Friday 10 November 2023

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , ,

In the continuing 'Don't judge a LP by its cover' series,  Eric Agyemang And His Kokroko Band's 'Nananom' is this week's straight to No. 1 in the charts!

Not sure what is going on in the cover, a Carl Lewis track suit for Olympic trials at the national stadium; dunno.  But what we do know is that if you want a party with the hottest Burger party, you need Eric Agyemang And His Kokroko Band 

'Gyae Su' opens up the dance lesson with twangy guitars and swinging horns plus some 'modern' (for the time) synths - that go crazy on 'Mentumi Nko Fie'.  

It's because this was recorded in Eric's 80s period following his sucess in a 60s pop-band and his 70s Highlife period.  The Kokroko band ups the ante to a more soulful sound for the dancefloor night club scene and 'Efa Nipa Ho' is a great example of why this band would be in demand.

It's incredible to think that this album came about due to a chance meeting between Asona's Anthony Frempong and Agyemang in North London and if you're still not a fan of this new series on BBE, check out the 3 tracks on the whole of side 2 that's "a sikyi -style Burger highlife medley" with some Herb style horn; phew, you'll need ya quick step dancing shoes for this one!

This is my favourite of the series so far and it's going to be a hard one to beat in terms of packing so much fun and life into the grooves - a big "Kokroko" thank you to all at BBE for this one.

Artist: Eric Agyemang And His Kokroko Band 

Title:  Nananom  

Release date: 10th November, 2023

Label : BBE Music

Catalog Number : BBE744 LP / CD / Digital / Bandcamp 


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