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Various - Money No Be Sand - 1960's Afro-Lypso, Pidgin Highlife, Afro-Soul, Afro-Rock

Money No Be Sand
Various - Money No Be Sand - 1960's Afro-Lypso, Pidgin Highlife, Afro-Soul, Afro-Rock
(CD) Original Music OMCD031, 1995-08-15

Tracklisting :
01. Prof. Y.S. & His B.B. Band - Ewele Aya 2:95
02. Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs - Hold Me Tight Baby 2:76
03. Godwin Omobuwa & His Sound Makers - Look Look Look 2:84
04. E.T.Mensah & His Tempos Band - Weeya Weeya 2:81
05. Eje Ka Jo - Jimmy Solanke & The Junkers 2:98
06. Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs - Money Be No Sand 2:96
07. Apolos Empire Rhythm Orchestra - Cut Your Coat According To Your Size 2:84
08. Pepsi-Orlando & His Young Star Ban - I Love You - d (2:93
09. Godwin Omobuwa & His Sound Makers - You Cheat Me You Cheat Me 2:92
10. Professional Beach Melodians "Uhuru no.2" - Shake It 2:83
11. Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs - President Tubman 2:72
12. Eric Akaeze & His Azagas - Timber 3:03
13. Prof. Y.S. & His B.B. Band - One Early Morning 2:99
14. Eric (Show Boy) Akaeze & His Azagas - Healthy Be Richman 3:07
15. Clint Eph. Sebastian & The Junkers - Jane 2:45
16. Ramblers Dance Band - Ride Your Donkey 2:65
17. Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs - Baby I Tire 2:94
18. E.C.Arinze & His Music (v. Godwin Omobuwa
- Lumumba Calypso 2:70
19. Eddie Okonta & His Top Aces - I Need Your Love 3:01
20. Eric Akaeze & His Azagas - More Dollars 2:73
21. Les Rross Orch. - The Bad Lit Road 2:98
22. E.T.Mensah & His Tempos Band - Because Of Money 2:67
22. Charlotte Dada - Don't Let Me Down 4:41

Press Release :
Though long out of print, this collection on the sadly now-defunct Original Music label is definitely worth tracking down. It's not an "afrobeat" collection, per se, but a couple of tunes by Prof. Y.S. & His B.B. Band have a familiar, groovalicious James Brown-ish feel to them, and Charlotte Dada's odd, interminable version of the Beatles song "Don't Let Me Down," accompanied by clanking, tinkly traditional African percussion played on metallic objects, is a weird and wonderful collision of cultures which should appeal as well. There are also a couple of surf-garage-ish rock tunes from the early '60s which are a style of African pop not often heard in the West -- I'd love it if someone could put out a collection of this kind of music as well!! (Source :


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