March 13, 2021

Slim Young – Bisa
Coconut 1987

One of our visitors was wondering why we didn’t have
Ghanaian highlife so long. Well Edwin, it is simply because
the main part of my records from Ghana has already been
posted. There are some left however. Today’s post concerns
an album from 1987 by Slim Young. It is his latest record which
was very popular in West Africa. Slim Young died in november
2001. See the back sleeve in the file for line-up ..

Ik kreeg de vraag van een van onze bezoekers waarom er al zo’n
tijd geen Ghanese highlife was. Tja Edwin, dat is eenvoudigweg
omdat ik de meeste Ghanese platen uit de collectie al gepost
heb. Er zijn er nog wel een paar over hoor. Vandaag hebben we
een plaat met Slim Young uit 1987. Het is zijn laatste welke in
West Afrika tamelijk goed werd ontvangen. Slim Young
overleed in november, 2001. Kijk voor de bezetting,
in de file, op de achterkant van de plaat ..

In Memoriam

01 – Ye obi dee yie
02 – Waye afere
03 – Moma mensu meho
04 – Bisa
05 – Odo ankasa
06 – Odo yede


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  1. christophe 13 March 2021 at 10:55 - Reply

    Thanks Moos. Sound more synthetic, more eighties to my ears. Not my cup of tea as we say in France. Nevermind Moose, nice to hear more Ghanian highlife.

  2. Afro 13 March 2021 at 11:58 - Reply

    Thanks for posting this Ghanaen Highlife, it s so far my favorite one! In Nijah i prefere Juju, Afrobeat and Fuji music and ……….and lastly Highife! Anyway thank you for bringing us such great groove around the world

  3. kwesik 13 March 2021 at 20:54 - Reply

    Thanks for this Gem Moos. The year of his death was 2001 not 2016. I believe that was a typo on our end :)

    • Moos 13 March 2021 at 21:27 - Reply

      Oops, yes you are right, I better change that ..

  4. Jewel Ackah Jr 13 March 2021 at 21:59 - Reply

    Many blessings, I been looking for this album for years. The great Slim Young had wonderful beautiful Ghanaian Highlife music in the 1980s. This one is his most popular best one. Great post today, please if you can find more beautiful Highlife music albums from Slim Young, I will be truly grateful.

  5. Kwabena Boakye 14 March 2021 at 03:07 - Reply

    Thanks for bringing back Ghana highlife. Cheers!

  6. Anonymous 14 March 2021 at 23:54 - Reply

    Odo Yede is one of my all time favorite highlife songs. I had a video of it on YouTube (plus eoe other of my LP rips), but my channel was taken down without warning last week.

    Thanks Mood,


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