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Download 01. Top Of The World (Big-Fi Dub) 02. Rocket (Big-Fi Dub) 03. This Is The Law (Big-Fi Dub) 04. This Is The Law 05. Time To Be Happy (Part 3) 06. Time To Be Happy (Part 4) 07. Time To Be Happy (Part 5) 08. Chicken Shot ...
Download 01. Top Of The World (Big-Fi Dub) 02. Rocket (Big-Fi Dub) 03. This Is The Law (Big-Fi Dub) 04. This Is The Law 05. Time To Be Happy (Part 3) 06. Time To Be Happy (Part 4) 07. Time To Be Happy (Part 5) 08. Chicken Shot (Remix) 09. This Is Big-Fi (Mix2) 10. Skit Skank (Big-Fi Dub) 11. vs New Order - Blue Monday 12. vs Feral - Dskasting (Big-Fi Dub) 13. vs Massive Attack - Protection (Big-Fi Remix) 14. vs The Bug - Skeng (Big-Fi Remix) 15. vs Bob Marley - Is This Love (Big-Fi Dub) 16. vs The Specials - Ghost Town (Big-Fi Mix) 17. Mystikz Jai Ho 18. vs Tone396 - Pass The Rizla (Big-Fi Remix) 19. Natty's Hard To Dub
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Download 01 - Who Lock The Door 02 - Cool Cat (Give Me Some More) 03 - Take Heed 04 - One Woe 05 - Rock Soul Party 06 - Interlude 07 - Sounds Of The Innocent 08 - Work 09 - Summertime 10 - Little Rivers 11 - Who Are You 12 ...
Download 01 - Who Lock The Door 02 - Cool Cat (Give Me Some More) 03 - Take Heed 04 - One Woe 05 - Rock Soul Party 06 - Interlude 07 - Sounds Of The Innocent 08 - Work 09 - Summertime 10 - Little Rivers 11 - Who Are You 12 - Why 13 - What Are You Doing 14 - Interlude 15 - Rebel 16 - Who Are You
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Info Download Disco 1 01 - Goon A Dub - Eek-A-Mouse 02 - Ready For Dub - Yellowman 03 - Praising Dub - Peter Broggs 04 - Dub Belly - Freddie McGregor 05 - Wild Wild Dub - Yellowman 06 - Aids Dub - Yellowman 07 - Bossman Du...
Info Download Disco 1 01 - Goon A Dub - Eek-A-Mouse 02 - Ready For Dub - Yellowman 03 - Praising Dub - Peter Broggs 04 - Dub Belly - Freddie McGregor 05 - Wild Wild Dub - Yellowman 06 - Aids Dub - Yellowman 07 - Bossman Dub - Wayne Smith 08 - Mess With Dub - Peter Broggs 09 - Me Oh My Oh Dub - Eek-A-Mouse 10 - Mama Mama Dub - Freddie McGregor 11 - Lying Dub - Eek-A-Mouse 12 - Dub Gone Dub - Peter Broggs 13 - Virgin Dub - Yellowman 14 - A Merry Dub - J.C. Lodge 15 - Jingle Bells Dub - Don Carlos Disco 2 01 - Do Dub - Eek-A-Mouse 02 - Pass The Dub - Michigan 03 - International Dub - Peter Broggs 04 - Damn Dub - Wayne Smith 05 - Ease Up With Dub - Yellowman 06 - Eithiopia Dub - Peter Broggs 07 - Dubbing Home - Freddie McGregor 08 - Golden Dub - Peter Broggs 09 - Girlish Dub - Eek-A-Mouse 10 - Too Hot Dub - Yellowman 11 - Party Dub - Peter Broggs 12 - Boys Want Dub - Yellowman 13 - Here We Dub - Michigan 14 - Loving Dub - Yellowman 15 - Freaky Dub - Eek-A-Mouse
2 days ago
Click to view slideshow. The second Soul Safari compilation features 18 rare gems of Township Jive & Kwela Jazz from South Africa. At present time this collection is being prepared for release as a 180 grams premium vinyl edition. Date o...
