Decca 45-WA series

45 rpm 7-inch / 17 cm vinyl (Single Play) discs

GHANAIAN ARTISTS

All Ghanaian releases in the WA 900 series from WA 940 onwards were also released on vinyl

Decca 45-WA 940 P1959
Red Spots Band Leader Tom Gripman
A: AGYANKA (Sprigge) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6011] Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: MASEM YE YAWO (Folk Song) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6012] Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Red Birds

Decca 45-WA 941
Red Spots Band
A: MA YE WO DEN Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6013] Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: OYA KAE ME Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6014] Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Red Birds

Decca 45-WA 942 P1959
The Modernaires Dance Orchestra Leader Earnest Ayiquaye
A: AUGUSTIE MANNKA BI (Duker) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6015] Vocal by Duke Duker
B: BRE BRE (Folk Song) Fante (Blues) [KWA 6016] Vocal by Count Bonsu and the Modernaires Trio

Decca 45-WA 943
The Modernaires Dance Orchestra 
A: PADMORE WU YE YA Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Duke Duker
B: TRO TRO BINTU Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Count Bonsu and the Modernaires Trio

Decca 45-WA 944 P1959
The Modernaires Dance Orchestra Leader Earnest Ayiquaye
Vocal by Count Bonsu and the Modernaires Trio
A: ABRANTSIE PA (Folk Song) Twi (Highlife) [KWA 6019]
B: AKWANKWAA HIANI (Folk Song) Twi (Blues) [KWA 6020]

Decca 45-WA 945
The Modernaires Dance Orchestra Vocal by Count Bonsu
A: ABOTAR NA OHIA Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6021]
B: SISSIE NNYI SUBAN Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6022]

Decca 45-WA 946
The Broadway Dance Band
A: KOWUE Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: ASHEWO Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Broadway Trio

Decca 45-WA 947
The Broadway Dance Band Vocal by Joss Aikins
A: MADZE PA Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6025]
B: FLORENCE Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6026]

Decca 45-WA 948
The Broadway Dance Band Vocal by Joss Aikins
A: MEIDA WO (Folk Song) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6027]
B: EDUSEI OKAMAFO (Folk Song) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6028]

Decca 45-WA 949 P1959
The Broadway Dance Band 
A: HWE ME SUBAN YIE Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6029] Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: NYAME AYEBI AMAME Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6030] Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Broadway Trio

Decca 45-WA 950
Gyasi’s Guitar Band Vocal by Bob and the Gyasi’s Trio
A: MONNO DO MOHO Twi (Rhumba)
B: AKWANTU Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 951 P1960
The Black Beats Band
A: ENYA WO DOFO Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6033] Vocal by Frank Barnes
B: MINANI MINA Ga (Highlife) [KWA 6034] Vocal by Mike Lewis

Decca 45-WA 952
The Black Beats Band
A: LAI MOMO Ga (Highlife) Vocal by Mike Lewis and the Black Birds
B: NANTSEW YIE Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Frank Barnes and the Black Birds

Decca 45-WA 953
The Black Beats Band Vocal by Bassy and Chuks
A: MO FE RON RE Yoruba (Highlife)
B: ABASI DO Efik (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 954 P1959
The Stargazers Dance Band Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Stars
A: MAHAO MA MAWO (Adlid Young) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6039]
B: APETESHI (Tony Annobil) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6040]

Decca 45-WA 955 P1960
The Stargazers Dance Band
A: NKRABEU Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6041] Vocal by Joss Aikins & the Stars
B: MEYARE A MO WHWE ME Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6042] Vocal by Joss Aikins & Eddie Quansa

Decca 45-WA 956 P1959
The Stargazers Dance Band
A: ADESA BEKA (Adlid Young) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6043] Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: WODZE BEYEWO (Oscarmore Ofori) Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6044] Voc. Joss Aikins & Adlid Young

Decca 45-WA 957
The Stargazers Dance Band
A: MESAN MAKO ODO Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins
B: BO ME NANTSEW Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Stars

Decca 45-WA 958
The Springbok Dance Band
A: OWU YE YA Fanti (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Springbok Trio
B: YE WOANO KOM Fanti (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins

Decca 45-WA 959
The Springbok Dance Band
A: BA NI WOTE Fanti (Highlife) Vocal by Bing Quartey and the Springbok Trio
B: ONYAME N’ADOME Fanti (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins

