Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ghanaian Highlife mix

I like to turn my singles, downloads and the occasional album track into compilation cd's. (yes, i know, that is getting old-fashioned). Even though this is a completely random process, after a while the songs become connected and their combination starts to fit together. This is one of my favorites at the moment, so i thought you might appreciate it also.





Highlife collection 15

Special thanks to Ubulujaja (highlife turntable) for the great F. Kenya track!
(trackname) means i don't know the title, but this is what it sounds like.

16 comments:

Louis said...

This is a mean collection!!! Very much looking forward to listening to this. Thank you VERY much for sharing with us!!!

joe said...

Many thanks in advance! There are some familiar artists here, and also some which are new to me. Promises to be some good listening!

grooVemonzter said...

This collection is a treasure. Thank you very much!! Cheers from Miami. Cole

noreille said...

Dear Akwaboa, thank you for this and for all the sweet tunes you already posted in the past. I'm faithfully wishing for more great ghanaian highlife to be "spreaded" blogwise, I'm at a point where this music is like vitamin to me, so inspirational... I'm sometimes wondering if the quality of my work depends on the quality of the music I listen to. However, keep on posting the tunes please and perhaps I should message you about exchanging great music on a fair basis.

fortherecord said...

Greetings Akwaboa - thanks for your comment on electricjive - we are always willing to talk about exchanging mp3s - if there is anything you would like in particular amongst the covers shown on the recent electricjive post, just give me a shout - Chris - recordforthe@gmail.com

Kostas from Greece said...

Dear Akwaboa, many thanks for all your posts and for this wonderful collection...Thank you for sharing...

Anonymous said...

You do realize that the artists you "love" so much get no compensation when people publish their own compilations without proper licensing of the tracks? Or do you own the rights to these songs?

Highlife artists need to band together and protect their legacy and prevent piracy. Otherwise they will end up dying penniless like so many of the great blues artists in America have.

Buy music from living artists and support live performance.DJ's need to get a life and stop taking creative credit for stringing together a playlist.

Akwaboa said...

Dear Anonymous (good nickname by the way),
Glad you bring this matter to our attention.
Of course i feel bad for the artists who live in poverty. But actually, i can't help that. I welcome and buy every re-release just to support them, and have used my blog to advertise them. Of course i would never post anything that is commercially available, just for this reason. And by posting just tracks, i don't crowd out re-releases.
If anything, posting this music keeps their legacy alive and promotes re-issues.
By the way, i've just given a couple of copies 'back' to such an artists for re-release....
And to every artist his own audience. But don't deny me my musical preferences and to spread a bit of it around. And of course all the credit for this music goes to the artists, not to me.

Wassoulou said...

I support the mixes. (And I recognize John Doe's concern).

reservatory said...

Really beautiful collection! THANKS!

Tone said...

amazing beautiful stuff! post more of your mixes! a treasure!

Bamako said...

To anonymous:

Putting together a playlist is a creative act, of a different nature than writing a song, but still a creative act. Seeing compatibility in different pieces of art and reuniting them together requires knowledge, sensibility, and taste.

david said...

Thanks for this great compilation.

david said...

Hello,

Just to call your attention to track #21 "Wohahee."

If I am not mistakened, I think that song was by "OGYATANAA" and not "Uhuru."
I stand corrected if I am wrong. Thanks.

sinner said...

Where's the first 14 volumes????

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