Dytomite Starlite Band of Ghana

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The first ever reissue of this ultra-rare record, part of our Tabansi Gold Series. Issued on 180g vinyl with original artwork and sleeve notes by John Armstrong.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    With original artwork and sleeve notes by John Armstrong

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An extremely rare, never-before-reissued, in-demand set by an unknown, single-album band from the early 80s, recorded in Nigeria’s Tabansi studios by an augmented Ghana highlife band.
So, who plays and sings on this beautiful collection? Unfortunately little can be gleaned from the original sleeve, which features a picture of only two band members on the cover and no credits or notes whatsoever. The vocals are ‘pure Ghana’, but our guess is that some of the keyboard parts are taken by Tabansi’s peripatetic production genius Jake Sollo- who may have had a part in the characteristically clean production and engineering, too. And it wouldn’t be surprising if a handful of the Tabansi Studio Band- the incredibly versatile Martins Brothers and cohorts thereof - found their way into the mix somewhere along the line.
The music? Varied cuts of classic late 70s/early 80s Accra highlife, as well as South African township jive-flavoured horn sections and Afro-Cuban clave –patterns.

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released August 9, 2019

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BBE London, UK

Sometime after the Universal Robot Band and sometime before where we are now, a pair of DJ/promoter/whatevers, Pete Adarkwah and Ben Jolly, ran a successful club night named after our eponymous song, playing a joyful mix of all they considered good. 'Wouldn't it be fun,' they mused, 'To release some of these tunes?' And so BBE (Barely Breaking Even) was born. ... more

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