March 28, 2015

African Brothers International
Obiara Wo Nea Otumi No,
Philips West African Records 1978

African Brothers, front

Philips West African label

Hello groovers, it is nice to see so many happy reactions
on Ghanaian music. I decided to post this one by the African
Brothers, it has been waiting for the opportunity to find it’s way
to you for some time now. Nana Ampadu I and his African
Brothers made a big pile of records and I’m glad we have a
bunch of them already. This one on Philips is a very nice
album, great music, great cover, enjoy it..

p.s. the centre hole is not in the middle
at the b-side of the lp, so it gets a tiny
bit false towards the end of the album.


01 – Obiara wo nea otumi no
02 – Ankore hunu
03 – Onyame wo m’afa


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  1. Kwabena Boakye 28 March 2015 at 10:46 - Reply

    Yes! .. This is highlife! … I’ll choose this over Ramblers on any day … When U want a type of music, U go to the originators … If I want calypso, I’ll go to the carribean artistes, if I want reggae, I’ll go to the Jamaicans … Etc … They do it best … No wonder that some of the highlife hit songs of ramblers were their dance version of other highlife artiste songs like “Onuapa Due” by Akwaboa & “Agyanka Dabre” etc … Ampadu also claims he wrote a lot of songs for Jerry Hansen … Their actual highlife songs wasn’t as nice, in my opinion … Trying to do a bit of everything(reggae, calypso, jazz etc) makes U a jack of all trades but master of none … Most collectors prefer danceband type bcos its danceable … And the afrobeat funk type cos its less talk, which most don’t understand & more music … But albums like this, is a must have for every highlife fan … Thanks

  2. glinka21 29 March 2015 at 00:30 - Reply

    Excellent stuff, Moos. Thanks, again.

  3. Christophe 29 March 2015 at 11:27 - Reply

    Very nice discover. A big thanks!

  4. Kombla 29 March 2015 at 12:11 - Reply

    Dear Moos,
    After the download, when I try to get the file with WinRar and 7Zip, I get the following message: “unexpected end of the archive”. The cover and the track number 3 are missing.
    Coul you help please?
    It is also the same probleme with the Ramblers “doin our own thing”. Many tracks are missing.

  5. Kombla 29 March 2015 at 14:58 - Reply

    I have download again the files and it it is ok now.

    • Moos 29 March 2015 at 18:24 - Reply

      that’s good to hear Kombla ;-)

  6. Luke 30 March 2015 at 06:40 - Reply

    Thanks Moos

  7. Mike D. 1 April 2015 at 03:22 - Reply


  8. Richard 4 April 2015 at 22:26 - Reply

    This is awesome stuff. Thanks so much for your blog – I’ve discovered *so* much fantastic music through it. Keep up the good work…

  9. John 5 April 2015 at 16:02 - Reply

    Thank you for your hard work sharing this great music. I’ve never heard any of these artists or styles, so I’m learning so much! Many many thanks!

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