my wish is that South Africans never give up belief in goodness -Nelson Mandela
see also xenophobiasouthafrica by Khadija Patel and Azad Essa
it doesn’t take much to make great music; a guitar, a synth and above all powerful voices praising the greatness of God…that is exactly that is on offer on this remarkable record coming out of Zimbabwe. Recorded in Harare and produced by Bothwell Nyamhondera. File under Gospel.
Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans (Cook 025)
Released in 1989 by Gramma Records/Cooking Vinyl London UK
buy the album on Discogs
RIP Percy Sledge (1941-2015)
Percy Sledge opened on Friday, May 29th 1970 at the Luxurama Theatre, Cape Town to stay for a long series of concerts and tours. See also https://soulsafari.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/percy-sledge-live-in-south-africa/
Originally posted on Soul Safari:
The Luxurama Theatre, Cape Town, darkened, there was a momentary hush, then the audience exploded in a deafening roar as Percy Sledge walked on stage. Everyone of the 1300 seats was filled, people were sitting in the aisles and the happy audience screamed and cried, shouted and stamped, clapped and cheered for the King of Soul was here in South Africa at last!
‘Don’t leave Percy’ they cried. ‘Stay here in South Africa with us!’
The live-recording of this show, at The Luxurama, Cape Town, has captured many exciting moments with songs like ‘My Special Prayer’ and Percy’s first time singing of a Beegees composition ‘I got get a message to you’. The crowd loved the message
In South Africa (At the Luxurama) – ATC 9257
My special prayer / cover me…
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Each week during the month of March Soul Safari presents a selection of exquisite South African boogie/disco rarities.
This week starts with a few tracks by Eric D from his album “Slow Down” originally released in 1988.
Eric D Slowdown/Nothing For Nothing -Sounds of Soweto SOS 2 -South Africa 1988
Backing Vocals – Mandisa Dianga, Marilyn Nokwe, Sipho Nkumalo, Thandi Seoka, Wake Mahlobo
Composed By – B. Bophela, T. Sothole
Guitar – Themba Mtshali
Keyboards – Barney Bophela
Producer – B. Bophela, T. Sothole
Saxophone – Mandla Masuku