Click to view slideshow. The second Soul Safari compilation features 18 rare gems of Township Jive & Kwela Jazz from South Africa. At present time this collection is being prepared for release as a 180 grams premium vinyl edition. Date of release and more formats to be confirmed soon… 18 tunes of raw kwela and pennywhistle jive, some great rhythm & blues, accordion jive and vocal jazz; true messages of joy and hope that were recorded between 1930 -1962. Tracklisting  side A 1          Flying Jazz Twist -Twisting Sisters (1960) 2’.20” 2          Johnny -Twisting Sisters (1960) 2’.25” 3          Sesir Inyembezi -The Batchelors featuring ThokoTomo (1962) 2’.19” 4          Tshidi -Martindale All Stars (1960) 1’.57” 5          Skanda Mayeza -Benoni Flute Quintet (1930) 2’.26” 6          Quintet Special -Benoni Flute Quintet (1930) 2’.59” 7          Ek Se Cherry -Lemmy Special and the Mofolo Kids (1960) 2’.28” 8          Broadway -Alexander Sweet Flutes (1960) 2’.55” 9          Jacko Mambo -Aron & Pieter (1956) 2’.41” side B 1          Ziyavuma Mambo -Aron & Pieter (1956) 2’.34” 2          Baya Ndi Nemeza -The Skylarks with Miriam Makeba (1962) 2’.31” 3          Paulina -The V Dolls (1940) 2’.14” 4          Egoli -Mighty Queens (1940) 2’.17” 5          Sala Sithandwa -Mighty Queens (1940) 2’.10” 6          Teku Special -Richard Nombali (1960) 2’.22” 7          Nozipho -Ndlovu Brothers (1960) 2’.16” 8          Ubundibetelantoni -Sample Siroqo (1960) 2’.34” 9          7-2-7 -Kid Ma Wrong Wrong (1940)   2’.15”   Most “African” recordings from 1930 -1962 in South Africa were issued only on breakable 78 shellac discs and poorly locally distributed in an era when Apartheid ruled. Few hundred copies a title perhaps found a home, if one was lucky to possess a record player. The surviving discs landed mostly in collections and sometimes in air-conditioned archives, never to be played again. Until now, that is. A new chapter is here; volume 2 of Township Jive & Kwela Jazz, compiled by Eddy De Clercq for this blog. Feel the energy of pennywhistle jive by The Benoni Flute Quintet, a group that had a big hit with their recording of ‘Skanda Mayeza’ in 1930. The tune was originally recorded as a vocal and The Benoni Flute Quintet picked up the tune on their penny whistles; their playing of it established the tune as one of the all time favourite with the Africans. On this compilation the original humorous spoken intro is kept intact, later versions were released without this spoken intro.Hear the battle of wild basslines in ‘Ek Se Cherry’ by Lemmy Special with vocal group The Mofolo Kids (1960). ‘SesirInyembezi’ is a superb Zulu cover version of the American original doo-wop hit ‘Book Of Love’ (The Monotones) by The Batchelors featuring ThokoTomo (1962) Or listen to the delicious vocal harmonies of ‘Flying Jazz Twist’ by Twisting Sisters, a vocal group who were popular enough in the 1960′s for Gallo Records to release two hot sides on one platter. In 1956 Aron & Pieter did the mambo, African style while the festive upbeat vocal swing of ‘Tshidi’ by Martindale Stars (1960) remains timeless. All recordings were prepared and mastered from the original 78 rpm shellac discs as found in the archives at ILAM in Grahamstown, South Africa. The goal was to clear the dust and dirt of decades gone by, while preserving the original dynamics and keep the sound as little altered as possible. Release date; to be confirmed This compilation ? + © Ubuntu Publishing 2013. All rights reserved. Filed under: Kwela, SA Jazz, South African Jazz & Jive 1950's, South African Jazz & Jive 1960's
2 days ago
Time for a dose of funky mostly upbeat South African instrumental soul. Hugh Masekela's "Thiba Kamoo" gets a great work-out here. Another track from this album to feature on the earlier Electric Jive June 2012 mix-tape preview is "Bushy ...
