November 12, 2013

101 Reel-To-Reel Tapes 19: Osibisa ~ Wכyaya

Osibisa ~ Wכyaya
 cover illustration detail – Roger Dean
Cover design - Roughedge
photo by Styrous©

In addition to my vinyl collection I'm selling, I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes I'm selling. This is an entry about one of them that was for sale on eBay (see link below for others). I have the vinyl LP version as well. Interested? Contact me by email, please, not by a comment.

Osibisa ~ Wכyaya
Osibisa cover illustration – Roger Dean
Cover design - Roughedge
photo by Styrous©

 Osibisa ~ Wכyaya
box cover back
photo by Styrous©

 Osibisa ~ Wכyaya
box cover back detail
detail photo by Styrous©

 Osibisa ~ Wכyaya
reel-to-reel tape
 photo by Styrous©

 Osibisa ~ Wכyaya
reel-to-reel label detail
detail photo by Styrous©

Track listing:

No.     Title                              Writer(s)       Length    

Side 1:

1.     "Beautiful Seven"          Osei/Tontoh     6:42
2.     "Y Sharp"                      Osibisa             6:20
3.     "Spirits Up Above"       Roland Kirk     7:18

Side 2:

4.     "Survival"                     Tontoh/Osei     6:07
5.     "Move On"                    Richardson     4:42
6.     "Rabiatu"                      Amao              5:07
7.     "Woyaya"                     Amarfio           4:28

Total length:    40:44    


Teddy Osei – tenor saxophone, flute, African drums, percussion, vocals
Sol Amarfio – drums, fontonfrom, bongos, African drums, cowbells, percussion, vocals
Mac Tontoh – trumpet, flugelhorn, cowhorn, kabasa, percussion, vocals
Spartacus R (Roy Bedeau) – bass guitar, prenprensua, assorted percussion
Wendell Richardson – lead guitar, vocals
Robert Bailey – organ, piano, timbales, percussion, vocals
Loughty Lasisi Amao – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, congas, fontonfrom
Osibisa choir – friends and lovers

Producer – Tony Visconti
Engineer – John Punter
Recorded at Air Studios, London, England
Cover illustration – Roger Dean
Cover design - Roughedge

reel-to-reel listings on eBay

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What a great album; what a fantastic group!

Styrous® ~ Monday, November 11, 2013

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