Friday, April 22, 2011
Not sure where I got this LP on the Asona label from. Made in 1986 in London England.
The sleeve notes by Anthony Roberts-Frampong say -
" Katana are Lee Duobo, Sylvester Kwame, Eddie Sey, Ogene Kologbo, Emmanuel Roberts and Fouad Amoo. Now based in West Berlin their music features strong funky harmonies but retains the subtle influence of their West-African roots - Highlife.
This is the second album, the first namely AKWANKWAA (DUKE) released on the Oval label in 1984. It is interesting to note that this is the finest example to date of Katana's work, and when you listen to it you will undoubtedly agree with me. It is an excellent blend of smooth and funky highlife sounds exemplified by IT'S HIGH TIME NOW, ODO BEBA (ATEAA), and with their more defined treatment of the Ghanaian traditional song MONSOM."
Side two features the tracks -
2. saturday Night
3. Feeling So Nice
Katana - Side Two