Born in 1951 in Kumasi, Ghana, the highlife vocalist, Pat Thomas, made his name with his band the Sweet Beans. He began his career 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 False Lover in 1974, then split and-reformed as Marijata, releasing Marijata and Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata on Gapophone Records in Ghana in 1976.
"I know I've been promising this one for years but now Academy LPs and Voodoo Funk will release this record as their first joined release of 2015. We have managed to secure the licensing from band member Kofi ‘Elecric' Addison who also provided us with some mind bending band pictures. Stay tuned for one of the most anticipated Afro Funk releases ever." - Voodoo Funk