A new single off the album, Fireflies In The Rain, the debut solo album from one of South Africa’s leading electric cellists who is best known for her work with the Cape Town group CODA as well as with the groups Electro-Muse and Sterling Electric Quartet.
This hot new track is for all those who love deep house music and showcases the endless tricks and skills of Prolurv Charm’s house music production.
One of the eleven new tracks specially recorded by this veteran SA artist inspired by his appearance in the recent spooky KykNET TV series Wie Lê Waar? off the album Spookpsalms.
Terry Dean writes and plays his own brand of blues, rock and folk music on his latest album Blues with a Capital C , which was recorded live at a local festival and features guest musicians Dave Smith on keyboard, Davie Namonde on bass and Thapelo Monareng on drums.
The brand new single from this dynamic rock band from Johannesburg.
The production of her debut solo album Secret Surprise saw Elzahn collaborating talents with acclaimed South African musicians such as Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson, Jesse Jordon, Louis Esterhuizen, Ramon Alexander and award winning mixing engineer David Langemann.
A song from the compilation Jazzing and Jiving – The Cape Town Sessions an eclectic trip through the traditional and modern landscape of Cape Jazz with the city’s finest musicians.
On her album, Wonderful Life , this Cape-based songstress sings about the light and dark side of life, the undeniable relationship between these two opposites, and how we cannot exist without either of them.
A track from the highly rated Johannesburg Nu-Folk’ singer-songwriter off her third album Six Winters released through Rhythm Records.
Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.
Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.
Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.
Top 10 Songs of 2008
|1||I Kissed A Girl||
|2||Bleeding Love||Leona Lewis|
|3||Low||Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain|
|4||Viva La Vida||Coldplay|
|6||Hot N Cold||Katy Perry|
|7||4 Minutes||Madonna & Justin|
|9||Apologize||Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic|
Recent releases from the Rhythm Records label.
Exploded Views by New Holland
aKING – Against All Odds
Ashtray Electric – Bonjour
Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou – Chris Chameleon
aKING – In The Twilight
aKING – Dutch Courage
Bellville Rock City
Anton Goosen – 33 Sea-Sides (Om te Rock ‘n Roll)
Van Coke Kartel – Waaksaam & Wakker
Foto Na Dans – Pantomime Op Herwinbare Klanke
Fokofpolisiekar – Antibiotika
My top ten tunes from the Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 compilation, the South African pressing.
This album was my main introduction to the music of the Rolling Stones in 1972/1973.
- Time Is On My Side
- Under The Boardwalk
- Tell Me
- Play With Fire
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
- Mothers Little Helper
- 19th Nervous Breakdown
- Paint It Black
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash
- Honky Tonk Women
Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have been omitted.
Further reading: Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (South African Pressing)
- Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
- Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – Lobo
- My Baby Loves Lovin’ – White Plains
- Jam Up And Jelly Tight – Tommy Roe
- There’s A Kind Of Hush – Hermans Hermits
- Jingle Jangle – The Archies
- Telstar – The Tornados
- I Just Can’t Help Believing – BJ Thomas
- Hawaii Five-O – The Ventures
- Son Of My Father – Chicory Tip
- Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
- Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters
- Doctor’s Orders – Carol Douglas
- Sunshine Superman – Donovan
- Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
- What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted – Jimmy Ruffin
- Make Me An Island – Joe Dolan
- Games People Play – Joe South
- Indian Reservation – Paul Revere & The Raiders
- Warm & Tender Love – Percy Sledge
- Feel Like A Woman – The Troggs
- I Heard It Through The Grapevine (live) – Marvin Gaye
- Hitchin’ A Ride – Vanity Fare
- Come And Get It – Badfinger
- Band Of Gold – Freda Payne
- Reflections Of My Life – The Marmalade
- Tears Of A Clown – The Miracles
- Yellow River – Christie
- If I Had A Hammer – Trini Lopez
- Beautiful Sunday – Daniel Boone
- I’m Telling You Now – Freddie & The Dreamers
- Fery Cross The Mersey – Gerry & The Pacemaker
- Just Like Eddie – Heinz
- Judy In Disguise – John Fred & The Playboys
- Arizona – Mark Lindsay
- Windy – The Association
- Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys
- Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – The Trammps
- In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
- He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
- The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
- Midnight Confessions – The Grass Roots
- Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
- Moody River – Pat Boone
- Nice To Be With You – Gallery
Do you remember a time in South Africa when there was no TV and no internet? Hard to believe that there ever was such a time, and that listening to the radio was actually one of the best ways to discover the latest and greatest music. The DJ’s cared about the music and they even had theme tunes. Springbok Radio was OK, but the station that teenagers really embraced with enthusiasm was LM Radio, based out of Lourenco Marques in neighbouring Mozambique.
