Decca WA 900-981 (3/3)

78 rpm 10-inch / 25 cm shellac (Single Play) discs

GHANAIAN ARTISTS

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 901 P1958
Dan Acquaye accompanied by Ray Ellis Sextet 
A: KAE ME Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5931]
B: BIENYE Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5932]

Decca WA 902 P1958
The Black Beats Band
A: SUUMO GBOO KE MOO SHI Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5933]
B: DEAR SI ABOTAR Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5934]

Decca WA 903 P1959
The Black Beats Band
A: AO! DEI! OH! Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5937]
B: MENYE WO BOKOR Twi (Highlife) [KWA 5938]

Decca WA 904 P1959
The Black Beats Band
A: DE EHUO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5939]
B: MIKUU MISE MIBAA DON Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5940]

Decca WA 905 P1959
Red Spots Band 
A: GYE MU MA ONKA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5941]
B: KONKONSA NI BEBERE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5942]

Decca WA 906 P1959
Red Spots Band 
A: AMENSO MOYEBI Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5943]
B: SHE ADESA GYEBEI Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5944]

Decca WA 907
Onyina’s Guitar Band
A: ABOA A ONI DUA
B: MABU SUA NYINAA ASA

Decca WA 908  P1959
Onyina’s Guitar Band
A: DEBI NA WO BEHU Twi (Samba) [KWA 5947]
B: OHIA ASOMA WU Twi (Highlife) [KWA 5948]

Decca WA 909
Onyina’s Guitar Band
A: MAYE BAAKO FOO (Calypso)
B: AYESI SE OWUSU Twi (Highlife)

Decca WA 910
Onyina’s Guitar Band
A: DORA NANTEW YIYE Twi (Highlife)
B: SORE BEFE MANO Twi (Swing)

Decca WA 911

Decca WA 912
Onyina’s Guitar Band
A: ENNE YE WO GHANA Twi (Highlife)
B: MENHU DEA MAYE Twi (Highlife)

Decca WA 913 P1959
The Stargazers Dance Band 
A: BEENU NKOMBO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5957]
B: OBRA YE KO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5958]

Decca WA 914
The Stargazers Dance Band
A: EGBANKPA BA
B: SIKA ENIBRE

Decca WA 915
The Stargazers Dance Band
A: TOSILETA Fanti (Cha cha) [KWA 5961]
B: ODOFO GYINA BEEBI Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5962]

Decca WA 916 P1959
The Black Beats Band
Vocal by Frank Barnes and Mike Lewis and the Black Birds
A: QUEEN’S VISIT English (Highlife) [KWA 5963]
B: MEDAHO MAO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5964]

Decca WA 917
The Black Beats Band
Vocal by Frank Barnes and Mike Lewis and the Black Birds
A: AGOOGYI Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5965]
B: NOKWA EDOMI Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5966]

Decca WA 918
Builder’s Brigade Band
Vocal by Joss Aikins, Spike Onyanko and the Brigade Trio
A: APOLONIA English (Calypso) [KWA 5957]
B: OTAN NYI EDRUO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5958]

Decca WA 919 P1959
Builders Brigade Band Band leader Spike Onyanko
Vocal by Jos Aikins, Spike Onyanko and the Brigade Trio
A: FA WO AKOMA MAME Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5969]
B: AUNTY AYELEY Ga (Highlife) [KWA 5970]

Decca WA 920

Decca WA 921 P1959
Builder’s Brigade Band Band leader Spike Onyanko
Vocal by Jos Aikins, Spike Onyanko and the Brigade Trio
A: HONMA YENDZI DEW Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5973]
B: MENTEWO EGYAE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5974]

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 by Joss Aikins and Dan Acquaye
A: DAADI KYI Nzima (Highlife) [KWA 5981]
B: KPONDUE LO HO Ewe (Highlife) [KWA 5982]

Decca WA 926 P1959
Kwaa Mensah’s Guitar Band
Leader: Kwaa Mensah Vocal by: Mensah and his Trio
A: FAKO O! Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5983]
B: SIKA HO YENA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5984]

Decca WA 927 P1959
Kwaa Mensah’s Guitar Band
Leader Kwaa Mensah Vocal by Mensah and his Trio
A: ONONA OKO NO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5985]
B: OBRA YEKO Fanti (Native Blues) [KWA 5986]

