Afribeat Compilation of South African Jazz

The Story of South African Jazz Volume One

From the racy and vibrant frenzy of Johannesburg's golden urban buzz to the green dreamy communities of the Eastern Cape; there is African jazz. From the eclectic and thrilling diversity of culture, colour and romance of the harbour city, Cape Town; to the fragmented rural communities of the North and the make-shift shacks of the townships, African jazz is heard, loved and played. In a land of vast differences and partiality, a land of immense disturbances and change, jazz has become the great leveller, weaving its magical thread throughout the country, memories and inequities, through all the sensations, stories and emotions; to create a wonderful and powerful expression.

DISK ONE

1 Kittys Blues Dolly Rathebe Golden Afrique Unidentified
2 Midnight Ska Hollywood Jazz Golden Afrique Unidentified
3 Skokiaan Cold Storage Buluwayo Jazz ILAM
4 Marabi Imeko Freedom Blues Nascente
5 Scullery Department Jazz Epistles Freedom Blues Continental
6 Isipingo Harry Miller Family Affair Ogun
7 Canteloup Island Hugh Masekela Oogabooga Universal
8 NtjiloNtjilo Claude Deppe Township Jazz Ogun
9 LakutshoniLanga Miriam Makeba The Click Song SAAR Records
10 Mister Mecca Jazz Disciples Archive Africa SABC
11 Umthandazo Pat Matshikiza Archive Africa SABC
12 Davashes Dream Chris Macgregor Brotherhood of Breath Fledg'ling
13 ManenbergRevsiited Abdullah Ibrahim Cape Town Tiptoe
14 YakhalNkomo Winston Mankunku Africansax appeal Unidentified
15 Kwela Mama Darius Brubeck Live in New Orleans Melt2000

DISK TWO

1 Bo Molelekwa Moses Molelekwa Outernational Melt
2 The Dirge ZimNgqawana Zimology Sheer
3 Dancing in the Museum Carlo Mombelli Baobab
4 Journey from Within BhekiMseleku Home at Last Sheer
5 Meeting of the Women Paul Hanmer Trains to Taung Sheer
6 Tanday Deepak Ram Essential Vibes Melt
7 Caminhos Tananas Seed Sony
8 Zvinoshamisa Louis Mahlangu Via records
9 Aint no Sunshine Ladysmith Black Mambaso In Harmony Gallo
10 Night of the Cape Gypsy’s Genuines Night of the CG Shifty
11 Slow Slow Robbie Jansen Moment in CT Wondergigs
12 Dragon and Hugo Alex Van Heerden Moment in CT Wondergigs
13 YakhalNkomo Three Guitars Moment in CT Wondergigs

With many different musical styles and sounds, such as the unifying voice of marabi and the boisterous mbaqanga, the Golden Age of South African jazz ebbed, flowed, dipped and peaked as a beautifully intuitive sound that brings back all the enthusiasm, passion and love in a timeless expression of a vibrant past.

Afribeat Compilation of SA Jazz

With many different musical styles and sounds, such as the unifying voice of marabi and the boisterous mbaqanga, the Golden Age of South African jazz ebbed, flowed, dipped and peaked as a beautifully intuitive sound that brings back all the enthusiasm, passion and love in a timeless expression of a vibrant past.