E.T.Mensah and The Tempos performing at a club, 1955.

E.T.Mensah and The Tempos performing at a club, 1955.

Concert Party (Eyre 1993)

Concert Party (Eyre 1993)

African Brothers Band (Eyre 1993)

African Brothers Band (Eyre 1993)

John Collins x Victor Uwaifo, 1975

JOHN COLLINS: Digging Ghana’s Sonic Gold [part 1]

John Collins x Victor Uwaifo, 1975

E.T. Mensah E.T. Mensah The King of Highlife

E.T. Mensah E.T. Mensah The King of Highlife

When he was in Ghana in 1956 he saw a woman at a market in Accra who so much resembled his grandmother that he was convinced his ancestors came from Ghana. In fact in 1960 he actually began the process of acquiring land in Ghana, but he was simply too busy to settle him down. This is a picture of him playing with E.T Mensah the leader of the Tempos band in 1956.

Parallels in the development of Jazz and Ghanaian Brass Band music – a lecture of John Collins

When he was in Ghana in 1956 he saw a woman at a market in Accra who so much resembled his grandmother that he was convinced his ancestors came from Ghana. In fact in 1960 he actually began the process of acquiring land in Ghana, but he was simply too busy to settle him down. This is a picture of him playing with E.T Mensah the leader of the Tempos band in 1956.

E.T. MENSAH & HIS TEMPOS BAND - NIGERIA FREEDOM by Shochang HIGHLIFE-HEAVEN on SoundCloud

E.T. MENSAH & HIS TEMPOS BAND - NIGERIA FREEDOM by Shochang HIGHLIFE-HEAVEN on SoundCloud

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