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Options May 30, 2018: Ghana
Dance music, disco, guitar bands, funk, highlife, hip hop, hip-life, kologo, soul, and more, from Accra to Bolgatanga

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Artist Track Album Year Approx. start time
Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 
Intro   Options Bodega Pop Live  2018   
Agyeman Brothers International Band of Ghana  Meni Tro Dabaasi   Options Magyae Wo    0:04:38 (Pop‑up)
Joe Frazier  Atofie   Options Slip Dance Album    0:09:02 (Pop‑up)
Rob  Boogie On   Options Rob  1977  0:14:04 (Pop‑up)
Kwaa Menza  Kalabulé   Options Vintage Palmwine: Highlife Recorded in Ghana in the Bokoor Studios  2003  0:18:15 (Pop‑up)
Hedzoleh  Hedzoleh!   Options Hedzoleh  1973  0:21:40 (Pop‑up)
Agongo  I Am Suffering   Options Chop Time Music  2016  0:28:34 (Pop‑up)
E.T. Mensah  Kwame Nkrumah   Options King of Highlife: Anthology  2015  0:33:33 (Pop‑up)
Kiki Gyan  Disco Train   Options 24 Hours in a Disco 1978-82  2012  0:36:37 (Pop‑up)
Mad Fish  Me Feele Wo (Featuring Ras Niga & Twinzy)   Options Max (Wone Me Baby)  2004  0:46:43 (Pop‑up)
E.K. Nyame & Kwabena Okai  E.K. Nyame   Options Tribute to E.K. Nyame & Kwabena Okai    0:52:13 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Mad Fish 
Ankwasima Dede (Instrumentals)   Options Max (Wone Me Baby)  2004  0:55:19 (Pop‑up)
Eastern Pioneers of Ghana led by Nat Francis  Enye Wani Kaan   Options My Oyibo  1979  1:02:26 (Pop‑up)
Honny & the Bees Band  Psychedelic Woman   Options Ghana Soundz - Afrobeat, Funk and Fusion in the 70's [Vol.1]    1:09:20 (Pop‑up)
Bola  Burilbunbol Suma   Options Bola  2012  1:13:44 (Pop‑up)
Kofi Nti Akonta  Ema Awon De Me   Options Akonta    1:20:24 (Pop‑up)
The La Drivers Union Por Por Group  Aayoo Samiah, "Today, I Got You!"   Options Por Por: Honk Horn Music of Ghana  2007  1:24:33 (Pop‑up)
Rim Kwaku Obeng  Brushing Means Making Love   Options Rim Arrives  1980  1:30:11 (Pop‑up)
Musicians from Cape Coast  A Reasonable Person Cannot Care for Someone Else's Child More Than Their Own   Options Ghana, Cape Coast: Traditions en mutation (Changing Traditions)  2012  1:35:12 (Pop‑up)
Pat Thomas  Gyae Su (Wo Nyim Nnti Na Woye LP Version)   Options Coming Home (Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967-1981)  2016  1:39:25 (Pop‑up)
Edwoji  Obaa Kyere Me   Options Yenko Nkoaa    1:43:37 (Pop‑up)
Lord Kenya  Sikabaa   Options Slip Dance Album    1:48:16 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Mother Africa   Options Ghana Soundz - Afrobeat, Funk and Fusion in the 70's [Vol.1]  2002  1:52:41 (Pop‑up)
Nana Love  We Gonna Stay for the Party   Options Disco Documentary - Full of Love    2:01:06 (Pop‑up)
King Ayisoba  Look My Shoe   Options Africa  2008  2:08:29 (Pop‑up)
Ebo Taylor  Victory   Options Life Stories - Highlife Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980 [Disc 1]  1980  2:12:32 (Pop‑up)
Praye  Kilometer   Options Rollkoll    2:16:50 (Pop‑up)
The Youngsters  Yebewu Asee Kwaa   Options I've Found My Love: 1960s Guitar Band Highlife of Ghana  1993  2:22:08 (Pop‑up)
Barima Bii Ba  Ugly Soul   Options Africa Moniee!    2:25:11 (Pop‑up)
Amoru  Yabaa   Options This Is Kologo Power! : A Bolgatanga Ghana Compilation    2:30:22 (Pop‑up)
Nkasei  Me Ko Medo   Options Yefri Tuabodom  2005  2:34:43 (Pop‑up)
Pagadeja Custom Band  Okpe See   Options Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves (Ghana & Togo 1972-78)    2:40:03 (Pop‑up)
F. Kenya's Guitar Band  Oh Papa   Options The Guitar and Gun: Highlife Music from Ghana    2:44:02 (Pop‑up)
Bokoor Band  Yeah Yeah Ku Yeah   Options Bokoor Beats: Vintage Afro-Beat, Afro-Rock & Electric Highlife from Ghana    2:50:37 (Pop‑up)
The Cutlass Band  Obiara Wondo   Options Afrobeat Airways 2 : Return Flight to Ghana 1974-1983  2013  2:55:32 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 
Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2000  2:58:10 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Gary! Psyched for the Ghanaian tunefest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Gary:

