V/ATownship Jive & Kwela Jazz Volume 4

Genre: Africa
Label: Ubuntu
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Artikelnummer: 015841 Veröffentlichung: Wed, 29 May 2019


On this great compilation you’ll find 16 early vocal & jazzy tunes from the Golden Age of Jive & Kwela in South Africa. All released originally on fragile shellac discs only, which is a very delicate material but the music survived thanks to the archives of ILAM. A truly great source of South African music is being preserved here for new generations, to inspire young and hopeful musicians and singers from all over the world. These treasures of musical genius were recorded in the glory years of Jive and Kwela, the years 1940-1965. On side A it is not very difficult to recognize the similarities to American popular music like R&B and small combo close harmony singing. But most of all notice that typical South African swing, that Jive, that incredible smooth form of African Jazz on side B; Kwela! The rarest and most treasured finds are collected here, some with the original spoken intros, ‘sketches’ as these were called. Characteristic conversations between the musicians, often in a humoristic slang, always extremely funny. The record is pressed to 180gram vinyl.


01. Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje - Stamkoko
02. Maphela - Udali
03. Maphela - Sabela
04. Beauty Diloane - Usana Lwam
05. Susan Gabashane & Her Honeybees - Ukhiye
06. Susan Gabashane & Her Honeybees - Ukuhlupheka
07. Alabhama Kids - Umsakazo E Grahamstown
08. Mississippi Brothers - Lizzy
09. Alabhama Kids - Asinamali
10. Peter Makana - Baboon Shepherd
11. Peter Makana - Battle Of The Flutes
12. Black Duke - Shukuma
13. Black Duke - Duke Blues
14. Peter Makana - Black John
15. Peter Makana - Blood Mixture
16. Alfred Dlezi & Dlamini - Egoli Zinyozi