E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band

Original releases

1.  78 rpm shellac and 45 rpm vinyl single play records
2.  33 rpm vinyl LP albums

1.  78 rpm shellac and 45 rpm vinyl single play records

Decca WA 634 P1952
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: BUS CONDUCTOR Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 4067]
B: AFI FO FRO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 4068]

Decca WA 635 P1952
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: KORLE BU Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 4069]
B: SMALL BOY Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 4070]

Decca WA 636 P1952
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ONUA PA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 4071]
B: SHEMI NI OYA Ga (Highlife) [KWA 4072]

His Master’s Voice JZ 5398
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: AYELEY DZULO Ga [OAB 3181]
B: AFI KOME Ga [OAB 3186]

His Master’s Voice JZ 5399 P1953
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: MI TE UTC Ga [OAB 3182]
B: NKRUMAH Fanti [OAB 3188]

His Master’s Voice JZ 5400 P1953
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NYATI NYATI Fanti
B: MITA KAKRO Ga

His Master’s Voice JZ 5401 P1953
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: AYELE SAKABO DZE NISHONA Ga [OAB 3187]
B: MI KE MI DZOLE Ga

His Master’s Voice JZ 5402 P1953
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: KILOSHIO Ga
B: ADZA KWESI Ga

His Master’s Voice JZ 5517 P1953
A: E. T. Mensah and his Tempos DAGOMBA WIRI Ga [OAB 3180]
B: Fanti Star Band WONSU ME NA MENKO

Decca WA 701
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NKEBO BAAYA Ga (Highlife) [KWA 4501]
B: DONKEY CALYPSO Ga (Calypso) [KWA 4502]

Decca WA 702
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: TEA SAMBA (Highlife) [KWA 4503]
B: ADAINKUA (Highlife) [KWA 4504]

Decca WA 703
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ALL FOR YOU English (Highlife) [KWA 4505]
B: ST. PETER’S CALYPSO Instrumental (Calypso) [KWA 4506]

Decca WA 704
E.T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ESSIE NANA Fante (Highlife) [KWA 4507]
B: MUNSURO Fante (Highlife) [KWA 4508]

Decca WA 705
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: JOHN B. CALYPSO Fante (Calypso) [KWA 4509]
B: ODOFO Fante (Highlife) [KWA 4510]

Decca WA 721
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: INFLATION CALYPSO English (Calypso) [KWA 4541]
B: NKATIE Twi (Highlife) [KWA 4542]

Decca WA 726
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ASEMBON-TIE M’ANSEM Fante (Highlife) [KWA 4551]
B: WIADZI Fante (Highlife) [KWA 4552]

Decca WA 727
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: FOMFOM Fante (Highlife) [KWA 4553]
B: AGRICULTURE Fante (Highlife) [KWA 4554]

Decca WA 746
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: STORMY ASS English (Calypso) [KWA 5031]
B: SAADZIFO Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5032]

Decca WA 747
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: LAURA English (Calypso) [KWA 5033]
B: KRATCHI (Highlife) [KWA 5034]

Decca WA 748
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: SUNDAY MIRROR English (Highlife) [KWA 5035]
B: DON’T MIND YOUR WIFE Twi & English (Highlife) [KWA 5036]

Decca WA 767
E.T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: HAPPY BOY Highlife [KWA 5185]
B: BOKU OBEI AMLIN NE Highlife [KWA 5186]

Decca WA 768
E.T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: CLUB GIRL English (Calypso) [KWA 5187] Vocal by Bob Veale
B: AKPANGA “VULTURE” Ga (Samba) [KWA 5188] Vocal by Dan Acquaye

Decca WA 786
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ODO HANDKERCHIEF
B: NIGERIA 1956

Decca WA 788
E.T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ASABA Ibo (Highlife) [KWA 5347]
B: GIVAM EAYA Ga & English (Highlife) [KWA 5348]

Decca WA 789
E.T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: OWU ASEM Twi (Highlife) [KWA 5349]
B: MADZI NYINAA Instrumental (Highlife) [KWA 5350]

Decca WA 804 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: AHOMGYEE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5379] Vocal by Jimmy Hagan
B: MOOCHOO MAMBO Instrumental (Mambo) [KWA 5380]

Decca WA 805
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: THE TREE AND THE MONKEY English (Calypso) [KWA 5381] Featuring Julie Okine
B: ONUA Fante (Highlife) [KWA 5382] Vocal by Jimmy Hagan