Time for a dose of funky mostly upbeat South African instrumental soul. Hugh Masekela's "Thiba Kamoo" gets a great work-out here. Another track from this album to feature on the earlier Electric Jive June 2012 mix-tape preview is "Bushy Mayanka" . The Number One label marketed by EMI Music for Pleasure seemed to produce mostly low-price instrumental albums targeted at the urban township market. This particular album still has its "Checkers" super-market price tag of R1.99. While the marketing may have been cut-price, lovers of this early seventies funky-soul, slightly psychedelic genre will be very pleasantly surprised at this offering. Buried in this here album are some juicy samples just itching and waiting patiently to be lifted and re-worked.Other than listing composers (see back cover) there is no further information provided on the who the musicians might be. Do Enjoy!Rapidshare hereMediafire here
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Today we present a classic jive album by the one of mbaqanga's most well-known and loved girl groups, Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje. This LP is Siya Emshadweni, released on the CBS label in 1973 and produced by Hamilton Nzimande.Izintombi Z...
Today we present a classic jive album by the one of mbaqanga's most well-known and loved girl groups, Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje. This LP is Siya Emshadweni, released on the CBS label in 1973 and produced by Hamilton Nzimande.Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje was formed in late 1967 as a direct response to the success of Rupert Bopape's Mahotella Queens over at Gallo. The founding members were Sannah Mnguni, Francina "Thopi" Mnguni, Nomvula "Nunu" Maseko and Thoko Khumalo. Almost immediately, the line-up found popularity with classic hit singles like "Uyawuz' Umoya Makoti", "Pendula Magwala" and "Is'dudla Sik' Joseph", the latter being their first really big hit. Hamilton Nzimande was the only producer who managed to build up a roster of musicians that seriously challenged Bopape's Mavuthela. Nzimande's own stable within the Gramophone Record Company was called Isibaya Esikhulu, the "big kraal".Sannah, the singer whose earthy and soft contralto voice provided Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje with a unique and distinct identity, left the group after only a year. She moved over to Troubadour Records, which was on the cusp of being swallowed into Teal-Trutone. Sannah joined the famous and popular mbaqanga female group The Sweet Sixteens, which was led by the beautiful and serene harmony of Irene Mawela. Sannah was not the only one to join Troubadour. Bhekitshe Shabalala, the man who was to Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje what Mahlathini was to the Mahotella Queens, also followed. Irene, Sannah and Bhekitshe harmonised together until around 1970, when Sannah rejoined her old bandmates in Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje, bringing with her a junior Sweet Sixteen by the name of Jane Dlamini.Some more successful recordings followed until almost of the Izintombi members quit in 1972. Sannah, Thopi and Thoko decided to move to EMI where they formed a very popular new group called Amagugu. With only Jane Dlamini left in Izintombi, Nzimande recruited and poached some new members. With an expanded new line-up that included Nobesuthu Shawe (who had served as a member of the group in 1967 before moving to the Mahotella Queens), Ruth Mafuxwana and Lindiwe Mthembu, the group continued to remain fairly successful until the general decline in the popularity of mbaqanga groups during the late 1970s and early 1980s.Siya Emshadweni features some of the fairly typical material that the group recorded during the early 1970s. The title track is by far one of my favourite tunes on the album. From the elasticated rhythm guitar line to the harmonious bass rhythm... and of course the voices of the girls and groaner Mthunzi Malinga... this one is a gem. "Udumbe Dumbe" and "Sicela Indlela" are two other great ones - the ladies clearly lose themselves in the joyous melodies here. Do you have a favourite? Make sure to let us know!Enjoy!IZINTOMBI ZESI MANJE MANJESIYA EMSHADWENIproduced by Hamilton NzimandeCBS LAB 40421973Zulu VocalRS / MF
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Info Download Disco 1 01 - Knock, Knock Dub - Don Carlos 02 - Rastifari Dub - Peter Broggs 03 - Got To Be Dub - Peter Broggs 04 - Dub Rider Dub - Don Carlos 05 - Jah A de Dub - Freddie McGregor 06 - Cool Dub - Don Carlos 0...
