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Various Artists / Living Is Hard
Album:Living Is Hard Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2008
Label:Honest Jon's Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-09 Pull Date:2009-01-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 4Dec 21Dec 14Dec 7Nov 23Nov 16

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 20, 2022:Music Casserole
Garse Yer Fido
4.Jan 25, 2014:Music Casserole
Adersu - No. 2
2.Aug 31, 2019:Music Casserole
Akuko Nu Bonto
5.Jul 24, 2010:Music Casserole
Asin Asin Part 2
3.Dec 25, 2015:Meow
6.Jul 22, 2010:Elite Syncopations
Akuko Nu Bonto

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-10-16 
From 78’s in the RMI Hayes Archive in Britain comes this collection of historic recordings of early African music in the UK. It’s all stripped-down, showing little or no European influence, just a traditional roots sound from their homeland. Mostly midtempo with call/response vocals and light percussion or strings. Interesting stuff, especially:

3. Growls, solo chanting, spare and kinda creepy.
4. Guitar, simple, untrained male voice.
5. Claps, call/response, midtempo.
6. Starts w/solo voice, then fast percussion & vocals.
8. Swinging guitar instrumental w/light perc. Catchy.
9. Mid call/response w/what sounds like soda bottle percussion.
13. Midtempo w/cool rough vocals & chorus w/light drumming.
14. Slight Caribbean influence, guitar, vox, mid/upbeat.
18. Guitar, midtempo w/relaxed vocals.
21. Mid/up w/cool lead vocals, light drums, chorus.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Johnson, OniGarse Yer Fido
2.Jackson, IsaacNitsi Koko Ko Ko
3.Simmons, BenUntitled
4.Quashie, Harry E.Anadwofa
5.Simmons, BenMu Kun Sebor Wa Wu
6.Papafio, DouglasKuntum
7.Prince ZulamkahLigiligi
8.West African Instrumental Quintet, TheAdersu - No. 2
9.Ga Quartet, TheAbowe Dsane Nmaka Tso
10.Justus, DomingoBuje
11.Simmons, BenObu Kofi
12.Tucker, JamesRue Bai Bue Bai
13.Mugat, JohnBukay
14.Kumasi TrioAsin Asin Part 2
15.Papafio, DouglasSakyi
16.Thomas, JamesJon Jo Ko
17.De Heer, NicholasEdna Buchaiku
18.Aingo, George WilliamsAkuko Nu Bonto
19.De Heer, NicholasEwuri Beka
20.Aingo, George WilliamsMi Agur Bi
21.Brown, JamesMukorin-Mantun
22.De Heer, NicholasWaisu Dowu
23.Mugat, JohnAlahira