Header

WELCOME HOME

Osibisa

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Osibisa Welcome Home album cover
2.88 | 9 ratings | 4 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy OSIBISA Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sunshine Day (5:00)
2. Welcome Home (4:22)
3. Densu (5:23)
4. Chooboi (Heave Ho!) (5:10)
5. Do It (Like It Is) (4:24)
6. Right Now (3:11)
7. Seaside - Meditation (5:18)
8. Uhuru (3:27)
9. Kolomashie (4:35)

Total Time : 40:45

Lyrics

Search OSIBISA Welcome Home lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search OSIBISA Welcome Home tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean-Karl Dikoto Mandengue / Bass, Guitar (Bass)
- Mike Odumusu / Bass, Guitar (Bass), Vocals
- Teddy Osei / Flute, Percussion, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), African - Drums, Vocals
- Wendel Richardson / Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Guitar
- Mac Tontoh / Percussion, Flugelhorn, Prensa, Didjeridu, Trumpet
- Ray Allen / Vibraphone
- Sol Amarfio / Percussion, Drums, Bells, Conga, Bongos
- Kofi Ayivor / Percussion, Conga
- Robert Bailey / Vibraphone
- Paul Golly / Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
- Kiki Gyan / Organ, Clavinet, Keyboards, Clarinet, Piano
- Barbara Thompson / Vibraphone

Releases information

1977 LP Antilles 7051
1975 Antilles 9355
1990 LP Mango 7051
2003 CD Aim 1055
1995 CD Aim 1055

Thanks to ivan_2068 for the addition
and to easy livin for the last updates
Edit this entry

OSIBISA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy OSIBISA Welcome Home Music


