Monday, July 11, 2011
T.O Jazz Band led by T.O. Ampomah
For the next selection on the highlife turntable, I have selected the track Maye Mbobo by the T.O. Jazz Band off the Ride Away release Yeno Waa Waa. I've written about T.O. Jazz before. I like this song as it is a solid example of what made his work in the late 70's so great: pitch perfect vocal harmonization backed by a rock solid rhythm section. Check out the beautiful dialogue the vocalists create as they solo and come together through out the song.
Does anyone know what the word Mbobo means? I think it means something like the word sympathy, but I'd be interested to know for sure. About my only compliant is the song isn't long enough. The lead vocalist is a woman named Adjoa Badu. I hope you like it.