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Ray Stephen Oche
"Interpretation Of The Original Rhythm"

His African Name Owoicho Oche means: "God is the King".
Ray Stephen Oche is singer, drummer, flutist and mainly trumpet player from Nigeria. From the late 50s he spent time in Ganha meeting famous drummer Guy Warren "who is supposed to have deliver him the secret of the authentic african rythms" , toured in Sierra Leone with "Outer Space" band, went to Senegal and Gambia. He arrived in Paris in 1965 and played in Europe, worked with ORTF. Matumbo, name of his band on this record means in Angola: "gifted with various talents".

Bass & Vocals by Tony Batchi
Congas, Percussion, Vocals by Lucky Zebila
Piano by Paul Rako
Tenor Saxophone by Rao Kyao
Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion and Drums by Ray Stephen Oche
Vocals and Percussion by Adolf Winkler and Jo Mako

1. Alaglanu - Alaglano
2. Okwukwu - Kiwongo
3. Ikwunmokon - Okoitiho
4. Botalaboyoka
5. Daybreak On The Niger
6. Odeiyolaoo