Decca WA 806
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NOTHING BUT A MAN’S SLAVE English (Calypso) [KWA 5383] Featuring Julie Okine
B: SANBRA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5384] Vocal by Jimmy Hagan

Decca WA 807
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band 
A: SUZIE SUZIE English (Foxtrot)
B: EYI SE Fanti (Highlife) Vocal by Jimmy Hagan

Decca WA 826
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band 
A: GHANA FREEDOM English (Highlife) Vocals by Dan Acquaye
B: YI WU KETE Twi (Highlife) Vocals by “Bing” Quartey

Decca WA 842 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band Vocal by Dan Acquaye
A: AKUAFO COCOA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5669]
B: NATSUI Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5670]

Decca WA 843
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band Vocal by Dan Acquaye
A: NOVINYE Ewe (Highlife) [KWA 5671]
B: LOFFOH BIBIO Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5672]

Decca WA 844
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band Vocal by Dan Acquaye
A: BASHIA Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5673]
B: BECAUSE OF MONEY English (Highlife) [KWA 5674]

Decca WA 845
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: OWU AYE ME ADZE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5675] Vocal by Dan Acquaye
B: MR. MOUSE Instrumental (Samba) [KWA 5676]

Decca WA 857
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: CALABAR O Efik (Highlife) [KWA 5853]
B: SCHOOL GIRL English (Highlife) [KWA 5854]

Decca WA 858 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: MAKOMA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5855]
B: YEI NGBEWOH Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5856]

Decca WA 859 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ARAMAH Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5857]
B: MUMUDE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5858]

Decca WA 860
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: DZINBA Fanti (Highlife)
B: YOU CALL ME ROKO English (Highlife)

Decca WA 861
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: KENTE DANCE Fanti (Highlife)
B: DADDY DRUNKARD English (Calypso)

Decca WA 879
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NANCY English (Highlife)
B: NYEME GALE DZIO Ewe (Highlife)

Decca WA 896 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band 
A: SIABOTAR Fante (Highlife) [KWA 5921]
B: TROVAFE Ewe (Highlife) [KWA 5922] Vocal by Dan Acquaye

Decca WA 897 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: WOWOLO Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5923] Vocals Dan Acquaye
B: ENIGYE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5924]

Decca WA 898 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NGELE WAEWAE Ibo (Fetish) [KWA 5925] Vocal Christine Mensah
B: AUNTIE B. Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5926]

Decca WA 899 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: KWAME NKRUMAH Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5927] Vocal by Dan Acquaye
B: MUNTUM Fanti (Rhumba) [KWA 5928]

Decca WA 900 P1958
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band 
A: HWEYIE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5929]
B: MENYE WO BOWU Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5930]

Decca WA 922
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
Vocal by Joss Aikins and Dan Acquaye
A:  NO MONEY NO BUS English (Highlife)
B:  NYAME NNE WIADZE! A Fanti (Highlife)

Decca WA 923 P1959
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
Vocal by Joss Aikins and Dan Acquaye
A: QUEEN’S WELCOME English (Calypso) [KWA 5977]
B: GREETINGS TO YOUR MAJESTY English (Highlife) [KWA 5978]

Decca WA 924 P1959
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band 
Vocal by Joss Aikins and Dan Acquaye
A: OTANFO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5979]
B: AFI HEI Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5980]

Decca WA 925 P1959
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
Vocal Joss Aikins and Dan Acquaye
A: DAADI KYI Nzima (Highlife) [KWA 5981]
B: KPONDUE LO HO Ewe (Highlife) [KWA 5983]

Decca WA 932 P1959
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band 
A: COMFORT English (Highlife) [KWA 5995] Vocal by Joss Aikins and Dan Acquaye
B: RENKYEBO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5996] Vocal by Dan Acquaye

Decca WA 968
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NIMPA NAWIE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6067] Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: AKOLE MANUMA DIBI (Bob Cole) Nzima (Highlife) [KWA 6068]                                                                    
      Vocal by Bob Cole and Mensah’s Trio

Decca WA 969 / 45-WA 969
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NYAME AYE BI AMAHEN Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6069] Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: KANA MINKA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6070] Vocal by Bob Cole & Mensah’s Trio

Decca WA 970 / 45-WA 970
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: SORO AHINMAN Nzima (Highlife) Vocal by Bob Cole
B: KASAPA Fanti (Highlife) Vocal by Lantei Lamtey

Decca WA 971 / 45-WA 971 P1960
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: YAA AMPONSA (Traditional) Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6073] Vocal by Tackie Mamo
B: GYAESU (Joss Aikins) Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6074] Vocal by Joss Aikins

