All titles on this compilation have been handpicked from the ILAM Archives and have been professionally mastered and restored from the original 78 shellac discs.
The tracklisting represents a wide variety of styles from the golden era of Jive & Kwela, originally released on small independent record companies like Gallotone, Hit, BB and New Sounds. Zulu jive, Sotho vocal, accordion and violin jive to name a few styles…
The compilation features a few rarities by the big names obviously but presents mostly obscure material that has never been heard since the day of it’s original release. Truly music treasures from a long gone past.
Available as CD and LP -180 grams vinyl- formats
Distribution by Rush Hour worldwide from December 5th 2011.
Township Jive & Kwela Jazz (1940-1960)
1 The Skylarks w/ Makeba & Spokes Mashiyane -Ekoneni
2 Sophtown Cool Seven -Sophtown Special
3 Lulu Sibeko & Sedgewick Brothers -Tholi Bare
4 The Skylarks w/ Makeba & Spokes Mashiyane -Inkomo Zodwa
5 Spokes Mashiyane & His Golden Saxophone -Bothe Bothe
6 Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters -Inhlizyiyo Yam
7 Abafana Flute Jive -Bra Zacks (I Nkosi)
8 Doris Mkhize & The Cement Mixers -Nanku
9 Abafana Flute Jive -7 Up Swing
10 Josiah Khuzwao & His String Band -Emkhumbane
11 Lulu Sibeko & Sedgewick Brothers -Chaba Chaba
12 Martindale All Stars -Thakane
13 Harmony Crew Shirts -Amanye Madoda
14 Richard Nombali -Kwela Rich
15 Ndlovu Brothers -Anilale Namhla
16 Sample Siroqo -Baya Vuma
Ubuntu Publishing UP 2011.004 CD and UP 2011.004LP
BACK IN PRINT AFTER A LONG ABSENCE