LM Radio was privately owned and operated, and served a vast audience of young people by transmitting pop and rock music which was not heard on the state-controlled SABC stations. The music was everything and DJs like David Gresham, Darryl Jooste, Long John Berks, Peter De Nobrega (and many, many more), were real personalities who played music that they really liked and the fans appreciated it.
The radio station in Lourenco Marques first started broadcasting in the 1930s, but it was in the late 1950s that it underwent a major format change to cater for the younger generation.
The LMRadio.org website says it best; “LM Radio, as it was popularly known, was renowned for its Top Twenty chart show, the LM Hit Parade, and played a major role in promoting South African artists and their music.”
In 1975 LM Radio became Radio 5, and then 5FM, but the spark of independence was no longer there and whole generations have grown up in South Africa without hearing music radio at its best.
This CD will go a long way in helping you to remember when radio was a way of life and a place for really great music.
Sleeve notes by Brian Currin, July 2009
Released by PT Music, September 2009
Available to download at RhythmMusicStore.com
My top ten tunes that The Beatles covered. Original artists names in brackets.
- Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
- Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
- Twist and Shout (The Isley Brothers)
- Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Larry Williams)
- Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
- Bad Boy (Larry Williams)
- Ain’t She Sweet (Ben Bernie / Gene Austin, both in 1927)
- Words Of Love (Buddy Holly)
- Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins)
- Honey Don’t (Carl Perkins)
Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have been omitted.
Catalogue Number: SPTB128
01. THE SHANGRI-LAS – Leader Of The Pack (2:53)
No.1 Chart-Topper in the USA. Top 20 in the UK in 1965 & charted again at No.3 in 1972
02. JOE DOLAN – Hush Hush Maria (2:45)
Chart-Topper in SA in 1975
03. THE ARCHIES – Sugar Sugar (2:51)
No.1 Chart-Topper in the US & UK in 1969
04. PERCY SLEDGE – When A Man Love A Woman (2:36)
No.4 Chart-Topper in the UK & No.1 Chart-Topper in the US in 1966 and again in 1987
05. HERMAN’S HERMITS – I’m Into Something Good (2:36)
Topped the Charts in the UK in 1964
06. ODYSSEY – Going Back To My Roots (3:52)
SA Chart-Topper & Top 5 in the UK in 1981
07. TAVARES – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (3:54)
No.4 Chart-Topper in the UK & Top 20 in the US in 1976
08. DIONNE WARWICK “Live” – That’s What Friends Are For (4:57)
No.1 Chart-Topper in the US & Top 20 in the UK in 1985
09. IVY LEAGUE – Tossin’ And Turning (2:21)
No.3 in UK in 1965 & charted in the US in 1965
10. DEL SHANNON – Runaway (2:17)
No.1 Chart-Topper in the UK & US in 1961
11. ANITA WARD – Ring My Bell (3:30)
1979 US and UK Chart-Topper, No.3 in SA
12. THE PLATTERS – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (2:28)
No.1 Chart Topper in the UK & US in 1959
13. THE STYLISTICS – You Make Me Feel Brand New (4:45)
No.2 Chart-Topper in the US & UK in 1975
14. THE THREE DEGREES – When Will I See You Again (2:39)
Chart-Topper in the UK US & SA in 1974
15. KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND – Please Don’t Go (3:45)
Released in 1979 & topped the US And SA charts. Reached No.3 in the UK