WoyayaWoyaya
Import · Remastered
REPERTOIRE 2008
Audio CD$8.70
$12.78 (used)
Very Best Of OsibisaVery Best Of Osibisa
Import
Neon Netherlands 1997
Audio CD$3.94
$6.69 (used)
Osibisa/WoyayaOsibisa/Woyaya
Import · Remastered
Bgo 2004
Audio CD$12.87
$12.86 (used)
OsibisaOsibisa
Import
Aim Records 1993
Audio CD$9.78
$9.77 (used)
Ojah AwakeOjah Awake
Import
AIM RECORDS 1995
Audio CD$8.51
$10.00 (used)
HeadsHeads
Import
AIM RECORDS 1994
Audio CD$9.70
$9.69 (used)
Osee YeeOsee Yee
Golden Stool 2009
Audio CD$10.33
$8.97 (used)
Osibisa - In Concert 1972Osibisa - In Concert 1972
Import
On The Air
Audio CD$21.50 (used)
OsibirockOsibirock
One Way Records Inc 2000
Audio CD$190.77
$9.95 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
OSIBISA - RARE SOUTH AFRICAN PRESS US $40.00 [0 bids]
1h 6m
Osibisa-Dance The Body Music/Right Now 7" EX Cond US $8.95 Buy It Now 3h 19m
OSIBISA - Osibisa [UK 1971 MCA VINYL LP ORIGINAL, Roger Dean Gatefold - NR MINT] US $21.12 Buy It Now 3h 26m
OSIBISA US $8.99 [0 bids]
4h 2m
Osibisa ?- Ojah Awake LP 1976 FUNK / SOUL US $6.51 Buy It Now 4h 18m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - SUNSHINE DAY - OSIBISA - BRD20A US $11.40 Buy It Now 5h 6m
OSIBISA - OSEE YEE [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $11.87 Buy It Now 5h 42m
Osibisa Jambo CD Soundwings US $12.50 [0 bids]
6h 19m
OSIBISA oreba 12" 2 trk b/w moving on (cabl106) uk calibre 1980 US $8.14 Buy It Now 6h 58m
OSIBISA:SUNSHINE DAY/BUM TO BUM:(BRONZE 1975) EX US $21.19 Buy It Now 7h 22m
Osibisa - Osibisa UK 1971 MCA 1st Pressing LP US $8.14 [1 bids]
8h 26m
OSIBISA 1971 UK DEBUT LP MCA MCG3508 A1/B1 ROGER DEAN ARTWORK SUPERB EX AUDIO US $16.29 Buy It Now 8h 42m
AFRO ROCK FESTIVAL Vinyl LP Contour 2870-311 Osibisa Assagai Chaka Grutz Simba US $16.29 Buy It Now 10h
OSIBISA - OSIBISA [752211104526] - NEW CD US $14.31 Buy It Now 10h 22m
OSIBISA the best of Osibisa MCA RECORDS LP MCF 2575! US $13.05 Buy It Now 11h 42m
Osibisa- Happy Children- new/sealed 8 Track tape US $8.00 Buy It Now 11h 50m
Happy Children Osibisa Audio CD US $24.14 Buy It Now 11h 55m
OSIBISA-MYSTIC ENERGY LP-OOP-AFRO FUNK-DRUM BREAKS-NM!! US $35.72 Buy It Now 13h 53m
OSIBISA The Coffee Song+Keep On Trying Orig. Island 12" US $21.00 Buy It Now 16h 52m
OSIBISA 7"Single - Dance The Body Music/Right Now,(UK Pressing) EX+ US $11.40 Buy It Now 20h 26m
Osibisa GF LP Heads US $7.49 Buy It Now 22h 24m
OSIBISA sunshine daybum to bum BRO 20 uk bronze 1975 7" WS EX/ US $11.40 Buy It Now 23h
2 Lp Lot Osibisa "Self Titled" 1st press & Jefferson Starship "Gold" US $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
BEVERLY JOHNSON WITH OSIBISA *DH COPY* "CAN'T YOU FEEL IT" 45 RPM US $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA DANCE THE BODY MUSIC - RIGHT NOW Italy 1976 US $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
osibisa - dance the body music - 7" vinyl single - looks unplayed - 1976 US $11.40 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA - HEADS [OSIBISA] [752211104724] - NEW CD US $14.19 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA - OJAH AWAKE - NEW CD US $10.86 Buy It Now 1 day
GET DANCIN' - The Best of 70s 80s Disco/Funk/Hip Hop 3-CD Sugarhill Gang/Osibisa US $16.29 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA HEADS US $4.00 [0 bids]
1 day
VINYL 7" SINGLE - SUNSHINE DAY - OSIBISA - BRO20 US $11.40 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA Japan 1975 ORIGINAL NM LP+Obi WELCOME HOME US $99.99 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA Vtg 1970`s Very Large 63mm-2.5"Button Pin Badge Made In England US $9.77 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA 45 The Coffee Song CAVLIP label 1976 AFRO POP US $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA**OSIBISA**3CD SET US $11.70 Buy It Now 1 day
OG Limited Edition IMPORT Pressing~OSIBISA Ojah Awake~LP Afrobeat~Funk downtempo US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Limited Edition Bronze-IMPORT Press~OSIBISA Black Magic Night~2 LP Afrobeat Funk US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Osibisa - Dance The Body Music / Right Now IS 064 USA 7" 1976 Island Promo US $23.63 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA-DANCE THE BODY MUSIC-YU PS 45rpm-AFRO DANCE POP US $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Osibisa - Sunshine Day-The Hits CD US $12.03 Buy It Now 1 day
Osibisa - Heads CD REPER US $18.20 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA-WARRIOR/UHURU-DIFF.YUGO PS 45rpm 1975-AFRO FUNK US $16.00 Buy It Now 1 day
OSIBISA THE WARRIOR / UHURU VINYL 7" SINGLE US $2.27 Buy It Now 2 days
OSIBISA HEADS DECCA STEREO SOUL LP US $8.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Osibisa - Heads - 1972 MCA Records MDKS 8007 Vinyl US $32.62 Buy It Now 2 days
OSIBISA WOOLY BULLY PS 45 1985 US $0.82 [0 bids]
2 days
OSIBISA Happy Children '73 WLP NM- US $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
GIBSON BROTHERS ODYSSEY ANITA WARD REDBONE OSIBISA TAVARES CD DISCO NIGHT VOL. 1 US $2.34 Buy It Now 2 days
Osibisa - Osee Yee NEW CD US $17.11 Buy It Now 2 days
OSIBISA SELF TITLED MCA PSYCH PROG AFRO FUNK GATEFOLD UK 1971 1st Press Original US $40.76 Buy It Now 2 days
