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Shambros / Melody Acres / Black Santiagos
Ignace De Souza
Shambros / Melody Acres / Black Santiagos
Genres: World Music, Pop


CD Details

All Artists: Ignace De Souza
Title: Shambros / Melody Acres / Black Santiagos
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 5/16/1994
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 019511002625

CD Reviews

Music by a great unknown
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 08/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Ignace De Souza disc is a great introduction to an African gem. De Souza is best known for his Ghanaian Highlife, even though he was originally from Benin and played eclectic musical styles. In addition to Highlife, his diverse musical repertoire included the Cha Cha, Twist and Afro-Beat. While some tunes echo Township Jazz, others simply rock. Indeed, Igance De Souza's major legacy is that he introduced Ghana to that which would eventually be known as Soukous. The music on this disc ranges from De Souza's 1950's work in the Shambros Band, through the 60's with the Melody Aces and Black Santiagos. The vocals are in a variety of languages including English, Fanti, Twi, Fon and Ga. Released by John Storm Robert's venerable "Original Music" label, the disc comes with liner notes that would make any ethnomusicologist proud. While the music will have high appeal to those who enjoy old time E.T. Mensah style Highlife, listeners will be pleasantly surprised at how often Ignace De Souza blurred and mixed musical styles.

- - "The Shambros Band"
01. Ma Aya Nwet
- - "Melody Aces"
02. Paulina
03. Suru Lo Dara
04. Emmasse Puro O
05. Asaw Fofor
- - "The Black Santiagos"
06. My Cherie
07. Caroline Bateau
08. Anyenko
09. Mayape
10. Asem Afo Me
11. See Na Meye
12. Pretty Little Angel
13. Augustina
14. Monkey No Fine
15. Yen Nyina-Ara Beye Pe
16. Ole
17. Adan Egbomi
18. Bani Wo Dzo
19. Papa Kou Maman"