RIM KWAKU OBENG/RIM KWAKU OBEN - Rim Arrives/international Funk

Rim Kwaku Obeng/rim Kwaku Oben


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Date of release: Sep 04 2015

We're very proud to present here the first of two legendary 'lost' albums both previously

available only as rare-as-hen's teeth private presses, from one Samuel K. Mfojo, the man

known as Rim Kwaku Obeng. As well as heralding the arrival as solo artist of an exciting

new drummer, the title of his 1977 debut, Rim Arrives, also makes reference to the long

struggle Kwaku had in getting to that point. To say that he 'paid his dues' is an understate-

A member of one of Ghana's most popular bands, the Uhuru Dance Band, during a period

when 'every song was a hit', the recording studios of LA were even more alluring to an

aspirant musician, and he followed his bandmate, Duke Oketa, there for a session in 1973.

Also included is International Funk, a very in-demand 12" he recorded later as Rim and

The Believers, with drum machines and synths in full 1980s effect!

Serious Afro-disco heat here, with the originals fetching silly money, these records were

overlooked at the time, with the glut of amazing music that characterized the era; but,


four decades on, it's fair to say that, Rim really has arrived!

Side 1
1.Gas Line
2.Believe In Yourself
3.Sunkwa (Life First)
4.Funky Drummer
1.Brushing Means Making Love
2.Nothing Is Free
3.Spend Your Money
1.International Funk
1.International Funk (Instrumental)

Vinyl release of Rim Kwaku Obeng/rim Kwaku Oben - Rim Arrives/international Funk. Released through BBE and available on 2LP.


RIM KWAKU OBENG/RIM KWAKU OBEN - Rim Arrives/international Funk (2LP)
Cat No: BBE328ALP
Barcode: 0730003132810
Packaging: 2LP
SKU 4720833
Barcode # 0730003132810
Artist Rim Kwaku Obeng/rim Kwaku Oben
Shipping weight 0.7600kg
Format 2LP

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