Osibisa/Woyaya

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This 2004 release from BGO combines the first two Osibisa albums into one package. Both Osibisa and Woyaya -- originally released in 1971 -- are remastered with fine, vibrant sound, and the original sleeve notes from the latter are included, as well as a new essay. Though Osibisa had a lengthy career and remained creative for several years, the two albums here are the group's best -- so this should actually be considered the best introduction, at least until an adequate discography-spanning collection is put together. Since it's a two-fer release, Roger Dean's typically bonkers artwork from both albums is scaled down drastically and posed...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This 2004 release from BGO combines the first two Osibisa albums into one package. Both Osibisa and Woyaya -- originally released in 1971 -- are remastered with fine, vibrant sound, and the original sleeve notes from the latter are included, as well as a new essay. Though Osibisa had a lengthy career and remained creative for several years, the two albums here are the group's best -- so this should actually be considered the best introduction, at least until an adequate discography-spanning collection is put together. Since it's a two-fer release, Roger Dean's typically bonkers artwork from both albums is scaled down drastically and posed side by side on the front.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261206466
  • Catalog Number: 646
  • Sales rank: 36,312

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Dawn (7:02)
  2. 2 Music for Gong Gong (5:29)
  3. 3 Ayiko Bia (7:53)
  4. 4 Akwaaba (4:19)
  5. 5 Oranges (4:40)
  6. 6 Phallus C (7:14)
  7. 7 Think About the People (4:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Beautiful Seven (6:45)
  2. 2 Y Sharp (6:22)
  3. 3 Spirits Up Above (7:19)
  4. 4 Survival (5:40)
  5. 5 Move On (5:09)
  6. 6 Rabiatu (5:08)
  7. 7 Woyaya (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Osibisa Primary Artist
Loughty Amao Flute, Conga, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Sol Amarfio Bongos, Drums, cowbell
Robert Bailey Organ, Piano, Timbales
Teddy Osei Flute, Drums, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, African Drums
Wendel Richardson Guitar, Vocals
Spartacus R. Percussion, Bass Guitar, Prensa
Mac Tontoh Trumpet, Flugelhorn, cowbell, Kabosy
Technical Credits
Osibisa Composer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Composer
Roger Dean Drawing
Loughty Amao Composer, Contributor
Sol Amarfio Composer
Teddy Osei Composer
John Punter Engineer
Wendel Richardson Composer
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
Martin Rushent Engineer
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Mac Tontoh Composer
Tony Visconti Producer, Audio Production
Richard Williams Liner Notes
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