Info Download Disco 1 01 - Knock, Knock Dub - Don Carlos 02 - Rastifari Dub - Peter Broggs 03 - Got To Be Dub - Peter Broggs 04 - Dub Rider Dub - Don Carlos 05 - Jah A de Dub - Freddie McGregor 06 - Cool Dub - Don Carlos 07 - I’m Leaving Dub - Don Carlos 08 - Dub Sheriff - Peter Broggs 09 - Sunshine Dub - Don Carlos 10 - Nice To Be Dub - Roots Radics 11 - General Dub - Charlie Chaplin 12 - Always Dub - Foxy Brown 13 - Dub Farmer - Peter Broggs 14 - Hungry Dub - Freddie McGregor 15 - Coming Home Dub - Peter Broggs 16 - Live As Dub - Foxy Brown 17 - Lyrics Of Dub - Brigadier Jerry 18 - Dub Divorce - Sanchez 19 - Mandela Dub - Brigadier Jerry 20 - Dub We Land - Roots Radics Disco 2 01 - Crucial Dub - Lazo 02 - Don’t You Dub - Lazo 03 - Game Called Dub - Gregory Isaacs 04 - Whole World Dub - Ras Pidow 05 - Dub Overdue - Ras Pidow 06 - Afrika Dub - Ras Pidow 07 - Real Dub - Lazo 08 - Give A Little Dub - Gregory Isaacs 09 - Dub and Go - Gregory Isaacs 10 - Broken Dub - Gregory Isaacs 11 - Roots Dub - Ras Pidow 12 - Peace And Dub - Lazo 13 - Poor Dub - Gregory Isaacs 14 - Long Time Dub - Lazo 15 - Dreamer Dub - Lazo 16 - Sha-ba-da Dub - Lazo 17 - House Of Risin Dub - Gregory Isaacs
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I present a new band, the Precious Stones. A totally obscure rock & roll music band which name probably refers to the other "Stones". The song "Béthel" is a little gem of rock. The leader and composer is Victor Hountondji. Still an unkno...
I present a new band, the Precious Stones. A totally obscure rock & roll music band which name probably refers to the other "Stones". The song "Béthel" is a little gem of rock. The leader and composer is Victor Hountondji. Still an unknown.oroJe vous présente un nouvel orchestre Béninois, les Precious Stones. Un orchestre de rock totalement obscure dont le nom fait sans doute référence aux autres "Stones". Le morceau "Béthel" est un petit bijoux de rock. Le chef d'orchestre et compositeur est Victor Hountondji. Encore un inconnu.
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Download 01. Jah Mason - My God & King 02. Luciano - I Do Adore Jah 03. Natty King - Hold Your Roots 04. Anthony B - One Chalice Load 05. High Grade - Weed Flex 06. Lutan Fyah - Give Thanks & Praise 07. Jah Mali - Stop Self Dest...
Download 01. Jah Mason - My God & King 02. Luciano - I Do Adore Jah 03. Natty King - Hold Your Roots 04. Anthony B - One Chalice Load 05. High Grade - Weed Flex 06. Lutan Fyah - Give Thanks & Praise 07. Jah Mali - Stop Self Destruct 08. High Grade - Milk & Honey 09. Turbulence - Righteousness 10. Prince Malachi - Cry No More 11. Black Lion - System Set A Way 12. Norris Man - Babylon Overtime 13. Reggae Fever All Stars - Milk & Honey Riddim Version
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Some of you asked me to post again this mythical album. It is done. I think that saxophonist, Tidjani Kone who will join Poly-Rythmo's orchestra later, is featuring on this recording as Mory Kante and to include Global groove's informati...
Some of you asked me to post again this mythical album. It is done. I think that saxophonist, Tidjani Kone who will join Poly-Rythmo's orchestra later, is featuring on this recording as Mory Kante and to include Global groove's informations posted here:By this time of theis recordings in 1977, Salif Keita had already left the band, Djelimady Tounkara with his sweet guitar skills was the band's leader who wrote all their songs since 1975.oroCertains parmi vous m'ont demandé de poster à nouveau cet album mythique. C'est chose faite. Je crois que Tidjani Kone, le saxophoniste qui rejoindra plus tard l'orchestre Poly-Rythmo, figure sur cet enregistrement au même titre que Mory Kante et pour citer les informations de Global Groove qui a posté un album "similaire" ici : Lorsque cet album est enregsitré en 1977, Salif Keita a quitté l'orchestre depuis de 2 ans. Djelimady Tounkara et sa guitare douce prend la relève et devient chef d'orchestre et compositeur attitré.
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