23 Songs, 2 Hours 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Ghanian highlife pioneer’s first two decades of vibrant musical adventure. If the most striking thing about Pat Thomas is his sweet, burnished voice, his musical curiosity comes a close second. A retrospective that begins with the scratchy big band highlife of “Go Modern” soon sees him shaping himself to funk (“Gyae Su”), reggae (“Revolution”), and soul ballads (“Can’t See You”). Whatever the style, everything’s blessed with the luminous melody and rhythmic dexterity embodied by “Yamona”’s epic Afro-funk.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Ghanian highlife pioneer’s first two decades of vibrant musical adventure. If the most striking thing about Pat Thomas is his sweet, burnished voice, his musical curiosity comes a close second. A retrospective that begins with the scratchy big band highlife of “Go Modern” soon sees him shaping himself to funk (“Gyae Su”), reggae (“Revolution”), and soul ballads (“Can’t See You”). Whatever the style, everything’s blessed with the luminous melody and rhythmic dexterity embodied by “Yamona”’s epic Afro-funk.

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