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Playlist of Cassette (South African band)

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  • Mahlathini Mahotella Queens - Kazet

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  • Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal - There Will Be Time

    4:41

    The new album ‘Delta’ out now! order here:

    Video of Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal and The Very Best performing There Will Be Time.

    Johannesburg is available for pre-order now, released 17th June.

    Order Cassette/CD/Vinyl/: | iTunes:

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  • éVoid - Junk Jive

    4:41

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    éVoid was a popular 1980s afro rock/pop/jive/dance/punk band in South Africa.
    Their eponymous debut album was released in South Africa in 1983 resulting in major chart success to match their success as a live band.
    Originally formed in Brakpan in 1977 around core members and brothers Lucien and Erik Windrich (both born in the Netherlands in November 1958 and February 1960 respectively) and then known simply as Void, the group won their section of the 'East Rand Battle Of The Bands' in 1978.
    Adopting the name éVoid in 1982, the band would (complete with painted faces, tribal dances and jive rhythms - known as 'ethnotronics') rose in prominence and received increasing attention, thanks to their fantastic live performances and guerilla-style self-promotion as they moved from one rock venue to the next across the country. éVoid's most famous residence was surely that at the Chelsea Hotel in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, with dedicated fans (known as fadgets) in almost equally outrageous and colourful ethno-gypsy garb queueing for hundreds of metres.
    Early in 1983, drummer George Voros left for England, and Wayne Harker was hired. Soon afterwards, work on their eponymous debut album began at RPM Studios, Goud Street in downtown Johannesburg in April of that year.
    1985 saw éVoid and numerous other artists of the time attract more than 100,000 music fans to 'The Concert In The Park' in support of Operation Hunger at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. However, by then the band also felt that they had reached the pinnacle of their hopes in South Africa and the brothers left for the UK.
    Work on the duo's second album '…Here Comes The Rot!' was undertaken throughout most of 1986 and the album was released by WEA Records (South Africa) in December 1986 to coincide with éVoid's return to SA for a six-week nationwide tour - to mixed views and sentiments.
    A third album on cassette was released in 1993.
    In 2008, after a lengthy hiatus, the Windrich brothers released a new eVoid album 'Graffiti Lounge', with the album receiving positive reviews.
    Members
    Lucien Windrich: vocals, guitars
    Erik Windrich: vocals, keyboards, guitar
    Past Members
    Terry Andalis: bass (1977-1982)
    José 'Aggi' D'Aguiar: vocals (1977-1982)
    Danny de Wet: drums (1977-1982)
    George Voros: percussion (1977-1983)
    Wayne Harker: drums (replaced Voros in 1983)
    Albums
    1983: éVoid
    1985: Junk Jive was released on the Concert in the Park[3] collection in aid of Operation Hunger
    1986: . . . Here Comes The Riot!
    1993: éVoid (limited-release cassette tape)
    2008: Graffiti Lounge

    Concert held at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg on the 12th January 1985 in aid of Operation Hunger.

  • UKADAN Life 59 minutes Old cassette tape.

    47:00

    Front mouth Moderator TAMIO KAGEYAMA
    A band sound that survived the fat.
    This is Osaka blues.1977

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  • PLAYLIST SERIES 1: South Africa - Cassette & Tidal Waves Right Now

    1:23

    PLAYLIST SERIES 1 - PLAYLIST features an inspired collaboration that sees two of South Africa's best known acts - the quirky alt-pop Cassette and reggae legends Tidal Waves - join forces, creating a unique musical fusion that has inspired music fans around the world.

