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C.K. And The Beat Merchants

Album US 1986 on Blue Heron label
R&B/Soul, Folk, World and (Boogie, Soul, African)

C.K. And The Beat Merchants
album by
Anlo-Ewe African Drum Ensemble
accompanied by
PortraitJefferson Voorhees dr, perc,
agogô, gankogui (bi-tonal bell)
PortraitBobby Vega b, eb,
PortraitDavid Belove b, eb,
Moddy Perry III dr,
agogô, gankogui (bi-tonal bell), drum, kagan (supporting drum), talking drum, okonkolo (yoruba bata drum), backing vocals, congas
Agbi Ladzekpo dr, voc,
vocals, drum, kidi (supporting drum), lead vocals, backing vocals
Kwaku Ladzekpo dr, bvoc,
agogô, gankogui (bi-tonal bell), drum, sogo & kidi (supporting drum)
PortraitPaul Broucek US
producer, engineer, overdubs
PortraitLinda Tillery bvoc, voc, *1948 US
guest, vocals, lead vocals
Peter Fujii ts, g,
rhythm guitar, guitar, tenor
Victor Tieku ts, g,
rhythm guitar, guitar, tenor, written by, written by, backing vocals
Anthony Whigham bvoc, voc,
lead vocals, vocals, lead vocals, backing vocals
C. K. Ladzekpo voc, dr, cng, cwb,
producer, vocals, drum programming, dx drum machine, agogô, gankogui (bi-tonal bell), drum, atsimevu (master drum) / sogo (supporting drum), written by, congas, written by, lead vocals, congas, written by, backing vocals
PortraitFrank Martin key, syn,
PortraitTim Gorman key, voc,
Betty Ladzekpo voc, bvoc,
vocals, written by, written by, backing vocals
Sikiru Adepoju djm, perc, tam, *1950 NG
talking drum, kanago
Bruce Unsworth as,
tenor saxophone
PortraitRocki Dzidzornu cng, *1935 US
PortraitDan Reagan tb, US
Tim Hyland
Zand Gee art direction
George Horn engineer, mastering
Brian Risner engineer, mixing
Dale Everingham engineer, recording & remixing
Larry Jones backing vocals
Ruthie James backing vocals
"Paa Joe" Amissah backing vocals
Betty Ladzekpo backing vocals
Claytoven Richardson backing vocals
Joni Haastrup backing vocals
Kwaku Ladzekpo backing vocals
Larry Batiste backing vocals
Victor Tieku backing vocals
Moddy Perry III backing vocals
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1It Can Be BetterC.K. And The Beat MerchantsBetty Ladzekpo, Victor Tieku, C. K. Ladzekpo
2African LadyC.K. And The Beat MerchantsVictor Tieku
3Lots Of LovingC.K. And The Beat MerchantsVictor Tieku
4AgooC.K. And The Beat MerchantsC. K. Ladzekpo
5YamoséC.K. And The Beat MerchantsC. K. Ladzekpo, Victor Tieku
6The Love Of TruthC.K. And The Beat MerchantsC. K. Ladzekpo, Earl "Wire" Lindo, Betty Ladzekpo
7Nii Me BaC.K. And The Beat MerchantsC. K. Ladzekpo
8KinkaC.K. And The Beat MerchantsC. K. Ladzekpo
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