We are very proud to announce that we will be re-issuing C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7's classic album Funky Highlife on vinyl LP, CD and download in November this year and, as always, exclusively from our website as soon as they have been pressed! This will be the first in our new series of Classic African Recordings.
C.K. Mann made his name as a virtuouso guitar player in Ghana when he played with Moses Kweku Oppong in the Kakaikus Guitar Band in the early 60s.
Funky Highlife is a fusion of highlife and soul. The best-known track ‘Asafo beesuon MEDLEY’ is a multi-layered funk track that blends organic elements like handclaps, foot stomps, choirs, drums and percussion, gradually building the groove until it reaches a joyous conclusion. The original, although not ridiculously expensive, is very hard to find.
More on this project soon!