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.
"áMarijata' was a group made up of three members "Õ 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 "áBroadway Dance Band', leaving a year later to join the "áUhuru Dance Band'. He then played with Ebo Taylor's "áBlue Monks' and finally formed the "áSweet Beans' in 1973 where he really made his name. The group released "áFalse Lover' in 1974, split and then reformed as Marijata, releasing "áMarijata' (also available on Mr Bongo) and this album, "áPat Thomas Introduces Marijata'. Thomas career spans more than 50 years and he still tours regularly across the world.