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ABAFANA BASEQHUDENI - THE COCKEREL BOYS MBUBE JIVE AND SOUL LR44009 LP 12.00 COL
ABAKHWENYANA KHOKHOBA ROAD 14DSR106 TC 6.00 COL
Smooth Soul-Mbaqanga very much in the style of the Soul Brothers. No doubt Johny Chonco who is a guest on the album and plays with the Soul Brothers feels totally at home with the music. The Brothers added a bit of zest with their sax line up but you don't notice the absence because the group's vocals don't need any back up. Great sound and if you like Soul Brothers it's a must.
AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS AFRIKA VUKANI CDGMP40812 CD £ 11.99
AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS LIVE AT THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 669042 CD 13.85 COL
AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS SHUFFLIN JOE (S.A. PRESSING) CDGMP40606 CD £ 11.99
AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS SIP 'N' FLY 66927-2 CD £ 11.99
Gorgeous album of sweet South African tinged swinging jazz. PURE MAGIC ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS THE AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS CDHUL40186 CD £ 11.99
Faithfull copy of the original South African released LP with a magnificent colour cover photo of the group in action which you missed out on with the UK CDN1005 version. A real classic album. 1. NONTOSANGOMA
2. YEKA YEKA
3. HELLFIRE
4. HOSH
5. MZABALAZO
6. TEN TEN
7. RIVERSIDE
8. MBOMBELA
AMAMPONDO FEEL THE PULSE OF AFRICA AM000202 CD 13.50 COL
AMAMPONDO HEARTBEAT OF AFRICA 'LIVE' CDAM0002-2 CD 11.99 COL
AMAMPONDO HEARTBEAT OF AFRICA 'LIVE' BIG004 LP £ 8.00
AMAMPONDO SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING LINK TEL2116 LP 9.00 COL
AMAMPONDO STATE OF EMERGENCY ASS1 LP 9.00 COL
AMAMPONDO AND THE SOLID BRASS QUINTET INTSHOLO AM000282 CD 13.50 COL
AWULALELI IZELAMANI BC608 TC £ 6.00
AZUMAH LONG TIME AGO KAZMC15 TC 10.00 COL
Traditional Zulu music that is played in a very atmospheric way. Simply gorgeous to listen to and will leave you spellbound.
BARUNGWA THE MESSENGERS BW070 CD £ 2.00
BAYETTE AND JABU KHANYILE MMALO-WE 9947 TC £ 6.50
BERTHA EGNOS AND GAIL LAKIER IPI NTOMBI: ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING CDRED682 CD £ 11.99
A lovely album produced from the hit sixties stage show which toured the world to great acclaim. Seventy five minutes long and with twenty six tracks which includes narrative as well as the songs. The re-issue now comes with a much more detailed booklet. Track: Andy's Song
BLACK BUSH BUCKS LIMNANDI EVANGELI RPM7119 LP £ 6.50
BOYOYO BOYS BACK IN TOWN GRELCD2003 CD 9.85 COL
BOYOYO BOYS BACK IN TOWN ROUCD5026 CD £ 13.85
Way back in the late sixties, early seventies the Boyoyo Boys climbed their way to the top of the African Township Jive Charts (Mbaqanga Jive, as it was commonly known). These sales number in the tens of thousands in South Africa. They achieved seventeen gold records in the short space of four years. Recording came to a halt when a year-and-half-long tour was undertaken, on which hundreds and thousands of fans demanded they extend the tour. The late seventies once again proved that the Boyoyo Boys were still tops; three gold discs followed, one after the other, with hits such as Pretoria and Brakpan Special. Sadly in 1984 the drummer Archie Mohlala was tragically stabbed and killed in a township shabeen. The other band members were so devastated after having worked together for fifteen years that they decided to take a break from recording and performing altogether. It wasn't long before the name Boyoyo Boys was again up in lights when international star Paul Simon heard a tape of the Boyoyo Boys material, which was his main inspiration for the Grammy Award winning album entitled Graceland. Tracks: Back in Town, Maraba Start 500, Daveyton Special, Duba Duba, Mapetla 50, Pulukwani Centre, Brakpan No.2, Dube Station, Archie Special, Vezunyawo.
BRENDA FASSIE BLACK PRESIDENT COL468080-4 TC £ 6.50
BRENDA FASSIE MALI CDBREN2003 CD £ 11.99
Eleven tracks of throbbing and thumping Disco style electronics with some rip roaring singing from Brenda. Seems funny to think a few years ago I would have been listing to all sorts of instruments and artists who knew how to play them. Here it's Tenny Maribits - engineer, programming, recording and mixing plus T. P. Kamela on keyboards.
BRENDA FASSIE MAMA 4113 CD £ 6.95
BROTHERS OF PEACE PRESENTS PROJECT A CDCOL8149 CD £ 11.99
COSBIE MBELE CELEBRATION 6214 CD £ 8.00
Cosbie is a professor and has been teaching at Queens college in New York since 1982. She has worked with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and wrote most of this album herself based upon the music and songs of her Zulu homeland. [33M/11T]
DARK CITY SISTERS AND THE FLYING JAZZ QUEENS CDEWV31 CD 12.50 COL
1. SEKUSILE
2. LANGA MORE (Tap Tap)
3. THATHU KISI
4. JABULANI NONKE
5. TOMATI YO YO No. 3
6. RETSWA GAUTENG
7. EMAHLATHINI
8. INSIZWA
9. LANGA MORE
10. AMANGWANE AMYAME
11. INGWABABA
12. MOKUPI
13. IZINTO EZINHLE