  • Kia Ora - Tidal Waves

    5:46

    Roots Reggae Band From South Africa

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  • South African music

    1:20:37

    South African music #NowPlaying
    0:00:00 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Makoti
    0:02:29 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Phatha phatha
    0:08:16 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Tomati yo yo no.3
    0:10:58 DONALD KACHAMBA'S BAND (Malawi) - Maria Roza
    0:14:58 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Emahlathini
    0:17:14 NANCY JACOBS and HER SISTERS - Baby are yeng
    0:19:44 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Unkomo zodwa
    0:22:01 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Izinto zajika
    0:26:54 VIRGININA MUKWESHA (Zimbabwe) - Tsiga moyo
    0:33:11 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Amangwane Amyame
    0:35:21 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Ingwababa
    0:38:01 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Chicken
    0:42:17 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Ngenzeni
    0:47:25 KIPPIE MOEKETSI and THE MARABI KINGS - Clarinet Kwela
    0:50:15 MANHATTEN BROTHERS - Ishumelosheleni
    0:53:02 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Sekusile
    0:55:32 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Tula ndivile
    0:58:37 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Insizwa
    1:01:13 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Mokupi
    1:03:27 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Jive township
    1:07:26 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Lelo Hashe
    1:09:59 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Langa More
    1:12:36 MIRIAM MAKEBA Mitshakasi
    1:14:43 SOLOMON LINDA'S ORIGINAL EVENING BIRDS - Mbube
    1:17:24 WEST AFRICAN RHYTHM BROTHERS - Ominira

    This has been uploaded for entertainment purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

  • Rapolotiki - Tidal Waves

    5:27

    Music video for 'Rapolotiki' by original Jozi based reggae band Tidal Waves. This song is about political corruption. While the people are starving, 'rapolotiki o jele tiki' - a politician ate the money.

    This video was written and directed by Andy Davis, cameras Jolene Cartmill & Adrian Charles, animation by Earl @ Juju Productions, illustration by Kronk, editing by Jolene Cartmill, production Fixer Film

  • Makin Out with Granny by Falling Mirror

    3:40

    A particular odd track by South African alternative band, Falling Mirror, who are perhaps best known for their 1986 hit, Johnny Calls the Chemist (music video:

    Buy the album:
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    More info from Rock.co.za:

    The Hawns & Dendles is a spooky, double-story mansion in Ravensburg Road, Newlands. It is 1970. Down the passage lives mad old Uncle Edward Faull and his mother Anne. Granny Anne Faull has been charged with the almost hopeless task of policing two of her most troublesome grandchildren, Allan and Nielen, the black sheep of the Faull and Marais families. Allan's father Louis and Nielen's mother Meg are siblings and their mother Anne is the families' last resort for keeping these two first cousins in line.

    In another room in the house is the cause of all the trouble. Allan Faull is the taller, older and gaunter Anthony Perkins lookalike, hunched over his beloved guitar, striving to emulate the magical sounds of his guitar heroes featured on the many LPs scattered around his feet – John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Peter Green. Over on the couch, a plume of blue smoke around his head, sits Nielen, a blonde, fuzzy-haired ball of manic energy. A poet with the look and voice of a Dylanesque choirboy and the restraint, dignity and morals of Jim Morrison, scribbling reams of poetry, short stories, film scripts, horror stories, and mostly song lyrics.

    Independently they were two lost souls, living lives on the wrong edge of the posh Cape Town fishbowl they had grown up in. Together they formed an unlikely duo, two freaks of society who only actualized themselves fully while wrapped in the unique chemistry that the combination of their skills produced. It was still eight years before Allan and Nielen found the confidence to present their scratchy demo cassette to local Cape Town music producer and legend Tully McCully. But in that room in The Hawns & Dendles, stoned and psyched out of their brains, those two cousins began writing the songs that would secure them a reputation as one of the weirdest bands ever to emerge from the South African rock scene. This was the beginning of Falling Mirror.

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  • Sangoma demo Miriam Makeba 1987

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    After Miriam Makeba had left South Africa, her name has outgrown her art, one cause of which may be that she was not being her entire self on most of the recordings she made. During her stay in Guinée-Conakry, for instance, she recorded material that was so far from her cradle it was pityful and her recordings for the Syliphone label to this day remain the laughing stock of the brilliant body of work that was released on that label.

    Listening to the U.S. version of Pata Pata, it is clear she is talking about South Africa, being produced by a non-South African producer, accompanied by non-South African musicians, singing to a non-South African audience, so again, she was not being her entire self. Of course, she was not to be envied because leaving her country had been involuntary.

    Perhaps, even (or especially) from her perspective, the greater goal of ending apartheid had a higher priority than producing great music. I guess she did a lot to raise the awareness in the western world, not only of apartheid, but that a country named South Africa even existed. After all, when she left, Nelson Mandela was still a terrorist.

