Friday, September 3, 2010
The Youngsters Band
For the next selection I have chosen a medley of songs by The Youngsters Band off their ride away release Akwadaa Wesewa. A ghanaian band led by K. Edusei, who started out in the Opong's Guitar band, he is joined by Twene (alto singer) and J.K. Obiri (lead guitarist) to form the trio. Based at the Old Tafo in Kumasi they issued this release to much acclaim in 1973. The songs are Kwabena Asamoah, Obaa Yaa, Saa Na Etee, and Yede Meho Ahyi
Between the pitch of the vocals and rhythms of the guitars you have a super example of the raw energy the music was capable of during the early 70's. Pulsating and urgent, there are so many tight spots in this set, I will not even try to describe what to listen for. I hope you enjoy it.