November 29, 2014

E.T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
Mensah’s African Rhythms
Decca West Africa 1969

E.T. Mensah, front

This lp on Decca West Africa is from 1969. It managed to
remain fully intact for 45 years and plays just wonderful.
Trumpeteer E.T. Mensah’s and his Tempos Band played in
various styles, but the traditionals, calypsos and even
soul takes come with highlife toppings. Highlife is his
main thing but E.T. Mensah loved to broaden his horizons.
On this album he gives us some examples of that very
appreciated variety. Get it, spread it
and give it a spin..


1 Medzi medzi
2 Abodzin
3 Daavi loloto
4 Save me
5 Bibiara wone bre
6 Mee bei obaaba
7 205
8 Kaa no wa
9 Señorita
10 Gbee bleo
11 Day by day
12 1914


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  1. Kwabena Boakye 29 November 2014 at 14:51 - Reply

    Thank you Moos for this weekend gift …. Its Black Friday sales weekend on the global groove too & this sure is a good deal

  2. Kwame Bediako 30 November 2014 at 16:57 - Reply

    Moos, YOU DA MAN!
    This are the songs that my dad used to play (they were singles then) in the late 60s and the early 70s. I’m going to open a bottle cognac and listen to ET.
    Many many thanks, Moos.

  3. tom 1 December 2014 at 00:54 - Reply

    thanks, buddy. Much appreciated

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