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Review: Essential Hi-Life & Afro-Funk from Ghana! The legendary K. Frimpong's fantastic rare second album recorded in 1975 at Ghana Films Studio. As a prolific songwriter and singer, this is reissue of his 2nd album, a modern fusion of Hi-life and the traditional beat called Ahyewa. The excellent background is given by the Super Complex Sounds band which makes the Ahyewa beat suitable for specialist dancefloors.A must have vinyl of percussive Afro-Funk & modern Hi-life . Remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery, pressed on Deluxe Replika format, fully licensed to the Alhadji Kwame Frimpong Family.
K Frimpong & Super Complex Sounds - "Ahyewa" (Hide & Smile edit by Frankie Francis & Miles Cleret)
The Uhuru Dance Band - "Untitled" (Quantic edit)
The Cranes - "Joy" (Quantic edit)
Review: Soundway is always there for our obscure afro-jazz needs and 2012 was no different. They did pull off something special on this collaborative effort 7", bringing you the sweltering body funk of K Frimpong & Super Complex Sounds' Ahyewa, edited here by bad boys Hide and Smile, where the dup create a real jumble out of that clicky percussion. On the flip, Quantic is called for remix duties on both jams, the first being The Uhuru Dance Band with "Untitled", a hand-clapping make-you-wanna-move sort of thing, followed beautifully by The Cranes' "Joy", another incredible touch on the original, adding a lil nit of extra oomph to that beat! Warmly recommended.
Review: K Frimpong Backed By Vis A Vis is a famously hard to find record from the cult Ghanian singer and composer. It is now reissued for the first time in more than 42 years since it was first put out and still pounds utterly fresh and relevant. Its fusion of soul and jazz, hi-life and afro drums is boosted by the Vis a Vis band. The result is four immersive tracks that among to strike spiritual and emotive notes as well as being hugely danceable. This real masterpiece has been remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery and is a true afro treasure.