16. PAT BOONE – Speedy Gonzales (2:31)
Top 10 Chart-Topper in the UK & US in 1962
17. KIM CARNES – Bette Davis Eyes (3:40)
US & SA Chart-Topper in 1983 & Top 10 in the UK in 1981
18. EXILE – Kiss You All Over (3:30)
SA & US Chart-topper & UK Top 10 in 1978
19. MUNGO JERRY – In the Summertime (3:36)
Top 10 Chart-Topper in SA, UK & US in 1970
20. PILOT – Magic (2:56)
Top 5 in the UK & Top 20 in the USA & SA during 1975
21. EDISON LIGHTHOUSE-Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) 2:31
Top 5 in the UK, US & SA in 1970
22. GLORIA GAYNOR – I will Survive (4:47)
1979 US & UK Chart-Topper & No.2 In SA
01. TOMMY ROE – Dizzy (2:39)
Triple Chart-Topper in US, UK & SA in 1969
02. THE TROGGS – Wild Thing (2:35)
No.1 Chart-Topper in the US in 1966, No. 2 in the UK in 1966
03. RODRIGUEZ – Sugarman (3:45)
Huge hit in SA in 1974 (From the Classic Album “Cold Fact”)
04. BJ THOMAS – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (3:04)
Released in Late 1969, Hit the Top Spot in the US & SA & top 40 in UK in 1970
05. THE FOUNDATIONS – Build Me Up Buttercup (2:53)
Top 5 in the USA, UK & SA in 1968
06. JOSE FELICIANO – Light My Fire (3:02)
Top 10 in the US & UK in 1968
07. CANNED HEAT – On The Road Again (3:20)
Top 20 in the US & UK in 1960
08. THE GRASS ROOTS – Midnight Confessions (2:41)
Top 5 in the US in 1968
09. DANIEL BOONE – Beautiful Sunday (2:58)
Top 20 in the USA & SA, Top 30 in UK 1972
10. FREDDIE & THE DREAMERS – I’m Telling You Now (2:07)
No. 2 in the UK in 1963 & topped the US Charts in 1965
11. THELMA HOUSTON – Don’t Leave Me This Way (4:07)
1977 SA & USA Chart-Topper, as well as Top 20 in the UK
12. BADFINGER – Come And Get It (2:08)
Top 10 in the US and in the UK in 1970
13. CHRISTIE – Yellow River (2:41)
No.1 in the UK & Top 30 in the US in 1970
14. EDDIE RABBIT – I Love A Rainy Night (3:11)
US Chart-Topper In 1981
15. BROOK BENTON – Rainy Night In Georgia (3:54)
Top 5 in the US Pop Charts & No.1 in the Soul Charts in 1970
16. FREDA PAYNE – Band Of Gold (4:04)
UK Chart-Topper & Top 5 In The US, Top 20 In SA in 1970
17. GOOMBAY DANCE BAND – Sun Of Jamaica (4:07)
Released in 1979 & Topped the SA Chart in 1980
18. AARON NEVILLE – Tell It Like It Is(3:05)
No.2 in the US in 1966
19. RAY CHARLES – Georgia On My Mind (3:36)
Chart-Topper in the US in 1960 & Top 30 in the UK
20. CHIC – Le Freak (3:28)
1979 SA and US Chart-topper & Top 10 in the UK
21. ELVIS PRESLEY – Don’t Be Cruel (2:04)
No. 1 in the USA in 1956
22. KINCADE – Dreams Are Ten A Penny (2:36)
Reached No.2 in Germany. Top 20 in SA, Australia & Holland in 1970
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Mabu Vinyl, the well-known music shop in Cape Town, will soon be celebrating its two-year anniversary in its more spacious new premises at 2 Rheede Street in Gardens. The shop is situated just off the corner of Kloof Street (next door to A&A Furnishers), and is just a “muffin’s throw away” from Vida e Caffé, the very popular nearby coffee shop in Kloof Street.
Mabu Vinyl carries a large selection of new and second hand items including LP records, 12” singles, 7” singles, 78’s, CD’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes, videos, books, T-shirts, comics, magazines, and even a selection of refurbished turntables and hi-fi’s. Mabu Vinyl buys, sells and trades in all and any of these items. The shop also carries a range of independent CD releases by a range of South African artists.
