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The Very Best Of

Osibisa Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Golden Stool
  • ASIN: B002J0NXOE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,523 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Sunshine Day 4:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Music For Gong Gong 5:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Welcome Home 4:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Dawn 7:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Woyaya 4:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ayiko Bia 7:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fire 4:49£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Nkosi Sikeleli Africa 5:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cherry Field 3:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Coffee Song 3:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Dance The Body Music 3:49£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Celebration 4:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Warrior 3:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. (I Feel) Pata Pata 3:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Uhuru 3:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Kilele 3:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Home Town 3:36£0.69  Buy MP3 

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Osibisa were true pioneers. They were the first band to successfully promote West African styles, not just in Britain but right across the world, and the first African fusion band to notch up a whole series of best-selling singles and albums in the pop charts with more international hits than any other African band has enjoyed since. They were formed nearly two decades before the term 'world music' was invented, but their leader Teddy Osei can rightly claim that they opened the way for the global fusion scene, and for the success of later African stars, from Youssou N'Dour to Salif Keita.
They were signed by the management team of Gerry and Lillian Bron, best known for their association with heavy metal band Uriah Heep, and their first album was produced by Tony Visconti, famous for his work with David Bowie and T. Rex. The album's art work, with the celebrated Osibisa logo of a flying elephant, was provided by Roger Dean, who became a rock world cult hero thanks to his sleeve designs for Yes.
This 17 track compilation, with songs specially chosen by Teddy, tells their remarkable story, from their first hit single, Music For Gong Gong, in 1971 through to the world hit Woyaya and Dance The Body Music from 1976.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good enough compilation 1 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
The best Osibisa compilation yet, even though the emphasis still is on the late 70s.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bringing back memories from the 70's 29 Sep 2011
Format:MP3 Download
It's always a leap of faith buying music that you thought was fantastic, but that was 30 years ago. Having heard this CD I can say that whilst some of the tracks have dated a little the majority are a fantastic example of how good Osibisa reaaly were.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited song 24 Jan 2014
By S M G-T
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard The Warrior in the Cayman Islands maybe 30 years ago, and have wanted to hear it again ever since. By chance, I heard Osibisa mentioned on the radio, which prompted me to get onto Google and find it. Am so glad I did. I'm not so fussed about the rest of the CD, it was just the one song I wanted, and it is as good as I remembered
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5.0 out of 5 stars Osibisa 25 Mar 2013
By Kwaku
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Lovely Album, I love every music on it. Great music.I could not have fault, it is the best of African music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good album to try the sound out 8 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a good album as an entry point into Osibisa if you haven't heard them before. Very original sound that is very different and combines the African sound, horns and rock'n roll. The stand out tracks in my opinion are Music for Gong Gong, The Dawn, Woyaya and Ayiko Bia. It also includes there later hit single Dance the Body Music.

If you like this album, I suggest that you purchase the first two albums, although you may be duplicating some of the tracks, if they have the original recordings you'll get a real feel for the band and the music that they introduced into the UK & Global
rock'n roll scene.

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