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 - Live at The Marguee Club (2004)  Music

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

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.

Osibisa - 1971 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Arend at Aug. 20, 2011
Osibisa - 1971 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Osibisa - 1971
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Covers | FS + WU | 840 MB + 249 MB
1971 / Genre: African-Jazz-Rock-Funk / MCA Records - DE

OSIBISA means Criss-Cross rhythms that explode with happiness, and what a precise name, the first thing that anybody who listens this band admires is the fantastic rhythm section, combining drums and bass with tribal percussion instruments in a delightful way, even Uriah Heep couldn't resist the chance to add their percussion to the song Look at Yourself.

Osibisa - Woyaya - 1971 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Arend at July 30, 2011
Osibisa - Woyaya - 1971 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Osibisa - Woyaya - 1971
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Covers | RS Links | 820 MB + 241 MB
1971 / Genre: African Jazz-Rock-Funk - MCA Records - DE

Osibisa is a British Afro-Funk-Jazz-Rock band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Osibisa were one of the first African bands to become widely popular, leading to claims of founding World Music.

Osibisa – Woyaya (1971)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Jan. 18, 2010
Osibisa – Woyaya (1971)

Osibisa – Woyaya (1971)
Repertoire Records | 1971 | African Jazz Rock Funk | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (300Dpi) | 280Mb+4Mb

An excellent follow up to their debut album, this CD is much better recorded, and the songs show more variety and maturity. The percussion steals the show. The seven musicians play a kind of African jazz rock with a great deal of energy and feeling. The absolute stand out track is "Survival", with Loughty Amao's incredible vocal "scat" percussion, and a chant that will bring goose bumps to your skin. Feel the drum beats in your chest, and sway and dance to this joyous music, when you play this CD. The sound of the recording captures the essential thrill and excitement of Osibisa. I defy you to keep your body still through any one of the songs on the CD. A thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

Osibisa - Osibisa (1971) {2002 AIM Remaster}  Music

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.