Hits From LM Radio – new 2CD set from PT Music

Hits From LM Radio
Hits From LM Radio

Disc 1

  1. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  2. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – Lobo
  3. My Baby Loves Lovin’ – White Plains
  4. Jam Up And Jelly Tight – Tommy Roe
  5. There’s A Kind Of Hush – Hermans Hermits
  6. Jingle Jangle – The Archies
  7. Telstar – The Tornados
  8. I Just Can’t Help Believing – BJ Thomas
  9. Hawaii Five-O – The Ventures
  10. Son Of My Father – Chicory Tip
  11. Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
  12. Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters
  13. Doctor’s Orders – Carol Douglas
  14. Sunshine Superman – Donovan
  15. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
  16. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted – Jimmy Ruffin
  17. Make Me An Island – Joe Dolan
  18. Games People Play – Joe South
  19. Indian Reservation – Paul Revere & The Raiders
  20. Warm & Tender Love – Percy Sledge
  21. Feel Like A Woman – The Troggs
  22. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (live) – Marvin Gaye

Disc 2

  1. Hitchin’ A Ride – Vanity Fare
  2. Come And Get It – Badfinger
  3. Band Of Gold – Freda Payne
  4. Reflections Of My Life – The Marmalade
  5. Tears Of A Clown – The Miracles
  6. Yellow River – Christie
  7. If I Had A Hammer – Trini Lopez
  8. Beautiful Sunday – Daniel Boone
  9. I’m Telling You Now – Freddie & The Dreamers
  10. Fery Cross The Mersey – Gerry & The Pacemaker
  11. Just Like Eddie – Heinz
  12. Judy In Disguise – John Fred & The Playboys
  13. Arizona – Mark Lindsay
  14. Windy – The Association
  15. Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys
  16. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – The Trammps
  17. In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  18. He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
  19. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
  20. Midnight Confessions – The Grass Roots
  21. Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
  22. Moody River – Pat Boone
  23. 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

Top Ten Tunes: Piet Botha and Jack Hammer

Jack Hammer
Jack Hammer

My top ten tunes from Piet Botha and Jack Hammer

  1. Goeienag Generaal
  2. Sarajevo
  3. Sien Jou Weer
  4. Mozambique
  5. Street Of Love
  6. Did You Know
  7. Mr Midnight
  8. Welcome To Azania
  9. The Pilgrim
  10. Jozi Town (with Tidal Waves)

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have had to be omitted.

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Top Ten Tunes: Jack Hammer Covers

My top ten tunes that Jack Hammer cover, either live and/or in the studio. Original artists names in brackets.

  1. Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
  2. Hurt (Nine Inch Nails / Johnny Cash)
  3. Further On Up The Road (Bruce Springsteen / Johnny Cash)
  4. All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan / Jimi Hendrix)
  5. White Trash Beautiful (Everlast)
  6. Russian & Chips (aka The Kid He Came From Nazareth) (Freedoms Children / Wildebeest)
  7. Long May You Run (The Stills-Young Band / Neil Young)
  8. Get A Haircut (George Thorogood)
  9. Crossroads (Robert Johnson / Cream)
  10. Carmelita (Warren Zevon)

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have had to be omitted.

http://www.jackhammer.co.za

Forces Favourites

By John Samson, 2003

Forces Favourites
Forces Favourites

For those of you who don’t know/remember, “Forces Favourites” was a radio programme for “tannie en sussie to stuur groete to boetie who was doing his bit op die grens. (Or in English for the benefit of our international readers a dedications programme for family to send greetings to the boys fighting on the borders of South Africa).

The ironically titled “Forces Favourites” compilation was an album put out in the 80’s with the support of the End Conscription Campaign and features some of the strongest political songs of the time.

The album opens with the upbeat jive punk “Pambere” by Mapantsula which is sung in Sotho (I think). The tune is great and the word Uhuru keeps cropping up every now and then.