Sensational 70s Osibisa Drifters Bob Marley Chicago Tams Steely Dan + CD US $4.89 Buy It Now 2 days
Best of Osibisa [Prestige] by Osibisa (CD, Sep-2014, 2 Discs, Prestige Records) US $1.00 [0 bids]
2 days
NEAR MINT OST LP: SUPERFLY T.N.T. OSIBISA GATEFOLD US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HAPPY CHILDREN OSIBISA VINYL RECORD ~ WARNER BROTHERS # BS 2732 US $6.95 [0 bids]
2 days
OSIBISA - Sunshine Day - 1975 UK Bronze label 7" Vinyl Single US $7.75 Buy It Now 2 days
Osibisa. First Album. MAPS 4740. EX/EX+. US $32.62 Buy It Now 2 days
RHYTHMS OF AFRICA OSIBISA L QUARTER J CLEGG NEW CD '97 US $4.88 Buy It Now 3 days
MCA RECORDS ITALY MAPS 6259 OSIBISA "Heads" GATEFOLD COVER US $9.50 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA the coffee song / keep on tryin 12" VG+ IS 1002 Vinyl 1976 Record US $9.60 Buy It Now 3 days
BRONZE RECORDS ITALY OSIBISA "Black Magic Night" LIVE ROYAL FESTIVAL G/F 2LP SET US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa "Super Fly T.N.T." Buddha BDS-5136 US $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa "Happy Children" WB BS-2732 US $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa "Heads" Decca #DL-7-5368 US $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa "Welcome Home" Island #ILPS-9355 US $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa Decca #DL-75285 US $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
osibisa dance the body music 1976 uk vinyl 7" single excellent US $7.32 Buy It Now 3 days
osibisa sunshine day 1975 uk vinyl 7" single excellent US $7.32 Buy It Now 3 days
The Very Best of Osibisa [Gemini] by Osibisa (CD, Jun-2003, 2 Discs, Gemini). US $6.95 [0 bids]
3 days
OSIBISA - OJAH AWAKE NEW CD US $19.57 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa - Heads (2012) (NEW CD) US $18.33 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA - BLACK MAGIC NIGHT - LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL - CASSETTE TAPE US $13.03 Buy It Now 3 days
Woyaya by Osibisa (CD, Sep-2003, Aim Records (Australia)) US $9.71 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA 1st Album (1971), mini-LP sleeve. Repertoire CD US $17.29 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa Wayana DL75327 1971 Afro-Funk, Fab graphics! NM record US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $15.00 Buy It Now
3 days
Osee Yee [Digipak] by Osibisa (CD, Oct-2009, Golden Stool) US $12.80 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa - Ojah Awake [CD New] US $13.84 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa - Best Of - 2 CD US $5.69 [0 bids]
3 days
V/A Larger Than Life Vinyl LP WARNER K56283 Rundgren Osibisa Fleetwood Mac US $16.29 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA Heads. BGO CD US $17.99 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA Osibisa (1971) / Woyaya. BGO 2CD Teddy Osei Wendell Richardson US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
LARGER THAN LIFE VARIOUS ARTISTS 12 TRACKS INCL OSIBISA & F/WOOD MAC VINYL LP US $5.69 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA LP: HEADS, OG, GFLD, GERMANY, NM, 1972 US $19.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa Self Titled Roger Dean Laminated Cover German MCA Record Latin Psych LP US $29.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Superfly T.N.T. - ORIGINAL 1976 Blaxploitation OST LP - Osibisa! US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA "Osibirock" original PROMO LP from 1974 (Warner Brothers BS 2802) US $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA~ SELF TITLED~ DECCA DL-75285 US $17.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Osibisa - Heads CD BGO (BEAT GOES ON) (UK) US $21.84 Buy It Now 3 days
OSIBISA THE WARRIOR / SAXABO VINYL 7" SINGLE US $2.27 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA - HEADS [OSIBISA] [5017261206909] - NEW CD US $12.68 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA Celebration b/w Moving On '80 NICE HOLLAND 7"+ PS US $6.99 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA heads LP VG+ DL 75368 Vinyl 1972 Record US $12.00 Buy It Now 4 days
ZZEBRA Panic 1975 Polydor LP If Osibisa Prog World Fusion PLAYS WELL US $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA - WOYAYA - GF RARE VINYL US $30.00 [0 bids]
4 days
Osibisa/The Warrior/1977 Disco 7" Single/EX- US $6.51 Buy It Now 4 days
SUPER FLY T.N.T - SOUNDTRACK (OSIBISA) (CASSETTE) BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED US $34.99 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA 2004 UK 3CD Box Set Weton-Wesgram KBOX3377 Afro-pop 28-track US $14.79 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA - HEADS TURKISH PRESSING RARE US $60.00 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA - WELCOME HOME TURKISH PRESSING RARE US $60.00 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA - S/T TURKISH PRESSING RARE US $60.00 Buy It Now 4 days
OSIBISA - HAPPY CHILDREN TURKISH PRESSING RARE US $60.00 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy OSIBISA music online Buy OSIBISA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for OSIBISA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

