South African legends

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Putumayo World Music,
Pub. Date:
[2000]
Language:
English
Description
A surprisingly comprehensive collection, this album from Putumayo really does cover nearly every South African musical legend that's made a name for themselves (with the only really obvious exceptions being Dorothy Masuka and Dave Matthews, though the latter's music isn't as rooted in African tradition in the first place). The album opens with some nice jive courtesy of the Soul Brothers. The great groaner Mahlathini combines with his favorites the Mahotella Queens for a bouncing, lilting number that shows off his deep, deep delivery. Vusi Mahlasela shows off his guitar style on a newer track, and the Mahotellas return for the classic "Mbube" (which really kicked off the recognition of African music in the Western world). More jive comes from the great West Nkosi, whose saxophone also leads the way into South African jazz in its modern form, as realized by Hugh Masekela in the next track. Lucky Dube evokes Marley and Tosh in his light reggae, and the cross-cultural Johnny Clegg presents a number. The album closes with two of the biggest stars of South Africa -- Miriam Makeba and a metaphorical song of exile, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo with their classic iscathamiya sound. Just about every sound that someone may have heard in recent years (or in years past) coming from South Africa is represented here. For a listener curious about the sounds of the country and its strong musical history, this makes for an outstanding introduction. For those already taken with South African music, it will still provide an enjoyable listen, and may even remind you to go look up someone you've forgotten about. ~ Adam Greenberg
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID7eafda69-948a-7ea8-3078-341a785d178e
Grouping Titlesouth african legends
Grouping Authorsoul brothers
Grouping Categorymusic
Last Grouping Update2019-05-01 01:07:20AM
Last Indexed2019-11-13 04:12:15AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Mahlasela, Vusi.
Mahlathini.
Nkosi, West.
author2-roleMahlasela, Vusi.
Mahlathini.
Mahotella Queens (Musical group)
Nkosi, West.
Putumayo World Music.
Soul Brothers (Musical group)
author_display
available_at_gcldGRC Fraser Library
detailed_location_gcldGRC Fraser Adult Audio
display_description
format_category_gcldMusic
format_gcldMusic Recording
id7eafda69-948a-7ea8-3078-341a785d178e
isbn9781587590009
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b25069871.i4295826xGRC Fraser Adult AudioCD SOU1falsefalseOn Shelfgrfma
itype_gcldAdult CD
last_indexed2019-11-13T11:12:15.845Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formUnknown
literary_form_fullUnknown
local_callnumber_gcldCD SOU
owning_library_gcldGrand County Library Dist
owning_location_gcldGRC Fraser Library
primary_isbn9781587590009
primary_upc790248016320
publishDate2000
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b25069871Music RecordingMusicEnglishPutumayo World Music, [2000]1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_gcld
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b25069871.i4295826xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 129, 126, 127
subject_facetCompact discs
Popular music
Popular music -- South Africa -- 1981-1990
Popular music -- South Africa -- 1991-2000
Sound recordings
title_displaySouth African legends
title_fullSouth African legends [sound recording]
title_shortSouth African legends
topic_facetPopular music
upc790248016320