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TITLE
Highlife On The Move - Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings From London & Lagos - 1954-66
FORMAT
2CD

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CATALOG #
SNDW 060CD SNDW 060CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/23/2018

2015 release. 38-track compilation from the acclaimed label Soundway. In conjunction with compiler and highlife researcher Dr. Markus Coester, Soundway present a very special release. In many ways this compilation is a prequel of sorts to Soundway's groundbreaking Nigeria & Ghana Special compilations, telling the early story of modern highlife's foundation and formulation. It traces the music from West Africa to London, adding elements of jazz, mambo, and calypso along the way and paving the way for the afro sounds of the 1970s. Includes two previously unreleased first-ever known recordings of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti; Recorded by Melodisc in London in 1960 both tracks have been unearthed after more than fifty years in hiding. Features Ginger Folorunso Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band, Kwamalah Quaye Sextetto Africana , Nigerian Union Rhythm Group, Steve Rhodes & His London Hi-Lifers, Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Highlife Rakers, Chris Ajilo And His Cubanos, Soundz Africana, The Black Star Band, Buddy Pipp's Highlifers, The Quavers, Afro Rhythm Kings, Bobby Benson & His Orchestra, John Santos Martins, Zeal Onyia & His Band, E. C. Arinze & The Empire Rhythm Orchestra, Lord Ganda & Rupert Nurse's Calypso Band, Adams' African Sky Rockets, Bobby Benson & His Combo, Rans Boi's African Highlife Band, Eddie Lamptey & The Peoples Highlife Band, Eddie Red Tettey, West African Rhythm Brothers, West African Swing Stars, Awotwi Paynin & His Ghana Rockers, T. Odueso's Akesan Highlifers, Willie Payne & The Starlite Tempos, Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos, and Victor Ola-Iya & His 'Cool Cats'. Accompanied by a 44-page CD booklet.