OSIBISA Welcome Home ratings distribution


2.88
(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (56%)
56%
Collectors/fans only (11%)
11%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

OSIBISA Welcome Home reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars Yielding to Temptation

Recorded in late 1975 and early 1976, Osibisa's seventh album "Welcome home" comes some time after the period which saw them dabble in prog territories. That said, the sound here is not really that different to their early 70's work, but it is generally more accessible and commerical. Prior to recording this album, the band moved from Warner Brothers to the Bronze label, as Bronze managed the band anyway (hence their appearance on Uriah Heep's "Look at yourself").

The opening "Sunshine day" points the way forward, a well known and highly successful single. The funky, simple, repetitive pop may be enjoyable, but it is a million miles from anything you might expect to find on this site.

There is certainly a pleasant, perhaps surprising diversity to the album which strays well away from the Ghanaian roots of the band. "Chooboi (Heave Ho!)" for example has fine harmonies over Chicago like horns and some appealing organ work too. Those Ghanaian influences do however come to the fore regularly. "Densu" is an African fishermen's song which lists all the varieties of fish which can be caught in the river, in the form of an incessant chant.

"Welcome home" is the most surprising track. This soft acoustic piece is almost a ballad, the accomplished vocal performance being sympathetically accompanied by some fine flute.

After a couple of light pop songs, including the Temptations like "Do it (like this)", the closing tracks finally move into slightly more experimental territory. "Uhuru" veers towards jazz/fusion with the band improvising around the main theme. " Seaside - Meditation" too is somewhat more varied than what precedes it, with tribal rhythms and diverse melodies combining well.

It is difficult to evaluate this album for a site such as this. Taken in isolation it is accomplished and diverse, with ethnic chants and rhythms combining well with funk and pop. In terms of prog, there is very little on offer.

You pay your money, and you make your choice.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#95231) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, October 20, 2006

Review by Tom Ozric
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Recently I've been re-visiting my Osibisa LP's (which I've owned for almost 10 years) and I am pretty pleased with the results - of their first 6 releases I didn't really go for 'W)Yaya' - nice Roger Dean artwork but there's something about the music I didn't 'click' with. I got rid of it. On the other hand, 'Welcome Home' presented a somewhat commercial direction from the band, but I enjoy quite a few tracks....

'Sunshine Day' was apparently a hit single, and they have used a snippet of the song, plugging a local television station over here in Australia. The song itself is rather good, with an excellent electric-piano solo from keyboarder Kiki Gyan, memorable riff and a cool 70's vibe. The title track heads toward a ballad style, but is still an engaging and well arranged track. 'Densu' is a little bit straight-forward, with a 'groovy' vibe present. 'Chooboi (Heave-Ho)' is basically an instrumental melody with some chanting at various points and shows-off the brass instruments - a fairly enjoyable piece of music, even if a little basic.

'Do It (Like it Is)' is more commercial, but without any 'frills', thus rendering it quite an ordinary track. 'Right Now' is very close to the mundane as the previous song was. What comes up next is a great instrumental composition entitled 'Seaside - Meditation', with a great e-piano progression (poly-rhythmic, I think), well organised percussion, great guitar soloing from Dell Richardson, and could be considered as the high-light of this album - shame it wasn't longer. 'Uhuru' strikes me as a rather standard track, and album closer, 'Kolomashie', is another traditional vocal/percussive arrangement, but not as exciting as previous creations. Overall, 'Welcome Home' teeters between the 'Collectors/ Fans only' and the 'Good but inessential' rating. 2.5.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Tom Ozric (BETA) | Report this review (#109307) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, January 29, 2007

Latest members reviews

4 stars Surprisingly, even trough the first two album by Osibisa are considered their best, i really like this one :) "Sunshine Day", "Densu" my personal favorite, "Chooboi", "Do It", "Seaside Meditation" another personal favorite and "Uhuru" are very funky and groovy. The only let down fore me in h ... (read more)

Report this review (#84718) | Posted by Fido73 | Monday, July 24, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars At this time Osibisa sounds likea Funk Rock band, with just a blend of Jazz and african rhytms. Only the lyrics differs from the contemporary Funk/Soul group of the times The first side consists of four pretty good songs, first there's the funky "Sunshine Day" and then the softer "Welcome Hom ... (read more)

Report this review (#84703) | Posted by Frasse | Monday, July 24, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of OSIBISA "Welcome Home"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.92 seconds