Dr. Orlando Owoh & His Omimah Band

 

Side One
Ero Ki Yeye Mi
Omiye Lala
Osupa Roro

Side Two
Iyawo Olele
Omo Ni Ye
Mo Baju Wo Oju Orun/Irawo Mi Ko Ni Ku

Orlando Owoh is a pretty big deal. Nigerian highlife is a pretty big deal. This tape enjoys that floaty highlife levitation thing but stays grounded with its ill battery of talking drums, etc. Juju refugees gone wild. Wayward highlife guitar meanderings jut out in the mix. It’s all good. Watch out for calculated drum breaks toward the end of “Omiye Lala” and “Iyawo Olele.”

This music on this tape was originally released in 1975, according to the meticulous Toshiya Endo.



7 responses to “Dr. Orlando Owoh & His Omimah Band”

  1. Nick says:

    thanks! I really love your website–been following for a few months now.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great that Orlando Owoh’s music is getting some exposure– it seems his fate (along with such masters as Oliver de Coque, Stephen Osadebe et al.) is to remain in the tall shadow of King Sunny Ade. I hope someone someday will re-release ‘Dr. Ganja’s Polytonality Blues’, a late ’90s Owoh compilation.

    Great site!

  3. thursdayborn says:

    damn. best album title ever!

  4. Ogunsanya Oludele Joseph says:

    I cannot do without listen to baba orlando owoh music since 19 80s

  5. Opadeji Israel says:

    I Seriously love Orlando Owoh

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