Friday, August 28, 2015

Gregory Isaacs live at the BBC

Gregory Isaacs teamed up with the Roots Radics Band for much of the early 1980's.   In October of 1981 they dropped by the BBC..
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)



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Isaac Rogana Ottah

Rogana Ottah and His Black Heroes International
Money Hard To Get
side one: Money Hard To Get

Rogana Ottah and His Black Heroes International
Oshio Super Two Onyeloni
year 1981
side one: Onyeluni Isu Ogaga


Much thanks to Africolumbia for sharing Money Hard To Get:
Thanks to Likembe for sharing Onyeluni Isu Ogaga:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Atakora Manu - Odefe Defe

Attakorah Manu and his Sound Engineers
Volume 1 Odefe Defe
side A:
1   Odefe defe
2   Menwe abo
3   Woba resu fre wo

Attakorah Manu

side B:
1   Di asampa / Onipa nse hwee
2   Yenam nyaa / Ankwanoma / Meyere abenaa
3   Abonima / Odo'wu anima / Odonsi wa ama  

Special thanks to Moos at Global Groove Independent for posting this great album:
"Let not what you cannot do tear you from what you can do"  Ghanaian proverb

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey - Ambition


Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and His Inter-Reformers Band


(Decca WAPS 568)

year: 1983

side one: Oluwa Je Ki Ato Agba / Adura Ti Abiyamo Ngba / kose Thank You Mother, Father / Omo Eni Ni Sin Ni / Wa Elese / Baba Loke Ba Mi Se Temi 

Taken from Nigerians In America (NIA):
My love for Adeolu Akinsanya
At the time Obey commenced his musical career, the reigning genre was the highlife. Why then did he opt for juju music? “What we had at that time were the highlife, juju and mambo orchestra. That was the music of Adeolu Akinsanya."  Mambo Orchestra? You'd always thought Adeolu Akinsanya sang highlife. “That was the second leg of his music,” Obey corrects you, smiling. “We had the highlife, we had the mambo orchestra, we had the kokoma and we had the juju. But at that time, I was much in love with Adeolu Akinsanya’s music. The way he composed his songs was simply incredible. Have you heard the song, Opa ebiti to wolo laguda?” The song sounds strange. So the minister takes a quick trip back to his singing days and sings the song. “I think I heard it before on OGBC 2,” you say without conviction, eyeing Ekisola. “No, I don’t think they had that song,” Obey says. “I don’t think we did,” agrees Ekisola. Then the man of God continues. “That was one song that arrested me. The way he composed that song was something else. I fell in love with Adeolu Akinsanya’s songs. Those were the days of the gramophone, and people did not play those records all the time. But whenever I heard the music of Adeolu Akinsanya, I found myself drawn to the music. I knew virtually all his songs by heart. As soon as I heard his song once, that was it. I later got very close to Adeolu Akinsanya. So I started singing like him. That continued until I started my first band between 1954 and 1955.... more here:


side two: Omo Olorun Ko Se Mu / Oluwa Ni Agbara Emi Mi/ Ogun Aiye Ko Le Bori / Ogun Orun / Ko Si Iberu Fomolorun / Adisa Onile Ere / Oro Ajoso

thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Ebenezer Obey discography:
thanks to walizono2002 for sharing side one:
thanks to Adedeji Okunola for sharing side two:

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Syncro System Movement

Sunny Ade and His African Beats
"Syncro System Movement"

I re-uploaded the files for this gem. 

Still one of my favorite pieces of vinyl in any genre. 

side one: Synchro System Movement

"I have my own style of playing the guitar. I have my special line. If I place my guitar here and if you are a guitarist, you can’t play it because of the way I tuned it. You have to study it to be able to play it. I have my own special line of guitar. I have my own creation of guitar. That was why some years ago I was recognised as number 68 master guitarist in the whole world." - KSA (more here:


side two: Nibi Lekeleke Gbe Nfosho / Gbobgo Lope / Ori Olowo / Asiko Ni



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Orlando Owoh - Experience

bashir ali-obalukun said - No compromise, forever original. Sunre o 

Chief (Dr) Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries


LP: Owoh ORLPS 003

year: 1989

side one: Experience / E Tenu Bapo, E Sinmi / Omo Laso

"“My soul praise the heavenly Lord.  Bring forth good offering to Him.  You have been healed and forgiven.  There’s nobody to be praised except God.  Praise the lord.  Praise the everlasting King of Kings.  I’ll praise the Lord.  Praise the everlasting King of Kings. " - Orlando Owoh

side two: Ibaje Enia / Je Kinbae Rinrinajo / Oge Mailo

Thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Orlando Owoh discography:


