November 8, 2020

Professional Uhuru Dance Band
Uhuru Special Highlife Numbers
Decca 1970

Yesterday we had Ebo Taylor’s first solo album. One of the groups
Ebo started his career in was the Uhuru Dance Band. The band was
formed by members of the Broadway Dance Band. According to
Discogs this was the first of their albums from 1971 called ‘Uhuru
Special Highlife Numbers’. Label says 1970 btw. I am not sure if Ebo
Taylor is part of the band on this here record. Maybe one of you
knows .. please share your knowledge with us ..

Gisteren hadden we de eerste solo elpee van Ebo Taylor. Één van
de bands waarin Ebo zijn carrière begon was de Uhuru Dance Band.
Deze werd gevormd door leden van de Broadway Dance Band. Vol-
gens Discogs was dit hun eerste plaat uit 1971 genaamd ‘Uhuru
Special Highlife Numbers’. Volgens het label is het 1970. Ik weet
eerlijk gezegd niet of Ebo Taylor hier ook van de partij was. Mis-
schien weet één van jullie het en wil je het met ons delen ..


01 – Mensu koraa
02 – Eyaa duom
03 – Betu me ho awow
04 – Odo kor akyer
05 – Me nhuhu ma obi nkeka
06 – Konkomba medley
07 – Bo me nantsew
08 – Sunkwa
09 – Kwantema
10 – Onyame bekyere
11 – Medzi me sigya
12 – Ali wuo


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  1. Anonymous 9 November 2020 at 07:29 - Reply

    this is glorious! Thank you

  2. Kwabena Boakye 10 November 2020 at 01:53 - Reply

    Moos, I listened and did not get any indication of Ebo Taylor in the vocals … great album regardless. Thank you.

    • Moos 10 November 2020 at 07:51 - Reply

      Hi kwabena, thank you for putting energy
      into the matter, kind regards ..

  3. Amos Anyimadu 10 November 2020 at 09:48 - Reply

    I have confirmed with Ebo Taylor himself. He did NOT work on this recording.

    • Moos 11 November 2020 at 00:06 - Reply

      Thank you very much Amos,
      an unexpected pleasure ..
      I am honoured .

  4. Lawrence 16 December 2020 at 21:22 - Reply

    Bless you for this! My parents had Nigerian neighbours, so I grew hearing this on the family Blaupunkt in 1970’s North London.

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