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Pat Thomas & Marijata - Pat Thomas & Marijata (1977)

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Pat Thomas & Marijata - Pat Thomas & Marijata (1977)
Artist: Pat Thomas & Marijata
Title Of Album: Pat Thomas & Marijata
Year Of Release: 1977
Label (Catalog#): Gapophone Records [GAPLP 771]
Country: Ghana
Genre: Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Reggae
Quality: FLAC (tracks, vinyl)
Bitrate: Lossless [44.1kHz/16bit / 44.1kHz/24bit]
Time: 38:59 min
Full Size: 255 mb / 321 mb

Pat Thomas was born in Agona, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. His father gwho was a music teacher and a mother who was a band leader. Pat has always been in love with music from an early age, and he learned a lot of band organization and music writing from his uncle Onyina who played with Nat King Cole, Miriam Makeba, Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald. It was during his stay with his uncle that he learned how to play the guitar and drums.

In the early 70’s he went to Accra to join a band known as The Blue Monks under the leadership of Ebo Taylor. This was the resident band of Tip Toe Nite Club. It was during one of his shows that one Caucasian lady who was in attendance fell in love with his voice and signed him up to go to C?te d’Ivoire to form a group called The Satellites. He later came back to Ghana to form The Sweat Beans Band, which became the band of choice during the Kutu Acheampong Era.

In July of 1976, Pat Thomas was recognized by the Arts Council of Ghana as “Nana Amu Mensah I” for his contribution to music. Also that year, as well as the following year, he was awarded the Vocalist of the Year by the Entertainment Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana. In 1991 he also won the Album of the Year with his “Sika Ye Mogya” song.

After moving to Germany, and then on to London, Pat eventually settled in Toronto, Canada. But after 15 years, he decided to go back to Ghana, where he still records and performs.

The core members of Pat Thomas’s backing band Marijata were Kofi “Electrik” Addison on drums, Bob Fischian on keyboards and Nate Osmanu on guitar, all of which had been in The Sweat Beans Band. Marijata, as well as Ebo Taylor, were featured on both of Soundway Records’ first and second volumes of the Ghana Soundz compilations.


A1 Let Me Feel As I Am
A2 I Need You Around
A3 Think About It
A4 Mankind
B1 My Love Will Shine
B2 I Need More
B3 Salvation
B4 Papa's Little Boy
B5 That's The Way

Arranged By, Guitar – Ebo Taylor
Bass [Fender Bass] – Victor Tetteh
Bass [Fender Bass], Guitar, Effects [Jet Phasing] – Nat Prempeh
Congas – Ekow Brown
Drums – Kofi Addison
Flugelhorn – Osei Tutu
Organ, Synthesizer [Arp Solina String Essemble] – Bob Fician
Producer – George A. Prah
Recorded By, Engineer – Kayode Salami Moki, Monday Oki
Saxophone [Alto] – Samuel Arhin
Saxophone [Tenor] – Justice Garr
Trombone – Remi
Vocals – Lola Everett, Pat Thomas

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