Sunday, April 21, 2013
I still get request for a post about the Peacocks i made several years ago. And indeed you're right, The Peacocks were one of the top guitar highlife bands of their time. It's strange that not all of their music has been re-released on cd. Here again, perhaps their most famous track: Sambola Mama, the longer version.
(Note: this will be an exception. Links die, and i'm not going to keep them alive. So please, no requests)
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Another group of brothers. Out of the albums I have of this band, this one is my favourite. The sound reminds me of the Peacocks, spacious with a lot of percussion, subtle guitars and raw voices. All in all, just the way i like it.
Want more? check out my comment.
Olariche Super Sonic Band of Owerri - Parariche
Sunday, January 6, 2013
First of all, a Happy New Year!
May 2013 be a fruitful year for all of you.
But i would like to start my blog this year with a small commemoration for The Highlife Boss, who has recently departed. (Thanks Kwabena, for bringing this to our attention)
In his long career Dr. K. Gyasi was responsible for many remarkable songs, but the one that is for me his signature song is Kokro Heniko.
A melancholic song that fits the occasion.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
No, this blog is not dead, it has just been resting a while..
But now it's back, with a fantastic piece of Highlife.
Yamoah's Band was one of the first bands that made me realize that there was so much more to highlife than i had imagined. It was just love at first sight (hearing?).
Anyway, i just recently picked up this album, and i think that makes my collection complete, as far as Yamoah is concerned. Ok, just 5 albums in all, but every track a winner.
To celebrate this milestone, the title track of Efunu Di Fo.
(I know, you can buy it on cd, but i think this version sounds a lot better)
Yamoah's Band - Efunu Di Fo
Friday, August 31, 2012
Every time this track comes along in my shuffle play, i say to myself: this is really different. It has a kind of garage-band feel to it, kinda rough and low budget. You can tell by the cover too: real basic. But nice, nevertheless.
(Water proof is Okukuseku's Koffi Samy's long time buddy)
Happy Boys Band - Samanfo
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I guess it's time for some Nigerian Highlife again.
Chris Ibekwe was brought to my attention by another Highlife fan, who sent me some mp3's, taken from a Nigerian cd. I liked the music but the sound quality was not very good, but luckily i could get my hands on a vinyl copy. Couldn't find any background information, just references to the same soundfiles everywhere.
So here is the Ikoro Kings Special:
Ikoro Kings Special
P.s. I'll renew the Unbeatable Abiriwa link.