier klinken
elpees die bij Rogers All Stars gemaakt werden een heel
stuk sprankelender dan degenen uit Ghana zelf. Volgens
de lijst van Discogs is dit hun tweede album en uit 1980.
De hoes is in tamelijk belabberde staat,
het vinyl zelf is iets beter ..

Oga Sorry 1980
Fine Woman 1981

01 – Medowo
02 – Medofora
03 – Mere wu naana
04 – Ye da mo ase
05 – Ko nkonsa ni bebre
06 – Dwene wo ho

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Senior Eddie Donkor
International Band of Ghana
Eye Banker
Sound Linacco 1982

Do you remember that seventies toy, a little bag with a machine
that laughs when hitting a hidden button? Senior Eddie Donkor
had one and used it around the fourth minute in the opening
track, ‘Eye Banker’. More funny little sounds colour this record
from 1982. On Discogs ‘Eye Banker’ is a complete different one,
a cassette while this is the vinyl version with different tracks.
During the eighties, Eddie Donkor was a popular figure in
Ghanaian highlife. Listen to this nice album ..

Kun jij je de lachzak nog herrinneren, een apparaatje in een zak
verborgen dat lachtte als je een knopje indrukte? Senior Eddie
Donkor had er ook een en gebruikt hem rond de vierde minuut
in de openings tune, Eye Banker. Meer kleine geluidjes sieren
deze plaat uit 1982. Een totaal andere overigens dan de ‘Eye
Banker’ op Discogs, dat was de cassette, dit de vinyl versie.
Compleet andere nummers. Eddie Donkor was een popu-
laire figuur in de Ghanese highlife in de jaren tachtig.

Wikipedia
Discogs

Na Me Cause ‘Am
Agora Nkoa! Party Time Africa 1975

01 – Eye banker
02 – No jealous
03 – Wonni oko
04 – Wonfre pie
05 – Hene me

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Yamoah’s Band – Fa Asem Kye
Essiebons Records 1983

Until today we only had two records with leading
Ghanaian highlife figure Peter Kwabena Yamoah
and his Yamoah’s Band. More or less five years ago
and ten years ago. Being responsible for the discovery
of Nana Kwame Ampadu and his African Brothers Band,
Yamoah was a highlife pioneer. He founded his band in
1957. Crate digging in Paris I recently found this splendid
record wich contains some hot highlife tunes ..

Tot de dag van vandaag hadden we slechts twee platen
met highlife grootheid Peter Kwabena Yamoah en zijn
Yamoah’s Band. Zo’n vijf jaar en tien jaar geleden alweer.
Yamoah was een highlife pionier die o.a. mede verantwoor-
delijk was voor de ontdekking van Nana Kwame Ampadu
and his African Brothers Band. Hij begon zijn groep in 1957.
Crate digging in Prijs onlangs vond ik deze pracht plaat
welke enkele fantastische tunes bevat ..

Discogs

Yamoah’s Special vol. 1
Asem Sebe

01 – Obra twa wu
02 – Fa kye me
03 – Etta woa na etia wo
04 – Baanu ye

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Ashanti Brothers Band of Ghana
led by Osei K. Vasco
Rogers All Stars 1983

Het is alweer elf jaar geleden dat we een plaat van ze
haden. De Ashanti Brothers komen uit Ghana, dit album
is echter opgenomen in Nigeria op het ‘Rogers All Stars’
label in 1983. (label zegt 1982)Net als hun ‘Kill me and Fly’,
die we dus eerder hadden is dit een pracht highlife elpee.
Mis hem niet en luister met plezier ..

It has been some eleven years ago since we had one of
their records. The Ashanti Brothers are from Ghana, this
here album however was recorded in Nigeria on the ‘Rogers
All Stars’ label in 1983.(label says 1982) Just like their
‘Kill me and Fly’, this is a fine highlife album.
Get it and spread it ..

Discogs
Kill me and Fly 1978
titel
titel

01 – Enoma nkoweri
02 – My good friend
03 – Abusua ne wo bra
04 – Menko medo

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Asiakwa Brass Band in Konadu’s Vein
Agyata Wuo, One Man Thousand
Brobisco House of Music KBL 136

On Brobisco House of Music we find this album with Asiakwa
Brass Band. In january 2012 we already had one of their albums,
it was received with big enthusiasm back then. Brass Band highlife
from Ghana is the type of music that makes you instantly
happy. On this record the group pays tribute to Alex
Konadu with the ‘Agyata Wuo’ and ‘Nsuo Amuna’
medley’s. Rare Ghanaian stuff ..

Op Brobisco House of Music vinden we deze plaat met Asiakwa
Brass Band. We hadden in januari 2012 al een van hun elpees.
Deze werd toen met veel enthousiasme ontvangen. Brass band
highlife is het type muziek dat je onmiddelijk blij maakt. Op dit album
speelt de groep een eerbetuiging aan Alex Konadu met de
´Agyata Wuo’ en ‘Nsuo Amona’ medley’s.
Zeldzaam Ghanees spul ..

Discogs
Anopa Nsonoma

01 – Agyata wuo (medley)
02 – Nsuo amona (medley)

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