Friday, 17 September 2010
Spokes Mashiyane's sax lays down mbaqanga roots
Play any South African the first few bars of 'Emafini", and no matter where they are, they will recognise the "source" – add in the the still jazz-rooted uptempo mbaqanga bassline, the ocassionally soloing rhythm guitar, and the essential ingredients are set.
So – how about it you good folk with old 78 recordings kicking around in your collections? Electric Jive would be very happy to make everybody happy by sharing them here?!
The 78rpm hisses on this recording have been "tidied up" with Click Repair.
Emafini - GB 2962
Pretoria - GB 2962