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Tall Emma & His Skippers
June 23, 2008, 1:11 pm
Filed under: Ghana


Tall Emma & His Skippers were from Ghana.

Unfortunately this record, like many singles from Africa, doesn’t have a picture sleeve. I can only imagine what they must have looked like.

The only information I have been able to find about this band is from a mention from an article by Miles Cleret from Soundway Records. While the single is credited to “Tall Emma”, the song writing credit is “Richard Tall Amma”. Also, the vocals are credited to Chester Adams, who went on to play in the Uppers International and the Kamela Band.

Hammatan is the Ghanaian Twi word for the cold dry air blows off the Sahara in the Winter.

If you know anything about them, especially if there is any more recordings by them, please contact me.

Catalog number DKN 231 on Obuoba of Ghana. No other information available.

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Yes, I know Chester Adams when he was in Germany. I was a Mormon missionary when I met him. He was a political refugee at the time. He returned home, but I have lost track of him in Ghana. I have photos of him at home. He was a very kind and gentle man and a good friend. He told me that he sang, but never had the opportunity to hear him. He is very good and I enjoyed listening to the song. I would send a photo, but I am serving in the Army in Iraq right now and will not be back to the U.S.A. for a few months.

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