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Osibisa - Happy Children (1973)

Posted By: Designol
Osibisa - Happy Children (1973)

Osibisa - Happy Children (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26863-2 | Time: 00:37:17
Afrobeat, High-Life, Afro-Pop, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock

Many bands were bringing international influences into rock in the early '70s, but no one fused funk, Afro-Cuban jazz and rock quite like Osibisa. Sophisticated horn arrangements, driving bass lines, African chants, tribal beats this 1973 LP is one of Osibisa's best: Take Your Trouble Go; Bassa Bassa; Happy Children; Fire, and more!

Osibisa - New Dawn (2021)

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Osibisa - New Dawn (2021)

Osibisa - New Dawn (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 382 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Marquee Records

Osibisa unveil their first new material since 2009, with their highly anticipated new album, ‘New Dawn’, released on 23 April 2021. The album comes at the most poignant time in Osibisa’s history, marking exactly 45 years since their debut UK chart hit with ‘Sunshine Day’ in 1976. It’s also half a century since these icons of global music, became the first ever black band to break The Marquee Club, at that historic live gig in June 1971. 50 years on, and they’re now the first signing to the new Marquee Record label - history in the making! It’s a New Dawn…

Osibisa - Mystic Energy (1980)

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Osibisa - Mystic Energy (1980)

Osibisa - Mystic Energy (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 461 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Afrobeat, Afro-Pop, Funk | Label: Mau Mau Records | # MAUCD614 | Time: 01:08:11

On this 1980 album, Osibisa drifted yet further toward an R&B dance-pop direction than they had on their previous studio record, Ojah Awake. Of course they weren't alone among popular recording artists in making concessions to disco during this era, and they didn't bury their African roots. It was still a somewhat dispiriting trend, and while much of the band's characteristic blend of African and Western influences remained intact, the songs – all of them around five minutes long, and relying on grooves more than content – were kind of blah. "Celebration" is about as close to a conventional soul-funk-disco track as the band got, and seems more like an Earth, Wind & Fire outing than an Osibisa one. At other points, the elements get more eclectic, creative, and (by Western pop standards) exotic; "Africa We GoGo" is reasonably convincing Africanized funk.

Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993

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Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993

Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Label: Line/Lineca | # LCCD 9.01268 O | Time: 00:41:18
Afrobeat, High-Life, Afro-Pop, Funk, Jazz-Funk

Osibisa, the West African high-life band from Ghana, waxed their first LP in 1971 and continues to spit them out. Their longevity can be attributed to a vibrant sound and the ability to inject humor into music. They don't allow themselves to become mired in social issues as did the short-lived but often brilliant Cymande, whose LPs were essentially political statements. Osibisa's only agenda is making good music, and if it happens to strike a political or social nerve, fine, but it's not what they're totally about. "Wango Wango" starts slow but evolves into a wicked jam that's heavy as P-Funk. Pleasant flute and trumpet riffs accent the lovely "So So MI La So." The bands' tribute to America, the floating "Sweet America," teases and tantalizes. Percussion heads will appreciate "Ye Tie Wo" and "Che Che Kule." The deepest slabs of social commentary are the thought-provoking "Sweet Sounds" and "Did You Know." All tracks were written by all or various members of Osibisa, who share production credit with John Punter.

Osibisa - Woyaya (1971) [Reissue 2008]

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Osibisa - Woyaya (1971) [Reissue 2008]

Osibisa - Woyaya (1971) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 269 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock/Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REPUK 1119)

Osibisa's second album 'Woyaya' would see the Afro-prog pioneers expand their sound to include more overtly jazzy overtones whilst also turning down the party atmosphere in favour of a more sedate and psychedelic feel. Again, guitarist Wendell Richardson and group leader, founder and saxophonist Teddy Osei are the dominant forces, but this time around the group's uplifting pallette of sounds features a more complex lilt that places 'Woyaya' much closer to the sounds of progressive rock. More thoughtful than their self-titled debut, 'Wowoya' is a complex and impressive album filled with dazzling instrumentation and a rich tapestry of African, Carribean and Western sounds and ideas that shows a band developing rapidly over a very short space of time. Fans of the group claim that this is their best album and it is hard to disagree.