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Sunday, May 04, 2008

King Ubu's South African Blindfold Test

I hope this will end the compainin' for good - new links to come, up on Rapidshare, in neat 100MB portions (untagged files though, as they were to be a blindfold test...) - all the info is here and on the covers included in the new files.



1. The Jazz Epistles - Scullery Department (K. Moeketsi) 7:06
2. John Mehegan - Body and Soul (Green-Sour-Heyman-Eyton) 4:15
3. The Blue Notes - Blue Nick (D. Pukwana) 4:06
4. Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi - Yakhal 'Inkomo [Bellowing Bull] (W. Ngozi) 8:55
5. Dollar Brand - Memories of You (Blake-Razaf) 4:50
6. Kippie Moeketsi - Kippie's Prayer (K. Moeketsi) 3:42
7. Joe Malinga's Mandala - Umdrah (J. Malinga) 6:07
8. Dollar Brand - Mannenberg Is Where It's Happening (Cape Town Fringe) (A. Ibrahim) 13:38
9. Dollar Brand - African Sun (A. Ibrahim) 6:13
10. Harry Miller Solo - Homeboy (H. Miller) 5:03
11. Joe Malinga's Mandala - Nina's Dance (J. Malinga) 3:54
12. Dollar Brand - African Marketplace (A. Ibrahim) 7:04
13. African Jazz Pioneers - Yeka Yeka [Let It Be] (Z. Nkosi) 4:07

1 - Recorded in Sophiatown, South Africa, September 1959. Originally released on “Verse 1”; from: “Jazz in Africa, Volume 1 featuring The Jazz Epistles” (Camden CDN 1004).
Hugh Masekela (t), Jonas Gwangwa (tb), Kippie Moeketsi (as), Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) (p), Johnny Gertze (b), Makaya Ntshoko (d).

2 - Recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1959. Originally released on “Jazz in Africa”; from: “Jazz in Africa, Volume 1 featuring The Jazz Epistles” (Camden CDN 1004).
Kippie Moeketsi (as), John Mehegan (p), Claude Shange (b), Gene Latimore (d).

3 - Recorded in Cape Town, South Africa, early 1964. From: “Township Bop” (Proper Records PRP CD 013 - 2002). Mongezi Feza (t), Dudu Pukwana (as), Nick Moyake (ts),
Chris McGregor (p, leader), Johnny Dyani (b), Louis Moholo (d).

4 - Recorded in 1968. Originally released on “Mankunku Quartet - Yakhal 'Inkomo” (1968); from: “Freedom Blues: South African Jazz Under Apartheid” (Nascente NCCD 048, 1999).
Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi (ts) & Early Mabuza Trio: Lionel Pillay (p), Agrippa Magwaza (b), Early Mabuza (d).

5 - Recorded in the early 1970s, first published in 1971. From: "African Sun" (KAZ CD 102, 1988).
Kippie Moeketsi (as), Dollar Brand (p), Victor Ntomo (b), Nelson Magwaza (d).

6 - Recorded in the mid 1970s. Originally released on “Tshona”; from: “Jazz in Africa, Volume Two” (KAZ CD 28, 1992).
Kippie Moeketsi (as), Pat Matshikiza (p).

7 - Recorded at Phonag-Studio, Lindau, Switzerland, 5 & 6 February 1980. From: “Tears for the Children of Soweto” (Canova CA 113).
Joe Malinga (as,fl,voc), Clifford Thornton (vtb, afr. perc), Runo Ericksson (btb), Jürgen “Jux” Seefelder, Walter Gauchel (ts), Johnny “Manhattan” Taylor (p), Mike Guildford (b), Brüning v. Alten (d).

8 - Recorded in the mid 1970s, first published in 1977. From: "Voice of Africa" (KAZ CD 101, 1988).
Robbie Jansen (as), Basil Coetzee (ts), Abdullah Ibrahim (p), Paul Michaels (b), Monty Weber (d).

9 - Recorded in the early 1970s, first published in 1971. From: "African Sun" (KAZ CD 102, 1988).
Kippie Moeketsi (as), Dollar Brand (p), Victor Ntomo (b), Nelson Magwaza (d).

10 - Recorded 1974. Originally released on “Children at Play” (Ogun Stereo OG 200); from: “The Collection” (3CD set, Ogun, 1999).
Harry Miller (b,fl,percussion effects).

