Welcome

I’m Joe Poku. I’m an electric solo guitarist and graduate of Concordia University, Montreal (BFA, Music). I hope my music helps lead you in a special way to God. We owe thanks to God, because we all depend on God.

I started my one-man band in 2001. My music is mostly instrumental, sometimes vocal.

I have played with:

  • Signs & Changes
  • Bill Clinton
  • MC Hammer
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • John MacGale
  • Geraldine Hunt
  • Martin Stevens
  • Steven Barry Blues Band
  • Jammed with Jimmy James
  • I played with the Concordia University jazz band during my school days there
  • I played with Charle Biddles Jr.
  • Moose Walker
  • Jammed with Haward Starnes on his guitar
  • I played solos for Eddie Van Halen to give him ideas to play a solo for Michael Jackson’s Beat it.
  • I tickled Mick Jaggar’s toes when he was standing on stage bare foot with The Rolling Stones. I was 16 years old and Mick Jaggar was 25 or 26 yrs. old; a beautiful day to become musician!
  • I’m a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal with a BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts-major in studio electric guitare music].
  • I come from Brown Sugarland: that’s Ghana, northwest Africa-- "Brown Sugar"is a song by the Rolling Stones.
  • My home is now in Montreal !

    My music

    The Joe Poku Band - Temples of God (2009)

    Miracles
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1892700.mp3|07 Miracles
    I'll Be Waiting
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1892781.mp3|06 I'll Be Waiting
    A Song
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1892797.mp3|02 A Song
    St. Gabriel
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1892794.mp3|20 St. Gabriel
    Forgiveness
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1892799.mp3|03 Forgiveness
    O Canada
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1892765.mp3|08 O Canada
    The Baptist
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1892731.mp3|09 The Baptist
    Praise God
    http://poantin.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/1902027.mp3|16 Praise God
     

    Music credits

    Joe Poku:Lead- rhythm- & bass-guitars, midi- and electric-drums, midi keyboard controller and effects
    Ann LaBelle:Vocals on "I'll Be Waiting"
    Barney Beninger:Sound Mastering (Studio Fast Forward)
    David Laing:Producer
    All songs composed by Joe Poku. "I’ll Be Waiting" arranged by Joe Poku, Ann LaBelle, and Kevin Baker.

    Influences

    My music has been influenced by many greats:

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    I'll be waiting for you (Lyrics)

    [I will be waiting for you!]--3 times

    I've been walking in the desert, with no shoes on my feet!
    I've been calling out your name, you ain't no beast of burdon!
    Your love ain't like no guillotine, oh cry from the holy mountain.
    Chuck me in the water, don't let me in too deep.
    Wake up Susan, I come to take you home now!

    [I will be waiting for you!]--3 times

    All you dark skinned people! All you light skinned people!
    Colors everyone underneath the sun, smile like a dove, to the heavens above!
    Turning water into wine, to the land of love!
    Wake up Susan, I come to take you home now!

    [I will be waiting for you!]--3 times

    Acknowledgements

    I want to thank the following people:

    Contact me

    Feel free to email me at jpoku@videotron.ca, or connect with me on any of the following:

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