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Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans: Love And Death

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Strut link up with one of the true greats of Ghanaian music, Ebo Taylor, for his first internationally released new studio album in over 20 years. Following the wartime big band highlife pioneers like E. T. Mensah, Taylor became a major figure in Ghanaian highlife during the 1950's and 60's as highlife exploded. Cutting his teeth with leading big bands like Stargazers and Broadway Dance Band, Ebo Taylor quickly rose through the ranks and became a prolific composer and frontman. "There weren't many composers in those days for the big bands," remembers Taylor. "The composers were in demand - the bands were large and the scores were very involved." Those were the days we were all into jazz, me and Nigerians like Peter King and Fela Kuti - we wanted to play like Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell. I had the Black Star Highlife Band sponsored by the Ghanaian High Commission, mainly comprising music students. We tried to incorporate jazz into highlife and progressed through talking and through jam sessions, trying to develop our skills and ideas. We'd sing about politics and situations - like how cold London's weather was!"

"Funky, dirty and exciting. Biting sax solos, pointed trumpets and harpsichord-like keyboards deliver a tight but always transparent sound" (Rolling Stone, 11 / 2010)

1 Nga nga
2 African woman
3 Love and death
4 Victory (Instrumental)
5 Mizin
6 Kwame (Instrumental)
7 Aborekyair aba
8 Obra

Auteur: Afro Beat

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