August 24, 2014

City Boys International Band – Merefre No
Diram Recordings 1982

City Boys International, front

Here’s another lp by the black chinese. Obuoba J.A. Adofo
and his City boys were here a few times before and gained
quite an audiance. They are one of the most popular guitar
driven highlife groups of the era together with among others,
Nana Ampadu and the African Brothers, the Ashanti Bros.
and Alex Konadu’s band. The lp’s got a couple of scratches
but not too serious, it’s a recommender all together..


1 Sikyi Medley;
– Merefre no
– Na mese odo mmra
– Yee naa
– Kesewa
– Yaw donko owora
– So wo tuo mu
2 Adenkum Medley
– Nnonko odede
– Mene wo beko man bi
– Babi a mewu
– Bonini abena
– Mede ama onyame


Last night’s closing party of the Amsterdam World Cinema
event was real nice. In a causy small cinema bar we had
a world dance evening with great atmosphere. I was happy
to meet with some of our blog’s loyal visitors and party
together. If you can make it to next saturday’s party would
be very nice. We’ll have an evening with lots of African,
Brazillian, Cuban, Colombian and several caribbean styles.
”Movimento Tropicano”
It is at the Amstelveenseweg 23, Bar São Paulo..
in Amsterdam. If you can, drop by and dance
with us all evening from about 22.00 till 3.00
hours, be there Saturday August the 30th..
dj guide

impression world cinema amsterdam closing party

the button on my shirt

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  1. glinka21 24 August 2014 at 16:19 - Reply

    The City Boys are always welcome here, but I’m afraid we’re a long ways from Amstelveen. I did stay there for about 6 months when an exchange student back in 1971, and again briefly in 2006: a great community, with more cultural activity than in almost any group of US cities 3 times the size, Moos. We’re lucky here if the local arbiters of the arts bring in Amadou and Mariam once a decade, and call it “highlife.” Yeah, right.

  2. kwabena boakye 25 August 2014 at 12:44 - Reply

    for a moment I thought you had given up or ran out of Ghanaian highlife music… this surely makes up for the wait …. a million thanks Moos

    • Moos 25 August 2014 at 13:55 - Reply

      Hey Kwabena, sorry for the Ghana delay, I promise to think of you a bit more often.. ;-)

      • kwabena boakye 25 August 2014 at 19:33 - Reply

        I appreciate it

  3. thiol 25 August 2014 at 22:52 - Reply

    Thanks a lot Moos for this great LP, City Boys are one of my favorite bands! In the future, can you post the rare albums “in Nigeria vol.2” and “Asubonten” if you have them?

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  5. Ross 11 February 2015 at 02:03 - Reply

    Rrrreally great stuff!
    I discover this whole genres and these artists thanks to your blog

  6. Cole 16 August 2015 at 15:14 - Reply

    Thank you Moos. City Boys are always welcome in this neck of the woods. Cheers from Los Angeles.

  7. Daniel Owiredu 18 April 2017 at 00:35 - Reply

    Please where can I get this song to buy both part one and two.That is J .A Adolfo,MEFRE NO part one and two.God bless you.?

    • Moos 18 April 2017 at 05:52 - Reply

      you don’t need to buy anything, just download..

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