Various Artists – Afrobeat Airways 2: Return Flight to Ghana 1974-1983 (2xLP)


Artist: Various Artists
Label: Analog Africa
Format: 2xLP

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SKU: AALP074LP Category:


2016 repress; Double LP version. From the coastal cities of Accra and Cape Coast, basked in a tropical sound heavily influenced by highlife, to the semi-Saharan cities of Tamal=C3=A9 and Bolgatanga (part of a self-proclaimed “Islamic Funk Belt”) via the central city of Kumasi, Analog Africa has criss-crossed Ghana in search of rare tracks for the Afrobeat Airways series. Following the success of the first installment in 2009, Analog Africa is proud to present the second volume — a selection of 13 ultra-rare tracks composed by some of the musical giants who had created a movement that rocked the West African nation throughout the ’70s: legendary singer K. Frimpong; Nana Ampedu (leader of the mighty African Brothers Band); Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and his superb guest appearance with The Complex Sounds; Afrobeat star Ebo Taylor, backing his son on an unreleased track called “Children Don’t Cry”; the enigmatic Rob and his unique blend of twisted Afro-funk; innovative drummer De Frank; and Uppers International, with their raw, Islamic funk style. More obscure artists such as Los Issufu And His Moslems, Waza Afrika 76, and Tony Sarfo And The Funky Afrosibi make northern hemisphere debuts, adding to a rich list of Ghanaian artists whose music could be transferred seamlessly to any dancefloor in the world.


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