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Pat Thomas & Marijata

Pat Thomas & Marijata - Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata (Mr Bongo)


RELEASED: 10th October 2018
180g Vinyl LP

Format:  180g Vinyl LP
Cat No:  MRBLP158

 "I’m an afrobeat drummer but Pat Thomas is highlife. That is what he does so well." Tony Allen

‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’ is a seminal Ghanian album that fuses highlife, reggae, folk, funk and soul, from legendary vocalist Pat Thomas. Originally released in 1976 on Gapophone Records.

‘Marijata’ was a group made up of three members – Kofi 'Electric' Addison on drums, Bob Fischlan on organ and Nat Osmanu on guitar, hailing from Ghana.

Pat Thomas career began in 1969 with the ‘Broadway Dance Band’, leaving a year later to join the ‘Uhuru Dance Band’. He then played with Ebo Taylor’s ‘Blue Monks’ and finally formed the ‘Sweet Beans’ in 1973 where he really made his name. The group released ‘False Lover’ in 1974, split and then reformed as Marijata, releasing ‘Marijata’ (also available on Mr Bongo) and this album, ‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’. Thomas career spans more than 50 years and he still tours regularly across the world.


A1. Salvation
A2. Mother Africa
A3. My Love Will Shine
A4. That's The Way
B1. Brain Washing
B2. Papa's Little Boy
B3. Black Beautiful Race
B4. I Can Say
B5. Don't Blame Us