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Disc 1
01
The Mercury Dance Band Kai Wawa
03 :00
02
T. O. Jazz Owuo Adaadaa Me
02 :52
03
Christy Azuma & Uppers International Din Ya Sugri
07 :02
04
The Barbecues Aaya Lolo
03 :48
05
Asaase Ase Ohiani Sua Efir
04 :02
06
St. Peter & The Holymen Bofoo Beye Abowa Den
03 :14
07
City Boys Band Nya Asem Hwe
04 :51
08
Hedzoleh Soundz Edinya Benya
03 :17
09
The Cutlass Dance Band HweHwe Mu Yi Mpena
03 :17
10
Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings Sei Nazo
03 :02
11
Kyeremateng Atwede & The Kyeremateng Stars I Go Die For You
05 :23
12
Vis a Vis Obi Agye Me Dofo
09 :50
13 05 :21
14
The Big Beats Mi Nsumõõ Bo Dõnn
03 :39
15
Pa Steele's African Brothers Odo Mmera
03 :01
16
The Ogyatanaa Show Band You Monopolise Me
03 :14
Disc 2
01
The African Brothers International Band Wompe Masem
04 :19
02
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His Creations Akoko Ba
05 :26
03
The Sweet Talks Akampanye
04 :27
04
Houghas Sorowonko Enuanom Adofo
03 :09
05
Oscar Sulley's Nzele Soundz Bukom
03 :28
06
Bokoor Band You Can Go
03 :21
07
K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiestas Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'Awu
06 :57
08
Basa Basa Soundz feat. Fela Anikulapo Kuti Dr. Solutsu
03 :22
09
Pagadeja Tamale
03 :11
10
Hedzolleh Soundz Omusus Da Fe M'musu
04 :58
11
The Uhuru Dance Band Yahyia Mu
04 :10
12
Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings Noble Kings (Yako Aba)
05 :46
13
The Wellis Band Bindiga
03 :25
14
Boombaya Boombaya
03 :39
15
Sawaaba Soundz Owuo
04 :20
16
The Cutlass Dance Band Them Go Talk Of You
03 :30
17
Honny & The Bees Band Sisi Mbon
06 :47
ARTIST
TITLE
Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 016CD SNDW 016CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/10/2009

...1968-81. Ghana in the 1970s: highlife, rock, and soul collide and merge with tradition and culture. New styles meet old styles. A new generation renews old musical customs. New fashions meet old fashions, creating new fusions. Soundway presents 33 original and previously un-reissued tracks from the time: obscure A-sides, B-sides and album cuts that have resisted a second look until now. Compiler and label boss Miles Cleret travelled many times to Ghana to track down these long-lost and unavailable recordings. Ghana Special focuses on a variety of the vast number of diverse musical styles made in Ghana at that time -- a selection of 33 tracks hand-picked from a multitude uncovered over nearly 10 years of on-going research: driving around the cities of Ghana, banging on musician's doors, visiting distributors, DJs, collectors, manufacturers and shop owners. The roots of this project go back to a pair of albums named Ghana Soundz (Volumes 1 and 2), which focused solely on the "funkier" side of the same period. Alongside new artists and groups, some other works of the many musicians and producers Cleret met while researching those records are also included here. Many of these tracks have remained only in people's memories or in collections of LPs that sit unplayed: until now, of course. This 2CD hardback package comes with a full-color 44-page booklet, including many original photographs, LP scans and a full history of the period -- painstakingly pieced together over many years.