T1-Together’s mission is to raise funds for the diabetic community of South Africa and our vision is to assist the disadvantaged diabetic youth and financially assist with the training of diabetic alert dogs.
Every Saturday from 8am to 1pm there is Market on the grounds of the Bothasig Library in Vryburger Road in Bothasig, Cape Town.
Music fundi, Brian Currin, mans the T1-Together stall, almost every Saturday, selling Vinyl Records, CD’s, books and bric-a-brac.
So we gave the Crazy White Bitches***….what do you mean you don’t know who the Crazy White Bitches are, seriously??? Wake up man, go find out….so we gave these hip Cape Town fashion(s)istas, known as Fani, Isa and Jane, some of our new range of T-shirts (which they then gave their own particular type of make-over), and the run of Mabu Vinyl for one mad Saturday arvie, and they brought some models called Tessa and Ashleigh-Jane, and this very talented photographer called Thomas Pepler (take a look at myluckyundiesarered.blogspot.com/ to see what we mean!) and check what resulted…!!!!
***Crazy White Bitches is a collaborative clothing sale that happens every few weeks in Cape Town. They provide cool, hard-to-find clothes, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. Clothing is also available for rental.
It’s been a crazy year for Rodriguez. The documentary Searching For Sugar Man was one of the first films to be purchased (by Sony Pictures Classics) at Sundance and picked up two awards on the way (World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary and World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for its Celebration of the Artistic Spirit). Be sure there is some cool Rodriguez news in the coming months! After being out of print for the last year, Rodriguez Cold Fact (LITA 036) is finally available again on vinyl and to celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of Cold Fact for this week’s Free Basin’ Fridays. – Light In The Attic
Mabu Vinyl has opened another two-roomed basement shop in a house in Oranjezicht where we keep all our more valuable and collectable records in a series of Blue Trommels, hence the name…. In the Blue Trommels are a wide selection of international and SA pressings that we sell on eBay, and to private buyers and collectors from all over the world who visit the basement. We have plenty of LPs, 10″ albums, 7″ singles, 12″ maxis, and rare CDs in sto … Read More
A virtual collection (this could fit on a single CD) to complete the Red and the Blue album series. Starts with an early version of ‘One After 909’ and includes some early singles and songs not composed by the Beatles, then some classic album tracks and finishes off with the 2 “artificially-created” Beatles songs from the mid-90s.
Growing up in the 70s, I discovered a number of bands, and their back-catalogues, through compilation albums. It surprises many people when I tell them my favourite Beatles album is the Red Album, for example.
The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971
The South African version had a different track listing to the US release. Included ‘Little Red Rooster’ and ‘Under The Boardwalk’ for example, and omitted ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Wild Horses’.
Track list for South African Album
Time Is On My Side
Little Red Rooster
Under The Boardwalk
Heart Of Stone
Play With Fire
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Get Off Of My Cloud
As Tears Go By
Mothers Little Helper
19th Nervous Breakdown
Paint It Black
Under My Thumb
Let’s Spend The Night Together
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Street Fighting Man
Sympathy For The Devil
Honky Tonk Women
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (single version)
Two double albums, with every song a masterpiece. When these were re-released on CD in 1993, I bought them the day they came out. And though the whole of the Red Album could have been fitted onto a single CD, I didn’t mind paying full double album price. How many double CDs have so many classic chart-topping and million-selling songs on them? Worth every cent.
American Graffiti (soundtrack)
My introduction to rock ‘n roll history.
The Who – Pinball And Other Wizards 1965-1975 (SA only release?)
Actually only goes up to 1971, despite the title, but a great collection, nonetheless.
Triple album collection from Glastonbury Fayre in 1971. A strange mixture of artists and genres that introduced me to bands like Gong, Pink Fairies and The Grateful Dead.
The Continuing Saga Of The Aging Orphans
Great album, that helped me discover the early years of Thin Lizzy, though I already knew Vagabonds Of The Western World, which is still one of my all-time favourite albums.
The Moody Blues – This Is The Moody Blues
A double compilation album with all the songs crossfading into each other. Like Pink Floyd’s Echoes collection many years later.
Suck It And See
Double album sampler from Vertigo, this time. From Folk (Magna Carta) to Metal (Black Sabbath) and most places in-between. The South African pressing had a different track listing to the overseas version.
Let The Good Times Roll (soundtrack)
Not really a compilation but the soundtrack to a film of a live rock and roll revival, that I saw over and over again. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Chubby Checker and others just blew me away. And the sampled soundbites from old TV shows, backstage comments and DJ introductions made it even better.
My favourite place for vinyl and a place that reminds me of the type of record store I used to hang-out in when I was a teenager is Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town.