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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

K. Frempong Band

For the next selection I have selected the track Nyakowa by the K. Frempong Band.  The recording comes off a Phillips 45 and I am assuming this is actually a K. Frimpong recording.  I'd be curious to know if you think it is.

 The song is a highlife tune sung in Twi.  The recording is a little rough in the beginning but by the end the guitar lines and vocals really come together nicely.  I hope you like it.


  1. Beautiful, the vocals are so distinctive and unique, definitely K. Frimpong. I love hearing this Akan guitar-band side of Frimpong whereas I'm more accustomed to his funky, horn-driven style. Thanks!

  2. Fantastic, real rootsy highlife. Must be K. Frimpong, i have a track very similar to this, the same sound, by the K. Frimpong Band.

  3. very very nice - thanks for sharing it