Friday, 7 August 2009
Rabbit meet the Bull and the Lion at the Jungle Money studio
From the original sleeve notes: "I first knew Mankunku back in 1968, though only as a groupie then. I turned onto "Jakal Inkomo" and all of a sudden it didn't seem so neceesary to be President of the Chubby Checker Fan Club any longer (No offence meant to Chubby - he really was very funky!) As a columnist - cum -hustler on the Pretoria News I gave Mankunku and the 1968 Castle King Jazz Festival in Memlodi two ecstatic columns of review. I took about 50 snaps which I will always cherish, but may never reveal. This album brings the maginificent Mankunku together with another very special person - a new and very bright star - Mike Makhalemele. Mike as the Lion could not be more gentle - Winston as the Bull is strong yet alone.The Bull and the Lion will make you feel sexy - and your wash will be whiter - Patrick van Blerk."
Mike Makhalemele and Winston Mankunku Ngozi - The Lion and the Bull (Jo'Burg Records, TJL13010, 1976)
Recorded at SATBEL Recording Studios. Produced by Robot, Cloud, Rabin and van Blerk.
Ronnie Robot (bass), Neil Cloud (drums), Trevor Rabin (Guitar), Mankunku and Makhalemele (Voices)
Togetherness and Snowfall Makhalemete comps and Rainy day from mankunku
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The SA pop sensation Rabbit who provided backing for this jazz recording.