Monday, April 30, 2018

King Sonny Brown and his Sailors Band


And now it's time for a Nigerian track: King Sonny Brown and his Sailors Band.
Sonny Brown was back-up trumpet-player in Rex Lawson;s Band, and started his own band after the much regretted early death of the beloved Highlife star.
On this track he plays sax, and quite well, if you ask me.

King Sonny Brown and his Sailors Band - Ndeoma Biri




Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gay Brothers Band of Ghana























Here's another nice tune for you: the Gay Brothers Band. Ok, in the seventies in Ghana, 'Gay' had nothing to do with sexual orientation, but more with religion, a kind of 'happy to be Christian' thing.
Anyway, here's Ene Me Ntra


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Honourable Vincent Ugabi and his Weppa Wanno Youths Dance Band (Agenebode)



Lately i have collected a number of albums by Vincent Ugabi and his Weppa Wanno Dance Band.
He is also the leader of Weppa Wanno Sound, the connection between the 2 bands is not clear to me.
It's really 'deep' highlife, dark and brooding.
I'm sure you'll like it.

Akhagba Egbe

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Prince Issa Kiya and his Uppers Real Brothers Band of Ghana



Prince Issa Kiya and his Uppers Real Brothers Band of Ghana: never heard of them? Well neither did I. But i'm sure if you follow the link you will not forget them. Not that the music is unforgettable, but the voice is. It seems that for Ghanaians, a distinctive voice is more important than a beautiful voice. But hey, click and make up your own mind.
Prince Issa Kiya and his Uppers Real Brothers Band of Ghana - Adea Maame Pe