RetroAfric's second collection of classic highlife cuts by ET
Mensah and the Tempos Dance Band opens with one of his
biggest hits. Drawn from the late 1950s and 1960s, this selection
traces the evolution of the Tempos' sound with several songs marking
key political developments such as Independence and the formation
of the Ghana-Guinea-Mali union. The Tempos demonstrate their mastery
of various styles including a 'Congo' type number, a cara cara,
several calypsos and of course plenty of highlife.
During the 1960s the Tempos underwent many changes in personnel
as musicians moved on to form their own bands and ET was grooming
a whole new generation of musicians. This is sweet fruity music
from the heyday of highlife by a true master.