Friday, June 22, 2007

Hot Sounds from Harare



Muvimi provided the Zimbabwe special for African Serenades (Vol 37). That was itself a condensed version of four compilations that I am happy to share with you today for a limited period. "These compilations are drawn from original Zimbabwean vinyl recordings collected in Zimbabwe during the period 1980 to 1987. I have sought to avoid songs available via international reissues and compilations. There are gaps in the chronology – they are just great songs from my collection." - Muvimi

Harare Hit Parade 1: 1980-81
01. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits- Africa
02. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Cheka Hukama
03. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Madzongo Nyedze
04. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Seiko
05. Elijah Madzikatire and Ocean City Band – Very Sorry
06. Elijah Madzikatire and Ocean City Band – Gukura Hundi
07. Devera Ngwena Jazz Band – Zhimozhzhi
08. Devera Ngwena Jazz Band – Barba Mwana Wakanaka
09. Devera Ngwena Jazz Band – Ruva Remoyo Wangu
10. Job Mashanda and the Muddy face – Zuva Rakabuda
11. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Shanje
12. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Reura
13. Zexie Manatsa and the Green Arrows – Chivaraidze
14. Zexie Manatsa and the Green Arrows – Tambayi Makachenjera
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Harare Hit Parade 2: 1981-84
01. Lovemore Majaivana and Jobs Combination – Okwabanye
02. Lovemore Majaivana and Jobs Combination – Isitmela
03. Lovemore Majaivana and Jobs Combination – Amanda
04. Africa Melody – Africa Yakanaka
05. Africa Melody – Emma Rega Kuchema
06. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Kumhunga
07. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Tinomuchema
08. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Yeukai
09. Marxist Brothers – Mwana We Dangwe
10. Safirio Madzikatire and Sea Cottage Sisters – Katarina
11. Zexie Manatsa and the Green Arrows – Tiyi Hobvu
12. Pied Pipers – Amayo
13. Patrick Mkwamba and the Four Brothers – Vakakunda Zviedzo
14. Patrick Mkwamba and the Four Brothers – Wapenga Nayo Bonus
15. Sungura Boys - Mandi
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Harare Hit Parade 3: 1985-86
01. Jobs Combination – Imali
02. Jobs Combination – Mary
03. Jobs Combination – Ekhaya
04. Jobs Combination – Isimanga Sendoda
05. Jobs Combination – Usathane Simehlule
06. Fallen Heroes – Uthando Lwemali
07. Robson Banda and the New Black Eagles – Huya Tshande
08. Kassongo Band – Panyadzonya
09. Marxist Brothers – Sekuyo Ndipeiwo Zano
10. Marxist Brothers – Mari
11. Marxist Brothers – Kunjere Kunjere
12. Oliver Mtukudzi a and the Black Spirits – Chenjera
13. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Mhaka
14. Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits – Munamato Yedu
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Harare Hit Parade 4: 1985-1987
01. Robson Banda and the New Black Eagles - Maria
02. Robson Banda and the New Black Eagles -Emmah
03. Jairos Jiri Band - Chando Chinouraya
04. Jairos Jiri Band - Mai Murambatsvina
05. Jairos Jiri Band - Ndezvedu
06. Jairos Jiri Band - Sarah
07. Jairos Jiri Band - Zvemumba Medu
08. Oliver Mtukudzi - Gona
09. Oliver Mtukudzi - Jeri
10. Ilanga - Somandhla
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If, like me, you don't tire of hot sounds from Zimbabwe then don't dispair there is still more to come....a classic LP by Flavian Nyathi and the Blues Revolution and a selection of mbira ensemble pieces.

17 comments:

John B said...

Jeez, Matt, you're killing me! I still haven't listened to the last couple of collections you put up.

aduna said...

Incredible post as usual! Thanks a lot.

abudaiyo said...

I'm with you john b. I can't keep up!
Not that I'm complaining really....especially when its those shimmering harare geetars...
i might have to take the day off work.

matt said...

I love days off work :-)
Glad you like this. There is a lot more in this genre, stay tuned.
I'll also be heading south for some rare SA jazz gems and early mbaqanga.

Anonymous said...

Matt thanks for these.
Wow
Wuod

Anonymous said...

Track 12 on Vol. 1, "Reura," cuts off after a few seconds. There are two track 6's, one called "Reurura," which is not on the track listing. Was there some sort of mixup here?

matt said...

The second track 6 (Reurura) is in fact the corrected track 12 (if that makes sense)
The original track 12 Reura had errors on the original so I had to replace it with a copy I had from another source.

Chris Albertyn said...

me no get tired! thanks muvimi for sharing these! and for the promise of more

zim said...

Damn Matt, Muvimi

Like John I can't keep up

now I'm cursed with more hours of listening pleasure

thanks again

Anonymous said...

files deleted already?

Gabe said...

drat! missed it-
save the music!
repost, please!

Anonymous said...

Oh please please please re-up these. Its best to use sharebee so that there are multiple links for everyone to access.
BTW thanks for the great African stuff, its much appreciated.
Simon

matt said...

Please note that downloads are limited to the first 100 on a first come first served basis.

Mr B said...

hi buddy

could you re-up please, why this 100 happy few rule? share all these goodies with the WORLD, not 100 people..

mrB

soundsofthe70s.blogspot.com

Adam said...

I would be forever in your debt if you could re-post this. I've been listening to the "Take Cover" album and absolutely adore the Jairos Jiri band songs. I don't know if you take requests, but if you do, I can't get my hands on anything of Paul Matavire and the Jairos Jiri's and would love to hear more. This blog is wonderful, thanks once again.

matt said...

Adam..I'm reviewing the batch of requests I've had over the last six months and you are not alone. I will be reloading some of the more requested stuff...including some of these tracks.

Anonymous said...

can you relaod these tunes