Friday, 30 December 2011
Thats all for 2011 folks!
Firstly a BIG thank you to my fellow electric jivers - Siemon, Chris, Francis and Nick - some incredible shares and input that has taken this blog to the top spot for an archive of out of print South African sounds from the vinyl (and shellac) age. Secondly a big thank you to the readers, researchers and fellow bloggers - we appreciate your encouragement and comments. I don't think that when Chris and I hatched the plan for electricjive we had any idea it would turn into something as good as this.
From my side I've had a little difficulty in keeping pace with the detailed contextual notes written by the others. But then I've been busy with the Matsuli reissue programme. And on that side thank you again for the support which has made the Batsumi reissue sell-out in just one month!
To round off the year I thought I'd share with you a random selection of 45s I’ve picked up by chance, choice and trade. So without further ado here's to 2012. From my side you can look forward to some of the following: Roots, Pacific Express, Nzimande All Stars, Lerato, Saitana, the Elite Swingters, as well as LP compilations from Zambia, Angola and Mozambique.
Some Jive Talkin' (Unmixed)
1. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (East Side) - Prince Fatty
2. Little Things (Caltone) - Hemsley Norris and Phil Pratt
3. Karibu Ramadhani (Halal) -The Yahoos Band
4. Been Such a Long Time Gone (Blue Thumb) - Hugh Masekela
5. Koqozisa (Motella) - Izingane Zo Mgqashiyo
6. Brigitte (Columbia) - Kabaselle et le Orchestre Rock a Mambo
7. Bakoule (Columbia) - Nico et le Orchestre Rock a Mambo
8. Immortalite De L'African Jazz (African) - Orchestra African Jazz
9. Beautiful Daddy (London) - Ofo The Black Company
10. Dans Le Coeur Du Feu (Electric Cowbell) - Karthala 73
11. Handsome Boy - E Wara (Editions Makossa) - The Rwenzoris
12. Watou (Soul Fire) - Malcouns
13. Hamba Nami (Capitol) - Cannonball Adderley Quintet
14. Paradise (RCA) - The Movers
15. No No Noo (Soul Brother) - The Heroes
16. Makhanani (Happy) - Soul Mpandeli
RS/MF downloads (UNMIXED)
And here it is in a mixed version that has additional tracks:
RS/MF downloads (MIX)