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.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ogbanshiegbe Onuora and his Star brothers International - Anam Ene Uwa

For the next selection on the highlifeturntable, I have selected the track Anam Ene Uwa by the group Ogbansiegbe Onuora and his Star Brothers International Band off their 1978 release Isi Buka Ani Eric

There was no information on the sleeve or the record about the band or where they were based, but the music is definitely Ibo highlife.  The playing is pretty much flawless.  What real stands out for me is the vocals and raucous guitar playing.  .  Its hard to describe what makes it so special, but once you listen to it I think you will know what I mean.   For me the vocals are a great example of the depth, warmth and range of sound these singers were capable of.  The fluidity and soulfulness cadence of the vocals are accompanied by some screaming guitar riffs.  The seller aptly described the music as the Ibo highlife equivalent of musical heroin.  I've been listening to it nonstop

See what you think.

Happy Holidays from the Highlife Cave


  1. Enjoyed this immensely. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Wow, just hearing this now, and regretting that I've spent available time without this - it is fantastic. Thanks for putting this up