The first to exit officially was Spartacus R, who was replaced numerous times, once by the bassist of the group called Assagai and a few times by Jean Mandengue and others. Roger Dean’s logo for the band continues to be used on every release. The original line-up consisted of Teddy Osei saxophone, flute, and vocals , Mac Tontoh trumpet and background vocals , Sol Amarfio drums and backing vocals , all three from Ghana, Loughty Lassisi Amao congas, percussion, and horns , from Nigeria, Robert Bailey keyboards , from Trinidad, Spartacus R bass , from Grenada, and Wendell Richardson lead guitar and vocals ; together they were also known as “the beautiful seven”. Changes in the music industry however punk and disco primarily meant declining sales for the band, and a series of label changes resulted. The name Osibisa was described in lyrics, album notes and interviews as meaning “criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness” but it actually comes from ” osibisaba ” the Fante word for highlife. Richardson was replaced a few times by the likes of guitar wizard Kari Bannerman. Mama I Will Be Back.
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On both Ojah Awake and especially Mystic Energythey made some nods to commercial soul and disco, diluting their pre-Afrobeat hybrid of African and Western influences.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Richardson left in and returned in and henceforth “Welcome Home” and “Sunshine Day”. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Flying Bird Anoma’ Sol Amarfio.
Jazz Latin New Age. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Osibisa sunshine day. Retrieved 6 October Track Listing – Disc 2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The band spent much of the s touring the world, playing to large audiences in Japan, Australia, India, and Africa. Amao left and was replaced by Kofi Ayivor, who was replaced by Potato but returned to the group later. In Osibisa performed at a special Zimbabwean independence celebration, and in were filmed onstage at the Marquee Club in London. In Osei reformed the band, and many of their past releases began coming out legally on CD. Roger Dean’s logo for the band continues to be used on every release.
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Mama I Will Be Back. That was another betrayal. The original line-up consisted of Teddy Osibisa sunshine day saxophone, flute, and vocalsMac Tontoh trumpet and background vocalsSol Amarfio drums and backing vocalsall three from Ghana, Loughty Lassisi Amao congas, percussion, and horns osibisa sunshine day, from Nigeria, Robert Bailey keyboardsfrom Trinidad, Spartacus R bassfrom Grenada, and Wendell Richardson lead guitar and vocals ; together they were also known as “the beautiful seven”.
In the s their music was widely anthologised in many CD collections, most of them unauthorised and paying no royalties whatsoever to the band. Retrieved 18 April The band returned to Ghana to set up a recording studio and theatre complex to help younger highlife musicians.
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One major controversy surrounding the death of legendary keyboardist Kiki Djanwas made public by his daughter Vanessa Sullivan Djan in an interview she granted a local newspaper RazzPaper. Dance the Body Music.
Kiki wrote many songs when he was part of Osibisa but they never gave him credit for that. December Learn how and when to remove this osibisa sunshine day message. Donald’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music. However, there’s still a fair amount of respectable synthesizing osiibisa African, funk, and pop influences going on, even if it does occasionally sound more like a Carlos Santana -less Santana than an African band particularly on Welcome Home.
Track Listing – Disc 1. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This article needs additional citations for verification. He also had the chance to work with Kiki Gyan a few days before his death. The osibusa band remains active, although Osei has cut back his touring schedule due to the effects of a stroke.