RIM KWAKU OBENG/RIM KWAKU OBEN - Rim Arrives/international Funk
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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!
Vinyl release of Rim Kwaku Obeng/rim Kwaku Oben - Rim Arrives/international Funk. Released through BBE and available on 2LP.
Cat No: BBE328ALP
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