Some fine funky tunes from Ghana for you to see out the week, courtesy of a proud son of the twin cities of Sekondi-Takoradi - the great Gyedu-Blay Ambolley.
Both of today's selections come from an album on the Essiebons label titled "The Simigwahene", which is a reissue of his 1975 album "Simigwa" with some bonus tracks. Slightly confusingly, one of the bonus tracks is "The Simigwa" which wasn't on the original album of the same name. I don't know why.
Mr Ambolley is still going strong and has a brand new album coming out today. It is called "Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Hi-Life Jazz" and you can pick it up from his Bandcamp site.
"The Simigwa" - Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
"The Hustling World" - Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
Here's the Great Man live back in 2019, sounding as gravelly and groovy as ever.