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Osibisa, the West African high-life band from Ghana, waxed their first LP in 1971 and continues to spit them out. Their longevity can be attributed to a vibrant sound and the ability to inject humor into music. They don't allow themselves to become mired in social issues as did the short-lived but often brilliant Cymande, whose LPs wereSee more details below

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Osibisa, the West African high-life band from Ghana, waxed their first LP in 1971 and continues to spit them out. Their longevity can be attributed to a vibrant sound and the ability to inject humor into music. They don't allow themselves to become mired in social issues as did the short-lived but often brilliant Cymande, whose LPs were essentially political statements. Osibisa's only agenda is making good music, and if it happens to strike a political or social nerve, fine, but it's not what they're totally about. "Wango Wango" starts slow but evolves into a wicked jam that's heavy as P-Funk. Pleasant flute and trumpet riffs accent the lovely "So So MI La So." The bands' tribute to America, the floating "Sweet America," teases and tantalizes. Percussion heads will appreciate "Ye Tie Wo" and "Che Che Kule." The deepest slabs of social commentary are the thought-provoking "Sweet Sounds" and "Did You Know." All tracks were written by all or various members of Osibisa, who share production credit with John Punter.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261206909
catalogNumber:
690
Rank:
145805

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Osibisa   Primary Artist
Loughty Amao   Flute,Conga,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Sol Amarfio   Bongos,Drums,Vocals,Clavinet,African Drums,Bells,Claves,cowbell
Robert Bailey   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Piano,Conga,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Timbales,Vocals,Moog Bass
Roy Bedeau   Bass
Teddy Osei   Flute,Percussion,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,African Drums
Wendel Richardson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Spartacus R.   Percussion,Bass Guitar
Mac Tontoh   Trumpet,Cornet,Flageolet,Flugelhorn,cowbell,kabassa,Kabosy
Teddy Odei   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,African Drums
Robert Bailey   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Piano,Timbales,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Sol Amarfio   Composer
John Punter   Producer,Engineer
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Andrew Thompson   Remastering
David Howells   Cover Design
Abdul Mati Klarwein   Cover Painting

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