    However, titles such as The Empress of African Song and Mama Africa were attached to her by some who were completely out of touch with reality, and these included herself, since I've witnessed her own band members announcing her in those terms on the stage. When I saw her live once in 1990, every member of the band had a different nationality. The gig was flesh nor fish.

    The vast majority of the work she produced had nothing to do with African music, since nowhere on the continent music sounded like that, it was all western music with some African spices in it, no more. I'm sure she did her best work before she ever left South Africa and I hope some day a decent collection of that will see the light of day, perhaps it already has...?

    Anyway, at the dawning of the impending great changes in South Africa, in 1988, she went back to her roots recording the Sangoma album. When that LP was released though, I was disappointed because to my ears, it was overproduced, since I had already heard this demo, which is basically all her own voices and only piano on 2 songs.

    The entire demo (recorded in 1987 and/or 1986) and it's origins are further explained here: , where it can also be downloaded. The demo is 24 minutes long, but since YouTube restricted me back to 15 minutes, I had to edit out 9 minutes. Titles between brackets are on the LP, if differing from the ones on the demo cassette.

    00:00 Zeni Zenabo (Mabhongo)

    01:13 Kwazulu (Emabhaceni)

    02:32 Ingeyambula (Ingwemabala)

    04:04 Ihoyiya

    05:00 Ngiyakamayeka (Ngiya Khuyeka)

    06:36 Nyakabe

    07:49 Umhome

    10:19 Piano Song

    12:26 Abangoma (Baya Jabula)

    13:38 no title

    ...

  • How to make traditional Maroggi, traditionaly known as leroetoe

    17:46

    Catherine Kopa teaching us how to make traditional Maroggi, traditionaly known as leroetoe

    Credit: Alba Langley


    According to Wikipedia:
    Morogo or Moroho, also known as wild or African spinach, refers to a group of at least three different dark green leafy vegetables found throughout Southern Africa, cowpea, vegetable amaranth, or spider flower and harvested for human consumption. It is considered a traditional South African dish and forms an important part of the staple diet in rural communities.

    Health benefits and safety
    Morogo leaves have a protein content of up to 36%. The ultimate vitamin content is dependent on the age of the plant and method of preparation; the plants contain vitamin A and vitamin C and complement the low levels of calcium, magnesium and iron in maize. In South Africa one of the varieties is known as pigweed in English, hanekam in Afrikaans and scientifically, Amaranthus

    An examination of three widely consumed variants have found that its consumption may lower the risk of vascular-related chronic diseases and type 2 diabetes.

    However, in some circumstances Morogo may increase the risk of fungal infection, specifically fusariosis, especially among immunocompromised individuals such as those suffering from Aids. A study found high levels of Alternaria fungi in internal leaf structures and Fusarium fungi on leaf surfaces. A separate study asserts that Morogo is not a natural host to Fusarium, but may be cross-infected by close proximity to maize crops.

  • The Blues Come To Texas — Paul Oliver and Mack McCormicks Unfinished Book — Book Signing Party

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    The Blues Come To Texas — Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick's Unfinished Book. Book signing party with Alan Governar, Chris Strachwitz, and Joel Selvin. Held at Down Home Music in El Cerrito, California July 16, 2019. Filmed by Maureen Gosling.

    From October 1959 until the mid-1970s, Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick collaborated on what they hoped to be a definitive history and analysis of the blues in Texas. Both were prominent scholars and researchers—Oliver had already established an impressive record of publications, and McCormick was building a sprawling collection of primary materials that included field recordings and interviews with blues musicians from all over Texas and the greater South.

    Despite being eagerly awaited by blues fans, folklorists, historians, and ethnomusicologists who knew about the Oliver-McCormick collaboration, the intended manuscript was never completed.

    In 1996, Alan Govenar, a respected writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker, began a conversation with Oliver about the unfinished book on Texas blues. Subsequently, Oliver invited Govenar to assist him, and when Oliver became ill, Govenar enlisted folklorist and ethnomusicologist Kip Lornell to help him contextualize and document the existing manuscript for publication.

    The Blues Come to Texas: Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s Unfinished Book presents an unparalleled view into the minds and methods of two pioneering blues scholars.