14. 11TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
15. NKABINDE
16. LELO HASHE
DAVID KRAMER KAROO KITAAR BLUES BLIK07 CD 15.00 COL
Guitarist and singer David Kramer and his band together with dancing guitarist Tokas Lodewyk, teaspoon slide guitarist Hannes Coetzee, Siena and Jan Mouers with their daughter Magdelena plus guitar and 3 string blikviool playing brothers Jan and Jakob Jaers live at the Baxter Theatre Capetown. INCREDIBLE is an ABSOLUTE and TOTAL UNDERSTATEMENT...... Have a listen to a bit of Kramer, The Mouers and the amazing Hannes 1. HEIDEVELD
2. JOHNNY RAAKVAT
3. ALMAL HET IETS TE SE
4. MAHALLA
5. ONE KAPPELELA
6. KRUISPAD
7. LANGARM
8. DIE HANETJIE
9. SALLIE WEER TROU NIE
10. DIE PAD
11. ANTIE MAAK OOP JOU DEUR
12. JALOERS BOKKIE
13. KIELIE METTIE MIELIE
14. MEISIE SONDER SOKKIES
15. MOENIE LUJET DRINKIE
16. EK KO HUISTOE
DIBENG SA MADI WITSIESHOEK PULAMADIBOHO BMCO4061401 LP £ 6.00
DIKGWARI TSA RENA LEBOWA MAKGAKGASA BC647 TC 6.00 COL
DOROTHY MASUKA HAMBA NOTSOKOLO CDZAC60 CD 11.99 COL
EDI NIEDERLANDER HEAR NO EVIL MOOLPY56 LP £ 5.00
ELITE SWINGSTERS AND DOLLY RATHEBE SIYA GIDA - WE DANCE TELCD2570 CD 11.99 COL
ELITE SWINGSTERS AND DOLLY RATHEBE WOZA! CDBL751 CD 11.99 COL
GENEVA OKHOLWA YIMI NENDODODANA BL567 LP 8.00 COL
HLANZA NGEDELA MSHANA KAGONONDO NABAXEBULI YPC8000 LP 8.00 COL
HOLY CROSS CHOIR 10 YEARS OF HITS CDSZL149 CD 11.99 COL
HOLY CROSS CHOIR AYIKH'INDLELA CDSZL146 CD 11.99 COL
HOLY CROSS CHOIR CALVARY CDGMP40971 CD 11.95 COL
Power packed vocals from the new lead singer but Belinah Mokhethi was a much more listenable singer. More vocals and less vibrato would have helped. Still nice but not upto the standards of the old albums. 1. CALVARY
2. IN THE NAME OF JESUS
3. JEHOVA MORENA
4. KUYOPHELA
5. KA LE BITSO
6. UMTHWALO
7. SAMTHOLA
8. QHOBOSHEANENG
9. THETHELELA
10. ESIPHAMBANWENI
HOLY CROSS CHOIR E TENG NGAKA CDGMP40745 CD 11.95 COL
Another lovely Gospel set with outstanding vocals from the late great Belinah Mokhethi. Released back in 1998 but still as fresh and vibrant today as it was then. 1. E TENG NGAKA
2. KGUMAMA
3. KE TLA MO LEBOHA
4. KE NE KE TLANNGWE
5. JOKO YA HAO
6. LE HA TSELA
7. KE UTLWA LERATO
8. IN THE BEGINNING
9. JESU MOTSWALLE
10. TAU YA LAHOLO LA JUDA
HOLY CROSS CHOIR GETHSEMANE CDGMP40785 CD 11.99 COL
HOLY CROSS CHOIR IKHONA INYANGA CDGMP40749 CD 11.99 COL
A real Holy stomper with the power packed voice of Belinah Mokhethi leading the rest of the choir in some great gospel songs. 1. IKHONA INYANGA
2. NOMA INDLELA
3. NGIZOMBONGA NGANI?
4. NGANGIBOSHIWE
5. IJOKWE
6. BAWO
7. GUQA NGAMADOLO
8. IN THE BEGINNING
9. UMSINDISI
10. CALVARY
HOLY CROSS CHOIR KUKHON' UMTHOMBO CDGMP40820 CD 11.99 COL
1. SHINTSHA MZALWANE
2. KUKHON'UMTHOMBO
3. ISIPHAMBANO
4. SIZOHAMBA NAYE
5. WAKRAZULWA
6. IZIFUNGO
7. NGAMANDL' EGAZI
8. UMTHWALO
9. BESUKA BEMLANDELA
10. BONGA
HOLY CROSS CHOIR MONA MONA CDEBBB135 CD £ 11.99
HOLY CROSS CHOIR THAPELO YA AFRIKA CDSZL137 CD 11.95 COL
Magic stuff as the old time gospel thumps and throbs along with devastating effect. Stay still while this is playing - more chance of sucking a fruit pastel without biting it......... 1. THAPELO YA AFRIKA
2. EYA JONASE
3. EMELANG JESU
4. NKEMELE MOYA
5. RAOHANG MASOLE
6. NALEDI E TSHWEU
7. SEFAPANONG
8. LEFELLENG
9. LALA HONNA
10. IPATLE NGWANESO
11. O MOHAU MESSIAH
HOLY CROSS CHOIR THULANI NILALELE RLLPE021 LP £ 30.00
Magic stuff as the choir show their paces with 30 minutes and ten tracks of throbbing old style South African Gospel music. 1. ISIZWE SIKA NDLOVU
2. SIZOHAMBA EKUKHANYENI
3. THULANI NILALELE
4. NGILANDELE UMOYA
5. UKUTHULA KUKA JESU
6. BABA NGITHUME
7. VUKANI BANDLA BO
8. SIYAKUBONGA NKOSI
9. EZINSIZINI ZOVALO
10. NGIMDUMISE
HOLY SPIRITS KABELO YA KA ENTLE/THAPELO EA HOLY SPIRITS TELCD2898 CD 11.95 COL
Double album includes the whole of Thapelo Ea Holy Spirits and also Kabelo Ya Ka Entle. I don't know enything about the latter so if anybody out there has some info then please let me know. It's been 20 years since I last played the record and what was I missing. Its absolutely fantastic. Just have a listen...... 1. SEFAPANO KE BOHA
2. KABELO YA KA ENTLE
3. RE EA O LEBOHA
4. RE YA YA JERUSALEMA
5. RE ENTSENG NA
6. LE EA BITSWA LEBITSO LA KA
7. NTATA RONA
8. RE RATA HA RE KA BONA
9. KE MOETI
10. THAPELO EA HOLY SPIRIT
11. A SE LE THABO
12. MORENA O BA ETELE
13. HA BA FIHLA JORDANE
14. BONANG SEFAPANONG
15. RE AO BOKA
16. ROMA NNA
HOLY SPIRITS THAPELO EA HOLY SPIRITS TEL2143 LP £ 30.00
The original record from 1987. 1. KE MOETI
2. THAPELO EA HOLY SPIRIT
3. A SE LE THABO
4. MORENA O BA ETELE
5. HA BA FIHLA JORDANE
6. BONANG SEFAPANONG
7. RE AO BOKA
8. ROMA NNA
HOLY SPIRITS THE BEST OF HOLY SPIRITS TELCD2798 CD 11.99 COL
HOLY SPIRITS UMTHANDAZO WEHOLY SPIRIT TEL2150 LP 8.00 COL
HOLY SPIRITS CHOIR OKHOLWA KUJESU TEL2124 LP £ 10.00
The Holy Spirits Choir was formed by Joseph Dumaku in 1985 in Kroonstad O.F.S. The childrens first album Kabelo Ya Ka was sung in Sotho. This album is the Zulu version of that album. Beautifully sung with a nice set of bright catchy songs. 1. OKHOLWA KU JESU
2. ISABELO SAMI
3. SIYAKUDUMISA
4. BABA WETHU BAXOLELE
5. SENZENI NA?
6. LIYABIZWA IGAMA LAMI
7. SIYAYA EJERUSALEMAV
8. WEMNGOMA LISHONILE
HOTLINE CURRENT FML1010 LP 7.00 COL
HOTLINE JIVE FML1015 LP 7.00 COL
HOTLINE WOZANI FML1007 LP 7.00 COL
HUGH MASEKELA STIMELA: ORIGINAL CHISA RECORDINGS VSOPCD200 CD £ 8.20
Early recordings from the 60's and 70's which include his hits Stimela, Coincidence, If There's Anybody Out There and Grazing In The Grass. (12T/61M)
HUGH MASEKELA THE PROMISE OF A FUTURE 22077 CD £ 10.95
HUGH MASEKELA UPTOWNSHIP 3070 TC £ 6.50
IMITSHOTSHOVU INKANI MXH3 LP 8.00 COL
INAMBA YEZULU MAFEMBILE NABA HLOBO BAKHE TEC2045 TC £ 6.00
INKUNZI EMDAKA ZIYANGISINDA IZONO TEC2161 TC £ 6.50
Released back in 1987 this guitar based traditional Zulu vocal has a lovely laid back feel to it.
INTETHELELO YABAZALWANE UJESU WAMI UYAPHILA CRS182 LP £ 6.00
ISJA ONE FOR ALL SHIFT9 TC 6.00 COL
Melodious smooth Jazz spiced with the Malay inspired 'Goema' rhythms of the Cape, though Jo'burg musicians all.This is the first recording to feature maestro drummer Ian Herman who has played with Mzwake, The Genuines and Tananas. Super dreamy Jazz.
ITHULAMSINDO UNTOMB'NKULU CRS201 LP £ 10.00
WOW!! what an intro track to this brilliant Modern Zulu Traditional. Thumping beat, growling bass guitar and husband and wife having a furious row. End of round one and enter the gospel choir with a bit of Disco in mind. Round two, no winner in this one so on to round three. Now he's woken the baby as well! Quick bring on the choir and give it everything you've got, row and all! FANTASTIC. The rest of the album? Well it's more traditional but has some superb vocals, thumping beat and accordion. Without the first track I'd give it 9 out of 10 but with it I'd give it a definite 12 out of 10. An Andy Kershaw (BBC Radio 1) track of the month. 1. UNTOMB' NKULU
2. SIDLA SONKE
3. USIBALI
4. IBHABHALAZI
5. NGATHWASELA EMAWENI
6. UNTOMB' FUTHI
JAMES MATHUSI XEPHANQA BC648 TC £ 6.00
JENNIFER FERGUSON HAND AROUND THE HEART ZSHB23 TC £ 6.00
Certainly the best female singer/songwriter in S.A. today. You don't have to look any further than this, her debut album, to prove it. Jennifer's incisive vision and wit expose the fabric of white South African suburban life.She writes of frustrated housewives, army widows, teenage lust, dreams, fear... and coping with it. Great voice, brilliant lyrics and smashing music, what more could you ask. White South African folk music at its best.
JENNIFER FERGUSON UNTIMELY SHIFT43LP LP £ 6.00
On her second album 'Untimley' there is a definite musical maturity to the tone and style of the compositions. The lyrics are subtle tensions as opposed to the kind of raw and obvious anger to be found on her first album.Though there are songs driven by funky S'African rhythms Jennifer's strength lies in her ballads. Playing solo or with full backing, the mood lingers long after switching the music off. Definitely a gifted singer and songwriter. Recommended.
JENNIFER FERGUSON UNTIMELY SHIFT43L4 TC £ 6.00
On her second album 'Untimley' there is a definite musical maturity to the tone and style of the compositions. The lyrics are subtle tensions as opposed to the kind of raw and obvious anger to be found on her first album.Though there are songs driven by funky S'African rhythms Jennifer's strength lies in her ballads. Playing solo or with full backing, the mood lingers long after switching the music off. Definitely a gifted singer and songwriter. Recommended.
JOHANNES KERKORREL AND GEREFORMEERDE BB EET KREEF SHIB32 LP £ 5.00
Not a blues band by any stretch of the immagination but pure Boer rock & roll! Cracking stuff as long as you can get on with Afrikaans instead of Zulu. I look at it this way, the music's great and who listens to the words anyway!
JOHANNES KERKORREL AND GEREFORMEERDE BB EET KREEF ZSHB32 TC £ 6.00
JOHNNY CLEGG CRUEL CRAZY BEAUTIFUL WORLD 7934462 CD 6.99 COL
JOHNNY CLEGG AND SAVUKA CRUEL - CRAZY - BEAUTIFUL WORLD EMC3569 LP £ 5.00
JOHNNY CLEGG AND SAVUKA SHADOW MAN EMC3547 LP 7.00 COL
JOHNNY CLEGG AND SAVUKA THIRD WORLD CHILD 7467782 CD £ 6.99
JOHNNY MOKHALI RORISA KA BOKGONI CDRL126 TC 6.00 COL
Gorgeous album from singer guitarist Johnny which is produced by West Nkosi.
JOYCE AND THE SHOE LACES BASADI BALLA BL468 LP 99.00 COL
The late Joyce Mogatusi who died in 2012 was a leading member of the Dark City Sisters and also the Flying Jazz Queens. The Sisters split up in the early 80's. However in 1984 Joyce once more teamed up with producer West Nkosi at Mavuthela to make this solo album Basadi Balla which is a Tswana language LP and was released under the name Joyce and The Shoe Laces (The Shoe Laces were West’s team of instrumental players). Joyce's vocals were multi-tracked to create a smooth girl group harmony sound like the famous Sisters. For more information please go to A Tribute to Joyce Mogatusi 1. BOWA TARAFINA
2. KAUTLWA LENTSWE
3. GA SE SETSWANA SEO
4. NTLOGELE MODISE
5. ITSHOKELE TSELA
6. BASADI BALLA
7. MMAMPIPI
8. MODISA DIKGOMO OKAE?
9. KEAO MASILO
10. DUMELA GERTY
JULUKA AFRICAN LITANY 57145 TC £ 5.95
The second album from Juluka released in 1981 sees Johnny and the group's vocals much more up front and with a rousing Celtic/folksy story telling style with a bit of rock and with lyrics that very much more anti government than their first album. The booming sound of 'Impi' and the tale of the Zulu's defeat of Lord Chelmsford's army at Isandlwana is definitely one of my favorite tracks and always makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end! A great album. ( F.T.Index: Impi, Thandiwe, Gijim'beke, Heart of the Dancer, African Sky Blue, Jarusalem, African Litany, Mama Shabalala, High Country, Bull-Man Free. ) [10T/41M]
JULUKA THE BEST OF JULUKA 003-2 CD 12.35 COL
Compilation of tracks issued between 1979 and 1984. Contains such gems as Impi, Scatterlings of Africa, Bullets For Bafazane and Work For All. [14T/58M]
JULUKA THE BEST OF JULUKA 57138 TC £ 5.95
A 13 track compilation compiled from releases between 1979 and 1984. Contains such gems as Impi, Scatterlings of Africa, Umfazi Omdala and Siyaylanda. A point of interest is that 'Walima 'Mabele' and 'Scatterlings of Jukuka (mega mix)' are only on the tape and not on the CD of the same title!
JULUKA UBUHLE BEMVELO 57146 TC £ 5.95
The third album see's the re-recorded versions of the best of the repetoire in Zulu put together by Johnny and Sipho over a ten year period. Not only is it great music but Johnny getting his tongue around the twisting Zulu lyrics is wonderful and entrancing to hear. Couple those lyrics with some great guitar playing from Sipho and a very dance orientated beat and its definitely a case of 'have tootsies will travel' takes to the floor until exhausted. ( F.T.Index: Umfazi Omdala, Woza Friday, Dumazile Bazothini, Umgane Wami, Biza, Sonqoba, Soweto, Zingani Zami, Inhliziyo Yegwala. ) [10T/37M]
JULUKA UNIVERSAL MEN 57144 TC £ 5.95
Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu started their duo Juluka in the 70's in the bad days of apartheid. That they became a top selling act was the more remarkable as Johnny was a white social anthropologist while Sipho was a black migrant worker. Their music cut across the racial barriers with its beat driven mbaqanga with use of both Zulu and English lyrics and the traditional foot thuding Zulu dancing style known as 'Indlamu'. Universal Men was their first release in 1979 and of the seventeen other musicians on the album, Mervyn Africa's keyboards and Robbie Jansen's flute and sax are outstanding. ( F.T.Index: Universal Men, Unkosibomvu - The Red King, Africa, Thula Mtaname, Inkunzi Ayihabi Ngokumisa, Sky People, Deliwe, Old Eyes, Uthando Luphelle. ) [9T/39M]
KATI ELICLEAN NAMANONO AMALABI ELP2003 LP 7.00 COL
KOOS KOMBUIS NIEMANDSLAND ZSHI035 TC £ 6.00
This is a real treat, even if you can't understand Afrikaans the music conveys the message. First time around it's a bit strange but then you start to understand the lyrics. Try it and you'll see what I mean.
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO UMTHOMBO WAMANZI SHAN43055L LP £ 5.00
LORRAINE KLAASEN WAKE UP MAMA SMCD010 CD £ 10.95
Lorraine has inherited her mother Thandi's incredibly versatile and powerful voice which she puts to good use on this rich and diverse album. Soca, reggae and township sounds, they're all in the melting pot.
MADLALA BROTHERS IMBUZI EMNYAMA ERH2027 LP 6.50 COL
MADLALA BROTHERS INDOD'EMNYAMA ERH2056 LP 6.50 COL
MAHLATHINI KING OF THE GROANERS TCEWV29 TC £ 6.50
MAHLATHINI THE LION OF SOWETO TCEWV4 TC £ 6.00
MAHLATHINI AND MAHOTELLA QUEENS PARIS - SOWETO CDGMP40314 CD 11.99 COL
MAHLATHINI AND MAHOTELLA QUEENS STOKI STOKI CDGMP40539 CD 11.99 COL
Tracks: Nyamphemphe, Ijokwe, Ilamba Lidlile, Sibali, Masibambaneni, Umgqashiyo, Stoki Stoki, Somebody, Guga Mzimba, Hamba Phepha Lami, Ntate Le Mme, Sihambile.
MAHLATHINI AND MAHOTELLA QUEENS THE LION ROARS SHAN43081 TC £ 6.50
MAHLATHINI AND MAHOTELLA QUEENS THOKOZILE EWV6 LP 8.00 COL
MAHLATHINI AND THE MAHOTELLA QUEENS UMUNTU CDGMP40788 CD 11.99 COL
MAHOTELLA QUEENS BAZOBUYA GWVCD53 CD £ 11.99
The Queens depart from their usual Mbaqanga in this album to move into a more global orientated sound after winning the WOMEX 2000 World Music Artist of the Year Award.
MAHOTELLA QUEENS IZIBANI ZOMGQASHIYO EMW5504 LP 8.00 COL
MAHOTELLA QUEENS SEBAI BAI LBLC2571 CD 14.65 COL
MAHOTELLA QUEENS THE BEST OF - THE TOWNSHIP IDOLS WRASS098 CD £ 9.30
MALOMBO PELE PELE ATH8003 LP 10.00 COL
MALUME PIKI PIKI 4063164 TC £ 6.00
MANHATTAN BROTHERS VERY BEST - THEIR GREATEST HITS 48-59 STCD3013 CD 12.50 COL
MASHAMPLANI BACK 2 SQUARE 1 CDWOL1007 CD £ 11.99
MBONGENI NGEMA'S SARAFINA! HUL40142 LP £ 6.00
M'DU YA ROCKA CDMDU10012 CD £ 11.99
Kwaito top seller.
MFAZ' OMNYAMA KHULA TSHITSHI LAMI CDAFR172 CD 11.99 COL
Zulu traditional.
MFAZ' OMNYAMA NGIHLANZE NGEDELA CDGMP40861 CD 11.99 COL
MFAZ' OMNYAMA NGISEBENZILE MAMA CDGMP40822 CD £ 11.99
MFAZ' OMNYAMA NGIYASHISA BHE! CDAFR176 CD £ 11.99
A real belting Zulu raditional album that goes like a bomb.
MFILISENI MAGUBANE ENGIMTHANDAYO CDGMP40890 CD 11.99 COL
MFILISENI MAGUBANE SIYAYIKHUZ' IMPI CDGMP40908 CD 11.99 COL
MFILISENI MAGUBANE UMMELI CDCCP1096 CD 11.99 COL
More Zulu guitar picking with a thumping beat and striking vocals. As good if not better than Woza Sihambe.
MFILISENI MAGUBANE WOZA SIHAMBE CELD6211 CD 10.95 COL
I can play this album all day and every day as it's sparkling vocals and effervescent music is simply out of this world. Born in 1955 at Mandeni on the coast of northern KwaZulu. Mfeliseni is a largely self- taught guitarist with a unique style of playing the local maskandi music which he mixes with the more traditional styles. His first album was released in 1976 and he has played on the movie 'Sarafina' and with Paul Simon, plus has toured as far as Jamaica and New York. This definitely goes down as my favourite South African album for some years! It puts the Soul Brothers into perspective - makes them sound about as interesting as watching paint dry! (F.T.Index: Woza Sihambe, Uthando Lami, Intethelelo, Ugomeleni, Uphetheni, Shosholoza, Itshitshi Lami, Uzothi Unamabhadi, Isithwala Mnjonjo.) [10T/49M] 1. WOZA SIHAMBE
2. ISITHWALA MNJONJO
3. UTHANDO LAMI
4. ITSHITSHI LAMI
5. UGOMELENI
6. IMPILO YAMI
7. UPHETHENI
8. UZOTHI UNAMABHADI
9. SHOSHOLOZA
10. INTETHELELO
MFILISENI MAGUBANE YASHA IMIZI CDCCP1162 CD 11.99 COL
MGQASHIYO NDLOVU LAMULA INDUNA L4EB004 TC 6.50 COL
Smashing album of Zulu traditional with guitar overlays from disabled singer guitarist Mgqashiyo
MIRIAM MAKEBA LIVE AU PALAIS DU PEUPLE DE CONAKRY CD8470 CD 13.20 COL
MIRIAM MAKEBA MAKEBA! RRL3001 LP 12.00 COL
MIRIAM MAKEBA MAMA AFRICA - THE VERY BEST OF.... MANTCD014 CD 7.85 COL
MIRIAM MAKEBA PATA PATA 9362470642 CD 13.85 COL
MOSES MCHUNU NEZIMBALI SIBEZWILE BEKHULUMA TEC2056 TC £ 6.00
MR MAC AND THE GENUINES BABA RIEBAB ZSHB TC 6.00 COL
Goema Music, the Cape Province's only real traditional urban music form, usually played by walking, dancing troupes of carnival musicians, is rationalised into contemporary arrangements with banjo played by Mr Mac who has over 50 years of experience. Robbie Jansen, alto sax and Tony Cedras, trumpet provide horn lines that sail over well crafted traditional and original compositions set in motion by the unique 'Goema' rhythm. Superb album of music that is unknown outside S.A.
MSAMARIA VOLCANO BC614 TC £ 6.00
MTHEMBU QUEENS EMJINDINI ROUCD5034 CD 13.85 COL
NGANEZIYAMFISA NO KHAMBA LOMVALELISO LADUMA IAC4032 TC £ 10.00
Lovely ten track traditional Zulu album with plenty of guitar and accordions providing a fast paced musical backing to the singers. Tracks: Laduma, Wongi Linda, Ngafa Inkumbulo, Asithandazeni, Nami Angizenzanga, Lwangena Udidi, Sinilindile, Nhliziyo Yami, Phendukani Nonke, Isililo Izwelonke. 1. LADUMA
2. WONGI LINDA
3. NGAFA INKUMBULO
4. ASITHANDAZENI
5. NAMI ANGIZENZANGA
6. LWANGENA UDIDI
7. SINILINDILE
8. NHLIZIYO YAMI
9. PHENDUKANI NONKE
10. ISILILO IZWELONKE
NGANEZIYAMFISA NO'KHAMBA LOMVALELISO INYONGO BL684 LP 7.00 COL
NGEYAMI LENTOMBI MDLETSHE L4ETL5005 TC 6.50 COL
NOISE KHANYILE AND JO'BURG CITY STARS THE ART OF NOISE ORB045 LP £ 5.00
OBED NGOBENI AND KURHULA SISTERS MY WIFE BOUGHT A TAXI SHAN64003L LP £ 5.00
OBED NGOBENI AND KURHULA SISTERS TSHIKETA TEL2132 LP 8.00 COL
The original South African issue of My Wife Bought A Taxi.
ODADEWETHU KUYOXABAN' AMADODA 5186517455 CD 12.95 COL
Modern Zulu traditional with thumping beat and sweet vocals from the girls and smooth bass backing from the boys. Plenty of accordion and guitars as well. 1. ONYANGA YOMHYAHAMI
2. SEKUSEDUZE
3. NGIYACULA
4. KAZI KUOYVELAHI
5. KAZI NGIYOBAFIHLAPHI
6. KUYOXABAN' AMADODA
7. SENGIZOKUFA
8. NIFUNA SIPHENDULE
9. IZINGANE ZAMI
10. SANGENA YHINA
11. ISOHLAHLA
12. ILOKHU K' YHIWA ANGIYHULE
OFELEBA ISIVUMELWANO DSREV002C TC 6.00 COL
Beautiful Soul-Mbaqanga from this talented trio. Superb vocal harmonies with excellent drumming from Rob Moloi who also appears on 'Abakhwenyana's' album. Every S.A. collection should have a copy in it.
OMAKHELWANE THEMBA LAMI LEOH010 LP £ 6.00
PHILEMON ZULU SESABA IZULU L4CT48 TC £ 6.00
PHILIP TABANE AND MALOMBO KE A BEREKA TUCD44 CD 11.99 COL
PHILIP TABANE AND MOLOMBO MOLOMBO CDBIG002 CD 11.99 COL
PHILIP TABANE AND MOLOMBO MUVHANGO TUHD108 CD £ 11.99
PHILIP TABANE AND MOLOMBO UNH! 979225-1 LP £ 10.00
Incredible music and my only comment is - MESMERIZING - once heard, never forgotten. What an album..... 1. MPEDI
2. SOMPIRO
3. UNH!
4. IHN LIZIYO
5. KGALE
6. LENYORA
7. DIBENJO
8. KHUTSANA
9. DRAAKIES
10. MODUMOKOGOLE
11. LEFTASHE
PURE GOLD EGOLGOTHA CDPUPM406 CD £ 10.00
PURE GOLD HA KE TSAMAYA CDDITIB196 CD 11.99 COL
Another great gospel throbber from Pure Gold. ( F.T.Index: Ha Ke Tsamaya, Mahlomoleng A Ka, Lehodimo Le Ya Sebeletswa, Halempotsa, Tloha Sathane, Jehova Tshela Moya, Nkhauhele Morena, Wanga Murena, Hlonolofatsa, Bodibeng Ba Mahlomola. ) [10T/44M]
PURE GOLD SIYABONGA BABA DOVA018 LP 6.50 COL
PURE GOLD THE BEST OF PURE GOLD CDBMGCLL3000 CD 11.99 COL
A wonderful set of tracks from the group that has been my favorite South African gospel group for the last twenty years. ( T.Index: Kuyoba Njani, Phuma Jona, Icilongo, Ayikho Indlela, Rerorisa Morena, Terone, Izimvana, Silungise Baba, Kanye Nawe, Satane, Efangedi, Ke Madi, Letsatsi La Badume, Sithethelele Baba, Bawelile. ) [15T/50M]
PURE GOLD UBANI 842337-2 CD £ 10.95
Gospel guitar explosion with the sweetest singers you can imagine and persuasive percussion that could raise the dead. Absolutely out of this world. 1. UBANI OKU HOLAYO
2. THUMA MINA BABA
3. EMILANJENI YASEBHABHILONI
4. NGINETHUBA LAMI
5. GUQA UTHANDAZE
6. WAWUHLALENI
7. THUM'IMVUSELELO
8. MALINDI
PURE GOLD UZOPHENDULA CDEBIB109 CD 11.99 COL
More pure magic gospel from Pure Gold. ( T.Index: Uzophendula, Jehova Thel'umoya, Nangu Jesu, Udumo, Ngoxola Njani?, Wen'uhleli No Bani, Siligugu, Lomhlaba U Ya Hlaba, Nitshiki, Ngikhanyisele. ) [10T/44M]
REBECCA MALOPE ANGINGEDWA L4FLY565 TC £ 5.00
This 1997 album from South Africa's top Gospel songstress brings back all those lovely memories of the 'Holy Spirits Choir' and the others who had such an impact in the late 80's, early 90's. Rebecca has an very compelling, rich and velvety voice which is made to stand out beautifully from the smooth and seamless vocals that flow effortlessly from the mixed choir that provides the joyous and uplifting backing. Wonderful. (F.T.Index : Uzuko, Baya Vuya, Uthand'olungapheli, Semphethe, Ngofelaphi, Injabulo, Angingedwa, Zulu Khaya Lami, Uhlal'engithwele, Mangigiye, Halleluya Ngimfumene, Glory to Jesus.) [12T/62M]
RUTHLA MASOPHA MATHAITHAI VOL. 7 TEC2174 TC 6.50 COL
S.W. SKHANDULE AND VATSONGO SISTERS ASWIKUNYUMISI MARIA No. 4 QBH1089 LP 6.00 COL
SAKHILE AFRICAN ECHOES KAZCD17 CD 11.99 COL
SIMEAO MAZUZE AND XIGUTSA VUMA DAVULA MANANGA TEC2127 TC £ 6.00
Shangaan vocal.
SLAVES ( Lucky Dube's ) TALKIN' REGGAE 669124 TC £ 6.50
Lucky Dube's group 'Slaves' in action on their own and coming across very nicely too. Musically its pretty much typical reggae with guitars, drums and keyboards providing a smooth and somewhat laid back accompaniment to some very good vocals. Only 'Usizi' is sung in Zulu all the rest are in Rasta dubbed English or as you might term it 'Talkin' Reggae'. A very nice album. (F.T.Index: Don't Give Up, Fly Dem Dreads, Usizi, Dis Ya Reggae, You Got To Grow,) [10T/47M]
SOUND ALIVE NELAMI LIKHONA ARBL1001 LP £ 4.00
SOUND ALIVE THANDANANI CRS188 LP £ 6.00
SPLASH CELLULAR CDGMP40584 CD £ 14.70
STEVE KEKANA MAKHOMBO 6203 CD £ 10.95
A very nice gospel based album from top rated South African singer Steve and his backing girls, Letitia Mduli & Edith Mnwele. They belt it out African syle on the first four tracks before breaking into a smashing version of 'I shall be released' with the Soweto Teachers Choir and then finishing off with a lovely version of 'Bridge over troubled waters'. 26'39
STIMELA LOOK - LISTEN AND DECIDE HUL40109 LP 8.00 COL
STOMPIE MAVI ITHONGO CDCOL8203 CD £ 11.99
Contemporary Zulu gospel singer who has a voice with an indesputable presence which is as smooth as silk with a sweet chorus line up to enhance it.
T.S.D. MASEVE AND NAHLAYISANI SISTERS IXIKUMA KUMANE LEO(H)020 LP £ 6.00
THANDISWA ZABALAZA GWVCD54 CD £ 11.99
THE GENUINES GOEMA SHIFT22 TC £ 6.00
Definitely the most energetic musical force to assault S.A. youth. Part maniacal button jazz fusion, strong lyrics with a razor sharp, wicked sense of humour. Plus, technically the best players in town.
THE JAZZ EPISTLES JAZZ IN AFRICA Vol. 1 CDN1004 CD 6.50 COL
Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa and Kippie Moeketsi made this album in 1959. The white owned record company pressed less than 500 LP's, sold the lot and then consigned the masters to the basement in the hope that they would disappear, which they did for the next 30 odd years. BRILLIANT ALBUM (14T/72M)
THE MINISTERS NDIZE BONONO NA? GSL265 LP 9.00 COL
THE NEW HOLY SPIRITS ESIPHAMBANWENI TEL2251 LP 8.00 COL
THE TULIPS THE CAPE TOWN MINSTRELS 1986102 CD £ 11.99
Magical potpourri of songs from The Tulips whose members are leading lights of Cape Town's famous Coon Carnival. Not enough room here for all the information in the 32 page booklet that accompanies the CD so lets just say that the songs cover over four hundred years of the Cape's history. Every race, religion and language that has had connections in the area and even beyond is represented by the melodious voices of the singers with the banjo player leading the gleeful singalongs. I haven't heard anything like it since the wonderful Mr Mac and the Genuines album Baba Riebab. [15T/57M]
THOMAS CHAUKE NA SHINYORI SISTERS SHIMATSATSA No. 2 DON'T BE SUPRISED QBH1030 LP 7.00 COL
THOMAS CHAUKE NA SHINYORI SISTERS SHIMATSATSA No. 22 CDTCR026 CD 11.99 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS AFRICAN HORNS CDN1003 CD £ 6.50
VARIOUS ARTISTS AFRICAN JAZZ COLLECTION MCZACL59 TC 7.10 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS AFRICAN JAZZ JIVE - VOL. 3 JIVEV3 TC 10.00 COL
These tracks were originally recorded and released in South Africa between 1955 and 1965. The relationship between the black musicians and white-owned record companies was then, as now, highly unequal. While the record companies made large profits from this music (sold almost exclusively to blacks), very few artists managed to make a living from it. Typically an artist would receive a session fee for making the record - maybe $10 - and then nothing more while the record company benefited. This situation is not confined to the music industry, however, but is typical of the position of black people in South Africa. In order to compensate, in a small way, for the exploitative conditions under which this music was produced, and to contribute to the struggle of black people in South Africa, a payment will be made from the sale of each cassette to the African National Congress (A.N.C.) of South Africa.

The above is a faithful copy from the original cassette. Yet more incredible stuff.
1. SALT ROCK PHATA No. 1 (TRANSVAAL ROCKING JAZZ STARS)
2. SOUTH COAST (TRANSVAAL ROCKING JAZZ STARS)
3. SHOUT SHOUT (COUNTRY JAZZ BAND)
4. SIXABENE (COUNTRY JAZZ BAND)
5. UP THE BIRDS No. 2 (REX NTULI AND HIS BAND)
6. MBUZIHAWA JIVE (REX NTULI AND HIS BAND)
7. DIEPKLOOF SPECIAL (MAKHUBELA AND HIS SAXOPHONE JIVE)
8. NWAZIZA (MAKHUBELA AND HIS SAXOPHONE JIVE)
9. BIG TEN (BOY MASAKA AND HIS BIG TEN)
10. TATAZELA GULUVA (BOY MASAKA AND HIS BIG TEN)
11. SESHAS No. 3 (ZEEZEE JAZZ APPOINTMENT)
12. PULLUP (ZACKS AND HIS SEXTET)
13. SI TANDO (ZACKS AND HIS SEXTET)
14. ACE OF SPADES (NICK MICK BAND)
15. GWEVA (NICK MICK BAND)
16. NGAWENJE (AFRICAN SWINGSTERS)
17. PRETORIA(BRA SELLO)
18. WUYE WUYE (ZEEZEE JAZZ APPOINTMENT)
VARIOUS ARTISTS AFRIQUE DU SUD - JIVE TOWNSHIP 669982 CD 13.85 COL
A cracker of a compilation album with tracks from a host of top names including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Chicco, Stimela, Soul Brothers, Mahlathini, Lucky Dube, Tananas, Philip Tabane, African Jazz Pioneers, Dolly Rathebe & Elite Swingsters etc [17T/73M]
VARIOUS ARTISTS DUCK FOOD - FEMALE MBAQANGA CLASSICS EMW5505 LP 10.00 COL
These were the songbirds who lightened the dark years of the mid-seventies in Soweto and the other Black Townships of South Africa. The MAVUTHELA team who made this record were a tightknit crew of producers, songwriters, arrangers, musicians and vocalists who consistantly produced the best in Township Music which found markets throughout Southern Africa. The Dark City Sisters were the top female group of the sixties, having records released in London, Lagos, Nairobi as well as topping the charts in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The Dark City Sisters are fronted here by Joyce Mogatusi. The Mahotella Queens are a floating team of session singers established in 1964 by talent scout and song writer Robert Bopape. The Queens took over from the Sisters in the seventies as the top female group with their MGQASHIYO sound (the indestructable beat) which joined the sweet voices of the Queens with the deep voiced groaner Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde and the music of the Makgona Tshole Band, the toughest Mbaqanga session team. The Mgababa Queens and Irene and the Sweet Melodians were formed by ex-Mahotella personnel. All these groups recorded songs in both the major Black languages of South Africa, Zulu and Sotho. D.a. Vanrenen 1986. Tracks The Mahotella Queens - Umculo Kawupheli - theres no end to the music, Jive Mabone - show people (show them how to jive), Thina Siyakhansiya - we are bringing the lights (we are brightening things up with our music), Isisu Somhambi - music which feeds the guests (idiom: music which entertains the guests), Igugu Lezwe - worlds favourite (ie a superstar), Wozani Mahipi - hippies come (to soweto), Mkhulu Lomkhosi - the biggest celebration of the year. The Mgababa Queens - Sidl'imali Zethu - we are using our own money, Akulaiwa Esoweto - the whole township of Soweto doesn't sleep (because of the music). The Dark City Sisters Ezomculo - the musicians, Kulelo Lizwe - in that country (outside South Africa). Irene and the Sweet Melodians - Phelaviki - let the weekend come. Track: Akulaiwa Esoweto
VARIOUS ARTISTS FORCES FAVORITES SHIFT10 TC £ 6.00
Compilation featuring a host of S.A. Rock and Roll artists going back to the 70's plus artists who supported the End Conscription Campaign: Mapantsula with their hit 'Pambere' (a real stunner), Aeroplanes, Stan James, The Facts, Cherry Faced Lurchers, Kalahari Surfers, The Softies, In Simple English, Nude Red, Roger Lucy and Jennifer Fergusson. Great compilation.
VARIOUS ARTISTS FROM MARABI TO DISCO - 42 YEARS... CDZAC61 CD 11.99 COL
28 tracks covering Marabi, Jazz, Mbaqannga, Pennywhistle & Jive/Kwela
VARIOUS ARTISTS GOSPEL ACCORDING TO EARTHWORKS STEW39CD CD 12.50 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS HEARTBEAT OF SOWETO SHAN43051L LP £ 6.50
VARIOUS ARTISTS JAZZ AND HOT JIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA 1946-59 HQ2020 LP 10.00 COL
16 Tracks from the 1950's.
VARIOUS ARTISTS JAZZ OFFERINGS ( 2 x CD ) CDREDD631 CDx2 12.50 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS NEXT STOP... SOWETO STRUT054CD CD £ 10.00
Township sounds from the golden age of mbaqanga and what a set of tracks they are too. 1. MELOTONE SISTERS WITH AMAQOLA BAND - I SIVENOE
2. THE MGABABA QUEENS - MAPHUTHI
3. S. PILISO & HIS SUPER SEVEN - KUYA HANJWA
4. THE BIG FOUR - WENZANI UMOYA
5. MAHLATHINI & THE QUEENS - UMKHOVU
6. ZED NKABINDE - INKONJANE JIVE
7. INTOMBI ZEPHEPHA - INGOINA LE NYATHI
8. TEMPO ALL STARS - TAKE OFF
9. BOY NZE NA MAQUEENS - I SMODENI
10. MAHOTELLA QUEENS - ZWE KUMUSHA
11. AFRICAN SWINGSTERS - EMUVA
12. UBHEKITSHE NAMAJONGOSI - UMADUNA OMNYAMA
13. LUCKY STRIKE SISTERS - MR J.S. MPANZA
14. ABA LILIZELI – SIKHWELE
15. REGGIE MSOMI & HIS HOLLYWOOD JAZZ BAND - SOUL CHAKARI
16. AMAQAWE OMCULO - JABULANI BALALELI (PART 2)
17. PISTON MAHLATHINI & THE QUEENS - NOMACALA
18. SAMMY BOY - 10 TO 11
19. IZINTOMBI ZESI MANJE MANJE - AWUFUNI UKULANDELA NA?
20. IZA WENA - HAPPY AFRICA
VARIOUS ARTISTS NEXT STOP... SOWETO LIMITED EDITION BOX SET STRUT074CD CDx4 15.00 COL
Volume 1. - Township sounds from the golden age of mbaqanga and what a set of tracks they are too. Volume 2. Soultown, R and B, Funk and Psych sounds from the Townships 1969 - 76 Volume 3. Double CD of the Giants, Ministers and Makers: Jazz in South Africa 1963 - 81 1. MELOTONE SISTERS WITH AMAQOLA BAND - I SIVENOE
2. THE MGABABA QUEENS - MAPHUTHI
3. S. PILISO & HIS SUPER SEVEN - KUYA HANJWA
4. THE BIG FOUR - WENZANI UMOYA
5. MAHLATHINI & THE QUEENS - UMKHOVU
6. ZED NKABINDE - INKONJANE JIVE
7. INTOMBI ZEPHEPHA - INGOINA LE NYATHI
8. TEMPO ALL STARS - TAKE OFF
9. BOY NZE NA MAQUEENS - I SMODENI
10. MAHOTELLA QUEENS - ZWE KUMUSHA
11. AFRICAN SWINGSTERS - EMUVA
12. UBHEKITSHE NAMAJONGOSI - UMADUNA OMNYAMA
13. LUCKY STRIKE SISTERS - MR J.S. MPANZA
14. ABA LILIZELI – SIKHWELE
15. REGGIE MSOMI & HIS HOLLYWOOD JAZZ BAND - SOUL CHAKARI
16. AMAQAWE OMCULO - JABULANI BALALELI (PART 2)
17. PISTON MAHLATHINI & THE QUEENS - NOMACALA
18. SAMMY BOY - 10 TO 11
19. IZINTOMBI ZESI MANJE MANJE - AWUFUNI UKULANDELA NA?
20. IZA WENA - HAPPY AFRICA
VARIOUS ARTISTS RADIO FREEDOM REU1010 LP 8.00 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS RHYTHM OF RESISTANCE V2113 LP 10.00 COL
10 Tracks from 70's South Africa by Babsy Mlangeni, Malombo, Mparanyana and the Cannibals, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Johnny Clegg & Sipho Mchunu, Mahotella Queens and Abafana Baseqhudeni.
VARIOUS ARTISTS ROUGH GUIDE TO SOUTH AFRICA RGNET1020CD CD £ 9.15
VARIOUS ARTISTS SAX AND FLUTE JIVE - VOL. 2 JIVEV2 TC 10.00 COL
These tracks were originally recorded and released in South Africa between 1955 and 1965. The relationship between the black musicians and white-owned record companies was then, as now, highly unequal. While the record companies made large profits from this music (sold almost exclusively to blacks), very few artists managed to make a living from it. Typically an artist would receive a session fee for making the record - maybe $10 - and then nothing more while the record company benefited. This situation is not confined to the music industry, however, but is typical of the position of black people in South Africa. In order to compensate, in a small way, for the exploitative conditions under which this music was produced, and to contribute to the struggle of black people in South Africa, a payment will be made from the sale of each cassette to the African National Congress (A.N.C.) of South Africa.

The above is a faithful copy from the original cassette. More incredible stuff.
1. SIMANGELE (BOY MASAKA)
2. TINY (BOY MASAKA)
3. MONKEY JIVE No. 3 (S.D.V. SWING BAND)
4. OTLA NO TSHELA (S.D.V. SWING BAND)
5. SPRINGBOK No. 4 (SPARKS AND HIS SAXOPHONE)
6. CHERRIE BEAT SPECIAL (KID MA WRONG WRONG)
7. YELLOW MIELIE MEAL (KID MA WRONG WRONG)
8. DOUBLE TROUBLE (VELILE TAPS KING)
9. AFRICANA (S.D.V. SWING BAND)
10. TOM HARK (ELIAS LEROLE AND HIS ZIG-ZAG FLUTES)
11. DEVIL IN THE SEA (BLACK MAMBAZO)
12. PARKHILL KWELA (LITTLE KID LEX)
13. SHOWDOWN PHEPHEZELA (INKINTSHO BROTHERS)
14. ERMELO TWIST (INKINTSHO BROTHERS)
15. SIMANGAMANGA (KAISER AND HIS RHYTHM)
16. KGOKGOMA (THE ALEXANDER SHAMBA BOYS)
17. FINISH (THE ALEXANDER SHAMBA BOYS)
18. BOILING WATER (BLACK MAMBAZO)
19. SPOON DOWN (ALEXANDER SHAMBA)
VARIOUS ARTISTS SOWETO SOWETO LP 12.00 COL
14 track early compilation taken prom old singles.
VARIOUS ARTISTS THE INDESTRUCTABLE BEAT OF SOWETO STEW14CD CD £ 7.85
VARIOUS ARTISTS URBAN AFRICA 841470 CD £ 10.95
12 wonderful tracks that give a great insight into S.A. music.
VARIOUS ARTISTS URBAN AFRICA 841470-4 TC £ 6.50
10 tracks from Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Lucky Dube, Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, Stimela, Teaspoon, Chicco & Peto.
VARIOUS ARTISTS WORLD NETWORK 9: SOUTH AFRICA 54.036 CD 12.99 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS ZULU JIVE 4410 TC £ 6.50
VARIOUS ARTISTS ZULU SINGING SA141066 CD 4.55 COL
VARIOUS ARTISTS ZULU VOCAL JIVE - VOL. 1 JIVEV1 TC 10.00 COL
These tracks were originally recorded and released in South Africa between 1955 and 1965. The relationship between the black musicians and white-owned record companies was then, as now, highly unequal. While the record companies made large profits from this music (sold almost exclusively to blacks), very few artists managed to make a living from it. Typically an artist would receive a session fee for making the record - maybe $10 - and then nothing more while the record company benefited. This situation is not confined to the music industry, however, but is typical of the position of black people in South Africa. In order to compensate, in a small way, for the exploitative conditions under which this music was produced, and to contribute to the struggle of black people in South Africa, a payment will be made from the sale of each cassette to the African National Congress (A.N.C.) of South Africa.

The above is a faithful copy from the original cassette. Incredible stuff.
1. CHANGE JIVE BAFANA (DARK CITY SISTERS)
2. ROSE (DARK CITY SISTERS)
3. LANGA MORE (TAP TAP) (FLYING JAZZ QUEENS)
4. UBUYILE (JOYCE MOGATUSI AND BOY MASAKA)
5. UNGALILE (JOYCE MOGATUSI AND BOY MASAKA)
6. PICK UP (FLYING JAZZ QUEENS)
7. ULWANDHLE (FLYING JAZZ QUEENS)
8. INDODA YAM (TRAVELING SISTERS)
9. RICO JIVE (DARK CITY SISTERS)
10. THEMBELE NKOSINI (DARK CITY SISTERS)
11. INXUBEVANGE (ITOMBI ZODWA)
12. SEBBE YAKUAZI (ITOMBI ZODWA)
13. JABULANI NONKE (DARK CITY SISTERS WITH TRANSVAAL ROCKING JAZZ STARS)
14. TOMATI YO YO No. 3 (DARK CITY SISTERS WITH TRANSVAAL ROCKING JAZZ STARS)
15. STRIKES SPECIAL (NEW FARM SISTERS)
16. JO'BURG STYLE (DARK CITY SISTERS)
17. MONKEY JIVE 66 (FLYING JAZZ QUEENS)
18. IYA BULALA I NICE TIME (BLACK MAMBAZO)
VELAPHI SUKA SATHANE RLLP027 TC £ 6.00
WINSTON NYAUNDA WINSTONS JIVE MIX-UP SHIFT36 TC 6.00 COL
ZIZI KONGO COME DUZE LEO(EO)058 TC 6.50 COL
ZIZWE MABASO ZIZWE CDRL129 TC £ 6.00




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