Mabu Vinyl grew out of the well-known Kloof Street bric-a-brac store, Kloofmart, which was run for many years by Johan Vosloo in the premises now occupied by Vida e Caffé. Jacques Vosloo, the owner’s son, started the record store in the back section of Kloofmart before the store moved to its next premises a few shops away, next to the other well-known Kloof Street music shop, High Five.
Then in October 2003, Mabu Vinyl again moved further down the road into its next premises in Buitenkloof Centre on the corner of Kloof and Buitensingel Streets. Soon after, Stephen Segerman joined Jacques in the store, adding a stock of CD’s, tapes, and DVD’s to the already huge selection of records that fills every corner of this eclectically decorated store.
The new Mabu Vinyl store has something for everyone with hundreds of 7″ singles, 12″ dance singles (for the many club DJ’s who frequent Mabu), and a broad range of rock, pop, jazz, soul, country, comedy, blues, soundtrack, South African and classical LP records. There is also a wide range of new and used CD’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes and books, mostly at reduced or sale prices, and the shop has many regular customers who love to take a few hours to browse through the many music items on display.
Parking for the new Mabu Vinyl store is available downstairs in the Rheede Centre parking garage, or at the nearby Kwikspar or Lifestyle centres in Kloof Street.
New and Recent Releases
Best Sellers – Retro Fresh
- Abstract Truth – Silver Trees & Totum
- Arapaho – Wild Warriors – The Complete Arapaho
- Asylum Kids – The Complete Asylum Kids
- Celtic Rumours – Slow Rain – The Complete Celtic Rumours
- Cherry Faced Lurchers – Live At Jamesons
- Circus – In the Arena
- Dog Detachment – Best Kept Secrets
- Duncan Mackay – Chimera
- Ella Mental – Uncomplicated Dreams
- éVoid – éVoid
- éVoid – Here comes the Rot…
- Falling Mirror – Johnny calls the chemist
- Falling Mirror – Zen Boulders / Storming of the Loft
- Freedoms Children – Astra
- Freedoms Children – Battle Hymn Of The Broken Hearted Horde
- Freedoms Children – Galactic Vibes
- Hawk – Africa She Too Can Cry
- Hawk – African Day
- Helicopters – The Best Of The Helicopters
- Lesley Rae Dowling – 2 Albums On 1 CD – Lesley Rae Dowling / Unravished Brides
- Lesley Rae Dowling – Conspirare – The very best of… (1980 – 1994)
- McCully Workshop – Genesis
- McCully Workshop – The Best of McCully Workshop
- Neill Solomon and the Uptown Rhythm Dogs – The Occupant
- No Friends of Harry – The Present Has Passed
- Otis Waygood – Simply Otis Waygood
- Otis Waygood Blues Band – Otis Waygood Blues Band
- Peach – On loan for evolution
- Petit Cheval – Once In A Lifetime
- Rabbitt – A Croak And A Grunt In The Night
- Rabbitt – Boys Will Be Boys
- Radio Rats – Into The Night We Slide
- Spectres – Vox Populi
- Suck – Time to Suck
- Sweatband – Lank Sweat!
- The Dynamics – The Dynamics (1982-1986)
- Tidal Wave – Spider Spider – Best Of The Tidal Wave
- Tribe After Tribe – Power
- Urban Creep – The Best Of Urban Creep
- Various Artists – Jiving To The Weekend Beat
- Various Artists – Astral Daze – Psychedelic South African Rock 1968-1972
- Various Artists – Rock Of Ages Presents Footstomping Music
- Various Artists – Rocking Against The System 1
- Various Artists – Rocking Against The System 2
- Various Artists – Slowly … From The South
- Via Afrika – Scent Of Scandal
- Via Afrika – Via Afrika
The SA Rock Digest was a weekly, free subscription e-mag about South African rock music between 1999 and 2004.
Here is the issue from 14 July 1999.
SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE NUMBER 24
The SA Rock Digest is a weekly,
free subscription e-mag, edited
by Brian Currin and delivered
direct to your e-mailbox.
