Friday, September 21, 2007

Music of the Spirit


Malombo Jazz Men - Gabriel 'Mabi' Thobejane & Philip Tabane, Market Café 1976 (Photo by David Marks)

One of the many projects running in my head is a comprehensive discography of Malombo, the group first formed by Phillip Tabane, Julian Bahula and Abe Cindi in the early 60s. If you haven't hear of Malombo or Tabane do yourself a favour and listen to track two from this obscure LP released in South Africa in 1977.


Swaziland Likwindla Festival (Atlantic Records, 1977)
1. Father and Son-Malombo
2. Shebokeshana-Malombo
3. Going Up-Almon's Jazz 8
4. Touch and Go-Abafana Bamaswazi
5. New Year Sikiza 77-Almon's Jazz 8
6. Idlozi-Duma & The Swazi Queens
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10 comments:

Chaz said...

Sounds very nive indeed!

Many thanks.

Chaz said...

That should read NICE of course...

gilhodges said...

Shouldn't that first track be "Father and Mother"? I have the Atlantic lp Malombo (Atlantic 18223) that also has "Shebokeshana" and "Father and Mother" is the second tune on Side A. Just wondering.

matt said...

You're right. Someone was being creative in the typesetting department at Atlantic when preparing the cover for this LP.

avocado kid said...

Awesome!

Any chance you have Dudu Pukwana's "In the Townships"? I'm desperate for that one and it's fallen out of print again...

sm said...

Have you given a listen to some of Philip Tabane's later stuff? His most recent album is Muvhango, where he got paired with a kwaito producer...very odd stuff at times.

sm said...

avocado kid - I can help you out with the Dudu Pukwana album if you want. I feel your pain - it was a bitch to find

matt said...

and today there are still 3 x vinyl copies at my local!!

op said...

Hi Matt,

I love your entire project. Been posting a lot at sfrp. Here are some of my vinyl rips. Feel free to post these as you wish. Art scans are included...

22 Band - "Venez Voir!!.."

From Guinea, 1980

Syliphone 67

a little raspy, but that's in the pressing...

http://tinyurl.com/2bqlgl

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African Journey: A Search for the Roots of the Blues

Vanguard Nomad Series SRV 73014/5, 2 lp set, 1975

http://tinyurl.com/ywlgah

Take Care,

op

Spinning said...

This is marvelous - thanks so much for this post, and all the rest...

Best!
Spinning

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