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Mr Bongo | Essiebons

Rob – Rob | Mr Bongo Reissue

$45.00

Mr Bongo | Essiebons

Rob – Rob | Mr Bongo Reissue

$45.00

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“Rob Roy Reindorf - Born in Accra in 1947 - was an admirer of American artists Otis Reading, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles. He began his trade by learning the piano at a music school in Cotonou, Benin before venturing out to make what money he could by getting gigs with the movers and shakers of the Beninese music scene, namely Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and the Black Santiago. After learning the science of music composition, Rob returned to Ghana where he began to write his own songs and eventually sought the backing of a band, specifically one that had horns.  

In 1977 - at the age of 28 - Rob travelled to the city of Takoradi in western Ghana to approach an army band named Mag-2 whom he had seen perform in Accra. Mag-2 had an entire section of its ensemble dedicated to horns along, some of the sophisticated music equipment available in Ghana at the time - Hofner guitars, Yamaha keyboards and the like.”– Bandcamp

Item description:        

Artist:

Rob

Title:

Rob

Label:

Mr Bongo, Essiebons

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

This reissue: 15th Feb 2019 | Original: 1977

Genre:

Funk / Soul, Folk, World

Style:

African, Funk, Soul

Catalog No:

MRBLP166, INLS 6127

Condition:

New