Monday 6 February 2012

Nzimande All Stars - Breadwinner Part 2 (1980)

Seriously grooving studio sounds from the Nzimande All Stars (sometimes backing band for Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje), named after uber-producer Hamilton Nzimande.

Nzimande started his musical journey in an early mbaqanga group The Big Four whose single Woza Friday was a big enough hit in South Africa during the sixties to see release "overseas" (listen at Matsuli). Nzimande was instrumental in recording and developing the early careers and musical styles of key seventies artists The Soul Brothers and The Movers. Check this earlier post for details of his relationship with Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje.

A partial discography of the studio group includes Nomali (1974), Sporo (1978) that contained the track Breadwinner, Side by Side (1980) and today's Breadwinner Pt 2. Any further details on the Nomali LP fully welcomed at the electricjive HQ.

So get ready to groove! In 2010 the Nzimanade All Stars also caught the attention of tropical dancefloor specialists Sofrito who released an edit of Sporo Disco.

Links: MF


  1. Enkosi Kakhulu,for these smoking jams,Matt ! Much appreciated. Koos

  2. Thanks EJ for this posting...wonderful oldies indeed...and nostalgic...any chance of posting the Inzintombi Zesi Manje Manje Nomali album? Will greatly appreciate.


    Sizwe Mukupa Lusaka Zambia

  3. Hi Sizwe, thanks for tuning in. I'm not sure we have a copy of Nomali in the archives but we'll put the word out and see what we can find. Take care.

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