It's Highlife Time! Highlife, dance music played mostly in Ghana and Nigeria, represents one of the century's first fusions of African roots and western music, and before 1970 it ruled dancefloors across much of West Africa. The story of West African big-band Highlife is the story of West African independence itself. From it's early roots in church music, old African song forms, sea shanties and military brass bands to the orchestra podiums of the slickest nightclubs and concert halls of Lagos and Accra, Highlife has charted the growing confidence of a proud and gifted people casting off the shackles of empire: A people ready to live the High Life.
Dr. Victor Olaiya & E.t. Mensah - Trumpet Highlife
Opotopo - Belama
Rex Lawson & His Rivers Men - Numfinye (nome Alobo)
Stan Plange & The Uhuru Dance Band - Grazing In The Grass
St Augustine - Jolosho
Rex Lawson & His Rivers Men - Yellow Sisi
Stan Plange & The Uhuru Dance Band - Dabra Ba
Opotopo With Fatai Rolling Dollar - Won Bum
Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe – Makojo
Sir Victor Uwaifo & The Melody Maestros - Joromi
Dr. Victor Olaiya - Mofe Muyan
Rex Lawson & His Rivers Men - Oko
Stan Plange & The Uhuru Dance Band - Aasem
Rex Lawson & His Rivers Men - Peri Special Mbanga
Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 - Ikoro Special
Chief Enyang Henshaw - Esonta
Professional Seagulls Band - Afro Baby
Rex Lawson & His Rivers Men - Pay Me My Money Now
Opotopo - Etuk Owo
Akana Man & #8211; Okina
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