Subscribe, unsubscribe and
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Established January 1999.
The SA Rock Digest is a discussion forum for Rock music;
South African and International; past, present and future.
Read it, digest it, enjoy it, send in your comments
and tell your friends….
“Rock” is a very general term encompassing rock and roll,
pop, folk, rock, ethnic-rock, prog-rock, jazz-rock, country-rock,
soul, R&B, metal, indie, alternative, new wave, reggae, etc, etc.
Don’t get hung up…if you want to say something about the music
YOU like, go ahead, say it.
Contributions and comments:
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
by Sharon Gill and Steve Murdoch
JOSH SITHOLE, one of Cape Town’s best-loved musicians and a favourite of many South African music-lovers, died at his Gugulethu home on Sunday 20 June.
Sithole, a self-taught lead guitarist, began busking with the Kwela Kids in 1959 in Cape Town. In 1978 he went solo and played in venues around the country, thrilling audiences with his distinctive style. During the eighties he became known to Durban audiences through his various residencies at places like the Lonsdale and Westville Hotels.
Sithole was born in Rylands, but his family moved to Gugulethu during the era of forced removals. He was committed to his family and to passing on his skills to others. He turned down several overseas offers of contracts.
Everybody who knew him will miss him. Other musicians and people in the industry sang their praises of Sithole.
Music producer Henry Shields described him as a very influential and original player. “He is going to be missed by many people in the music industry. He was part of the musical landscape of Cape Town.”
Jazz vocalist Joe Schaffers described Sithole as a people’s person and a musician. “He could get through to everybody -even before people started talking about the ‘rainbow nation’. He could touch your feelings with his music and he was very original. It’s unfortunate he died before realising his dream of building a recording studio in Gugulethu where he planned to teach township youngsters music. He was very unselfish.”
Third Ear Music’s Dave Marks says that Sithole was possibly the hardest working musicians on the circuit, and one of the few true professionals. “The amazing thing about him was that he was the only non-white at the time gigging within the cocktail lounge and bar room circuit. It was unique. Blacks weren’t even allowed in those clubs, but when they tried to take Josh off the circuit, there was an uproar from the patrons. He played the kind of music that appealed to city folk.”
C & G Studios’ Don Clarke, says, “I think Josh probably missed his finest hour. Only now, with the focus on World Music, are we starting to attract international interest, and Josh would have been a perfect candidate for this.”
Sithole was supporting three disabled brothers at the time of his death. He leaves his wife and two daughters. He was buried at his Gugulethu home on July 4.
Article taken from the AFRICAN INVASION OF ROCK website
JOSH SITHOLE MEMORIAL CONCERT
The Barleycorn Music Club and Sterra Promotions are staging a “Josh Sithole
Memorial Concert” which will be held at the Riverclub in Cape Town on
Sunday 1 August 1999.
All bands that play have offered their services for free and all Money
raised will go to his family.
COUNTING CROWS – LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA
August 4 Cape Town Bellville Velodrome
August 6 Durban Westridge Park Stadium
August 8 Sun City Superbowl
August 9 Johannesburg Standard Bank Arena
BOOKING EXCLUSIVELY AT TICKETWEB
2nd full length album is due for release mid – September……
recording starts July 17.
future GIGS :
Sunday 8th August, main stage
Monday 9th August, jazz stage
We’re also playing at The Planet this Friday the 16th, so haul out the moth-eaten jersey and check us out. “The Wax Tadpoles” (Ben Amato et al) are playing with us on Friday so you’ll get more for your money! The first band will start at 9.30 and the covert should be +/- 8 SA ront.
SONS OF TROUT
Sons of Trout will be performing @ diamonds and pearls
corner lower main and station rd
Observatory – Cape Town
“Son of Trout”
one of the guys I spoke to said that Chris Prior is apparently
with Radio 702. Rumour has it anyway …
I’d like to know if there is anybody out there who used to follow a band
called Metallic Sunn? (they later became Museum).
The line-up was first:
Patrick Canovi (Guitar)
Adrian Bekker (Keyboards)
Henry Zedras (Bass)
Gary Smith (Drums)
They won the Cape Battle of the Bands with this line-up as “Metallic Sunn”.