Hey there, James!
Avatar 7:08pm hyde:

i greet you all in the traditional Ghanian manner, which, as an old white guy, i neither know nor understand
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Gary:

Maa jo
  7:10pm Listener Robert:

Is "atofie" like French "etoufee", stuffed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Gary:

Oh! Gosh, I don't know ... hi, Robert!
Avatar 7:17pm tim abdellah:

Boogie on, Bodegans!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Gary:

  7:27pm Listener Robert:

My housemate Kwadwo is Ghanaian, and although he's speaking English, it sounds like it's in the cadence of, or otherwise reminds me of, French. Same as how Jamaican English sounds to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Gary:

It seems like there was so much conversation between Ghanian and Nigerian pop music, maybe even more of a Ghanian influence on Nigerian music, but they sound so different to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm chresti:

Hello- sounds good!
Avatar 7:37pm hyde:

i dug that E.T. Mensah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Gary:

Wasn't it gorgeous, Hyde? Hey there, Chresti!
  7:39pm Doug Schulkind:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Gary:

  7:41pm still b/p:

Yes, we Ghana!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Gary:

Avatar 7:44pm geezerette:

This music is so sophisticated. Everything, not singling out disco. The highlife feels like it's in my DNA.

S B/P,haha, Pointer Sisters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Gary:

Avatar 7:56pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:07pm tim abdellah:

This is enchanting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm chresti:

weeeee! This is just fabulous!!
Avatar 8:12pm geezerette:

That's what my husband calls me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm chresti:

RE;;: Honny and the Bees
Avatar 8:14pm geezerette:

(kidding) :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Gary:

Sadness. I wanted to believe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm chresti:

@ geezerette- He should! and sing it to you as well!!
Avatar 8:17pm geezerette:

ha! :)
Avatar 8:18pm geezerette:

You guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm chresti:

Bola's a BANGER!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm chresti:

It kind of sounds like he's saying "money"
Avatar 8:26pm hyde:

love this one!
Avatar 8:27pm tim abdellah:

YES!! Enter the trumpets!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm chresti:

I love how it builds with more honking
Avatar 8:29pm tim abdellah:

Oh - i assumed these were trumpet. Now that I googled the album, I see that these may be squeezebulb horns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm chresti:

sounds like a combination
Avatar 8:30pm geezerette:

New York cabbies should form groups like this.
Avatar 8:30pm tim abdellah:

They really sounded like the Moroccan nfar trumpets - same percussive rhythm pattern, too!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Gary:

Haha, good idea, Geezerette!
  8:34pm Jill .:

Better late than never! Sounds like an interesting evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm chresti:

The first time I visited New York was during a taxi cab driver's strike in 78 or 79
  8:35pm still b/p:

Remember to brush after every meal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Gary:

Mom! How are you and Hal doing?
  8:38pm Jill .:

We are good! Sprucing up the garden...we are a host site for the annual Quilts in the Garden on July 21st. Nice to be able to be back outside fluffling up the garden. I'll send you some pictures soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Gary:

Okay, great -- I look forward to them!
  8:40pm still b/p:

Chance: “As long as there is fluffling up in the garden, all will be well.”
Avatar 8:41pm geezerette:

Chresti,they could use a sideline now,seems like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi. I emailed my Ghanaian friend Joe Yamoah to tune in tonight, or check the archive later on.
Avatar 8:42pm geezerette:

heh! Flower Fluffers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Gary:

Ken! Well, if nothing else, Joe can laugh at my attempts to pronounce
  8:45pm still b/p:

I lost the show on phone app — got some jazz and now Latin on the auto Drummer stream. Restarts won’t fix. Missing Ghana grooves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Gary:

Hmm -- I've got it on my phone ... I always run it silently in the background to make sure it's still live ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Gary:

Anyone else experiencing stream issues?
Avatar 8:47pm geezerette:

KFHP,love your bopping wildcat.
Avatar 8:47pm hyde:

random q: i'm going to Jersey City on a work thing for 3 days in July. I know the place is lousy with South Indian and Filipino food joints (already scouted). D'you know of any music spots?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Gary:

OMG, I didn't see the CAT!!!
Avatar 8:47pm tim abdellah:

streaming fine over here on my computer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm chresti:

good in Los Angeles
Avatar 8:48pm hyde:

@Gary i am getting occasional dropouts, but my wifi here is junk so i always think it's on my end
  8:49pm rw:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Gary:

  8:50pm still b/p:

Salsa. Wrong continent. Howz that possible... other phones okay, this one stream- jumped?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Gary:

I dunno, that's totally bizarre
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm chresti:

older phone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Gary:

But it shouldn't pick up Doug's feed ...
  8:53pm still b/p:

  8:54pm rw:

Crawling along in traffic. iPhone app seems fine. Enjoying the sounds! A few songs ago I thought someone was honking at me but it was just the Bodega.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm chresti:

Avatar 8:54pm geezerette:

Pretty random & mysterious where stream does or doesn't drop out/in.
  8:55pm still b/p:

And the app page that shows just program name and current track keeps going back and forth between your info and “GTDS Radio” and the current track there, which is still what I got. Foo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm chresti:

whoops! just got a blip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, geeze. When I first saw it, I thought it'd be good for a WFMU avatar.
  8:59pm still b/p:

Switched phone’s use of my WiFi off and now with regular phone signal, I got you back. Weeeuhd.
Avatar 9:00pm hyde:

i'm so confused
Avatar 9:00pm geezerette:

It's great! Ought to hang out with Ike's avatar.
  9:00pm Listener Robert:

So the eventual archive is a reconstructed version, while the temporary one is as it went out on the wire?
  9:01pm rw:

Huh. I may be glitching too. Hard to tell while driving. Missed the mic break.
Avatar 9:02pm TDK60:

shoulda been here sooner ...oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Gary:

@Robert - It's not exactly reconstructed; it's a recording of the show via Audacity from my own computer, then saved as a FLAC file, and goes up and replaces the file that was made from the stream itself
Avatar 9:02pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm chresti:

better than never tdk60!
Avatar 9:05pm tim abdellah:

Gonna have to listen to the rest of the party as I pedal! Great show Gary. I'm gonna have to find a copy of that Honk Horn CD - that was fabulous!
Avatar 9:05pm TDK60:

Ken, your leopard or cheetah there, if it was from the 1940s they'd call it a hepcat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Gary:

Tim, I can send you a file, unless you want the booklet of course!
Avatar 9:07pm geezerette:

Gary, my ears are staying for the party but my eyes have another assignment.
Thanks for another great show, so positive!
Avatar 9:08pm hyde:

bye, geez!
Avatar 9:08pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm chresti:

By Geez, have a good fluffy time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Gary:

Nighty night, Geezee!
Avatar 9:10pm tim abdellah:

Thx Gary - I want to find the booklet too. Sounds like and interesting phenomenon, and the one photo I saw online was great! Amazon has some cheap used copies, but I'll check the shops up on Telegraph first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm chresti:

I often have difficulty moving my eyeballs from the screen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm chresti:

Oh yeah! Telegraph!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Gary:

Hey, I think that Praye album is from Nigeria, dang it! Got it at the Ghanian market, tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Gary:

Nope; I'm safe -- they're from Ghana: www.ghanabase.com...
  9:27pm Funky16corners:

Avatar 9:29pm TDK60:

Telegraph Ave. Was there once - still have the countercultures / rads / travelers / etc?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Gary:

Tonight on Larry Grogan's Testify! Texas Freak-Outs, Velvet Underground and Steel Strings. Starting promptly at 10 PM tonight: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm chresti:

much like haight st.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm chresti:

many young vagabonds, haight has more tourists, I think
Avatar 9:35pm hyde:

have i mentioned lately that this is cool
Avatar 9:41pm TDK60:

Great tunes tonight.
  9:51pm Funky16corners:

I love this one with the harmonica
Avatar 9:56pm northguineahills:

Been here since 8ish. Was seriously ill and just starting to feel functionalable. Thanks Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Gary:

Oh, man -- so sorry to hear that, NGH! (Except for the getting better part. Keep doing that!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

Thanks Gary!
Avatar 9:58pm hyde:

awwww, it's over. sad! but thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Gary:

Night, everyone!
  9:40pm Marie:

Another fantastic show. Gracias Gary.
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