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Title/Work Abode (Highlife)
Author(s)/Composer(s) unknown (African traditional music)

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Compressed audio (Ogg Vorbis) none
Genre(s) Highlife
Content -
Description Decca WA 782; RCM, Numark TTX, Stanton 500.V3, Rek-O-Kut D5130EJ
Lyricist(s) unknown (African traditional music)
Music arranger(s) none
Conductor(s) none
Performer(s) Otoo Larte Band
Vocal range instrumental
Label Decca Records (West Africa)
Cat. no. WA 782
Order number KWA 5215
Matrix/StamperID KWA-5215-1
Place of recording Accra[1] (Republic of Ghana)
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1st recording date between 1948 and 1958
Coupling date between 1948 and 1958
Cutout date unknown
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1st release date between 1948 and 1958[2],
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PD CH 1 January 2009
PD EU 1 January 2009
PD USA 1 January 2019
PD INT 1 January 2029


  1. Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume 1: Media, Industry and Society, Edited by John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver and Peter Wicke, 2003, Continuum, ISBN 0-8264-6321 5; Page 707: In 1947, the British Decca company decided to set up West Africa's first recording studio, in Accra, Ghana, and to launch its West Africa (WA) series.
  2. British Library: The Decca West Africa yellow label series, issued on shellac disc between circa 1948-1958, provides a major resource for the study of contemporary African music. The majority of the recordings emanate from Ghana. The series features some virtual household names, such as highlife stars E.T. Mensah and his Tempos Band, King Bruce or The Black Beats, Link to the record


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