Thursday, August 17, 2006

Joburg Style



In the early 1960s Marks Mankwane and others added electric instruments to the local version of American vocal harmonies. This transition is heard on today's podcast. You can hear the unique five part vocal harmonies, echoing the earlier Manhattan Brothers, the electric guitars advancing and the introduction of the male groaner - first Aaron Jack Lerole of Black Mambaso and later Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde. On these tracks you can hear both of them. Later Mahlathini joined forces with the Mahotella Queens and the Makghona Tsohle Band (meaning the "can do" band). Whilst this is history the music lives on. For further information check this.
Enjoy.
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5 comments:

Dinko said...

Thanks for great music. Is there a tracklist for this?

matt said...

Phagamisu Dark City Sisters 2:14
Ilanga Jabula Dark City Sisters 2:20
Thina Siyahame Siyagoli Flying Jazz Queens 2:22
Mazibula Izinkhomo Dark City Sisters 2:23
Jive 66 (Joburg Style) Dark City Sisters 2:14
ILanga More (Tap Tap) Flying Jazz Queens 2:28
Ngithandane Dark City Sisters 2:21
Happy Christmas Dark City Sisters 2:47
Kalagina Dark City Sisters 2:14
Kwela Kwela Asimiti (Tomati Yoyo) Dark City Sisters 2:42
Didisa Masonta Dark City Sisters 2:18
Samson and Delilah Dark City Sisters 3:13
iKhabhaki Dark City Sisters 2:19
Umfana we Orlando Pirates Dark City Sisters 2:41
Shoba Shoba Mfana (iJoburg Style) Dark City Sisters 2:38
Casanova Sideways Dark City Sisters 2:25
Vukani madoda (Kikilikiki) Dark City Sisters 2:29
Searchers Dark City Sisters 2:19
Tomati Yoyo Dark City Sisters 2:40
iLange More Dark City Sisters 2:37
iMarabini Dark City Sisters 2:23
Nziswe iBhambhensela Dark City Sisters 2:35
iJazz Maninginingi Dark City Sisters 2:40
Bayangisonta Dark City Sisters 2:21
Thanganeni Dark City Sisters 2:29
Inthombi Yembazo Dark City Sisters 2:25
iBeat iPata Pata Dark City Sisters 1:59
Itenti Jive Dark City Sisters 2:34
Ngithanda Zeni Nonke Dark City Sisters 2:49

matt said...

In reverse order to that above! If you have iTunes you will see the tracks as chapters

Jez Marshall said...

I noticed reference to Dark City Sisters and the Flying Jazz Queens on your blog. I have been trying desperately to locat ethis album. I last heard it over 109 years ago on the Earthworks label. Do you have any idea where I could get hold of it? I am on email at J.Marshall@liv.ac.uk

FredrikO said...

Hi Matt! Just got turned on the Dark City Sisters (thanks to you, among others) and am desperately looking for their stuff. I see that this podcast was posted in 2006. But, you know, is there any chance that you could post it again? Would be most appreciated.