Tuesday 17 November 2009

Getting Funky with the Cannibals

Back into the Soweto Soul groove with this 1979 outing Get Funky from Ray Phiri's group The Cannibals. Phiri was to later form the group Stimela and work with Paul Simon on the Gracelands project. The Get Funky LP was recorded soon after untimely death of Jacob Radebe aka Mpharanyana's in 1979. No-one, not even the Cannibals, were quite able to fill the gap left by his passing. Enjoy!
The Cannibals - Get Funky (BL213, 1979)
1. Get Funky
2. Tell Every Mother
3. Angelina
4. I Want to Preach Love
5. Hlokomela
Produced by Marks Mankwane
Paul Ndlovu (vocals), Isaac Mtshali (drums), Ray Phiri (guitar), Richard Shongwe (bass), Anna Sikwane (vocals), Ephraim Hlophe (keyboard)



  1. HI Tumo - a big reason we run this blog is that the music is not available elsewhere. As far as I know, this blog is the only place you can download it and listen to a digital version

    1. Oh Chris, are you really saying I am free to download and listen here! thanks a lot> i have also bumped into CHRIS MCGREGOR AND THE CASTLE LAGER BIG BAND while cruising; sounds fantastic by just reading; cant wait any longer

    2. Help yourself Tumo, there are hundreds of hours of great an out of print available on the blog. Some links (the rapidshare ones) are now expired. The mediafire links work best. IF you find a dead link and want to download it, drop us a note requesting that we re-upload the files. Enjoy

  2. PS: I will upload a new download link for this album today

  3. Tumo - the new download link is now working - enjoy

  4. rare sound...too great. R.I.P 'Chikapa' Ray Phiri


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