11 - Recorded at Phonag-Studio, Lindau, Switzerland, Feabruary 5 & 6, 1980. From: “Tears for the Children of Soweto” (Canova CA 113).
Joe Malinga (as), Runo Ericksson (btb), Chris (foot calabash).

12 - Recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC, December 1979. Originally released on “African Marketplace” (Elektra 6E-252, 1980); from: “African Marketplace” (Discovery/Elektra/WEA CD, 1980).
Abdullah Ibrahim (ss), Carlos Ward (as), Jeff Jawarrah King (ts), Dwayne Armstrong (ts), Kenny Rogers (bari), Malindi Blyth Mbityana (tb), Craig Harris (tb), Gary Chandler (t), Cecil McBee (b), Miguel Pomier (perc), Andre Strobert (d,perc), Lawrence Lucie (bjo)

13 - Recorded prob. in the 1980s. From: “Freedom Blues: South African Jazz Under Apartheid” (Nascente NCCD 048, 1999); also included on “African Jazz Pioneers” (Camden CDN 1005, 1998).
Edmund “Ntemi” Piliso (as, leader), others unknown (6 horns, 2 g, b, d), but likely including: Stompie Manana (t), Sam Tshabangu (t), Jasper Cook (tb), Albert “Nkaka” Khumalo (g), Madoda Gxabeka (keys), Bheki Buthelezi (b).




1. Dolly Rathebe - Kitty's Blues 2:59
2. Jazz Maniacs - Weekend 2:56
3. Jazz Dazzlers - De Makeba (M. Davashe) 2:47
4. Jimmy Pratt with Lemmy Special and Miriam Makeba - Rockin' in Rhythm (D. Ellington) 2:52
5. Philip Tabane & Malombo - Draakies [Cradle] 3:19
6. Harry Miller Quintet - Orange Groove 9:22
7. Chris Mcgregor’s Brotherhood of Breath – New Year Carnival 10:38
8. Harry Miller's Isipingo - Family Affair (H. Miller) 9:58
9. Dollar Brand & Johnny Dyani - Medley 17:59
10. Kippie Moeketsi - Tshona (P. Matshikiza) 11:44
11. Abdullah Ibrahim - Next Stop Soweto (A. Ibrahim) 4:46

1 - Recorded in South Africa, October 17, 1954 (Language: Sotho). From: “South African Jazz And Jive, 1954-1960” (Line Records MSCD 9.01092 O, 1991).
Dolly Rathebe (voc), Kippie Moeketsi (as), Mackay Davashe (ts), Elijah Nkwanyana (tp), Sam Maile (p), Jacob Lepere (b), Willie Malan (d).

2 - Recorded in South Africa, January 18, 1956. From: “South African Jazz And Jive, 1954-1960” (Line Records MSCD 9.01092 O, 1991).
Probable personnel: Kippie Moeketsi (lead as), Benny "Gwigwi" Mrwebi (2nd as), Wilson Silgee (lead ts), Mackay Davashe (2nd ts), Gray Mbau (lead t), unknown (2nd t), Mickey Vilakazi (tb), Jacob Moeketsi (p), Victor Hamilton (g), Joe "Kitty Joe" Kitty (b), Willie Malan (d).

3 - Recorded November 25, 1958. From: “South African Jazz And Jive, 1954-1960” (Line Records MSCD 9.01092 O, 1991).
Kippie Moeketsi (1st as), Benny "Gwigwi" Mrwebi (2nd as), Mackay Davashe (ts), Kleintjie Rubushe (t), Dugmore "Darkie" Slinger (tb), Sol Klaaste (p), General Duze (g), Jacob Lepere (b), Willie Malan (d).

4 - Recorded in South Africa, c. September 1958. From: “South African Jazz And Jive, 1954-1960” (Line Records MSCD 9.01092 O, 1991).
Miriam Makeba (voc), Lemmy Special Mabaso (pennywh), unknown (p), unknown (g), prob. Mannie Markes (b), Jimmy Pratt (d).

5 - Recorded at “Afrikanischer Sommer” [African Summer – a festival], Hamburg, Germany, 1983 or 1984. Unreleased radio broadcast (Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Germany).
Philip Tabane (g), Mahapi Oupa Monareng (malombo d), Rahoudi Fish Phale (perc).

6 - Recorded in the UK for BBC, broadcast 1977. Unreleased radio broadcast (British Broadcasting Corporation, UK).
Trevor Watts (as,ss), Alan Wakeman (ts,ss), Berni Holland (g), Harry Miller (b), Louis Moholo (d).

