A fair bit to get your feet moving in this selection from seven singles found during this year. Also a few tracks delving into the more traditional realms of solo accordion and voice (Dlamini), Shangaan (Banda Six; Matengu Sisters) and Tsonga (Star Flying Gazankulu) vocal, through to some swinging bigger band numbers by curiosities such as the “Zomba Jazz Band”, and “Elias Banda with Jazz Afrique 73”.
Inbetween some kicking mbaqanga and accordion jive you will bump into Sankie Chounyane and his JoBurg Music Men, along with some irresistible bump-soul from Bucks and the Mighty Thorns. We close the set with a 1977 rendition by The Movers of “Morena Boloka” – a massively risky subversive intervention by David Thekwane and the band at the time. While it could be classified as an hymn, the tune was known as the national anthem in waiting. And so it has become, with Morena Boloko comprising the Sotho part of South Africa’s post-liberation national anthem.
If you have not already indulged - part one can be found here.
In wishing you a liberating 2012, I share a poem written by Durban-based Mphutlane Wa Bofelo.
1. Hamba Uzobuya:: Philemon Zulu (Zulu) More Music Hits MMh25742. Sentebale:: Boy Mokaeane – 1974 (Mokaeane) Marabi Jive JM5067
3. Ukuhlupheka:: Sannah Mnguni Nesimanjemanje (Sannah Mnguni) CBS AB284
4. Mopotong:: Amazulu Amnyama - 1976 (S. Jibiliza) Smanje Smanje SJM186
5. Keneng Omputsa:: Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje - 1980 (H. Nzimande) HVN NZ397
6. Mkudu Special Part 1:: Zomba Jazz Band – 1983 (J. Mashanyela/ L. Letosa/ J. Sibumbe / I. Mtshali / R. Phiri) soul.soul AB401
7. Mkudu Special Part 2:: Zomba Jazz Band – 1983 (J. Mashanyela/ L. Letosa/ J. Sibumbe / I. Mtshali / R. Phiri) soul.soul AB401
8. Rhodesian Bump No1:: Bucks and the Mighty Thorns – 1975 (Richard Buck Radebe) Bump7303
9. If You're Ready No 2:: Bucks and the Mighty Thorns – 1975 (Richard Buck Radebe) Bump7303
10. Joburg Music Men Part 1:: Sankie Chounyane and His Men – (Sankie Chounyane) 1977 A1Disco Records ANB404
11. Joburg Music Men Part 2:: Sankie Chounyane and His Men – (Sankie Chounyane) 1977 A1Disco Records ANB404
12. Sangoma Jive:: Amazulu Amnyama – 1976 (S. Jibiliza) smanje Smanje SJM186
13. Vhohwala Khuni:: Rainbow Fairies and Jive Boys – 1977 (Khuni) MaBob City MMB108
14. Sandanezwe:: Mabuya Queens – 1975 (Maria Masina) Themba TBB437
15. Uyo Gcinaphi:: Mahotella Queens – 1972 (R. Bopape & M. Mankwane) Gumba Gumba MGG586
16. Central Special:: Amakwaitos (S. Tyalentyale) Ntu NTB709
17. Sankatana:: Amazulu Queens – 1977 (C. Mhlongo) OW2004
18. Gijimani:: Intombi Zephepha with Senzeni Bafana – 1971 (P. Zulu) SKB399
19. Salani Yagiyani:: Matengu Sisters – 1978 (Leah Baloyi) WEA (TPM1081) ROOTS (ROS 400)
20. Woyala Madelena:: Banda Six – 1981 (David Sitoe) Motella MO730
21. Machembera:: Elias Banda with Jazz Afrique 73 – 1973 (Banda) Motella MO.505
22. Weekend Special No 2:: Elias Banda with Jazz Afrique 73 – 1973 (Banda) Motella MO.505
23. Ndiya Hamba:: Dlamini – 1972 (Dlamini) Star Black SKB453
24. Elizana:: Star Flying Gazankulu – 1979 (F. Mkhonto) HB642
25. Morena Boloka:: The Movers -1977 (Trad) RCB170
Office Party Part Two: MIXED
Office Party Part Two: SEPARATE TRACKS
Rapidshare here (coming)