Play Of The Day is one of Letta Mbulu’s great South African singles released in 1981 on the Munjale label; the disco-influenced “Kilimanjaro” with “Help Me Somebody” on the b-side.

Letta Mbulu -Kilimanjaro


All that’s important on Letta’s career can be found on the authoritative site of Doug Payne so I refer to this site for more info and a (almost) complete biography.

‘Oluwa (Many Rains Ago)’ was originally written by Caiphus Semenya years before it was included as the African theme in the  soundtrack for the TV movie ‘Roots’ (1977), composed and arranged by Quincy Jones.

Letta Mbulu -Oluwa (Many Rains Ago) African version


3 thoughts on “Play Of The Day -Letta Mbulu -Kilimanjaro 1981

  1. I am heightened beyond expressiveness and moved to tears every time i listen to Oluwa,( Many rains ago). The music and the how her voice cries out in this song is amazing. I was introduced to this song as a child, after watching the movie Roots, my dance teacher also choreographed a dance to it.
    This song Should be an african american anthem.

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