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Danquah played with many of Ghana's top musicians all throughout his career. Before recording this album he toured all over West Africa playing in such bands as Benya Beats, Blue Monks (which C.K. Mann, Ebo Taylor, and Pat Thomas were all members of), and the legendary Uhuru Dance Band (one of today's most popular artists from this scene thanks to some wonderful compilations in recent years). He honed his skills playing with some of the country's greatest musicians and arrangers. Hot and Jumpy is the culmination of many years of hard work and musical exploration.
As the cover art states, Hot and Jumpy offers up "New Dimensions in African Hustle! Reggae! Native! Soul!" It ranges from monster funk bombs like "Just For A Moment" and "Araba Soso Wo Ndzema" to super mellow reggae cuts like "African Reggae" (which pretty much breaks any stereotypes about Ghanaian Reggae).
"Why Worry-Let's Do Highlife" is a refreshingly funky take on the classic sound of Ghana. Tracks like "Mbesiafo" and "Chain of Love" mix all of the above together (and then some).
A1 Mbesiafo (Part One)
A2 African Reggae
A3 Just For A Moment
A4 Araba Soso Wo Ndzema
A5 Chain Of Love
B1 Why Worry - Let's Do "Highlife"
B2 Mbesiafo (Part Two - Vocal)
B3 Mese Medo No
B4 Onyame Sane
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