K. Frimpong & Vis A Vis - s/t LP
Label: Hot Casa
A classic and essential hi-life and Afro-funk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, reissued for the first time. The legendary K. Frimpong's fantastic rare album was recorded in 1978 at Ghana Films Studio in Accra. K. Frimpong was born on July 22nd, 1939 at Ofoase in the Ashanti-Akim district and entered right into music after elementary school by joining Star de Republic and later Oko's Band after which he left to go to K. Gyasy's band where he worked for more than six years. As a prolific songwriter and singer, this Frimpong reissue is an amazing album, a modern fusion of hi-life and soul. The excellent background is given by the famous Vis à Vis band, composed with the help of the great Collins Obiba Marfo. Originally produced on Ofo Bros, the label of the Ofori brothers in Kumasi, this four songs recording is a blend of danceable and spiritual soul and straight hi-life. A must have album of percussive Afro-funk.