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
I'll be posting a Ghanaian track I really like in the next few days.