Decca 45-WA 960 P1959
Onyina’s Guitar Band Vocal by D. K. Ampong and Welbeck Yebgah
A: EWIASE YE ME DE (Kwabina Onyina) Twi (Highlife) [KWA 6051]
B: ONIPA NA WIE YE (Kwabina Onyina) Twi (Blues) [KWA 6052]

Decca 45-WA 961
Onyina’s Guitar Band Vocal by D. K. Ampong & Welbeck Yebgah
A: ONIPA KAE NIA MAYE Twi (Calypso)
B: WU NTUMI A GYAE Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 962
Onyina’s Guitar Band Vocal by D. K. Ampong & Welbeck Yebgah
A: ROSE Twi (Cha Cha)
B: SANBRA KATE Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 963
Onyina’s Guitar Band Vocal by D. K. Ampong & Welbeck Yebgah
A: MENSU BIO Twi (Swing)
B: WIASE NSEM DOOSO Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 964

Decca 45-WA 965 P1960
Dangbe’s Rhythm Band Vocal by Rod Ocansey and the Dangbe Trio
A: AKAGA (Rod Ocansey) Ewe (Highlife) [KWA 6061]
B: SUBAN KPAKPA (Rod Ocansey) Dangbe (Highlife) [KWA 6062]

Decca 45-WA 966
The Black Beats Band 
A: MENYIBER SEM Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Frank Barnes
B: ME KAPERBA Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Bob Cole & the Black Birds

Decca 45-WA 967
The Black Beats Band 
A: MENI AGYE (King Bruce) Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Frank Barnes and the Black Birds
B: ABAN NKABA (Bob Cole) Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Bob Cole and the Black Birds

Decca 45-WA 968
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: AKOLE MANUMA DIBI Nzima (Highlife) Vocal by Bob Cole and Mensah’s Trio
B: NIMPA NAWIE Fante (Highlife) Vocal by Joss Aikins

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

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

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

Decca 45-WA 972
Onyina’s Guitar Band
A: AKWANTU MU NSEM Twi (Highlife)
B: ESIE NE KAGYA Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 973
Onyina’s Guitar Band
A: ONUA GYE WANI Twi (Mambo)
B: AFE PA ATO YEN Twi (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 974
The Skylarks Dance Band
A:
B: SE ME NYA WO A Fante (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 975 P1960
The Skylarks Dance Band
A: MENYEW’ BOKO Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6129]
B: OBRA YE KO Fante (Blues) [KWA 6130]

Decca 45-WA 976
Joss Aikins and his Osibi Aces
A: GYE WO AHOM Fante (Highlife)
B: OSIBI Fante (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 977
Duke Duker and his Osibi Dukes
A: ABADZE NA MEDZI AYEW Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6133]
B: WO MRE BEBA Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6134]

Decca 45-WA 978
The Comets Dance Band
A: MAYE BI AMAWO Fante (Highlife)
B: MARA MENNYE EDWUMA Fante (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 979
The Comets Dance Band
A: NKRABIA Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6137]
B: MERCY Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6138]

Decca 45-WA 980 P1960
The Stargazers of Kumasi Leader Eddie Quansah Vocal by Joe Mensah
A: MENSU Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6139]
B: MENKABI Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6140]

Decca 45-WA 981 P1960
The Stargazers of Kumasi Leader Eddie Quansah Vocal by Joe Mensah
A: OSU ARA NA MI SU Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6141]
B: DIE MAYE WO DE Fante (Highlife) [KWA 6142]

NIGERIAN ARTISTS

All Nigerian releases in the WA 3000 series from WA 3121 onwards were also released on vinyl

Decca 45-WA 3121
Ojindo and his Group
A: BA KO DAYA Yoruba (Sakara) [KWA 8261]
B: O KO YOYO Yoruba (Sakara) [KWA 8262]

Decca 45-WA 3122
Ojindo and his Group
A: EGBIN POJO Yoruba (Sakara) KWA 82639]
B: ORI ELEGAN FO Yoruba (Sakara) [KWA 8264]

Decca 45-WA 3123
Haruna Ishola and his Group
A: FASASI BALAGUN ATI ORIMADEGUN Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8265]
B: BOSUE AND ROPOPO Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8266]

Decca 45-WA 3124
Haruna Isola and his Group
A: ORO EHIN KO SI NI TIWA Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8267]
B: AKIBU ORI OWO Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8268]

