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Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
Analog Africa
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August 1, 2018


By the end of the 1970’s, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley was already a big hitter in Ghanaian music. He’d spent the previous years making his name in hi-life/funk groups such as Uhuru Dance Band, Apagya Show Band and the Complex Soundz. However, with the dawn of the 1980’s, Ambolley decided to shore up a long-term interest in synthesizers. He formed new group Zantoda Mak III and promptly cut ‘The Message’, a tune which fused the muscular grooves of his previous work with electronic instrumentation. It became a hit, and the subsequent decade saw Ambolley explore this new sound to great effect. Here Analog Africa have collected ‘The Message’ and three more of Ambolley’s best electrified Afro-funk workouts on one stellar compilation.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Message 7:47 Buy
  2. 2 Akoko Ba 5:10 Buy
  3. 3 Simigwa Soca 3:43 Buy
  4. 4 Burkina Faso 3:49 Buy

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