The Aeroplanes “National Madness” follows and while the tune keeps the upbeat feel, the lyrics are biting (‘National madness, a curse on the land, Jesus is murdered by his own hand’). These 2 opening songs both feature some great brass sounds.

The feeling then changes as we move into the darker and at times sinister “Potential Mutiny” by Stan James and “Numbered Again” by the Facts. There is a bluesy sound underlying these sombre tracks.

The Cherry Faced Lurchers then dish up a slice of Van Morrison with “Shotdown in the Streets”. A great song that has dramatic musical pauses and then fairly flows to the point where the vocalist is rushing to get thewords out before the next pause. Van would have been proud of this song.

The Kalahari Surfers deliver a harsh synth sound to almost a march beat and features probably South Africa’s first white rapping. Samples of the kommandant shouting orders during the musical bridges are used to great effect.

The raw and punky “Whitey” by the Softies and “Don’t Believe” by In Simple English are both reminscent of the Ella Mental, especially the latter which feature a great vocal performance which if it isn’t Heather Mac, it sounds a lot like her.

“Too much resistance” by Nude Red opens with a superb sax sound. The songs is vibrant, tuneful yet has a punky/ska edge to it. This to me is the best song on the album and had it not been for it’s political message cold have been a hit.

The album ends with Roger Lucey’s “Spaces tell Stories” and the bohemian Jennifer Ferguson’s “Suburban Hum”. Both are tinged with anger, the latter alternating between smokey jazz and experimental jazz. More great sax work on this one.

Overall this a great collection of powerful tunes. The message is no longer relevant (or is it?) but it’s worth listening to for the music alone and sometimes it’s good to remember the bad times.

John Samson, SA Rock Digest Issue #81

Available to download from RhythmMusicStore.com, thanks to Shifty Records

Channel24 Top MP3 Downloads of the week

Die Heuwels Fantasties – Our Heritage

Our HeritageHip indie dance rock combo celebrate Heritage Day (aka Braai Day) by hooking up with heavyweight hip-hop players HHP and JR, and the Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir. It’s a contagiously fun colab with Die Heuwels’ Pierre Greeff singing in English, HHP and JR keeping it real and the Soweto Gospel Choir adding their soaring African harmonies: “So it’s a flyday. We call it a braai day….”

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Koos Kombuis – Lisa se Klavier

Legendary singer songwriter maps the moment he morphed from Andre Letoit into mythical alternative Afrikaans troubadour Koos Kombuis on this classic Voelvry-era acoustic ballad off his excellent debut, ‘Niemandsland & Beyond!’.

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Pretty Blue Guns – Devil Do

Cutting HeadsGarage rock, blues and country meet at the crossroads on this deceptively laid back ballad about selling your soul for rock ‘n roll. Off the CT combo’s debut album, ‘Cutting Heads’, produced by the multi award-winning Schalk Joubert.

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New Holland – Something To Believe In

Bored by those Bellville Rock City stereotypes? Well, if this breezy new exclusive single off their forthcoming album is any indictaion, then these upwardly mobile Stellenbosch indie rockers are destined for the big time.

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aKING – The Heart Of A Fool

The Heart Of A Fool “I know my language has always been my limit…/the heart of the fool lives inside of his mouth,” serenades Laudo on this spanking new symphonic rock power ballad off the indie rock darlings’ brand new CD, ‘Against All Odds’. Produced by the multiple award-winning Theo Crous.

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Ella Joyce Buckley – The Birds

Nu-folk songbird gives fans of Joanna Newsom their fix on this chiaroscuro ballad draped in moody narratives drawn from dream imagery in sublime arrangements for piano, guitar and zither. Off her critically-acclaimed album ‘For Astraea’.

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The Genuines – Struggle

StruggleMac McKenzie (guitar), Hilton Schilder (piano) and Ian Herman (drums) kick out this goema-punk rock protest blast from the past. Off the ‘Shotdown: Resistance Music from Apartheid South Africa’ soundtrack compilation album released by the seminal Shifty Records.

