Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sweet Talks - Spiritual Ghana

Sweet gospel music with "Spiritual Ghana (1976)" from the ever-popular Sweet Talks. The brainchild of singer A.B. Crentsil and leader/guitarist Smart Nkansah (who would later split to form the fantastic Sunsum Band), the Sweet Talks were always at the top of their game in the '70s.
On side one we have a medley of Ghanaian hymns and church songs, while side two is described as "Osode" music.  This traditional Fanti genre was made famous by C.K. Mann, who brought a highlife twist to this "modern Osode."

Get out your white handkerchiefs for this one! Download


  1. hi there,

    thanks for the music so far!

    is there any reason for posting mp3 with 128kb only? why don't using 320?
    one can hear the difference...


  2. Maybe you have a point, but honestly I'm more interested in listening to the music itself than worrying about things like sound quality. I am still new to the idea of digitizing lps, so maybe I'll try to record in higher quality if it's really that big of an issue for folks out there.

  3. meda'wase papapapa for sharing this one with us. am curious on your future entries of this our blog. nice one!

  4. Thanks.
    I've been curious about this one.

    Two more from Sweet Talks -

  5. Fantastic! Welcome to the blogosphere Osibisaba. Long Live. I have linked you at ElectricJive. Chris

  6. Thank you for your blog! A connoisseur's selection. Enjoying the music here in New York, USA.

  7. I appreciate the kind remarks! I'm happy to share this excellent but hard to find music with as many people as possible.

  8. great one, my personal favourite!
    great blog

  9. Thanks a lot for this posting. I hope you don’t mind me asking if the LP had the skips before your posting? They are marring the beauty of an otherwise beautiful recording.
    If the answer to this question is "no", then would you mind reposting? Thanks again.


  10. David,
    I'm sorry to say the LP itself has those few skips just at the beginning of side A. Luckily this only affects about 1 minute of our enjoyment, I think. Thanks for listening.

  11. Thanks for responding. Skips, pops & hisses are the downside to our once great technology of vinyl.

  12. Thank you so much. One of my top 20 african album ever.
    mr woulou