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Highlife On The Move Ltd Gatefold 180g 3LP Set + 7" +Downl'd

Various Artists

Release Date: 16 March 2015
Format: LP Triple Vinyl

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Various Artists Highlife On The Move Limited Gatefold 180gram Vinyl 3LP Set + 7 Inch + Download

New 38 track compilation from the acclaimed Soundway Records.
Includes previously unreleased first ever known recordings of Afrobeat legend - Fela Kuti
In conjunction with compiler and highlife researcher Dr. Markus Coester, Soundway Records present a very special release. Double CD & 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 compilation 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 calypso along the way and paving the way for the afro sounds of the 1970s.
Accompanied by a 44 page CD booklet and 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.

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. Ginger Folorunso Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band – HIGHLIFE NO. 5
2. Kwamalah Quaye Sextetto Africana – SON OF AFRICA
3. Nigerian Union Rhythm Group – ABENI
4. Steve Rhodes & His London Hi-lifers – DRINK A TEA
5. Steve Rhodes & His London Hi-lifers – OJU RERE
6. Bobby Benson & His Combo – NIGER MAMBO

Disc: 2
1. Chris Ajilo & His Cubanos – AFRO MOOD
2. Soundz Africana – AFRICANA
3. The Black Star Band – OBAA AMPONSA PANDOGO
4. Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers – GHANA SPECIAL
5. The Quavers – MONEY MONEY
6. Afro Rhythm Kings – DONALDO’S SAMBA

Disc: 3
1. Afro Rhythm Kings – MARABI DANCE
2. The Quavers – KITCH
3. Bobby Benson & His Orchestra – OKOKOKO
4. John Santos Martins Accompanied By Zeal Onyia & His Band – FANCY BABY
5. E. C. Arinze & The Empire Rhythm Orchestra - BIKO RAPUM PAULINA
6. John Santos Martins Accompanied By Zeal Onyia & His Band – MAGGIE

Disc: 4
1. Lord Ganda & Rupert Nurse’s Calypso Band – GHANA, FORWARD FOREVER
2. Adams’ African Sky Rockets – A NIGHT IN PORT HARCOURT
3. Nigerian Union Rhythm Group – TORTOISE MAMBO
4. Rans Boi’s African Highlife Band – HIGHLIFE COMES TO EUROPE
5. Eddie Lamptey & The Peoples Highlife Band feat. Eddie Red Tettey – MARIA
6. West African Rhythm Brothers – EGBE MI

Disc: 5
1. West African Rhythm Brothers – IWA D’AREKERE
2. West African Swing Stars – OMO AFRICA
3. Ginger Folorunso Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band – BROWN SKIN GAL
4. Awotwi Paynin & His Ghana Rockers – BROWN SKIN GAL
5. Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers – GEORGINA
6. T. Odueso’s Akesan Highlifers – EYO MANO MI

Disc: 6
1. Nigerian Union Rhythm Group – OJIKOLOBO
2. Willie Payne & The Starlite Tempos – WA SISE
3. Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos – NIGERIAN INDEPENDENCE
4. The Black Star Band – ABROKYIRI AWO YI
5. The Black Star Band – EKUONA RHYTHM
6. Victor Ola-Iya & His ‘Cool Cats’ – ANYIN GA NA

Disc: 7
1. Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Highlife Rakers – FELA’S SPECIAL

Disc: 8
1. Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Highlife Rakers – AIGANA
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