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Pat Thomas

Coming Home (Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967

Label: Strut

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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This Fall, Strut is proud to present the first full career retrospective release for Ghanaian highlife master and “The Golden Voice Of Africa,” Pat Thomas, covering his late ‘60s big band highlife recordings through to the “burger highlife” movement of the early ‘80s. With Thomas currently wowing audiences on the road in support of last year’s incredible album with Kwishibu Area BandComing Home offers listeners a chance to get to know Thomas’ singular career. One of Thomas’ earliest tracks, with the Ebo Taylor lead Broadway Dance Band, is streaming below. The partnership with Taylor would become one of the enduring forces in Ghanaian music during the ‘70s, creating a fresh, progressive new highlife sound. “Today, highlife has become the world’s music,” says Thomas, “and I am proud to still bring it to so many people.”

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Cat. number: STRUT147LP
Year: 2017

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