Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Best of the Oriental Brothers International

The Best of
Oriental Brothers International
Afrodisia DWAPS 2146 (1982)
side one:
Uwa Ewe Nmete
Onwetaran Nye Ibe Ya
Onye Nmadu Eji Egbuya

side two:
Uwamesi Special
Ihe Onye Eche
Akwa Uwa

Thanks to Afroslabs for sharing this great album:
Thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Orientals discography:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bob Akwaboa - Fidie Wura

Master Bob Akwaboah and his Supreme Internationals
Fidie Wura
Ambassador LPAM 022
side one:
1 Fidie Wura Ba Na Wo Be Hunu   
2 Meko Gya Mediya Kwan   
3 Mete Ase Na Mennpe Nsa   
4 Nyame Ammo Me Kowensanni   
5 Manye Yie   

side two:
1 Medofo Mma Wo Were Fime   
2 Ye Ye Adwuma Ma Owuo   
3 Menom Nsa Makae Masem   
4 Meko Me Die Mu (Konkontimaa)   
5 Onipa Nse Hwee

thank you to Osibisaba blog for sharing this wonderful album:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

K.K.'s No. 2 - Heavy Mama

K.K.'s No. 2 led by A.K. Yeboah
Heavy Mama
Essiebons EBLS 6189 (1979)
side one:
Heavy Mama
Tua Ma Woho Nkom

"Every album by K.K.'s No. 2 Band is a treat to hear, but it's a shame that there isn't much information available about this group and its leader/singer A.K. Yeboah (Anthony King Yeboah, or sometimes "King" Yeboah). We know that Yeboah received his musical training under the legendary highlife musician and concert party performer Kakaiku (Moses Oppong). Yeboah went on to perform with Kakaiku's no. 2 band, which I would guess was the group out of which K.K.'s no. 2 Band evolved. According to John Collins, Yeboah and his K.K.'s no. 2 went on to perform as a concert party troupe, surely a successful one considering Yeboah's early training in Kakaiku's band." Osibisaba
side two:
Odo Ye Wu Fie
Mete Ase Manya Ade



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Atakora Manu - Bre Bre Na Eye

Atakora Manu and his Sound Engineers
Bre Bre Na Eye
P.M.A. 004
side one:
Abena Kwabena
Bre Bre Na Eye
Do Wo Yonko


side two:
Odo Ben Ni
Ko Ma Menko


Monday, September 7, 2015

Gentleman Ali Chukwumah

Ali Chukwumah and his Peacemakers Int. Band of Nigeria
Gentleman Ali Chukwumah
AGB22 - 1981
side one: Egwundioma

From Toshiya Endo's Ali Chukwuma discography:

"Also known as "Ali Chukumah,""Ali Chuks" and "Ali Chukus." Almost completely unknown outside of Nigeria, this singer hails from Aboh, Oshimili LGA in Anambra State. He moved to nearby Atani at an early age following the death of his father. It is here that he made the acquaintance of fellow town resident Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe and joined his Nigeria Sound Makers Band in the late 1960s. He left in 1975 to form his own Peace Makers Dance Band, which released a number of rootsy highlife LPs in the 1970s and eighties.

Some have speculated that Ali Chukwuma is a Muslim. This is not true. Rather he takes the name "Ali" from his idol Ali Baba, a famous African wrestler of the sixties and seventies.

Ali Chukwuma passed away of liver failure in the mid 1980s, but his work is still greatly appreciated by highlife music lovers everywhere." - John Beadle

side two: Eje-Anabu-Isi

Thanks to the now gone Ylowek Scavel-Cronek blog:
Thanks to Global Groove Independent:
And thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Ali Chukwuma discography:


Maye Kom

Master Bob Akwaboah and His Supreme Internationals
Maye Kom
Ambassador LPAM 019
side one:
1 Mame
2 Saman bakoma
side two:
1 Maye kom
2 Wabo so
3 Mafe ena


Sunday, September 6, 2015

City Boys Band - Nye Asem Hwe

City Boys Band
led by Obuoba J.A. Adofo
Nya Asem Hwe
released 1980
side one:
1 Nya Asem Hwe
2 Nko Nngya M'akyir
3 Osu A Meresu
4 Ofie Nipa Se Wo A

"There are no words eloquent enough to describe this Album.  It is beautiful beyond description.  Why?  Because much of Adofo's talent and musical skill has been displayed in it.  In selections like 'Nko Nngya M'ekyir', 'Ofie Nipa See Woa,' 'Ankwanoma Dede' and 'Nko Besie' to mention but few, the beautiful sweet rhythms and the superbly magnetic voice of Adofo flowing through them, will no doubt give each and every listener of this Album, a complete musical satisfaction.  Just take it easy and listen to the fantastic numbers awaiting you on this LP after which you'll agree with me that this Album is really great, fantastic and magnificent" Samuel Yaw Opong Safo (Wofa Yaw) (from the back cover)
side two:
1 Akutiabo
2 Ankwanoma Dede
3 Baabi Dehyee
4 Nko Besie


Saturday, September 5, 2015

African Brothers International Band - Sanbra


African Brothers International Band of Ghana


side one:
1 Otan hunuara kwa
2 Konadu (Sanbra)
3 Meko nea odo no

"I want to make my own music. My music is purely Ghanaian indigenous highlife music.  The Ghanaian indigenous highlife music is rhythmic, spiritual, superb and unique.  And I'm proud that I am making my own music the Ghanaian indigenous highlife way."  Nana Ampadu

side two:
1 Odo nti madiamia
2 Kofi Asante

Special thanks to Moos at Global Groove Independent for posting this great music:


Prince Adekunle & his Western State Brothers


 Prince Adekunle & his Western State Brothers 

 Eniyan Laso Mi 
MOLPS 3 Vol 2

 side one: Eniyan Laso Mi / Ore Meta / Eyi Owu Kawi / Ajagbe Oyewo / Late Oba Gbadebo II / Egbe Social Circle 
side two: Ore Mi Ma Je Nmosi / Wa Munu Mi Dun / Dr. Afolabe Adekunle / Ijo Prince Adekunle / Ayanmo / Baby Na So
Much thanks to John Stewart for sharing this album with us:
And thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Prince Adekunle discography:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Who No Know Go Know

Orlando Owoh and the African Kenneries
Who No Know Go Know
year 1989 (ORLPS 005)

side one: 
No Friend / Aiye Lokun

Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases. ~ Swahili proverb

side two:
Morning Prayer / Ogege Luge / Late Okwaraji

thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Orlando Owoh discography: