Ghana Special, Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Ghanian Blues 1968-81

10 years in the making
Ghana Special, Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Ghanian Blues 1968-81
A labour of love, ‘Ghana Special’ is a work ten years in the making that took Soundway label boss, Miles Cleret, to Ghana to seek out the musicians, DJs and promoters who were so active in the scene.

A result of the collision of highlife, rock and soul as well as Ghana’s tradition and culture, the two discs feature thirty-three previously un-reissued songs from a cross section of the period’s bands including Oscar Sulley, who’s ‘Bukom Mashie’ appeared in the film ‘The Last King Of Scotland’, and Hedzolleh Soundz, who went on to back Hugh Masekela.

6/10
Words by Nick Annan

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