MARIJATA (Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata)




Born in 1951 in Kumasi, Ghana, the highlife vocalist, Pat Thomas, made his name with his band the Sweet Beans. He began his carreer in 1969 with the Broadway Dance Band, leaving a year later to join the Uhuru Dance Band. Then he played with Ebo Taylor's Blue Monks and finally formed the Sweet Beans in 1973. They released "Faise Lover" in 1974, then split and-reformed as Marijata, releasing Marijata and Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata. What a story to resume this rare and famous album that can be sold more than one thousand dollar.

Né en 1951 à Kumasi, Ghana, le chanteur de highlife, Pat Thomas, s'est fait connaître avec son groupe les Sweet Beans. Il commençe sa carrière en 1969 avec l'orchestre Broadway Dance Band, et rejoint un an plus tard la formation Uhuru Dance Band. Puis il accompagne Ebo Taylor et ses Blue Monks pour enfin créer l'orchestre Sweet Beans en 1973. Ils sortent l'album "Faise Lover" en 1974, se séparent pour se reformer sous le nom de Marijata et le célèbre album Marijata et Pat Thomas introduit Marijata. Tout une histoire pour parler de ce rare et fameux vinyle qui peut atteindre une valeur de plus de mille Euros.

32 comments:

gilhodges said...

Apologies hardly necessary. The opening track is resplendent. Marijata is always welcome under any conditions. Thanks for this (and everything).

Perrata 2000 said...

This is the stuff of legend! Look forward to this, I'm sure it will live up to the hype. Thanks!!!

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fortherecord said...

Thank you again for all your fantastic efforts! The track "brain washing" does not appear on my download - I have right of the nine listed tracks. I am hopeful that the missing track can be found. Best wishes. Chris A

Oro said...

Sorry guys but the title "Brain Washing" was in a very bad shape, so I did not ripped it.

fortherecord said...

Ok thanks for what we got - I shall keep looking for "brain washing" and share if found - you never know!

tubeworms said...

Hey! I love your blog!
Missing track here;

http://www.sendspace.com/file/jvqel0

Oro said...

Thank to Fortherecord, the link is fixed and "Brain washing" is alive. Thank you very much for your contribution.

mr brett said...

hi. i'm brand new as a blogger, though I've been following randomly for some time. your blog is great, i love this kind of music. thanks for opening it up further. (i played "No condition is permanent at my gig in London last night..)

mr brett said...

hi. i can't seem to find any audio?

jimmy said...

great, great album...thanks a lot..

narcotikmar said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this gem!!

Zeus said...

Voodoo Funk Frank must be in disarray now that other people can actually listen to these tracks without shelling out $2000 for one of his copies. Thanks for sharing!!!

Frank said...

Why should I be in disarray? I had posted soundfiles of this entire record, as well as Marijata's first LP on my blog and on the Soulstrut forum. I had also posted mp3s of both records when I sold spare copies on ebay late last year. Yeah, the blue one went for close to $2.000 and this one for $1.500, both were the cleanest copies ever to be offered on ebay and these are very rare and highly desirable and collectible records. This is how the market works, so what's your problem? Are you in disarray you can't afford an original?

Don't worry, I'm re-issuing both records on CD and vinyl.

Jérôme said...

Merci pour ce disque incroyable... Je n'en avais jamais entendu parler et j'ai du mal à croire qu'il ne soit connu que de quelques connaisseurs et collectionneurs! Et félicitations pour ce site passionnant.

dude said...

Audiofile needs to be reuploaded - the link is dead.

I would really like to have this.

Anyway - Great Blog - exactly my music. Keep up the great work!

All the best

dude said...

Audiofile needs to be reuploaded - the link is dead.

I would really like to have this.

Anyway - Great Blog - exactly my music. Keep up the great work!

All the best

Oro said...

be patient for a new link...

Frank said...

Here's a link to an mp3 of the entire album:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/voodoofunk/marijataorange.mp3

There will also very soon be an official re-issue!

theshiva3 said...

Awesome, didn't realize this album was getting re-issued too. Thought it was just the first and a comp. That's great news, all the comps, greatest hits packages suck. The two Marijata LP's along with the Pat Thomas "Car" LP all deserve stand alone releases. Those guys were too great to deserve anything less! Even though I have my old battered copies, will be nice to have these tracks on a brand new piece of wax.
Fucking A. Thanks!

thomasherrod said...

Been looking for the 'Mother Africa' track forever on vinyl. Looks like it does exist as, Pat Thomas introduces...'
Too scarce and high in price for me!
Do you know if this is reissued and out now on LP?
thanks, Thomas

litlgrey said...

All those replacement file links are dead now! Oh no!!

xensma said...

thanks for all the great job done here.merci beaucoup pour ce super boulot, que de travail de mise en page, de recherche et de montage photo!magnifique.le lien médiafire est dead, est ce possible d'avoir un reup pour celui ci?merci d'avance.

Oro said...

Hello friends,
the link seems to be working. I try another one...

litlgrey said...

Okay. I'll wait for word.

Oro said...

Link is fixed....

Merci xensma pour ton soutient, j'adore ton commentaire.

litlgrey said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog. Cool of you to post this! Been holding my breath for the second Marijata for years now. Everyone should have a copy of this record. Nice that people who can't afford an inflated ebay copy can check it out. Cheers.

filo said...

Re: 10:38... looking doubtful that this is going to get a release any time soon. A shame really, there are probably people lined up to put this record out but alas. At least fans of the music can find album rips floating around online. Sure beats shelling out a few hundred on eBay.

Carl Howard said...

Not even, for example, Academy Records?

Frank said...

We have located the band members and the record will definitely come out on Academy/Voodoo Funk in the near future. We've just been busy with a load of other releases.

Carl Howard said...

Oh wow, Frank.
That is awesome.