Saturday, May 21, 2016

Gregory Isaacs BBC Session

A personal favorite here at gm.   This one is a must.
Gregory Isaacs teamed up with the Roots Radics Band for much of the early 1980's and in the process created some of the best music ever recorded in any genre.   In October of 1981 they dropped by the BBC and laid down some magic. 
Gregory Isaacs and The Roots Radics
BBC Session 1981

BBC Studios, London, UK, 26th October 1981
01 Confirm Reservation
02 Sad To Know You're Leaving
03 Front Door
04 Substitute
Gregory Isaacs (Vocals)
Dwight Pinkney (Lead Guitar)
Style Scott (Drums)
Erroll Carter (Bass)
Eric Lamont (Rhythm Guitar)
Anthony Johnson (Keyboards)





Friday, May 13, 2016

Theophilus Iwalokun and His Group

Theophilus Iwalokun and His Group
 JNLP A906
side one: Oro Ile Aiye / Eko Obi
side two: Igbehin Asebi



Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ali Chukwuma - Odi Ofele Special

Ali Chukwuma & His Peace Makers International
Namaco Nigeria LTD
Side One:
Odi Ofele
Ogalanya Enwe Ikpeazu
Side Two:
Onwu Obinma
Onye Melu Njo
Nnewi Young Boys Timber Special
Ali Chukuma  aka - Ali Chuks, Ali Chukwumah, Ali Chukus, Ali Chukwumar, Ali Nwachukwuma


megga OJ said: "ali you can die but your voice can not die"



Monday, February 22, 2016


"Time is not counted from daylight
but from Midnite.."
Midnite is a breath of fresh air. 
Midnite live at Rototom Sunspash 2014

Midnite Live at the Joy

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Orlando Owoh - Message

 Dr. Orlando Owoh & His African Kenneries Beats International

(LP; Owoh ORLPS 002)

 side one: 
Message / Jealousy / Agbada Meta

Babs Olotu says:  Kennery is the only music that inspire my soul. We all love you. We have lost a music genus but you left your music and good work behind for us to remember. RIP Baba Olowo

side two: 
Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Orlando Owoh discography:


Friday, January 1, 2016

Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Band

Sir Warrior
and His Oriental Brother Band International
Onye Obula Zoba Isi Onweya
side one:
Ndo Ma Ike


side two:
Onye Obula Zoba Isi Onweya

thanks to Afroslabs.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

City Boys Band - Ankwanobi

City Boys International Band of Ghana
led by Obuoba J.A. Adofo
 BJI Records 1982
side one
Monsu Mame

Obuoba J.A. Adofo
"The Black Chinese"
Obuoba J.A. Kwabena Adofo has 115 albums to his credit.  Not too shabby.

"I was nearly killed!"

Speaking with NEWS-ONE, Adofo remembered a plot on his life masterminded by his late promoter named Ango:

'We had an agreement that if I record for him, he will buy me a car. So after we finished the job, he took me to Nigeria to buy the car for me.

We got to Nigeria at about 11:00am but he didn't proceed to the bank to withdraw money for the car. He waited till 4:30pm before we went to the bank.

It was too late so we couldn't buy the car after withdrawing the money. So he said I should rather sleep so that the next day we buy the car.'

He said the promoter gave him the money to keep after putting him in a hotel.

'The money was 10,000 naira but he took 2000 naira. He then hired a hotel called Kwadan for me at Agege, a suburb of Lagos.

In the evening, when I was going to sleep, something told me to go out and look for some tea to take. In the course of taking the tea, I overhead some two Ghanaians chatting in my language.

I greeted them and introduced myself to them. I also told them that a producer brought me to Nigeria to buy a car for me and he came to hire that hotel for me to sleep so that the next day we buy the car.'

According to him, the two guys told him they would not allow him to sleep in that hotel because 'everyday blessed day, the hotel is robbed.

They said if I sleep, there they would rob and kill me. Also, the guys couldn't take me to Apapa where they lived because it was far from where we were.

But they advised me not sleep in the hotel, whatever the case may be. There was this refuse dump behind the hotel, so I went for bedspread and blanket in the hotel room and found matches and set fire on the refuse.

I hid the money in my pants and covered myself with blanket. People who passed thought I was probably a mad person who had come to the area.'

He said, 'The next morning, armed robbers raided the hotel and killed people.  When the producer came to see me in the morning, he looked surprised.

He deliberately put me in that hotel so that they would come and rob the money from me and take it back. They were surprised to see me alive.'

The veteran musician is making the revelation 24 years after the incident occurred. He said he believed he survived because God loved him.

The experience, he noted, opened his eyes to how to deal with people in the music industry.

bloggers note - sounds like my boss..

read more here:
side two:
I have no father
Dabia Menko Mewuo

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

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 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: