CK Mann & His Carousel 7, Funky Highlife  
CK Mann & His Carousel 7
Funky Highlife
GBR 1xLP 
Label: Mr Bongo
Reissue
Release Year: 1975
Style: Latin & Brasil & Afro
 
  Tracks  
  1. Asafo Beesoun Medley
2. Beebi A Odo Wo
3. Yebeyi Wo Aye (Ebibrim Blues)
4. Do Me Ma Mondo Wo Bi
 
  C.K. Mann made his name as a virtuous guitar player in Ghana when he played with Moses Kweku Oppong in the Kakaikus Guitar Band in the early 60s. He then became the leader of the band Ocean’s Strings until 1966. In 1968, he enjoyed a hit with the single ‘Edina Benya’. Mann was known for blending authentic African music with European influences. He was inspired by Latin American music and created a style all of his own. He became known as the ‘King of Highlife‘ in Ghana in the 70's, when he released the record ‘Nimpa Rebre’ featuring vocals from Pat Thomas and Kofi Yankwon. Funky Highlife came out of the Essiebons label run by Dick Essilfe Bondzie. According to Dick, this album could have been a massive hit in Ghana but the vinyl factories ran out of stock because of Ghana’s economic downturn, so the demand for the record could not be met. The album is a fusion of highlife and soul. The best-known track ‘Asafo beesuon’ is a multi-layered, drum heavy, funk medley and is over 13 minutes long.

In the late 90s hip hop producers started hearing about Afrobeat through the sounds of Fela Kuti. Steinski, one of the most influential early producers in hip hop, sampled Asafo Beesoun and suddenly all the hip hop collectors wanted a copy. Hence, the original LP is a hard-to-find and sought-after collectors item.

Our re-issue vinyl LP is the same as the original, while the CD has an extra 8 tracks (40 minutes). This album is the first in our Classic African Recordings series. * Vinyl LP includes MP3 download for all tracks on the CD version *

Look out for a 7” edit of Asafo Beesoun MEDLEY with Peter King’s classic ‘Ajo’ on the flip (MRB7113).
 
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