December 13, 2010

H-Lifes You Have Loved vol.1 -Various Artists,Decca 1972

Hi-lifes you have loved, front

This is part one of a three record series of Highlife
from the old days. It appeared in the seventies but
contains songs from the fifties. Bands like the Stargazers
or Onyina”s Guitar Band aswell as E.T. Mensah’s Tempos
were very popular in Ghana in them days. My favourite
is track #6, Masan Makwo, don’t understand a word they
sing but just love that sound, hope you do too.


1 Shambrose – Ma aya nwet
2 Stargazers Band – Sika enibre
3 Onyina’s Guitar Band – Bebrebe ye musuo
4 Red Spots – Oya kae me
5 Akompi’s Guitar Band – Black bra
6 Stargazers Band – Masan makwo
7 E.T. Mensah & his Tempos Band – Ghana freedom
8 Zeal Onyiah – Vicky nyem afum
9 Black Beats – Meda ho mawo
10 Builders Brigade – Mbra nimfo quist
11 Black Beats – Anokwa edomi
12 Rhythm Aces – Mac’s special
13 Moderniers – Ankwankwa hieni
14 E.T. Mensah & his Tempos Band – Domfo wo eni ewu
15 Broadway Dance Band – Hunua


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  1. Apurva Bahadur 16 December 2010 at 04:01 - Reply

    Thanks you Moos for your kindness. Apurva from Pune, India.

  2. moos 16 December 2010 at 06:59 - Reply

    Good to hear you Apurva, the album is so sweet to my humble opinion..

  3. Lemez 17 January 2012 at 18:00 - Reply

    Thanks very much. This is a wonderful site: thanks for your work in making this impossible to find music available for all the lovers of the good groove out there!

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