Sunday, October 27, 2019
Golipat and His Dynamites Band of Ayakoromo
For the next selection on the highlife turntable I have selected the track Dau Gbanagha Tubou by Golipat and his Dynamites Band of Ayakoromo.
The song comes off a Golipat Records release from 1991. I do not know much about the band, but Ayakoromo is a town in the Delta States and the track is an Owigiri Ijaw tune. Peres Bestman Doupere did provide this information on the lead singer of the group:
Patrick Egoli is a well known musician among the Ijaws in Delta and Bayelsa States.In his active or hay days in the 80s and early 90s,he was the main back up or duet singer to late Professor I K Belemu.He is still much alive.His younger brother,Eniye Egoli is the main bass guitarist with the late King Robert Ebizimor's band.
The sound is reminiscent of I.K. Belumu soun. The song is free flowing and open with an extended dialogue being created by the interplay between the vocals and a propulsive rhythm section.
Relaxing, philosophical and introspective the song is a really nice of example of what an Izon song done right sounds like. I hope you like it.