Osibisa

Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 30, 2016
Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993

Osibisa - Heads (1972) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Afrobeat, High-Life, Afro-Pop, Funk, Jazz-Funk | Label: Line/Lineca | # LCCD 9.01268 O | 00:41:18

Osibisa, the West African high-life band from Ghana, waxed their first LP in 1971 and continues to spit them out. Their longevity can be attributed to a vibrant sound and the ability to inject humor into music. They don't allow themselves to become mired in social issues as did the short-lived but often brilliant Cymande, whose LPs were essentially political statements. Osibisa's only agenda is making good music, and if it happens to strike a political or social nerve, fine, but it's not what they're totally about. "Wango Wango" starts slow but evolves into a wicked jam that's heavy as P-Funk. Pleasant flute and trumpet riffs accent the lovely "So So MI La So." The bands' tribute to America, the floating "Sweet America," teases and tantalizes. Percussion heads will appreciate "Ye Tie Wo" and "Che Che Kule." The deepest slabs of social commentary are the thought-provoking "Sweet Sounds" and "Did You Know." All tracks were written by all or various members of Osibisa, who share production credit with John Punter.

Osibisa - Osibisa (1971) {2002 AIM Remaster}  

Posted by gyuribatsi at Sept. 7, 2009
Osibisa  -  Osibisa (1971) {2002 AIM Remaster}

Osibisa - Osibisa (1971)
EAC Rip | FLAC + cue + log | full HQ scans (600 dpi) | ~ 267 MB + ~ 30 MB RAR files
Total time: 41:36 | Genre: World | Label: AIM | Originally Released: 1971 MCA Records

Osibisa - Singles As, Bs & 12 inches (2015)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 9, 2016
Osibisa - Singles As, Bs & 12 inches (2015)

Osibisa - Singles As, Bs & 12 inches
Funk, Afrobeat, Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 298:50 min | 741 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Repertoire Records | Tracks: 69 | Rls.date: 2015

4 CD set. 69 Remastered tracks. Just under 5 hours of music. Rare Singles, B-sides and promo singles. Comprehensive coverage from 1971-1994. Authoritative liner notes. New interview with founder Teddy Osei. Exclusive new cover art by Roger Dean.

Osibisa - Mystic Energy (1980)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 5, 2016
Osibisa - Mystic Energy (1980)

Osibisa - Mystic Energy (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Afrobeat, Afro-Pop, Funk | Label: Mau Mau Records | # MAUCD614 | Time: 01:08:11

On this 1980 album, Osibisa drifted yet further toward an R&B dance-pop direction than they had on their previous studio record, Ojah Awake. Of course they weren't alone among popular recording artists in making concessions to disco during this era, and they didn't bury their African roots. It was still a somewhat dispiriting trend, and while much of the band's characteristic blend of African and Western influences remained intact, the songs – all of them around five minutes long, and relying on grooves more than content – were kind of blah. "Celebration" is about as close to a conventional soul-funk-disco track as the band got, and seems more like an Earth, Wind & Fire outing than an Osibisa one. At other points, the elements get more eclectic, creative, and (by Western pop standards) exotic; "Africa We GoGo" is reasonably convincing Africanized funk.

Osibisa - Heads (1972) {BGO}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 3, 2016
Osibisa - Heads (1972) {BGO}

Osibisa - Heads (1972) {BGO}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 124MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Rock, Jazz-Rock, Jazz Fusion, Afrobeat

Osibisa, the West African high-life band from Ghana, waxed their first LP in 1971 and continues to spit them out. Their longevity can be attributed to a vibrant sound and the ability to inject humor into music. They don't allow themselves to become mired in social issues as did the short-lived but often brilliant Cymande, whose LPs were essentially political statements. Osibisa's only agenda is making good music, and if it happens to strike a political or social nerve, fine, but it's not what they're totally about.

Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 3, 2016
Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}

Osibisa - Osibirock (1974) {One Way}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Rock, West African, Funk

Osibisa made its greatest inroads into British and American popularity in the early '70s. By the time of 1974's Osibirock, the band was in transition, moving from one record label to another (this disc was released in the U.S. on Warner Bros. following a long stint on Decca) as musical tastes changed. At first, Osibisa's rock/highlife hybrid was a welcome change of pace from prevailing trends, and Americans whose ears had been opened to world rhythms by Santana's blend of rock with Afro-Cuban jazz heard a similar exotic, danceable music coming from the Ghanian-by-way-of-London band.

Osibisa - s/t (1971)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 18, 2016
Osibisa - s/t (1971)

Osibisa - s/t (1971)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 280 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 111 mb
Genre: world music, Afrobeat, soul

Osibisa is the self-titled debut album by the band Osibisa released in 1971. While they were considered an African band by some, they were actually based in England. This helped bring their natural sounds to the rest of the world. This is taken from one of the first digital releases of this album, released in Germany in 1993.

Osibisa - Live at The Marguee Club (2004)  

Posted by robi62 at July 3, 2014
Osibisa - Live at The Marguee Club (2004)

Osibisa - Live at The Marguee Club (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 764 Kbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: MPEG Audio 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Rock, World Music | Label: Umbrella Entertainment | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 18 Aug 2004 | Runtime: 60 min. | 2,29 GB (DVD5)

In Ghana in the 1950s, Teddy Osei (saxophone), Sol Amarfio (drums), Mamon Shareef, and Farhan Freere (flute) played in a highlife band called The Star Gazers. They left to form The Comets, with Osei's brother Mac Tontoh (born Kweku Adabanka Tonto, 25 December 1940, Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana died Monday 16 August 2010, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana) on trumpet, and scored a hit in West Africa with their 1958 song "Pete Pete."

Osibisa - Ayiko Bia (1980's)  

Posted by luckburz at Sept. 15, 2013
Osibisa - Ayiko Bia (1980's)

Osibisa - Ayiko Bia
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 262 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Soundwings # 102.1078-2 | Country/Year: Switzerland 198_
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, & Country | Style: Jazz Rock, Folk Rock

The brainchild of Teddy Osei, a Ghanaian sax player, composer, and drummer who came to London to study music, Osibisa was one of the first African bands to win worldwide popularity. Their mix of African (especially highlife) and Caribbean forms made them a sensation in the mid 70s and their popularity continues today, even though recording dates have fallen off.

Osibisa - Woyaya (1971) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)  

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 13, 2013
Osibisa - Woyaya (1971) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

Osibisa - Woyaya (1971) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 327 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 153 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REPUK 1119)

Osibisa's second album 'Woyaya' would see the Afro-prog pioneers expand their sound to include more overtly jazzy overtones whilst also turning down the party atmosphere in favour of a more sedate and psychedelic feel. Again, guitarist Wendell Richardson and group leader, founder and saxophonist Teddy Osei are the dominant forces, but this time around the group's uplifting pallette of sounds features a more complex lilt that places 'Woyaya' much closer to the sounds of progressive rock.