7 - Recorded at Ronnie Scott’s, London, UK, December 31, 1967. Unreleased audience recording.
Mongezi Feza (t), Pat Higgs (t), Mick Collins (t), Chris Pine (tb), Malcolm Griffiths (tb), Jimmy Phillips (ss), Mike Osborne (as), Dudu Pukwana (as), Ronnie Beer (ts), John Surman (bari), Chris McGregor (p,leader), Dave Holland (b), Alan Jackson (d).

8 - Recorded in the UK for BBC, broadcast 1976. Unreleased radio broadcast (British Broadcasting Corporation, UK).
Marc Charig (t), Malcolm Griffiths (tb), Mike Osborne (as), Stan Tracey (p), Harry Miller (b), Louis Moholo (d).

9 - Recorded at NDR Jazz Workshop #94 (part 2), Studio 10, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg, Germany. Unreleased radio broadcast produced by Michael Naura.
Dollar Brand (p,fl), Johnny Dyani (b).

10 - Recorded in the mid 1970s. Originally released on “Tshona”; from “Jazz in Africa, Volume Two” (KAZ CD 28, 1992); note: this was also reissued on the compilation “African Horns” (KAZ CD8, 1989).
Kippie Moeketsi (as), Dennis Phillips (as), Basil Coetzee (ts), Pat Matshikiza (p), Alec Khaoli (b), Sipho Mabuse (d).

11 - Recording date & original issue unknown. From the compilation “African Horns” (KAZ CD8, 1989).
Abdullah Ibrahim (cello), Basil Coetzee (ts), Sipho Gumede (b), Gilbert Matthews (d), others unknown.

16 comments:

ubu said...

Not sure how long it will take me to put the files up again, but the links will be here, eventually...

Now stop the naggin', everyone, willya!

Anonymous said...

t...d..a will now stop nagging :)
Thanks !

ubu said...

finally, here you are:

http://rapidshare.com/files/113377594/ZA_BFT.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/113382630/ZA_BFT.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/113378076/ZA_BFT.part3.rar

enjoy!

Taylor said...

You are the best -- happy mothers day

hideo said...

very nice comp, ubu--thanks!

david said...

These mixes look amazing but i can't get them to expand. The files download but then the expander keeps giving me a format error and they will not open. Anybody have any idea what's going wrong?

ubu said...

Nothing wrong there - you need winrar to open the files (www.rarlab.com), then grab all the files, put them in the same folder, open the first file, extract, and all of it will extract in one go.

david said...

thanks for the response. I just went to that sight and download the winrar for OS X but still can't get it too work. Maybe it's not mac compatible or maybe i'm just an idiot with this kind of thing. Anyway, my computer tries to open it with Stuff it expander and it can't get it to go. the winrar also tries to open with stuff it and doesn't work. Maybe i'll try to get it to open at work if it's not blocked by the websense. Still hoping to check out your mixes. Thanks again!

david said...

Ubu-I was finally able to get the files by downloading Zipeg. So far i've only listened to the first 12 tracks but they are amazing. Thanks so much for posting. Wonderful stuff.

ubu said...
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ubu said...

David, I'm completely clueless about Macs - glad you could get the files to unpack though! Enjoy the music!

Hunter Vaughan said...

cool...thanks from toronto...great compilation

jazzmd said...

absolutely amazing collection of
SA jazz- i've always loved Ibrahim,
Kippie, early Masekela, but much of this material was unkown to me.
quite a treasure- thank you.

i host an NPR jazz show in California, and am thinking about devoting an entire four hour show to SA jazz. any ideas of how i can get more info, and music from contemporary SA jazz musicians. have lots of Bheki, some McCoy Mrubata, but thats about it.

ubu said...

jazzmd, Ogun has just released a lovely box set of their recordings by The Blue Notes, marvellous stuff!

http://www.cadillacjazz.co.uk/code/ogncat.html


Also there's this website about McGregor:
http://www.mfowler.myzen.co.uk/

This should give you some more ideas!

Fledg'ling and Cuneiform are reissuing some of the music, the former studio albums by McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (also trio albums by McGregor, but I don't know those yet), and the later several live recordings by Brotherhood of Breath, as well as a marvellous disc by Harry Miller (there was a Miller Ogun box as well, but it's OOP)

ReeBee said...

thanks
mercì
grazie

Yorkey said...

Pity the links have expired and you can't put em back up again. Is there any other place I could possibly get this comp? Thanks :-)