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I love this single brought back from Ghana by *****Nuno***** from Kêtu records,
7" not well known yet. The A side "Mi Nsumõõ Bo Dõnn" has been compiled by *****Miles Cleret***** on the excellent *Ghana Special* a Soundway box set :
So few is known about this band I have to relay Miles' notes : The Big Beats were a band formed mostly from the popular soul band El Pollos' second band, the Triffids. They played for some time in Lagos where they perfected their afro-beat style, returning to Ghana and recording two 45s for the Polydor label : "Mi Nsumõõ Bo Dõnn" ("I don't love you any more") was the B-side to the hit single "Kyenkyema which became a by-word in 70's Ghana for anything old, outdate or decrepit. Their other release, "Afro-Pride" / "Kwemo Nahi",was released simultaneously but didn't sell anything like as well.
Kyenkyema THE BIG BEATS by Z j A k
My single is very scratchy but I prefer its sound than the flat-o-flat Youtube rip :
A better rip is probably presented by *****Frank****** from Voodoo Funk here :
The other side ? Great too , a real double sider !