Old African Music

Tunde Nightingale & His Highlife Boys – Omo Lafiaji / Araba

Earnest Olatunde Thomas, known as Tunde Nightingale or The Western Nightingale, was a Nigerian singer and guitarist, best known for his unique jùjú music style, following in the tradition of Tunde King… As well as legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome Kuti’s first recordings of highlife and calypso, recorded in London in 1959…

Cool Cats Invasion

This is a classic collection (102 tracks) of Highlife, Palm-wine music & Juju from Nigeria & Ghana, from the 50’s & 60’s….


Appointment in Ghana

From the 1960 album Jackie’s Bag.


  • Woody Shaw: trumpet
  • Jackie McLean: alto saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner: piano
  • Cecil McBee: bass
  • Jack DeJohnette: drums

The Jazz Crusaders

Old African Music

Charlotte Dada – Don’t Let Me Down

A Beatles cover recorded in 1971

C. Dadah, aka the Girl with the Golden Voice, sang also with Franco.