Monday, September 19, 2011

African Brothers Band - Have African Feeling

"Nana Ampadu wo he?" (Where is Nana Ampadu?) the Manager Rover Amo, asked Joe Dee. The time was exactly 7:45 a.m in that Summer morning. The recording was billed to commence at exactly 8 a.m., but Nana Ampadu I, the Leader, was not in the Studio. Rover Amo was wondering what had become of him. Donkor, Joe, Asare and others were discussing the issue. An unmistakable sign of dejection and consternation began to show up in their faces. The studio had been booked for only an hour and it was just a few minutes to 8 a.m. The studio manager had arrived, followed by the producer, Mr. Akie Dean. The instruments had been fixed and just as they were tunning their guitars, Nana strutted in, looking cheerful and feeling on top of the morning. 

"Me ma mo Akye ooh" Nana said, 
meaning (Good morning). Exhiliration filled in them and hilarious smile began to steal up in their faces. Nana strapped his guitar and fixed the wah-wah peddle. Rover Amo then whispered to Nana Ampadu, "Just give me a meddley LP, and give me the best, Okey?"

"Right, Amo" Nana Ampadu whispered back. Nana Ampadu turned to the Guys and enunciated,  

"You all know we are Africans, play with an African feeling, Okey?"

Mr. Akie Dean took his mic and the electronic device  b o o m e d .........

D o w n l o a d


  1. Wow! What a great album! Thanks for this!

  2. Thanks for the comment, John!
    (And yeah, that is a pretty crazy/goofy story)

  3. ThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyou
    I was looking a long time ago for this extremely enjoyable masterpiece !

  4. I love your blog. Wonderful. Thank you so much and greetings from Los Angeles. Cole

  5. Thank you from NYC! This record is pure bliss.