Pat Thomas - Stage Two
Originally released in 1976 on Gapophone Records, Stage Two is a rare Ghanese highlife-soul album featuring the Marijata band backing legendary singer-producer Pat Thomas.
Born in 1946 in Agona (in the Ashanti region) as Kwabena Nyamekye Amoo-Mensah, in the early Seventies, Pat Thomas moved to Accra to join Ebo Taylor’s legendary highlife band The Blue Monks. He left Taylor’s band (though their friendship and their musical association continued) and moved to the Ivory Coast in 1973, where he formed The Satellites. The band was short-lived but they did record a few singles. In 1974, he formed The Sweet Beans (which also featured Ebo Taylor in some of its incarnations) and started to cut several albums for the Ghanaian label Gapophone Records between 1974 and 1980, and his singles started to become major radio-DJ favourites.
In 1976 Thomas released his most-famed works, Stay There, Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata, and Stage Two. Marijata was a notable funky Ghanaian group that started to back Thomas’ on several of his classic albums.
Stage Two comes swinging right out the gate with a set of nine monster tunes, heavy drum-breaks, reggae infused afro-beats, funky bass lines, wah-wah-psyche guitars and lyrics that straddle between a sense of melancholy and frantic urgency.
Reissued on vinyl for the first time, this edition also marks the first release of Stage Two outside of Africa.
Let's Think It Over
La La La La La La
We're Coming Home
Think About it
I Need You Around
Let's Do it Now
Let Me Feel As I Am
- US import
- Pressed on 180g clear vinyl
- Strictly limited to 500 copies
- Presented with obi-strip and features the original artwork and liner notes
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