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Various – Ghana Funk from the 70s

Ghana Funk from the 70s
Various – Ghana Funk from the 70s
(CD/Digital) Hippo Records HIP012, 2009-11-30

Levels of interest in this outstanding era of West African music are higher than ever following the exceptional work of labels such as Soundway, Analog Africa, Strut, Honest Jon's and Otrabanda. This excellent compilation provides further proof (as if any were needed) of the sheer depth of quality of music coming out of post-independence Ghana.

Ghana Funk from the 70s
Various – Ghana Funk from the 70s
(CD/Digital) Hippo Records HIP012, 2009-11-30

Tracklisting :
01. C.K. Mann - Okuan Tsentsen Awar 6.46
02. Rob - Read The Bible 5.28
03. Cutlass Dance Band - Accra Makola 3.31
04. Apagya Show Band - Kwaakwa 3.53
05. Ebo Taylor - Amponsah 5.10
06. Apagya Show Band - Sika Nti 5.33
07. C.K. Mann & The Masters - Mber Papa 6.18
08. Cutlass Dance Band - Kofi Wedzidzi 3.16
09. Apagya Show Band - I Am Black 3.57
10. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Bolga Besia 4.01
11. Cutlass Dance Band - Sukuu Yede 4.04
12. Amartey Hedzoleh - Dza Hunu Tso 4.57

Track 1 – 11 licensed from Essiebons Music
Track 12 licensed from Amartey Hedzoleh
Compiled by Martin van Aalst
Remastered by Rob Berends at the Hippo Studio, Amsterdam
Executive producer: Rob Bierings

Press Release :
"Reflecting our longstanding ties with Ghana, where Hippo Records was born 20 years ago, we proudly present these 12 funky tracks from 70's Ghana - most of them either previously unreleased or extremely rare - from the archives of Essiebons Music and John Collins' Bokoor Studio.
The liner notes were written by Professor John Collins, the renowned expert on West-African music."

European distribution
Benelux: Coast To Coast
UK & Ireland: Harmonia Mundi UK
Germany: New Music Distribution

Hippo Records
Van Slingelandtstraat 5
1051 CG Amsterdam
The Netherlands


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