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Rus Nerwich – For The Love Of Jazz

Funky Mother City sax man gives jazz giants Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, Dexter Gordon and more a shout out on this percolated jazz joint off his Sama-nominated album, Under the Poetree.

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Dance You’re On Fire – Even When He Wins He Fails

Dance, You're On Fire Joburg-based indie rockers bid their vocalist/keyboardist Nic Simmonds farewell with this progressive rock riff and wail workout that’s taiolr made for fans of Muse.

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Felix Laband – Run Alive Run

Pioneering South African illetronica composer shares this dreamy downtempo sigh off his now classic debut album, ‘Thin Shoes in June’. Or as his label African Dope put it: “File under: lay me in a hammock with a phat one”.

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Channel24 Top MP3 Downloads

Die Heuwels Fantasties – Our Heritage

Our HeritageHip indie dance rock combo celebrate Heritage Day (aka Braai Day) by hooking up with heavyweight hip-hop players HHP and JR, and the Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir. It’s a contagiously fun colab with Die Heuwels’ Pierre Greeff singing in English, HHP and JR keeping it real and the Soweto Gospel Choir adding their soaring African harmonies: “So it’s a flyday. We call it a braai day….”

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Koos Kombuis – Lisa se Klavier

Legendary singer songwriter maps the moment he morphed from Andre Letoit into mythical alternative Afrikaans troubadour Koos Kombuis on this classic Voelvry-era acoustic ballad off his excellent debut, ‘Niemandsland & Beyond!’.

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The Genuines – Struggle

StruggleMac McKenzie (guitar), Hilton Schilder (piano) and Ian Herman (drums) kick out this goema-punk rock protest blast from the past. Off the ‘Shotdown: Resistance Music from Apartheid South Africa’ soundtrack compilation album released by the seminal Shifty Records.

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Felix Laband – Run Alive Run

Pioneering South African illetronica composer shares this dreamy downtempo sigh off his now classic debut album, ‘Thin Shoes in June’. Or as his label African Dope put it: “File under: lay me in a hammock with a phat one”.

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Righard Kapp – Strung Like a Compound Eye

Strung Like a Compound Eye Avant-garde guitarist shelves his ‘intention-deficit-disordered’ excesses and explores some bewitching nu-folk frequencies on this exploratory acoustic gem off his critically-acclaimed new album.

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National Wake – Walk in Africa

A classic SA track from one of the more politicised and energetic multiracial rock groups playing the clubs of Hillbrow in the 80s.

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7th Son – The One

The One“He’s the one who sees it all” declare Mother City ska-rockers on this brassy skank ‘n shred about a guy waiting to take his dream girl’s breath away. A little bit ’emo’? Maybe, but with some big cajones, bru. Off their excellent new album, ‘Ontology’.

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Piet Botha – Suitcase Vol Winter

“‘n vrou sal jy dood maak as sy kwaad is in ‘n donker kamer met ‘n haelgeweer” cautions the original mystic blues rock boer on this haunting tale of going nowhere slowly fast. It’s the title track off his recently remastered and reissued classic album.

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New Holland – Something To Believe In

Something to Believe InBored by those Bellville Rock City stereotypes? Well, if this breezy new exclusive single off their forthcoming album is any indication, then these upwardly mobile Stellenbosch indie rockers are destined for the big time.

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aKING – The Heart Of A Fool

“I know my language has always been my limit…/the heart of the fool lives inside of his mouth,” serenades Laudo on this spanking new symphonic rock power ballad off the indie rock darlings’ brand new CD, ‘Against All Odds’. Produced by the multiple award-winning Theo Crous.

