We Can Move (12")

Free Youth

of discs
1
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Rap/Hip-hop, World Music
Label
Soundway
Released
July 12, 2019

Format: Vinyl (12")

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Description

Soundway Records reissues Free Youth's long sought-after 1985 single "We Can Move" - one of the first known examples of Ghanaian hip hop, emerging at the dawn of 'hip-life' (hip hop meets highlife). It was the trio's only release and originally pressed on 7" vinyl, but now comes fully restored, remastered and available for the first time on 12" vinyl along with the original cover art.

Free Youth comprised three main members: Terry "Sir Robot" Bright, Lenny "Nii Addy" Dimple, and Abednego "King Abed" Ayim Bright. In the early 80s they began performing in clubs and parties across Accra, with friends and other dancers occasionally joining them on stage ? including Reggie Rockstone, who later went on to find commercial success.

In 1985, the band were approached by a producer and invited to record at a local studio. Without having written down any music, Terry, Lenny and Abed sang the parts and beatboxed the rhythms to the session musicians prior to recording. Out of this session came "We Can Move", a blend of hip-hop and Afro-funk with a proto disco-boogie beat, punchy trumpet riffs and melodic rap flow.

Included in this Soundway release is an exclusive instrumental cover version from Welsh ensemble Drymbago. This replaces the original B side track "Freedom Video Centre" which was an advertising jingle for a business associated with their former producer. Soundway Records is pleased to deliver Free Youth the release that they were after, 34 years later.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number SNDW12034
Barcode 5060571360571
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 200g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 302mm x 3mm x 302mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. We Can Move 06:29

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. We Can Move (Drymbago 2019 Instrumental Version) 05:03