Snr Eddie Donkor – Eye Banker

Side A
Eye Banker
Kwaku Anase
Ka Na Wu

Side B
Asem Yi
Emmaabeku Mmarima
Jeje Kule

Perfect Ghanaian highlife from a legendary guitarist-bandleader. This is the best highlife album in my life right now. Synths and brotherly advice about money, women and gossip. Exactly.

20 responses to “Snr Eddie Donkor – Eye Banker”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love you. I just found your blog just now. I love you. The synth on this tape is beautiful.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow — thank you so much for posting this. Really, really cool. Tracks 2 and 3 have been running through my head since I downloaded this yesterday, and I just had to come back and express my gratitude. If not for your blog, I’d never have heard this. Right on!

  3. Taylor says:

    This stuff is great! I just recently discovered this blog, and i am addicted already. you should upload some malagasy stuff if you have any.

  4. Joe says:

    This guy was a Ghana highlife giant–he was one of the founders of the African Brothers Band. He’s gone now, but it’s cool to hear some of his later work.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your blog, I really appreciate what you are doin.

  6. Brad says:

    Does anyone know what year or time period this is from?

  7. interessant: le track Jeje Kule est un cover de Che Che Cole, le hit salsa de Willie Colon et Hector Lavoe ! abrazos desde Colombia !!



  9. Dr.Frank says:

    To Etienne Sevet: No, it’s the other way round, “Che che cole” is originally a Ghanaian children’s song, so Willie Colon took it from Ghana.

  10. Simon says:

    This is the real deal – beautiful stuff. Thanks for opening my ears to it!

  11. Snarf says:

    Awesome tape from Africa!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for uploding this on your blof, i looked for these songs for hours on the net but thank God i found it on here!!!! thanks : )

  13. merci dr frank ! oui, on m’a meme dit depuis que c’est a l’origine un chant pour enfants – c’est vrai?

  14. Anonymous says:

    that introduction from eye banker is killer! simply Eleggua: open the path to whatever you wanna play, be it slow or fast!

  15. Patrick says:

    Upon discovery of your blog, I clicked a random “Rewind” month and this post came up. Must have been “destiny” (lol), because this is the first thing I downloaded from you and it remains my favorite. Super thank you forever plus.

  16. Dave says:

    I love this record. I assume that’s Joe Dee on bass? Who is the drummer? This sounds like the “Agatha” band, which may be my favorite rhythm section ever.
    There is an Eddie Donkor album, “No Contribution, No Chop,” available on Amazon. Anyone know if he recorded much more under his own name?

  17. Trevor says:

    I had forgotten about this album, and stumbled upon a corrupted mp3 on an old cd backup. Thanks so much for bringing Eddie Donkor into my life. What a wonderful album.

  18. A. Adjei says:

    The King of Rhythm sang the truth and at the same time made them sound humourous.

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