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rogana Ottah & his Black Heroes International

Rogana Ottah & his Black Heroes International

album: Ego Ni Nwa

side one: Ego Ni Nwa

album: Onye Iwe Ugba

side one: Onye Iwe Ugba

"Guitarist Isaac Rogana Ottah, 'The Oshio Super King,' a prolific artist from Akoku, Ndokwa LGA, Delta State, is one of the better-known Anioma musicians. His musical career began in the early 1970s when he played in the bands of Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe and Rex Lawson. In 1973 he joined fellow Ndokwa native Charles Iwegbue and His Hino Sound Band. Striking out on his own after Iwegbue's tragic death in 1976, Ottah scored a major hit with his first LP, Ukwani Special, in 1977. In quick succession a series of outstanding recordings, notably the 'Oshio Super series, propelled Ottah to the vanguard of the Anioma recording scene. " - John Beadle
more here:

Thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Rogana Ottah discography and for the cover image:


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Delroy Wilson Selections

Like many Jamaican singers of his generation Delroy Wilson began his career working for Coxsone Dodd at Studio One recording studios.  Wilson cut his first record at the age of 13 during the ska era in 1962 and went on to record hits throughout the rock steady era and on into reggae days.  My favorite period in for Delroy Wilson was during the mid to late 1970's when he was working with producer Bunny Lee.  In those days Bunny Lee's studio band was the Aggrovators and every song that Delroy sang was reggae gold. 

Delroy Wilson died in 1995 at the age of 46.  Way to young.  I just let out a big sigh and my wife looked up and asked what's wrong...

Here's some chunes to put in your CD player. 


Delroy Wilson Selections

01 Too late for the learning
02 Won't you come home girl
03 Searching so long
04 Love and affection
05 Playgirl
06 Have some mercy
07 Golden touch
08 Silhouette
09 Baby baby
10 Someday somebody
11 Come along with me
12 One one
13 Any heart can be broken

"Golden touch" (from the album: Go Away Dream)

"Any heart can be broken" (from the album: Captivity)

"Too late for the learning" (from the album: Sarge)


Monday, August 17, 2015

K. Frimpong backed by Vis-a-Vis

According to oro, K. Frimpong and the Vis-à-Vis Band recorded this timeless album in 1977.  Four songs of seriously great music.   As of this printing the link below is working. 
K. Frimpong backed by Vis-A-Vis

recording year: 1977

side one:
Aboagyewaa 11:32
Ohene A Oda Apakan Mu 6:10

side two:
Abrabo 7:16
Acheampomaa 6:48

Thank you so much to Ogoun Ferraille for sharing this music.  Respect to oro:


Sunday, August 16, 2015

City Boys International - Merefre No

I am befuddled at the realization that this is the first City Boys International music to appear on this blog.   As they say here in Los Angeles... "Whoa"


City Boys International Band led by Obuoba J. A. Adofo

Merefre No

year: 1982

side one:   Sikyi Medley – Merefre no – Na mese odo mmra – Yee naa – Kesewa – Yaw donko owora – So wo tuo mu

"Obuoba J. A. Adofo a.k.a. The Black Chinese a.k.a. Chairman Muo, is the Leader of the City Boys Band of Ghana. Highly remembered and adored for his love songs, Adofo and his Ghana's City Boys band are news headliners whenever they perform in Ghana. Nephew of Nana Ampadu (African Brothers Band) and humbly began as a lotto receiver in Accra (Mamprobi) has risen to stardom unsurpassed in Ghana's music history. Almost every mature Ghanaian knows or have heard of Adofo's music. A live dance or concert party performance without playing the ever popular "Ankwanobi" is a receipt for courting disaster at any City Boys band's program. " - Discogs

Prekese GhanaMedia said...The great one.......Obouba no doubt represents a true social commentator. Ghana loves you.
Charles Okolonji said... Ghana music reigned supreme in Onitsha and Aba in the 70's and 80's! It was the main music in palm wine parlors while relishing "ngwo-ngwo isi ewu" Lord, the world has changed!
komputaman said... to the singer of this song - Obuoba J.A. Adofo - thanks for all the songs that have made me feel good since 1975

side two:   Adenkum Medley – Nnonko odede – Mene wo beko man bi – Babi a mewu – Bonini abena – Mede ama onyame

Thanks to Moos at Global Groove Independent for sharing this great music: