Oct 9, 2012

Rare Afrofunk from Ghana: The Big Beats (get it)

So few is known about this band I have to relay Miles Cleret' notes, where the A side of this singe has been compiled on the excelent "Ghana Special" by Soundway records.

The Big Beats were a band formed mostly from the popular soul band El Pollos' second band, the Triffids. They played for some time in Lagos where they perfected their afro-beat style, returning to Ghana and recording two 45s for the Polydor label : "Mi Nsumõõ Bo Dõnn" ("I don't love you any more") was the B-side to the hit single "Kyenkyema which became a by-word in 70's  Ghana for anything old, outdate or decrepit. Their other release, "Afro-Pride" / "Kwemo Nahi",was released simultaneously but didn't sell anything like as well.


1 comment:

  1. If you need your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend to come crawling back to you on their knees (even if they're dating somebody else now) you have to watch this video
    right away...

    (VIDEO) Get your ex back with TEXT messages?