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Dan Patlansky – The “Move My Soul“ Tour

Photo Credit: KevinG (courtesy Musical Mover)
Photo Credit: KevinG (courtesy Musical Mover)

Dan Patlansky, South Africa’s rock and blues guitar wizard, is on the move again – and is promoting his latest CD “Move My Soul”.

The CD was produced by Dan at the renowned Peace Of Eden Studio in Knysna and mixed by Peter Auret of Watershed.

The music continues Dan’s commitment and driving passion for music and features an explosive mix of wild blues, rock and roll and breathtaking balladeering.

Since his previous tour Dan has recorded and performed with Jesse Clegg, played at various venues in Gauteng and headlined the Benefit Concert for musician “Judge Coetzee.

Dan will be accompanied on this tour by Andy Turrell on drums and Errol “Smelly” Fellows on bass.

The band featured at the FORR Festival in Mozambique and the Durban International Blues Festival during September.

This tour will take the band across the country from cities to villages and from theatres to bars in a determined effort to move your soul.

Further info and photographs are available on Dan’s website : www.danpatlansky.com

Tour dates and venues :

1/10/09             The Blues Room, Sandton Village Walk               0117845527

2/10/09             Tanz  Café, Bryanston                                             0114633128

7/10/09             Pablo’s, Potchefstroom                                          0834444101

8/10/09            Aasvoel Club, Bloemfontein                                    0515233604

10/10/09          Rocking The Daisies, Darling                                   0214811832

14/10/09         Fogey’s, Muizenberg                                                0217883252

16/10/09         Dorpstraat Theatre, Stellenbosch                          0218866107

17/10/09        Bertie’s  Moorings, Gordon’s Bay                            0218563343

21-23/10/09  Die Boer, Durbanville                                                 0219791911

24/10/09        Klein Libertas Theatre, Stellenbosch                       0218838164

29/10/09        Potter’s Place, Jeffreys’ Bay                                      0422932500

30-31/10/09  Toni’s, Port Elizabeth                                                 0413641964

Selected Dan Patlansky albums available at www.RhythmMusicStore.com

Solid Gold – Where Were You Then? 44 Songs From The Vaults Of Time

Solid Gold - Where Were You Then?

Catalogue Number: SPTB128

CD 1

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

CD 2

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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Remembering my clubbing days

HI-NRG Classix
HI-NRG Classix

Hi-NRG was the House Music of the 80’s and this 2CD set, available to download at RhythmMusicStore.com captures that spirit perfectly. This collection brings back great waves of nostalgia of my young clubbing days in the 80’s in South Africa.

There are 39 tracks across 2 discs including Evelyn Thomas’ ‘High Energy’, Mel & Kim’s ‘Respectable’, Ryan Paris’ ‘Dolce Vita’  Freeez’s ‘I.O.U.’ & Koto’s ‘Visitors’. Getting the picture yet? How about Modern Talking, Rick Astley, Hazel Dean, Technotronic and Dead or Alive?

This was a time when Spagna said ‘Call Me’ and Paul Lekakis wanted you to go back to his room to ‘Boom Boom’ while Marsha Raven sang ‘Catch Me’.

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Buy Disc 2

If this is too dated for you, then maybe try the brand new Booom 7.

FREE Download of ‘Our Heritage’ song

Die Heuwels Fantasties teamed up The Soweto Gospel Choir, HHP and JR to produce a song for Heritage Day or ‘Braai Day’ as it is affectionately known.

The song is called ‘Our Heritage’ which features Pierre Greeff of Die Heuwels Fantasties singing in English (which makes for a different, clear sound yet unmistakably Pierre). The Soweto Gospel Choir adds a distinctly African undertone and HHP and JR bring the song together well.

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The song is catchy, fun and upbeat with lyrics such as “So it’s a flyday. We call it a braaiday…”

All in all, it’s a song with the message to celebrate our heritage and our unity as South Africans – artfully combining the many different cultural spheres into a feel good track.

HHP and JR sum it up nicely with “It’s a known phrase, jo re rata go braaya (we love to braai)”.

