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  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Strut
  • ASIN: B0041UE27C
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,570 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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BBC Review

Ebo Taylor may be 74-years-old, but he’s one of the great under-acknowledged heroes of West African music, and has at last secured his first solo international album release. 

Ebo’s early work was featured on the excellent Soundway compilation Ghana Special, which included his sturdy, brass-backed Twer Nyame, from back in 1977. He certainly played an important role in Ghana’s musical history, with a style that’s ranged from jazz and highlife to Afrobeat (he was massively influenced by Fela Kuti). But he should still be considered as a major and influential musical force. After all, Usher used a sample from Taylor’s Heaven on his She Don’t Know track, and as this rousing new set proves, the singer, composer, arranger and guitarist is still in excellent form.

This new set was recorded with members of Berlin’s Afrobeat Academy, and includes re-workings of old favourites (now treated to crackle-free recording) as well as new material that ranges across all his styles. As always with Taylor, brass plays an important role, and the set starts with Nga Nga, a gently driving new composition based around a traditional Ghanaian nursery rhyme; it begins with a sturdy, loping saxophone riff and develops into an easy-going, rhythmic work involving brass, a slinky bass riff and some still-powerful vocals from Taylor himself. Next, he eases into Afrobeat with the lengthy, Fela-influenced African Woman (and no, it’s not the Fela song Lady, which has some similarities),  mixing chanting vocals and more excellent brass.

Then comes the outstanding title-track, which Taylor first recorded on his Conflict album back in the 1980s. It starts with an insistent instrumental shuffle, over which he half-speaks his theatrical lyrics, in English: “Brothers and sisters, lend me your ears / Listen to my story of love and death / On our wedding day she gave me a kiss / It was the kiss of death / Love and death walk hand in hand”. It’s a gripping opening that eases into a lengthy jazz-funk instrumental work-out, though when he gets back to singing it’s no longer in English.

The rest of the album continues in the same refreshingly enthusiastic, driving style, with another oldie, the jazzy instrumental Victory followed by Mizin, an upbeat dance piece dealing with backbiting, that allows Taylor an excellent extended guitar solo. There’s more good guitar work on Kwame, a tribute to Ghana’s first President,  Dr Kwame Nkrumah; it again features intricate arrangements and slick punctuation from the brass section. The finale Obra is another vehicle for good brass work and a breezy Taylor guitar solo. If he still sounds this good playing live, the septuagenarian could at last win the following he deserves. It’s never too late.

--Robin Denselow

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The 74-year old Ebo Taylor is in grand form on Love & Death,
with more than solid backing from The Afrobeat Academy,
consisting of members from The Poets Of Rhythm, Kabu Kabu and
Marijata, a band that played in Ghana around the same time as
Taylor. This is beautiful, uplifting stuff packed with smoking
grooves, and shows that he hasn't lost the spark at all.

Man, if I am half this funky going into my seventies they better
hammer some extra nails in my coffin, or else I am going to shake
my bony ass until the nails shoot through the grass!

Ebo was a productive composer, producer and guitarist in the
seventies and a major musical force in Ghana. He studied music
in London at the same time as Fela, and the four opening tracks
is afrobeat of the fattest order. With "African Woman", in
particular, sounding like a homage to Fela Kuti.

Strut have just released "Life Stories - Highlife and Afrobeat
Classics 1973 - 1980", a kick-ass reissue, highlighting his
solo albums and collaborations with other musicians.
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Strut did a remarkable job with this album, the recording quality is very good, and finally there is a signature Ebo Taylor album out there. If the song Victory was played every morning globally, for everyone to hear once, i think we would have a much peaceful world :)

Buy this album if you like afrobeat.
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HASH(0xa03105dc) out of 5 stars Great Album - Smoking Fat Grooves! 24 Feb. 2011
By Hilton Royale - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The 74-year old Ebo Taylor is in grand form on Love & Death, with
more than solid backing from The Afrobeat Academy, consisting
of members from The Poets Of Rhythm, Kabu Kabu and Marijata, a band
that played in Ghana around the same time as Taylor.
This is beautiful, uplifting stuff packed with smoking grooves, and
shows that he hasn't lost the spark at all.

Man, if I am half this funky going into my seventies they better
hammer some extra nails in my coffin when they bury me, or else
I am going to shake my bony ass so hard the lid is coming off!

Ebo was a productive composer, producer and guitarist in the
seventies and a major musical force in Ghana. He studied music
in London at the same time as Fela, and the four opening tracks
is afrobeat of the fattest order. With "African Woman", in particular,
sounding like a homage to Fela Kuti.

Strut have just released "Life Stories - Highlife and Afrobeat Classics
1973 - 1980", a kick-ass reissue, highlighting his solo albums and
collaborations with other musicians.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa031063c) out of 5 stars hypnotic groove 23 Jan. 2014
By David coppinger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is no short term, quick fix pop jingle.
Ebo takes his time to lay down a groove that just grows and grows..it is big, filled with both light and dark...leaves me wanting to just play it again.
Darkness and Light, Love and death...may the cycle continue.
I have a few of his Albums, but this is my number one.
HASH(0xa0310918) out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 Mar. 2015
By Agni Claudino Berti - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Great album, beatiful artwork!
HASH(0xa0310810) out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 Aug. 2015
By Steve Burrett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Brilliant album.
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