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John Armstrong Presents South African Funk Experience CD

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  • Audio CD (17 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nascente
  • ASIN: B003DW64NE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 288,426 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Teaspoon & The Waves Oh Yeh Soweto
  2. Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens Wozan Mahipi
  3. Malombo Sangoma
  4. Jabula ft. Vicky Mhlongo Jabula Happniess
  5. Phuzushukela Intombi Ibhinca Isidwaba
  6. Soul Brothers Bayeza
  7. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath MRA
  8. Kataki Hula Hoop Jive
  9. Nelcy Sedibwe Kikizelani
  10. Sipho "Hot Stix" Mabuse Jive Soweto
  11. J. Chauke Madyisa Mbitsi
  12. Dudu Pukwana & Spear Baloyi
  13. Abafakasi Malume
  14. Dick Khoza African Jive
  15. Mahotella Queens Asambeni Bafana
  16. Gwigwi's Band Lily Express
  17. Amazwazi Emvelo Thululalele
  18. Lulu & His Boys & Girls Zandile Jive

Product description

Product Description

* With the World Cup in South Africa set to dominate the cultural agenda this summer we thought it would be timely for a compilation of the funkiest vintage grooves from 1960s-1980s South Africa.

* Styles range from traditional Zulu, Shangaan and Sotho funky sounds through to Jo'burg's 70s and 80s JB wannabees, and on into deep jazzfunk and spiritual dance-jazz work-outs; all funky, forgotten S.A. dancefloor gems derived from John's own vinyl collection the majority of
which have never before appeared on CD.

* In the myriad Afro Funk, Afro Beat and Afro Jazz reissues and compilations of the last few years, the name of South Africa has been unaccountably absent: South Africa has always had the largest music industry in the whole of Africa by a long, long way and "South African Funk Experience" features the artists who rocked the blacks-only shebeens, brothels and bars of Soweto, and the notorious migrant camps' Saturday night dances.

Review

(4 Stars) All praise to DJ John Armstrong for assembling such an invigorating, varied - and yes - danceable compilation with its roots deep in the 1970s and 1980s -- The Sunday Times - 06/06/10

(4 stars) Little-known tracks, mostly available on CD for the first time, including deep, funky workouts that most of today's South Africa Musician's sadly can't match -- The Evening Standard - 11/06/10


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