Soul Brothers & Sisters -Township Soul & Boogie vol 7; MbaqangaApril 27, 2012
In my previous post Township Soul & Boogie vol 5; Soul Brothers & Sisters I have already recommended the music of the Soul Brothers and of course there is the authorative biography by Steve Gordon so today I want to add some titles to my ever-growing collection of the mbaqanga sound which dominated South African urban music for over three decades.
The irresistible mix of percussive Hammond organ, quavering soul or the growling deep male voice against female sweet temptation, a scratchy guitar and steady dance rhythms are present in all of the selections. ‘Shweleza’ by The Queens being my favorite track here today. I ask myself what song is a favorite with you, dear reader?