Decca 45-GWA 4012
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: GHANA-GUINEA-MALI English (Calypso)
B: ME DA WO ASE Nzima (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4013
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: GBAA ANOKWALE Ga (Highlife)
B: ONIPA Fanti (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4014
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NIGERIA FREEDOM English (Highlife)
B: KEYERE MON Efik (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4025
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ODO PA Fanti (Highlife)
B: WEEYA-WEYA English (Merengue)

Decca 45-GWA 4026
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: SAN BRA Fanti (Highlife)
B: PLAY-SAMBA-MERENGUE English (Merengue)

Decca 45-GWA 4059
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: YAATO ONO Ga (Highlife)
B: MEEYE AYERA Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4060
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ADWE OKUSI Fanti (Highlife)
B: YEEDZI NSEW Fanti (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4061
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: NMENE OLE MI Ga (Highlife)
B: MMANSEEME DZIN Fanti (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4082
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ME DOFO BRA Twi (Highlife) [KWA 6305]
B: EYIMI EYIMI Ga (Highlife) [KWA 6306]

Decca 45-GWA 4083 P1963
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ODO ANIGYINA Twi (Highlife) [KWA 6307]
B: ABELE Ga (Highlife) [KWA 6308]

Decca 45-GWA 4109
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: OBA FEFEEFE Twi (Highlife)
B: MA WERE KYE-KYE Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4132
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: MADANFO HIANI Twi (Highlife)
B: NKU Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4133
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: AHUNTO SANE Ga (Highlife)
B: OBIDEABA Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4147
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: MENKA HWEE Twi (Highlife)
B: BABY MONDO English (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4148
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: OWU A MEWU Twi (Highlife)
B: OBI MPE OBI PE Fanti (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4175
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: MANI AGYINA Twi (Highlife)
B: AAYA LOLO Ga (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4176
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ONINSAN HWE Twi (Highlife)
B: BATA Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4203
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: MAWARE Twi (Highlife)
B: MEN TAN MI Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-GWA 4212
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: ABOKO (T. Slider) Twi (Highlife) [KWA6566]
B: TUTUGBORVI Ewe (Highlife)

2. 33 rpm vinyl LP albums

Decca WAPS 27 P1969
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band MENSAH’S AFRICAN RHYTHMS

  1. 1. MEDZI MEDZI Fanti (Highlife)
    2. ABODZIN Fanti (Highlife)
    3. DAAVI LOLOTO Ewe (Cara Cara)
    4. SAVE ME (Ousley, A. & C. Franklin) English (Soul)
    5. BIBIARA WONE BRE Fanti (Highlife)
    6. MEE BEI OBAABA Ga (Traditional)
  2. 1. 205 (Ofori) Twi (Highlife)
    2. KAA NO WA Ashanti & Twi (Traditional)
    3. SENORITA Spanish (Congolese)
    4. GBEE BLEO (Ofori) Ga (Highlife)
    5. DAY BY DAY English (Calypso)
    6. 1914 Instrumental (Highlife)

Afrodisia DWAPS 2013 P1977
E. T. Mensah E. T. MENSAH IS BACK AGAIN!!

  1. 1. BUS CONDUCTOR Ga (Highlife)
    2. TATALE Ga (Highlife)
    3. E. T. NKEBO BAAYA Ga (Highlife)
    4. YOO NAABU EMOMI Ga (Highlife)
  2. 1. SEKONDI MARKET  Fanti, Ewe & English (Highlife)
    2. DOFO SAN BRAFIE Fanti, Ewe & English (Highlife)
    3. DZOYI LO Fanti, Ewe & English (Highlife)
    4. ALL FOR YOU Fanti, Ewe & English (Highlife)

Polygram (Nigeria) POLP 102 P1984
E. T. Mensah & Dr. Victor Olaiya and the International All Star Band
HIGHLIFE GIANTS OF AFRICA

  1. 1. TRUMPET HIGHLIFE (Victor Olaiya)
    2. ANYANKO GORO (Oscar Moore)
    3. MR. JUDGE (Sid Moss)
    4. ODOFO NUAPA (E. T. Mensah)
  2. 1. OMOLANKE (Victor Olaiya)
    2. ESSI NANA (E. T. Mensah)
    3. YABOMISA No. 2 (Victor Olaiya)

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The following people have contributed to this discography: Richard Noblett, Wolfgang Bender