in times of trouble

Comfort Me….in times of trouble.

Stay safe and healthy wherever you are in the World.

‘Ndibkhumbule, Nkosi (Remember Me, Oh Lord)’ -sung in Xhosa
soprano, choir & piano
The Lord bless you and keep you’
choir & orchestra

from a live recording of a concert held in Port Elizabeth (EC) on Saturday 5th March 2005.
Visit of Chief Apostle Richard Fehr.
Richard Fehr (15 July 1939 – 30 June 2013) was the seventh Chief Apostle (international church president) of the New Apostolic Church from 22 May 1988 to 15 May 2005.

The New Apostolic Church (NAC) is a chiliastic Christian church that split from the Catholic Apostolic Church during an 1863 schism in Hamburg, Germany.

Comfort Me’ by Shirley Caesar
US gospel singer

Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans -Zimbabwe Gospel

Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans pic -bewerkt

it doesn’t take much to make great music; a guitar, a synth and above all powerful voices praising the greatness of God…that is exactly that is on offer on this remarkable record coming out of Zimbabwe. Recorded in Harare and produced by Bothwell Nyamhondera. File under Gospel.


Machanic Manyeruke label A

Machanic Manyeruke label B

Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans (Cook 025)

Released in 1989 by Gramma Records/Cooking Vinyl London UK

buy the album on Discogs

C.L. Blast -Made In Africa- 1981 Johannesburg

C.L.Blast is a long lasting American soul veteran whose career spans a few decades. He never enjoyed many hits but his LP from 1980 “I Wanna Get Down”, was a big number one smash in South Africa where Blast spent 3 very profitable months touring the country on the strength of it.

While he was there he recorded an LP– “Made In Africa” – now easily his rarest disc as it never got a release anywhere else.

Musicians on this album are Keith Hutchinson on keyboards, flute, Tony Moore on drums, Denny Lalouette on bass and Joe Willis on guitars. The sessions were recorded in Johannesburg at the Universal studios, probably in 1981.

Although this album differs from previous released material by C.L.Blast, the tracks on it work perfectly well with the South African influences. There is even an effective gospel choir on “Standing Together” (long before Paul Simon would discover SA harmony singing) and “I Found Love” and “It’s You That I Love” are strong ballads.  Another real stand-out track  is  ‘I Can’t Stand A Liar’.  C.L. Blast must have enjoyed his collaboration with South African singers and musicians tremendously as one can hear on this rare album.

Made In Africa -C.L.Blast WEA International 1982 South Africa


side 1

I Can’t Stand A Liar

Call Me At The Same Number

I Found Love

Love Vibration

side 2

The Lord Will Make A Way

Standing Together

It’s You That I Love

Can’t Leave It Alone

Arranged and produced by Keith Hutchinson.

thanks to Sir Shambling’s Deep Soul Heaven