Decca West African recordings

Number of items in collection: 952

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Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone.

The Decca West Africa yellow label series, issued on shellac disc between circa 1948-1958, provides a major resource for the study of contemporary African music. The majority of the recordings emanate from Ghana. The series features some virtual household names, such as highlife stars E.T. Mensah and King Bruce and The Black Beats. On this occasion we have not been able to include E.T. Mensah recordings for copyright reasons.

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