Decca 45-WA 3125
Kasumu Adio and his Group
A: FEDERAL ELECTION 1959 Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8269]
B: HONOURABLE T. O. S. BENSON Yoruba [KWA 8270]

Decca 45-WA 3126
S. K. B. Ajao Oru and his Group
A: LATE EX. ALAFIN OF OYO Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8271]
B: SURA ABIMBOLA Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8272]

Decca 45-WA 3127
New Star Orchestra
A: LATE EX. ALAFIN OF YOYO Yoruba (Mambo) [KWA 8273]
B: AWUJALE OF LJEBU ODE Yoruba (Mambo) [KWA 8274]

Decca 45-WA 3128
E. C. Arinze and his Music
A: PAY DAY Pidgeon English (Highlife) [KWA 8275]
B: CHO MMA MMA Ibo (Highlife) [KWA 8276]

Decca 45-WA 3129
E. C. Arinze and his Music
A: BIKO CHETAM Ibo (Highlife) [KWA 8277]
B: SOPHY FINE BABY Pidgeon English (Highlife) [KWA 8278]

Decca 45-WA 3130
Charles Iwegbue and his Archibogs
A: MONEY NO BE SAND Pidgin English
B: BABY I TIRE Pidgin English

Decca 45-WA 3131

Decca 45-WA 3132
Zeal Onyia and his Band
A: YORO KIGBI Urhobo (Folk song)
B: ODIAZI Ibo (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 3133

Decca 45-WA 3134

Decca 45-WA 3135

Decca WA 3136

Decca 45-WA 3137
S. Alamu and his Group
A: GADA OKUN Yoruba (Sakara)
B: HON. T. O. S. BENSON Yoruba (Sakara)

Decca 45-WA 3138
Lawunmi and her Group
A: OBA EBUMAWE Yoruba (Waka)
B: IGI IBEFUN Yoruba (Waka)

Decca 45-WA 3139
Lawunmi and her Group
A: SAMUEL BANKOLE Yoruba (Waka)
B: ORIN IBO Yoruba (Waka)

Decca 45-WA 3140
Buraimo Adebowale and his Group
A: ORIN IDIBO Yoruba (Sakara)
B: ORNO ERU TAPA Yoruba (Sakara)

Decca 45-WA 3141
Haruna Ishola and his Group
A: KOLAWOLE ADESINA Yoruba (Apala)
B: ORNO JAIYE JAIYE Yoruba (Apala)

Decca 45-WA 3142
E. C. Arinze and his Music
A: FREEDOM HIGHLIFE Ibo (Highlife)
B: YADIBA Ibo (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 3143
Ligali Mukaibu and his Group
A: OJOWU BINRIN Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8305]
B: MO TORO OWO RERE OMO RERE Yoruba (Apala) [KWA 8306]

Decca 45-WA 3144
Lawunmi and her Group
A: SIR ADESOJI ADEREMI Yoruba (Waka) [KWA 8307]
B: MR. ABOLOJI Yoruba (Waka) [KWA 8308]

Decca 45-WA 3145
Ojindo and his Group
A: GADA LAFENWA Yoruba (Sakara) [KWA 8309]
B: LASISI ISOLA Yoruba (Sakara) [KWA 8310]

Decca 45-WA 3146
Charles Iwegbue and his Archibogs
A: INDEPENDENCE Ibo and English (Highlife)
B: UDO NDUO Ibo (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 3147
The Guinea Special Band
A: OWO NIKOKO Yoruba (Agidigbo) [KWA 8313]
B: ADANITAN Yoruba (Agidigbo) [KWA 8314]

Decca 45-WA 3148
Haruna Ishola and his Group
A: OBA SIKIRU ADETONO Yoruba (Apala)
B: YUSUFU OLAGUNJU Yoruba (Apala)

Decca WA 3149
Julius Araba and his Afro-Skiffle Group
A: AFRO SKIFFLE Yoruba (Highlife)
B: OMINIRA Yoruba (Highlife)

Decca 45-WA 3150
New Star Orchestra
A: NIGERIAN FREEDOM Yoruba (Agidigbo)
B: ORIN IBESE Yoruba (Agidigbo)

Decca 45-WA 3151
Empire Rhythm Orchestra
A: CORNIMAN DIE Pidgin English (Highlife)
B: NA NYA ONYE NFULU Ibo (Highlife)

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