Bring on Braai: 24/09/09.

from Musical Mover

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Our Heritage

Rodriguez South African Tour September 2009

The Living Legend

Rodriguez

SA Tour – September 2009

With opening act: AcousticA

13 – Cape Town – Willowbridge Barnyard

18 – Plett Barnyard

19 – Mosselbay Barnyard

27 – Pretoria – Menlyn Barnyard

28 – JHB – Broadacres Barnyard

Rodriguez is currently one of the world’s biggest cult musicians with fans all over the world from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, to UK and across the USA. However, it was not until 12 years ago, when he was rediscovered working on a building site by local journalists Stephen Segerman and Craig Bartholomew; did the songwriter and singer of “Sugar Man” and “I Wonder” realise that his defining album “Cold Fact” (1970) had become a cult classic and that he was a beacon of revolution for the people of South Africa. Rodriguez had completely turned his back on the music industry after his albums “Cold Fact” and “Coming From Reality” (1971) were unsuccessful.

While his music career faded to little more than a memory in his life, Rodriguez lived an unobtrusive existence, unaware that his legend continued to grow in the Southern Hemisphere. “Cold Fact” became a word of mouth success especially amongst the youth in the South African armed forces that identified with his counter-cultural bent. Many thought Rodriguez was dead and his album went platinum in South Africa without him ever earning one cent. Today Rodriguez is spoken of in the same reverent tones as The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.

Since 1997, when he was “rediscovered”, Rodriguez returned to South Africa and Namibia four times and his albums have been released on CD worldwide. In 1998 Rodriguez featured in a television documentary “Dead Men Don’t Tour”. After more than 35 years it seems that the wheel of fortune is finally turning and Rodriguez’s fame is rapidly growing in his home town Detroit and throughout the USA. His albums have been re-released and there is a documentary movie being made about the “Sugarman” himself.

The shows promise to be spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime events, not to be missed. It’s not every day that one gets to witness such a “Living Legend.”

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Acoustica – In 2004, Rodriquez surprised an unknown local band by appearing unexpectedly at their “Tribute To Rodriguez” show in Sedgefield, South Africa. He appreciated the enthusiasm and hard work of the band and invited them to perform with him in 4 sold-out concerts in the Garden Route. At the time, the gentle soft-spoken musician said, “I’m supporting the musicians who support me but they’re doing it better than me.” Rodriguez, is returning to South Africa once again and will be performing with one of the musicians, Graham Sindall-Gillot, from the original Rodriguez Tribute band. Graham is now the leader of the support band and opening act “Acoustica.”

For more information:

www.sugarman.org

www.rodriguez.co.za

www.acoustica.co.za

Book online:
www.barnyardtheatres.co.za

Downloads:
www.RhythmMusicStore.com

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Rodriguez South African Tour September 2009

CapeTown Sound – The Sound of A New South Africa!

The SOUND of A NEW SOUTH AFRICA …

Edith
Edith

EDITH:

Red-hot, gorgeous young diva! ….coming full-steam with a sizzling debut album entitled “WICKED!”. Her second radio track, “Love Is Wicked” is tearing it up at radio stations nationally – and it is rumoured she will be opening certain gigs for RODRIGUEZ on his up-coming SA tour dates …PLUS – her version of the classic ‘Come On A My House’ (with hip-hop outfit ’44’) is …awesome!

CHARL STONE:

New Afrikaans singing star (with tracks in both Afrikaans & English) unleashes a double-barrelled opening with ‘Believe Again’ in English and ‘En Sy Se’ in Afrikaans from his debut CD… ”n Nuwe Geur’…a new flavour, indeed …

PAUL PETERSEN:

…Musical maestro from the legendary jazz masters SPIRITS REJOICE, returns with an eclectic collection of the most beautiful pop/jazz tunes – both new renditions of classics – plus new original compositions …Wait till you hear ‘Come Closer’ – the English version of Ringo’s legendary hit ‘Sondela’ – and Paul’s magnificent ‘I Only Have Eyes For you’….and his brand new ‘She’s Mine!”.

