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Various - The Guitar And The Gun: A Collection of Ghanaian Highlife Dance Music album

Various - The Guitar And The Gun: A Collection of Ghanaian Highlife Dance Music album Performer: Various
Title: The Guitar And The Gun: A Collection of Ghanaian Highlife Dance Music
Style: Highlife
Date of release: 1983
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1889 mb
Size FLAC: 1173 mb
Rating: 4.1

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This collection hopes to do nothing more than capture a snapshot of what was arguably the most colourful and interesting period in the nation’s musical history. The diversity of the 70s Ghana sound was immense with influences of Latin, rock and blues amongst the traditions of afrobeat and high-life. Joyously burbling highlife SPIN MAGAZINE (USA). CD Double Album (SNDWCD016). The Mercury Dance Band - Kai Wawa. Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-91 tracks as individual wavs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (1. 333333333333mins) download length.

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This sublime compilation of highlife music and Ghanaian blues from between 1968 and 1981 should be compulsory listening for anyone visiting the country. The two-CD package has a beautiful booklet giving information on each of the featured artists, including Ebo Taylor and the Uhuru Dance Band. Various artists, 'Living Is Hard'. There are 23 tracks here, including numbers by early highlife masters like Ben Simmons and the Kumasi Trio, as well as blues chants and percussive songs from other parts of West Africa, recorded in EMI’s studio in Hayes. An essential introduction to African music. Osibisa, 'The Very Best of Osibisa'. Formed in London in 1969, Osibisa became one of the leading lights for Ghanaian music and the country itself.

The first form of Ghanaian highlife music was born during the 1880s, making highlife slightly older than jazz. Its real name was not highlife. It could then be described as philosophical music because of the form it took and the instruments used. But popular among the various kinds were the "Osibisaba" and "Palmwine" music. Collins recalls that Appiah Agyekum and . Nyame called themselves "Palmwine musicians" and they used mainly a special local guitar in performing this philosophical music.

Really a great album to get into early Ghanaian music. it's a trick or treat bag of drums, vocals, bass and much more. Good ole' fashion African soul. CLASSIC AFRICAN MUSIC. I RECOMMEND THIS ONE TO ALL PEOPLE ( young and old). Really great music you won't be disappointed. long live african music.

Highlife music was first recorded in the 1930's and reached its popular peak in the 50's through 70's. It takes a traditional percussive beat and fuses it with various European, American and Caribbean flavors. Crentsil, Nana Achempong, Rex Omar and Daddy Lumba are some of the well known performers of highlife. Hiplife is a newer style of music that combines the Highlife beat with influences from American Hip-Hop and Rap. It is by far the most popular style of music among the younger people and can be heard blasting from many establishments  . Ghana is a very religious country, and the music reflects this. You should feel welcome to visit any church service anywhere in the country. You would be warmly welcomed.


A1 Genesis Gospel Singers Momma Mo Akoma Ntutu
A2 Salam's Cultural Imani Group Mama Shile Oga
A3 Kuntum 13 Ye Beko Yesu
A4 F. Kenya Nyameco
B1 African Internationals Noko Nya M'Akire
B2 Supreme Xian Singers Mmra Ye Tiaseyi Moma Yen Sum
B3 Babtist Disciple Singers Awurade Yesu
B4 F. Kenya Oh Papa


  • Artwork By – Ja Mensphe-Lan
  • Compilation Producer – John Collins
  • Photography [Photos] – Eddie Bru-Mindah


Sleeve Is Just Folded Card Due To It Being A Test Pressing/Factory Sample.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 83/8 A DRY 1 A1
  • Matrix / Runout: 83/8 A DRY 1 B1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
A DRY 1 Various The Guitar And The Gun ‎(LP, Comp) Africagram Records A DRY 1 UK 1983
205538 Various The Guitar And The Gun ‎(LP, Comp) Africagram Records 205538 France 1983
RED 64 Various The Guitar And The Gun ‎(LP, Comp) Africagram Records, Cherry Red RED 64 Greece 1983
3.35.404.018 Various The Guitar And The Gun ‎(LP, Comp) Gel Continental 3.35.404.018 Brazil 1987
STEW50CD Various The Guitar And Gun - Highlife Music From Ghana ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Earthworks, Stern's Music STEW50CD UK 2003