Tuesday 28 September 2010

Alex Soul Menu

The Flaming Souls were formed by Simon Twala and Philip Malela when Alexandra's first soul group The Anchors broke up. They recorded two full length LPs, She's Gone (UPL2008) and Alex Soul Menu (UPL2010). Other members of the group included Gerald Khoza, Herman Fox, Kenny Mosito and Condry Ziqubu. For more details on the Soweto Soul scene check out "Beyond Memory: Recording the History, Moments and Memories of South African Music" by Max Mojapelo as well as the sleeve notes to Next Stop Soweto Volume 2, that included a Flaming Souls tune. The Flaming Souls were produced by Teal record scout West Nkosi.

The Flaming Souls - Alex Soul Menu (UP UP UP, UPL5010, 1970)
1. Admission
2. Harvest
3. A Whiter Shade of Pale
4. Hot Pepper
5. Modupe (Thunder Showers)
6. Alex Soul Menu
7. Alex Soul Stew
8. Everybody Needs Help
9. Tell It
10. Tribute to a True Friend
11. Soul Men

Apologies for the condition of this record but we felt the historical value outweighs the fidelity.
"Praise it, condemn it, whatever, WE LOVE IT!!" (Elliot Makhaya, The World Soul/Pop Writer)


  1. Working on the theory that some of the worst covers contain some of the best music, I was looking forward to this one. It may not have got to the heady heights, but Shade of pale is a good take on something that we've all heard too many times, and Alex Soul Stew made me laugh out loud! It is as psychedelic as the cover.

  2. Hi,i wish to obtain the Flaming Souls album for my partner's father. would you kindly assist on how i can go about it.

    thanks in advance

  3. Hi Anonymous - the recording is out of print and cannot be purchased. Your best bet is to make your own CD from the download - click on MF or on RS

  4. My o, this site is phenomenal.

    Sadly the links are dead. is there a way I can get a download?

    Thank you so much in advance.


  5. I know re-upping requests are tedious, but this one looks so good - it needs to be put back out there. Any chance, please?

  6. I'd like to 2nd that request...


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