Decca WA 928
Dangbe’s Rhythm Band 
Vocal by Roy Ocansey and the Rhythm Stars
A: NUKA MEWO Ewe (Highlife)
B: EMABAHI LIGBIK Ewe (Highlife)

Decca WA 929
Broadway Dance Band
Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Broadway Stars Group
A: ABOA KOKOSEKYI Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5989]
B: MUNUA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5990]

Decca WA 930 P1959
Broadway Dance Band 
Leader Sammy Obbot Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Broadway Star Group
A: FA ABOTAR NATEW Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5991]
B: ME BEBAFIA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5992]

Decca WA 931 P1959
Broadway Dance Band
Leader Sammy Obbot Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Broadway Star Group
A: MANKASA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5993]
B: ODOBRA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5994]

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 933

Decca WA 934 P1959
The Stargazers Dance Band Vocal by Joss Aikins
A: DORA EYEEDEN Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 5999]
B: AFRICA YE HENDZE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6000]

Decca WA 935
The Stargazers Dance Band Vocal by Joss Aikins
A:  OWU NA MEWU Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6001]
B: GYAO ME HAO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6002]

Decca WA 936
The Stargazers Dance Band Leader: Eddie Quansa Vocal: Joss Aikins
A: MENKA HWEE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6003]
B: MONEY NO PLAY Creole (Highlife) [KWA 6004]

Decca WA 937 P1959
Oscar and his Rhythm Group Leader: Oscar Moore Vocal: Joss Aikins
A: ME SERE HOM (Highlife) [KWA KWA 6005]
B: AKA MENI (Highlife)

Decca WA 938

Decca WA 939 P1959
Builder’s Brigade Band Leader Spike Onyanko Vocal by Joss Aikins
A: ABREKYI Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6009]
B: MBRA NIMFO QUIST Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6010] 

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

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

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

Decca WA 943 P1959
The Modernaires Dance Orchestra Leader Earnest Ayiquaye
A: PADMORE WU YE YA (Duker) Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6017] Vocal by Duke Duker
B: TRO TRO BINTU (Ofori) Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6018] Vocal by Count Bonsu and the Modernaires Trio

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

Decca WA 946 P1959
The Broadway Dance Band
A: A SHEWO Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6023] Vocal by Joss Aikins and the Broadway Trio
B: KOWUE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6024] Vocal by Joss Aikins

Decca WA 947 P1959
The Broadway Dance Band Vocal by Joss Aikins
A: MADZE PA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6025]
B: FLORENCE Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6026]

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

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

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

Decca WA 952 P1960
The Black Beats Band
A: Vocal by Mike Lewis and the Black Birds B: Vocal by Frank Barnes and the Black Birds
A: LAI MOMO (King Bruce) Ga (Highlife) [KWA 6035]
B: NANTSEW YIE (Oscarmore Ofori) Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6036]

Decca WA 953 P1960
The Black Beats Band Vocal by Bassy and Chuks
A: ABASI DO Efik (Highlife) [KWA 6037]
B: MO FE RON RE Yoruba (Highlife)

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

Decca WA 955 P 1960
The Stargazers Dance Band
A: NKRABEU Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6041] Vocal by Joss Aikins & the Stars
B: MEYARE A MO WHWE ME Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6042] Vocal by Joss Aikins & Eddie Quansa

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

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

Decca 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 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 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 WA 961 P1961
Onyina’s Guitar Band Vocal by D. K. Ampong & Welbeck Yebgah
A: WU NTUMI A GYAE Twi (Highlife) [KWA 6053]
B: ONIPA KAE NIA MAYE Twi (Calypso)

Decca WA 962
Onyina’s Guitar Band Vocal by D. K. Ampong & Welbeck Yebgah
A: SANBRA KATE Twi (Highlife) [KWA 6055]
B: ROSE Twi (Cha Cha) [KWA 6056]

Decca 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 WA 964

Decca 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 WA 966 P1960
The Black Beats Band 
A: ME KAPERBA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6063] Vocal by Bob Cole & the Black Birds
B: MENYIBER SEM Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6064] Vocal by Frank Barnes

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

Decca WA 968 P1960
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
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 P1960
E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band
A: SORO AHINMAN Nzima (Highlife) [KWA 6071] Vocal by Bob Cole
B: KASAPA Fanti (Highlife) [KWA 6072] Vocal by Lantei Lamtey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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