Tag Archives: Highlife

SONG OF THE DAY Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2)

Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode, known professionally as Orlando Julius or Orlando Julius Ekemode, is a Nigerian saxophonist, singer, bandleader and songwriter who made his reputation internationally in the mid-’60s with his smash album Super Afro Soul.  Not only considered to be … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Huw Marc Bennett – Tresilian Bay

“Marc Bennett a.k.a. Susso (Soundway Records) creates a warm, deep, retro groove, the sound of sun kissed vinyl…..” Ahead of his upcoming album, Tresilian Bay, producer & bassist Huw Marc Bennet has shared another new offering.  The records title track is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Huw Marc Bennett – Blue Lias

Today’s chilled and incredibly blissed-out piece of music comes courtesy of producer/bassist, Huw Marc Bennet.  If sound were images, this song would translate into pure blue skies, brilliant white clouds and sprawls of sun-drenched landscapes. Blue Lias is the first … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Peter King – Shango

Nigerian afrobeat multi instrumentalist Peter King originally recorded today’s song in 1974.  Featuring as the title track to Shango, this epic record remained unreleased for nearly 30 years even though King released five albums after this one! Headed by King, who wrote … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara

You may recall me writing about Ghanaian artist, Ebo Taylor back in February this year after UK label, Mr Bongo reissued Ebo Taylor and the Pelican’s self-titled album in November 2017.  Fusing highlife with soul, funk and jazz, Ebo Taylor was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Egya Edu

Following on from yesterday’s jubilant vibe comes a track from Ghanaian guitarist, singer, composer, bandleader and record producer, Ebo Taylor. Ebo Taylor emerged in the 1950’s, initially as part of the Broadway Dance Band and Stargazers before entering into a … Continue reading

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