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  • Me Dear [Highlife World, 1990] A-

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Me Dear [Highlife World, 1990]
A onetime soccer pro who's been singing 25 years, long enough to watch highlife sink from top of the Afropops to regional specialty, he's not down, no sir. Talking tradition here and synthesis there, based in Ghana but happy to service the Anglophone diaspora, he goes with what he knows, including blues licks, reggae beats, and pop-funk basslines. From Accra to Toronto, he's making it in his own little world, and he's here to tell you you can too. A-