South African legends
Putumayo World Music,
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
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|Grouping Title||south african legends|
|Grouping Author||soul brothers|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-01 01:07:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-13 04:12:15AM|
Mahotella Queens (Musical group)
Putumayo World Music.
Soul Brothers (Musical group)
|available_at_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
|detailed_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Adult Audio|
|owning_library_gcld||Grand County Library Dist|
|owning_location_gcld||GRC Fraser Library|
Popular music -- South Africa -- 1981-1990
Popular music -- South Africa -- 1991-2000
|title_display||South African legends|
|title_full||South African legends [sound recording]|
|title_short||South African legends|