Format: 2 x LP + 7"
Availability: In stock
PRE-ORDER ITEM : Expected March 16th 2015. This item will only be shipped to you on or after the official release date. Please note any orders containing pre-order items won't be shipped until all items are available, so please order this separately to avoid delays. Please remember that release dates are at the mercy of labels, distributors, and pressing plants and will change constantly.
FORTHCOMING ITEM : Expected March 16th 2015. Please click the 'EMAIL ME WHEN AVAILABLE' button to be notified when the item is in stock. Please remember that release dates are at the mercy of labels, distributors, and pressing plants and will change constantly.
In conjunction with compiler and highlife researcher Dr. Markus Coester, Soundway Records present a very special release. Triple 180g gatefold vinyl (with a bonus 7 inch). This 45 includes the two first ever recordings by a certain Fela Ransome Kuti with his band The Highlife Rakers!!
Recorded by Melodisc in London in 1960, both tracks have been unearthed after more than fifty years in hiding. In many ways this comp ilation is a prequel of sorts to Soundway's groundbreaking Nigeria & Ghana Special compilations, telling the early story of modern highlife's foundation & formulation. It traces the music from West Africa to London, adding elements of jazz, mambo and calyp so along the way and paving the way for the afro sounds of the 1970s.
Accompanied by a 12 page vinyl booklet, the notes by Dr. Coester include rare photographs, labels and advert reproductions alongside some stunning and very rare recordings. The LP version also includes a download code.
|1||Ginger Folorunso Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band - Highlife No 5||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Kwamalah Quaye Sextetto Africana - Son Of Africa||N/A|
|3||Nigerian Union Rhythm Group - Abeni||N/A|
|4||Steve Rhodes & His London Hi-lifers - Drink A Tea||N/A|
|5||Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Highlife Rakers - Fela's Special||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||Steve Rhodes & His London Hi-lifers - Oju Rere||N/A|
|7||Chris Ajilo & His Cubanos - Afro Mood||N/A|
|8||Soundz Africana - Africana||N/A|
|9||The Black Star Band - Obaa Amponsa Panogo||N/A|
|10||Buddy Pipp's Highlifers - Ghana Special||Add to Playlist||Play|
|11||The Quavers - Money Money||N/A|
|12||Afro Rhythm Kings - Donaldo's Samba||N/A|
|13||Afro Rhythm Kings - Marabi Dance"||N/A|
|14||The Quavers - Kitch||N/A|
|15||Bobby Benson & His Orchestra - Okokoko||Add to Playlist||Play|
|16||John Santos Martins Accompanied By Zeal Onyia & His Band - Fancy Baby||N/A|
|17||EC Arinze & The Empire Rhythm Orchestra - Biko Rapum Paulina||N/A|
|18||John Santos Martins Accompanied By Zeal Onyia & His Band - Maggie||N/A|
|19||Lord Ganda & Rupert Nurse's Calypso Band - Ghana, Forward Forever||N/A|
|20||Adams' African Sky Rockets - A Night In Fort Harcourt||Add to Playlist||Play|
|21||Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Highlife Rakers - Aigana||N/A|
|22||Nigerian Union Rhythm Group - Tortoise Mambo||N/A|
|23||Bobby Benson & His Combo - Niger Mambo||N/A|
|24||Rans Boi's African Highlife Band - Highlife Comes To Europe||N/A|
|25||Eddie Lamptey & The Peoples Highlife Band - Maria (feat Eddie Red Tettey)||Add to Playlist||Play|
|26||West African Rhythm Brothers - Egbe Mi||N/A|
|27||West African Rhythm Brothers - Iwa D'arekere||N/A|
|28||West African Swing Stars - Omo Africa||N/A|
|29||Ginger Folorunso Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band - Brown Skin Gal||N/A|
|30||Awotwi Paynin & His Ghana Rockers - Brown Skin Gal||Add to Playlist||Play|
|31||Buddy Pipp's Highlifers - Georgina||N/A|
|32||T Odueso's Akesan Highlifers - Eyo Mano Mi||N/A|
|33||Nigerian Union Rhythm Group - Ojikolobo||N/A|
|34||Willie Payne & The Starlite Tempos - Wa Sise||N/A|
|35||Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos - Nigerian Independence||Add to Playlist||Play|
|36||The Black Star Band - Abrokyiri Awo Yi||N/A|
|37||The Black Star Band - Ekuona Rhythm||N/A|
|38||Victor Ola-Iya & His 'Cool Cats' - Anyin Ga Na||N/A|
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