Welcome to the Highlifeturntable. The purpose of this blog is to provide a way for people to listen to rare highlife music from Ghana and Nigeria. I plan to post tracks from my private collection along with a little commentary on what I know about the artist and what I like about the LP.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Isaac Yeboah - Kuul Vis a Vis

For the next selection on the highlife turntable, I have chosen the track  Nte Nsere  by Issac "Superstar" Yeboah off a 1980 Kawawa Sounds International release called Kuul Vis a Vis Special.  The liner notes in the Ghana Box Set, released by Soundways Records, says the band was originally from Kumasi and that Yeboah along with Sammy Cropper and Kung-Fu Kwaku formed the nucleus.  The notes go on to say the band was very influential in shaping the sound on some of the great K. Frimpong releases. 

Even the cover looks like it been through the wars the music shines through.  The languid, rootsy vocals at the beginning gradually give way to some super guitar playing towards the end.  Check out the guitars after the 3.30 mark.  Beautiful stuff. I hope you like it.

Happy Holidays from the highlife cave