In the 1930s, Sam’s Trio, led by Jacob Sam, was the most influential of the high-life guitar-bands. Their “Yaa Amponsah”, three versions of which were recorded in 1928 for Zonophone, was a major hit that remains a popular staple of numerous high-life bands.
The Ogyatanaa Show Band, aka Burning Fire Show Band, was one of the esteemed funky highlife groups on the Ghanaian music scene during the 1970s.
The band was formed in 1971 by diplomat-turned-composer, musical arranger and record producer Kwadwo Donkoh, a former member of Uhuru Dance Band, with guitarist and bandleader Nana Ofori-Atta and other members.
African Fire – Yerefrefre
B1 Agya Nyame
B2 Akosua Manu
B5 Yaa Amponsah
See also Ghana Soundz.
6 replies on “Ogyatanaa – Yaa Amponsah”
Ebo Taylor played that song last night as an encore for his show :)…
Classics are classics…
This is an amazing one- takes me back
But a very different version – much staighter…
it’s a classic though, because of the message
Yeah this “Ghana Soundz” album looked for recordings that DJs could use in parties, mainly…