The non-LP tracks aren't superfluous; the ominous chant-suffused "Jumbo" is as good as anything on the set. This page was last edited on 4 November , at Musical groups from London Highlife musicians British world music groups Musical groups established in establishments in England Black British musical groups. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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Osibisa - Wikipedia
This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat The original line-up consisted of Teddy Osei saxophone, flute, and vocalsMac Tontoh trumpet and background vocalsSol Amarfio drums and backing vocalsall three from Ghana, Loughty Lassisi Amao congas, percussion, and hornsfrom Nigeria, Robert Osibsia keyboardsfrom Trinidad, Spartacus R bassfrom Grenada, and Wendell Richardson lead guitar and vocals ; together they were also known as "the beautiful seven".
However, there's still a osibusa amount of respectable synthesizing of African, funk, and pop influences going on, even if it does occasionally sound more like a Carlos Santana -less Santana than an African band particularly on Welcome Home. The name Osibisa was described in lyrics, album notes and interviews as meaning "criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness" but it actually comes from " osibisaba " the Fante word for highlife.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The non-LP tracks aren't superfluous; the ominous chant-suffused "Jumbo" is as good as anything on the set.
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Richardson was osibksa a few times by the likes of guitar wizard Kari Bannerman. In he formed Cat's Paw, an early "world music" band that combined highlife, rock, and soul.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Osibisa were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the establishment of world music as a marketable genre. Osibisa, performing at BunkFestWallingford Playing on the original flying elephants theme, the Ultimate Collection set features elephants with tank turrets for heads.
Changes in the music industry however punk and disco primarily meant declining sales for the band, and a series of label changes resulted.
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The first to exit officially was Spartacus R, who was replaced numerous times, once by the bassist of the group called Assagai and a few times by Jean Mandengue and others.
One major controversy surrounding the death of legendary keyboardist Kiki Djanwas made public by his daughter Vanessa Sullivan Djan in an interview she granted a local newspaper RazzPaper.
Although this was the group's period fay greatest commercial success "Sunshine Day" and "Dance the Body Music," both included here, aunshine both modest British hit singlesit was also a time that saw them slide further away from their funkified African roots.
On both Ojah Awake and especially Mystic Energythey made some nods to commercial soul and disco, diluting their pre-Afrobeat hybrid of African and Western influences. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
In Osei reformed the band, and many of their past releases began coming out legally on CD. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.