COMING … NATASHA SIMONNE, YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK, 44, The CITY, NOVA, …Nigerian trumpeter NATHANIEL BASSEY, the return of DAWNAY, and a multi-Gold & Platinum Act – TBA!

The CTS songwriting team led by Patric van Blerk & Natasha Simonne have penned brand-new product for breaking acts AXENE, EDITH, and CHARL STONE – as well as collaborated with hitmakers PAUL PETERSEN, THABO MDLULI, DAWNAY and Dr VICTOR

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Woodstock 7925

Tel/fax +27 21 447 1937

www.capetownsound.com

Poseletso – Madiba, We Love You

MP3 of this Madiba Tribute song is available to download exclusively from RhythmMusicStore.com.

The SONG:

This song was originally composed to celebrate MADIBA’s 90th birthday.

Subsequently,  it was developed into a simple anthem of celebration …

POSELETSO is a stunning young South African lady, who dazzled IDOLS views with her stunning vocals.

Her interpretation of the lyric is calm and understated – yet inspirational …

“MADIBA’ is a simple song for a giant of mankind.

The VIDEO :

The video was made as a collective effort by students at Cape Town’s CITY VARSITY. It was made on a minimal budget – making maximum use of the student’s creativity.

As such, a beautiful, simple and organic feel was achieved – in keeping with the humility of Nelson Mandela.

‘Madiba’ was composed by Patric van Blerk, Natasha Simone & Paul Petersen – and produced by Keith de Kock & Storm FX @ CapeTown Sound in Woodstock.

The song is published by CapeTown Sound / KOHCO.

Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the week

SAMP3.com, updated by Michael Currin, 8 August 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 1 1 On my Holiday 7th Son Ontology Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 3 2 Walk The Plank Mr Cat and The Jackal Themes and Variations Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 8 3 It’s Like Asking A Bear If It Has Fur.Face Dance You’re On Fire Dance You’re On Fire Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 9 4 Super Zero ft Fungus Arsenic The First Toke Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 5 1 The Heart of a Fool aKING Against all Odds Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 11 6 Why We Lonely Evolver What’s the Story?/ Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 2 2 Kaapstad Angelo Today Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 12 8 Diep Kaleidoskoop Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 10 9 Shorter Than Wayne Jazz Zombies Dug Up Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 6 1 Seasons Ashtray Electric Bonjour Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 4 3 Tiny Island The Plastics Kiss The Plastics Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 14 12 Velvit Undies (Mumble Jumble Instrumental) Dank Cape Of Good Hope 2 African Dope available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 7 2 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 15 14 I Know Your Sleeping Lee Martin I Know Your Sleeping Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 18 15 If We Had The Time Gavin Minter Gavin Minter Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 21 16 I Believe aKING Dutch Courage Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 24 17 Choke Me Red Light In June My Sweetest Revenge Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 23 18 Dis Elektries Egmond Ongevraagde Hello Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 26 19 Do The Lurch Cherry Faced Lurchers Live at Jamesons Shifty available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 22 20 I’m In Love With Somebody Else Natalia Natalia Sugar Music available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 17 17 Jou Skewe Woorde Uitsaai Projek Grensloos Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 25 22 I Can’t Take It Anymore Franki M Franki M Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 16 16 What A Load Of Rap The Shamonix The Shamonix Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 19 19 When All The Good Love Is Gone Landi Lu EP SugarMusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 27 25 Learn To Forget Die Maverick EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 28 26 Take Me As I Am Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 30 27 It’s Still The Music Coda African Renaissance Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 29 28 It’s Gonna Hurt In The End Radio Rats Pop Coffins Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 NE 29 Weyo Captain Stu The Adventures Of Captain Stu Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 Laws Of Love Marcia Moon A Gradual Awakening Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

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