Alhaji K. Frimpong - Abrabo LPHot Casa Records (France)
A classic and essential highlife and Afro funk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, reissued for the first time. The legendary Alhaji Kwabena Frimpong's fantastic rare album was recorded in 1984 in Germany and originally produced and distributed from Hamburg. K. Frimpong was born on July 22nd, 1939 at Ofoase in the Ashanti Akim district, and died Oct 18th, 2005 in Kumasi (Ghana). He entered right into music after elementary school by joining Star de Republic and later Oko's Band after which he left to go to K. Gyasy's band where he worked for more than six years. As a prolific songwriter and singer, here's the reissue of his amazing album, a modern fusion of highlife and soul. The excellent background is given by the famous Cubanos Fiesta with members of Vis-A-Vis band, such as the famous Sammy Cropper on guitar or Slim Manu on bass. Originally produced by Atakora Mensah in Hamburg, this four song recording is a blend of danceable and spiritual soul and straight highlife. A must have vinyl of percussive Afro funk for all the music connoisseurs. LP is a true masterpiece that's hard-to-find and is nearly impossible to find a decent affordable copy. Remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Fully licensed by the Alhadji Kwame Frimpong family.