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Soul Brothers & Sisters -Township Soul & Boogie vol 7; Mbaqanga

April 27, 2012

banner for performance by the Soul Brothers -9 April 2012 -Port Shepstone, South Africa

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?

Soul Brothers -Uthembeni Na?

Soul Brothers -Nomvula

Soul Brothers -Asibonisane

Danvy Masimini -Melamo

The Love Brothers -Niqondeni

The Queens -Shweleza

The Mellotone Sisters -Jabulami Bazali 

2 comments

  1. I like the Mellowtone Sisters and all the others too.


    • agreed. Hard to pick one but the soul sistas definitely stand out



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