Monday 30 June 2014

The Tulips - Uskhandamayeza (1978)

Herewith a hefty dose of mbaqanga soul from The Tulips courtesy of electricjive follower Frank Tischer. Recorded and released in 1978 on the Ring Ring label this collection is rooted in the style made famous by the Soul Brothers and borrows a lot from dance floor sounds of disco. The album was produced by Roxy "Black Cat" Butelezi. Roxy Buthelezi was active in the late sixties with the Queue Sisters, the Black Spurs and the Ndoda Band before joining EMI Brigadiers in 1971. He later recorded as the Black Cat Trio and created his own Black Cat label. He was assaulted in his sleep in June 1981 and died as a result of injuries sustained.

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  1. This is wonderful! Thank you!

  2. Wonderful indeed! Pure joy. Many thanks!

  3. Congratulations on your fifth anniversary! Here is a challenge for you all:

    Does anybody have information of E. Msibi, composer for the Dundee Wanderers (songs available at

    Very obscure individual, but his cross rhythms also create the sort of bi-tonal contrast that gives Xhosa, Zulu and Swati vocal music its unique polyphonic lilt!


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