The band then changed the name to “Museum”. This was about mid 1974.
That line-up was as I can remember it:
Patrick Canovi (Guitars)
Gary Smith (Drums)
Henry Barenblatt (Keyboards)
Henry Zedras (Bass) ????????
I’d like to try and get hold of Patrick Canovi, as I have something that he
might be interested in.
CLASSIC SONG OF THE WEEK:
Locomotive Breath – Rabbitt (Ian Anderson)
Trevor Rabin: vocals, guitars
Errol Friedman: guitar
Fransua Roos: keyboards
Lou Forer: bass
Cedric Samson: drums
This Jethro Tull classic, from their 1971 “Aqualung” album, was re-recorded in South Africa by a session band and released in 1972 as a single under the name “Rabbitt”.
The flip-side was an instrumental titled “And The Planets Danced”.
“Locomotive Breath” was number 96 in the LM Radio top hits of 1972.
I guess you could say it was a runaway smash!
Patric van Blerk had engaged Trevor Rabin (then only 18 years old) on a session to play guitar on a version of Jethro Tull’s Locomotive Breath he had wanted to do. The recording session had Errol Friedman playing guitar (Ronnie Robot’s brother), Fransua Roos on keyboards (who did the arrangement), Lou Forer (from Suck) on bass and Cedric Samson on drums. The lyrics were “cleaned-up” for the SA censors: “his woman and his best friend” were now “travelling to the sun” and “the all-time winner” had got him by…”the hands”!
When Rabbitt re-recorded this track in 1975 for their debut Boys Will Be Boys! album, the original Jethro Tull lyrics returned; a very brave move at the time!
More at: http://www.rock.co.za/files/rabbitt_boys.html
ON THE NET
SOUTH AFRICA’S ROCK FILES
New additions to the SA Rock Files website include
cover scans for Freedoms Children’s Battle Hymn Of
The Broken-Hearted Horde and Simply Otis Waygood,
thanks to Mike Greeff.
Andrew King has supplied some info on In The Arena by Circus
and Searching by Third Eye. All additional information is most welcome.
to see these updated webpages.
New information continues to flow into the
Climb Up On My Music website on this “American Zero,
but South African Hero”.
Recently discovered is an album from 1972 by The Family Dogg
titled The View From Rowland’s Head featuring no less than 5 cover
versions of songs from Cold Fact including I Wonder and Crucify Your Mind.
The Family Dogg included among its members, one Albert Hammond…the old
FREEDOMS CHILDREN – BATTLE HYMN OF THE BROKEN-HEARTED HORDE
Judas Queen [3.54]
Mrs. Browning [3.06]
Country Boy [2.58]
Your Fathers’ Eyes [2.26]
10 Years Ago [5.55]
Boundsgreen Fair [3.16]
Mrs. Wendy’s Dancing Eyes Have Died [4.34]
This album released in 1968 has all the wonderful excesses of early progressive rock; the deep “meaningful” poetry, spoken words, majestic organ-playing, sound effects, choirs, long guitar solos, etc. I love it!
The unusual Scottish/South African accent of Ramsay MacKay guides us through this album of contrasts. From the country sounds of “Country Boy” to the Traffic-style rock of “Judas Queen” this album does not let up for a moment. It rocks, it soothes, it challenges, it refreshes (thanks to the inclusion of an old Pepsi advert!).
A great album, yet to see the light of day on CD, if ever.
for more info and cover scans.
DEEP PURPLE – TOTAL ABANDON
The new live CD and video recorded live in Australia in April this year is only available
Go to: http://www.cybermusic.net/deep_purple/
and place your order.
Derek Smith from Gallo has compiled a 2CD set called Disco Fever which features some great South African disco/dance tracks from the 70s. These 2 discs are filled to the max with music…over 150 minutes of music, memories and magic.
Artists include HOT RS, Buffalo, People Like Us, Disco Rock Machine, Rouge, John Ireland and Neil Cloud.
Buy this CD, put on your platforms, grab your cherrie and take yourself on a magic carpet ride with the delta queen to the garden of Eden.
