Ebo Taylor - LIFE STORIES

Ebo Taylor
LIFE STORIES (HIGHLIFE & AFROBEAT CLASSICS 1973-1980) (2CD)
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During Ghanas highlife explosion during the 1950s and 60s following wartime highlife pioneers like E.T. Mensah. Ebo Taylor made his name as a prolific composer. arranger and frontman leading two of Ghanas greatest big bands Stargazers and Broadway Dance Band. Moving to London to study music in 1962 alongside West African luminaries like Fela Kuti and Peter King. Taylor formed the Black Star Highlife Band and began incorporating jazz elements into traditional highlife forms. Returning to Ghana. Taylor became an in-house arranger and producer for Dick Essilfie-Bondzie’s Essiebons label.working with other major Ghanaian stars like C.K. Mann and Pat Thomas. Through the 70s. he then recorded a number of solo projects. exploring unique fusions and borrowing elements from regional Ghanaian folk music. Afrobeat. jazz. soul and funk.
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