Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Garden City Band led by Prince Amadi - You get money help your brother and Iro Owa
For the next selection on the highlifeturntable I have selected the tracks You get money help your brother and Iro Owa off a Sinco release Igbule Nwenne Gi Nu Nye Yowu by Garden City Band led by Prince Amadi
The record is from 1982 and the band was based in Port Harcourt. Port Harcourt was known for its gardens and recreational areas and was sometimes called the Garden City. There appears to have been a thriving music scene and there is mention of an Ambassador hotel that hosted many bands.
The style of music is called Ikwere highlife. The tunes are pretty straightforward but the crisp vocals and the trance sound of the bassline provide a relaxing contrast. Simple, but substantial. I got the record a few days ago and have been listening to it alot.
I decided to post two tracks because I think they go well together and showcase what I find appealing about the music. Check out the way the synthesizers bend the guitar notes on both tracks. Very psychedelic.
I hope you like the music.