Thursday 17 July 2014

After Me: The Sound Proofs (1975)

Its always a good time to celebrate Sankie Chounyane, Soweto soul-man with a sweet 70s marabi chill.  Four languid and laid-back Chounyane tracks showcasing  a "jazzy sensibility" backed up by a top-notch but unidentified band.
Barney Rachabane recorded with the Sound Proofs - have a listen to that album here. Besides Chounyane on keyboards it is probable that other members of The Movers also feature on this album.

According to Max Mojapelo, the original group included Sankie Chounyane, Oupa Hlongwane, Norman Hlongwane and Sam Thabo, though the lineup would shift throughout the seventies. Others that performed with the group at various times included Lulu Masilela, Lucky Mbatha, Blondie Makhene, Philip Malela, Jabu Khanyile, Vusi Shange, Rammy McKenzie, Jabu Sibumbe, Lloyd Lelosa, Archie Mohlala, Peter Moteolhe, Thomas Phale, David Thekwane, Dakkie Tau, Robert Mbele, Maxwell Kubheka and Peter Morake.

You can find a Movers discography at Flat International here.

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  1. Chris,although I do not know you personally you are my main man when it comes to 'forgotten' read out of print music from South.This is again fantastic jazz. As so many times you made my day.This weekend I 'll open a big bottle of beer and a packet of jerk.With this sound i'll think I got a castle in my hand and a nice stick of biltong. Cheers mate.

  2. Thank you Rik - I'll do the same this evening (though it wont be castle :-).


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