STEVE KEKANA – THE ENGLISH ALBUM
A compilation by Derek Smith with liner notes by Malcolm Lombard. Includes all Steve’s great hits like “The Bushman”, “I Feel So Strong” (with PJ Powers), “Raising My Family” and “All I Need Is Here In Africa”.
SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS – SURPASS THE POWERS
The new Springbok Nude Girls album, ‘Surpass The Powers’, has now been released. This 11-track album, which was produced by Kevin Shirley, is also being set up for an international release with some of the earlier Nude Girls’ singles tacked on. The previous Nude Girls’ single, ‘Blue Eyes’, is already on this album along with the new singles, ‘Giant Love Affair’, ‘Again, and ‘Un-Ez’.
— Stephen Segerman
WIN A CD!
Tell us how the Springbok Nude Girls got their name and you could win a copy of the new Springbok Nude Girls CD “Surpass The Powers” courtesy of Paul Thackwray of Sony Music South Africa.
RADIO RATS – INTO THE NIGHT WE SLIDE
Jonathan Handley, in association with Andy Harrod of the One World online CD store, has re-released the seminal debut Rats album, ‘Into The Night We Slide’ on CDR. This limited edition CD with bonus tracks and revised artwork is available online at http://www.oneworld.co.za.
Also coming soon is the Radio Rats 5th album Radio Ketamine…watch out for it.
ONE WORLD MUSIC
Andy Harrod (Mad Andy to his friends), announced recently that One World Music
now includes cover scans and track listings on their extensive website.
One World Music has everything from the new Springbok Nude Girls “Surpass The Powers” to the classic “Into The Night We Slide” by the Radio Rats.
One World has an extremely wide range of CDs including Afrikaans Volksliedjies, African Traditional music, music of the Kalahari Bushmen, Sounds of Nature, Kwaito, Johnny Clegg and a host of other genres, styles and artists. Also unique releases like Chris de Burgh’s “Live In South Africa” and the “Cosmos” TV series soundtrack CD which are very difficult to find anywhere else.
If its Made In South Africa and its on CD, then its available at One World.
Visit http://www.oneworld.co.za and remember SA Rock Digest members get a 5% discount off their purchases. Just put “digest member” in brackets behind your name when filling in the order form and they will do the rest.
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South African independent record company
Independent multi-faceted music group
AFRICAN INVASION OF ROCK
News, reviews and opinions
SPLASHY FEN BOOK
Makes your computer sound better if you listen to MP3’s, WAV files, music samples, web radio, on-line concerts and much more.
Visit http://www.rock.co.za/files/mp3software.html and click on QSound banner.
OUTLAW RECORDS, CAPE TOWN
Vinyl and second-hand CDs. Always something new.
Cape Town Central:
55 Castle Street (off Long Street), Cape Town
3 CHB Building (opposite the entrance to Wynberg Hospital),
Maynard Road, Wynberg
10% discount for Digest members!
Looking for Radio Rats, Popguns, Chauffeurs or Glee Club recordings?
Contact Johathan Handley for a catalogue at:
Private Bag X10
JEFF BECK: CRAZY FINGERS
by Annette Carson
The first and only definitive biography of Jeff Beck – published in South Africa in January 1999 and available by mail order from the author. Trade paperback format,
256 pages, with a comprehensive discography.
All Digest back-issues can now be downloaded as one
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Go to: http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarockdigest.zip
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Formed in June 2006, The Black Hotels’ first release, a five-track EP titled Beautiful Mornings, made them one of the most critically acclaimed South African indie bands of 2007 and 2008. Films For The Next Century is their first full-length album.
“Currently the most authentic, original and exciting rock band in SA – FFTNC is the most important SA album of 2009”, The Tonight
“Reminiscent of the best moments of bands such as REM and Interpol”, Muse Magazine
“Plays like some weird night in a bar in Russia, sipping vodka with Lloyd Cole and riling up close to a boy wearing a Joy Division T shirt”, Painter Jane
Available at RhythmMusicStore.com
Posted by Michael Currin, 04 July 2009