SNDWCD001 – Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana

Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana

Ghana Soundz was the first ever Soundway compilation and  became recognised worldwide due to the licensing of the Oscar Sulley track, ‘Bukom Mashie’ to the soundtrack of Hollywood
blockbuster, ‘Last King of Scotland’.

Pounding rhythms, blaring horns and pumping vocals – the music is a document of a time forgotten when flares and Cuban heels strutted the streets
and night-spots of Accra, the sizzlingly hot and humid capital of Ghana.  Influenced as much by traditional rhythms and local highlife as by the music of
Fela Kuti, James Brown and Santana, these tunes had almost become extinct – until now!

Ghana Soundz was the first of three collections of rare Afro-beat, Afro-funk and Afro-fusion that Miles Cleret painstakingly travelled the length and breadth of Ghana to assemble,
the third compilation to be released late 2009.

Track List:

  1. The 3rd Generation band- Because of Money
  2. Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Bands – Bukom Mashie
  3. Marijata – Mother Africa
  4. Ebo Taylor – Heaven
  5. Gyedu Blay Ambolley & The Steneboofs – Simigwa-Do
  6. The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa
  7. The Ogyatanaa Show Band – Ageisheka
  8. Honny & The Bees Band – Psychedelic Woman
  9. K.Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas – Hwehwe Mu Ya Yi Wo Mpena
  10. The Apagya Show Band – Kwaku Ananse
  11. The African Brothers – Self Reliance
  12. Rob – Make it fast, Make it slow
  13. Alex Konadu – W’awu Do Ho No
  14. The Black Star Sound – Nite Safarie
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