The Best of Yamoah’s Band – Vol. 1

Perfect Ghanaian highlife. Yamoah’s Band kills it so effortlessly here. Don’t mind the record crackles. Highlife Haven has a touch of background and a nice record sleeve.

Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ sets coming up:

June 3 Lyon at Obamo Café
June 4 Marseille at Le Polikarpov
June 5 Paris at Villette Sonique (Parc de la Villette w/ Oneida, Secret Chiefs 3, Ganglians and Blues Control)
June 9 Berlin at Bar25
June 10 Cologne at A-Musik “Spätkauf”
June 11 Düsseldorf at Salon des Amateurs

Come say hello if you’re nearby.


Side A
Onipa Ye Bad
Sika Mmpe Rough


Side B
Towo Boto Mu
Odor Beiku Me
Obaa “B”


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

hip hop musicreply
September 25, 2014 at 12:44 am

Greetings! I’ve been reading your web site for some time now and
finally got thhe courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Texas!
Just wanted to mention keep up the good job!

October 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Hey there! I really love and appreciate your site. I’ve been looking for download’s of Yamoah’s music and was excited to find this one, however I can’t seem to make the download link work? Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks again!

Brian Shimkovitzreply
October 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm
– In reply to: Camille

sorry about that! i need to fix the links, will do that asap.

October 30, 2014 at 3:28 am
– In reply to: Brian Shimkovitz

Hello Brian! I appreciate your timely response! I’m seeing the links are still down…I’m sure you’re aware and are a busy guy, please don’t interpret my excitement as impatience! Just wanted to let you know in case amongst more important matters this had slipped you mind. I wouldn’t blame ya!


October 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after
I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not
writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!

January 1, 2016 at 9:39 am

Hallo Brian Shimkovitz!
My best wishes for 2016! Indeed in 2015 you posted many interesting cassetts many of them I enjoyed much.
However I am somehow disapponted. It’s more than 14 months ago, you promised to fix the link of ”The Best of Yamoah’s Band – Vol. 1”.
It’s long time ago I traveled to english speaking countries, perhaps I do a mistake when I translate asap as ‘as slow as possible’ but I think the slowness has been successfully transfered into action now. If however I do a mistake and ‘asp’ means something different, please correct me.
Best regards / Thomas

January 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm


Could you please re-up this or send me a link… I am in love with Onipa Ye Bad and would love to hear the versions on the tape you posted… would love you forever



Eli Kaufmanreply
November 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Hi there!

First of all thank you for all your work. Your blog changed my life when I was 17 or 18, just starting to learn about and listening to the world of music from Africa. Thank you for making this music so accessible to people all around the world.

I would also like to request that you re-upload this album. I just heard about yamoah and would love to hear this album!!

Thanks again for everything


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