E.T. Mensah & The Tempos - King Of Highlife Anthology (4cd Set) album
King of Highlife Anthology.
Mensah & The Tempos – King Of Highlife Anthology (4cd Set). Label: RetroAfric – RETRO24CD. Format: 4 CD, Compilation.
Emmanuel Tettey Mensah, best known as E. T. Mensah (31 May 1919 – 19 July 1996), was a Ghanaian musician who was regarded as the "King of Highlife" music. He led the band "The Tempos", a group that toured widely in West Africa. Mensah was born at Accra, in the Gold Coast, West Africa, on 31 May 1919. His early education took place at the Government School, Accra, and later at Accra High School.
The Tree And The Monkey. King Of Highlife: Anthology (CD4) (2015). Discography: The Tempos. King Of Highlife: Anthology (CD3) (2015). King Of Highlife: Anthology (CD2) (2015). King Of Highlife: Anthology (CD1) (2015).
The highlife style of music started to decline in the 1960s, but E. Mensah remained active for years afterwards Discography. E. Mensah & The Tempos. King of Highlife Anthology, four-CD box (2015, RetroAfrica). The Rough Guide to West African Music (1996, World Music Network). The Rough Guide to Highlife (2003, World Music Network). a b Decca Presents E. Mensah And His Tempo's Band - album information on Decca WAL 1001.
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King of Highlife Anthology. King of Highlife: Anthology. Mensah was the first King of Highlife, and although he died 19 years ago, he is still and forever will be the King of Highlife, the mainly-Ghanaian dance music that he made popular around Africa and beyond in the 1950s and 60s. . as everyone called him) played a variety of instruments but especially saxophones and the trumpet, composed hundreds of songs and dance tunes, and led the best band on the West African Gold Coast, the Tempos.
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The self-titled album mixes Turkish wedding music with disco grooves and Moog synth sounds. Listeners in the '70s might not have known what to make of it, but when Fortuna found it they immediately knew they had a gem. Grazia Peretz, a psych-folk singer, was a young Israeli teen star way ahead of her time. Photo: Fortuna Records). Mensah joined them and turned them into the African powerhouse band playing a mixture of the bluesy highlife popular in Ghana and Nigeria at the time (most famously popularized by Fela Kuti), big band club horns and rhythms, and the beautiful acoustic folk sounds of palm wine. Primarily known to Western audiences through other regional and genre compilations, this 69 (!) track anthology puts together the world’s most extensive Mensah collection. The operative question becomes, do you really need this bounty of .
|1-8||Menye Wo Bowu|
|1-11||The Tree And The Monkey|
|1-13||Owu Aye Me Adze|
|1-16||Akole Manuma Dibi|
|2-1||Nothing But Man's Slave|
|2-5||Shemi Ni Oha|
|2-8||Afi Fro Fro|
|2-14||All For You|
|2-15||St. Peter's Calypso|
|2-17||John B Calypso|
|3-5||Asembon Tie M'ansem|
|3-10||Don't Mind Your Wife|
|3-16||Because Of Money|
|4-1||Day By Day|
|4-10||Damfo Wo Eni Ewu|
|4-11||Kaa No Wa|
|4-17||Mee Bei Obada|
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