Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Yamoah's Band

For me, finding a 'new' Yamoah's album is really something special. He was one of the greatest Ghanaian Highlife artists, with a unique sound, of which the high voice of the singer Agyaaku was a crucial element.
P.K. Yamoah died in 2014 at the age of 86, may he rest in peace.
Unfortunately he has left us just a small number of albums, until recent just 5, and this one makes six.

I'll give you Ska Ye De

P.s. The cover makes you wonder at what audience this Decca release was targeted: an African pop-musician would never put a traditional carving on the cover, and would know the difference between Yoruba and Ashanti..

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ndokwa Super International Band led by Bob Fred

It has been some time, so to make it up to you a nice long track by a fine band, Bob Fred's Ndokwa Super.
Bob Fred was guitarist with the International Brothers when Rogana Ottah and Franco Lee Ezute were also bandmembers.
His later records were with the Ukwani Brothers and Ndokwa Super.
Haunting percussion, fine guitars, nice vocals and the occasional horn, who could ask for more?
Bob Fred - Nnebune Special-Mejenechi