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.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bestman Doupere and his Coastal Pioneers Dance Band of Nigeria - Ofurogha Part II

For the next selection on the highlifeturntable I have selected the tracks  Ofurogha Part II, by Bestman Doupere and his Coastal Pioneers off an Odec release of the same name.

Bestman Doupere passed away recently and I have been listening to a lot of his music lately.  This tune does a nice job of highlighting the warmth and urgency of his vocals and how down tempo Izon Highlife could be.  The song is an 15 minute jam focusing on his vocals and the rhythm guitar playing of A.S Eseduwo.

The rest of the band is listed: Headman Kingdom on Lead tenor guitar, Jonathan Dickson on Bass and Maracass, Torogbene Gbode on Drums, Oviyaibo Ombu on Congas, and Sunny F on Bass drum programming,  A.S. Eseduwo and Torogbene Gbode are also listed as being in the chorus

Its a very downtempo song, but I found the pace and the guitar playing very hypnotic and reflective. Its good music to kick back and relax to.  I hope you like it.