Wilson Boateng

Asew Watchman

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First ever re-release of Wilson Boateng’s ‘Asew Watchman’ and ‘Mabre Agu’, two phenomenalpieces of 1988 Ghanaian boogie/burger highlife- accompanied by 2 Mendel remixes from the original multitrack session tapes ! Following on from their Nana Tuffour retrospective in 2018, here Kalita focus again on the 1980s phenomenon of burger highlife, a crossover of highlife melodies with synthesizers, disco and boogie that took over Ghanaian airwaves during the decade and beyond. Originally privately released in a small run by Wilson himself, ‘Asew Watchman’ and ‘Mabre Agu’ were both recorded in Brixton, London in 1988 after his relocation from Ghana to the UK in search of stardom, following the footsteps of burger highlife stars Pat Thomas, George Darko and Thomas Frempong. Sadly, however, after pressing one thousand copies of the album, and although the music itself rivalled the very best burger highlife of the time, Wilson was beset by various obstacles both in London and back home. As such, the record was unable to make the headway that it deserved, and the music was soon lost into obscurity. Nevertheless, with original copies now selling for triple figures on the second-hand market, and after a two-year search to track Wilson down, Kalita are now honoured to work with and celebrate the outstanding burger highlife of Wilson Boateng.

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Release Date

18.11.2021

Cat No

KALITA 12019

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Reggae / Dub
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12"
Desmond Chambers
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Haly Gully / The Morning Show Kalita
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Reggae / Dub
12"
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Desmond Chambers
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Haly Gully / The Morning Show Kalita
Gospel
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Al-Dos Band
21.95 €
Doing Our Thing With Pride Kalita
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Funk/Soul
LP
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Al-Dos Band
21.95 €
Doing Our Thing With Pride Kalita
Disco
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12"
Mpharanyana & The Peddlers
14.95 €
Disco / Jamie 3:26 Edit Kalita
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Disco
12"
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Mpharanyana & The Peddlers
14.95 €
Disco / Jamie 3:26 Edit Kalita
Reggae / Dub
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12"
Michael Paul
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Reggae Music Kalita
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Reggae / Dub
12"
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Michael Paul
15.95 €
Reggae Music Kalita
Afro Disco
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12"
Muchos Plus
14.95 €
Nassau's Discos Kalita
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Afro Music
12"
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Muchos Plus
14.95 €
Nassau's Discos Kalita
Afro Disco
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Marcy Luarks & Classic Touch
22.95 €
Electric Murder Kalita
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Afro Music
LP
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Marcy Luarks & Classic Touch
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Electric Murder Kalita
Afro House
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2-LP
Arp Frique
20.95 €
The Seed Colorful World
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House
2-LP
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Arp Frique
20.95 €
The Seed Colorful World
UK Bass
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12''
Overmono
11.95 €
Diamond Cut / Bby XL
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Bass Music
12''
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Overmono
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Diamond Cut / Bby XL
Afro Disco
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12''
Wilson Boateng
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Asew Watchman Kalita
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Afro Music
12''
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Wilson Boateng
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Asew Watchman Kalita
Techno
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12"
Blawan
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Woke Up Right Handed XL
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Techno
12"
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Blawan
10.95 €
Woke Up Right Handed XL
Disco
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7"
Nel Oliver
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You Are My Dream / I Have A Good Job Pepite
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Disco
7"
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Nel Oliver
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You Are My Dream / I Have A Good Job Pepite
Re Edit (Disco)
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12"
Disgo (aka Soundstream)
11.95 €
Trick Or Track Disco To Go
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Disco
12"
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Disgo (aka Soundstream)
11.95 €
Trick Or Track Disco To Go