Monday, 18 July 2011
The "lost" Letta Mbulu album - I'll Never Be the Same (aka Mosadi)
Thanks in part to an anonymous comment on the Lost Letta posting in February 2010 we were able to secure a copy of the rare South Africa only issue of the Letta Mbulu Mosadi album. The South African release was issued on the Tamla Motown label in 1973 and entitled I'll Never Be the Same. The US-based Chisa label lost its independence in 1971 and as a result the LP never appeared on the Chisa imprint despite being allocated a release number (CS809).
Half of the LP was recorded in 1968 and appeared on the Chisa sampler Africa 68 whilst the remainder of the tracks were recroded in 1971. Full details on the LP are available at Doug Payne's site.
Letta Mbulu - I'll Never Be the Same (1973, TamlaMotown South Africa, TMC5242)
I'll Never Be The Same
Now We May Begin
I Won't Weep No More
Because of You
You Touched Me
We've Got To Learn To Love
MF / RS
The TV recording below features Letta on a Harry Belafonte Canada special from 1974.
For more Letta check out the blog Guitar and the Wing