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The Golden City Dixies live in Pretoria

May 12, 2013

‘Coon Carnival’ is a somewhat misleading title for the album presented here today.

While most songs of a minstrel troupe are the comic songs -“Moppies” and “Lietjies”- that have been handed down by tradition and which are the feature of the Cape Town Carnival there will also be found some of the American songs which are more frequently heard in present-day Carnivals. … Not in the case of this album ‘Coon Carnival’ by The Golden City Dixies on which all songs are live versions of famous hits by American crooners, one exception being ‘Pata Pata’ originally made famous by Miriam Makeba.

Each track is being introduced by MC Dave Bestman and the accompanying band plays a tight selection of slow ballads, uptempo rock and a quite surprisingly good version of ‘Pata Pata’ by Sophia Foster.

see also Kaapse Kloppe -Cape Town Carnival January 2nd 2013 Cape Town

Coon Carnival with the golden city dixies dave bestman

Coon Carnival with the golden city dixies label gecomp

Sophia Foster -Pata Pata

Miley Martin -No Matter What

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Coon Carnival with the golden city dixies tracklist

Coon Carnival -The Golden City Dixies live in Pretoria 1971 – MFP STEREO 5758 South Africa

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