  • Word to your daughter ... Mighty Ash

    21:22

    So a friend of mine asked me to
    please make a compilation of hip hop tracks for the entry level 12 year old female enthusiast - a nice educational edit, of oldskool up to present, but an actual mix-tape of excellent pieces that don't denigrate females? You can call it word to your daughter.
    I was totally up for the task and this is what I came up with :

    1. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz and Del The Funky Homosapien - 2001
    2. Triple Optics - Dilated Peoples - 2000
    3. Vicious Battle Raps - DJ Format with Abdominal - 2013
    4. Are We There Yet - Dream Warriors - 1994
    5. Sure Shot - Beastie Boys - 1994
    6. You Got Me - The Roots with Erykah Badu - 1999
    7. Ragtime - RUN DMC - 1988
    8. Ordinary Men - Metabass N Breath - 1997
    9. Get Movin - The Walgett Warriors - 2013
    10. Big Brother Beat - De La Soul with Mos Def - 1996
    11. Magic's Wand - Whodini - 1983
    12. Fountain Of Youth - Arrested Development - 1994
    13. Peace By Piece - Sound Unlimited Posse - 1990

    If you managed to sit through the whole thing and enjoyed it let me know so I know to make more videos like this.
    Peace
    A.S.H

  • South African band Cassette release new album

    7:10

    This is a world-class band. They're rocking local audiences and totally deserve an international following and respect. They worked with Mark Needham, who is famous for his work with The Killers. CHeck it out, they're awesome!

  • Cassette - Tracy Live on Studio One

    4:27

    Cassette play on South Africa's equivalent of Top of the Pops, Studio One. The song is Tracy! Somehow the band managed to get the entire studio audience to join in their famous freeze!

  • Tracy - Music Video - Cassette

    3:17

    The brand new music video for Cassette. So far Tracy has been leaping up the South African Top 40 charts (currently number 13). Here is their retro music video for the track.

  • Cassette - Meet the Fan - Pump It Up

    4:16

    Cassette play one of their more crazier gigs at the Bassline in Johannesburg. This song is a cover of Elvis Costello's Pump It up and features on a South African program called Meet the Fan, where a lucky (or unlucky) fan gets to spend the day with their favourite band!

  • Cassette - Beautiful Smile live on Studio One

    4:26

    Cassette play on South Africa's equivalent of Top of the Pops. Go to for more info on the band

  • Lets Together - Various Artists cassette

    44:50

    Released 1984 on K Records, Olympia, Wa.

    Tracks:
    A1 - Supreme Cool Beings - Survival Of The Coolest (0:00)
    A2 - Rotte Kapelle - A Place For Us (4:57)
    A3 - Kyah - Mine (6:50)
    A4 - John Foster's Pop Philosophers - It's Fun When You Know The Answers (9:02)
    A5 - Melvins - If You Get Bored (12:23)
    A6 - Mountain Boy - Love Me (14:00)
    A7 - Beat Happening - Foggy Eyes (16:24)
    A8 - Rejectors - Civil Disobedience (19:17)
    A9 - Wild, Wild Spoons - Goin' Bowling (21:10)
    B1 - Gary, Chris & Scott - I Was Born In Phoenix (22:58)
    B2 - Wimps - She's Got What I Want (25:00)
    B3 - Wrecks - Perfect American (27:13)
    B4 - Seldoms - Trees Of Mysterie (29:09)
    B5 - Public Service - Christmas Day (33:54)
    B6 - Young Pioneers - Round And Round (35:44)
    B7 - Loods - Masatsu (39:59)
    B8 - Cool Rays - Modern World (41:15)

  • Cassette Band

    1:02

    tocando !

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  • Cassette - Love With the light on - Studio One

    4:28

    Cassette on Studio One, South Africa's equivalent of Top of the Pops.

  • CASSETTE - Who Do You Trust - Volume 1 - New Songs.

    3:24

    NEW ALBUM OUT MARCH 2009
    Follow the progress of Cassette in studio and hear snippets of new songs leading to the release of Cassette's second album, Who Do You Trust.

    Directed by Chris Green for Eject Media.
    Copyright Cassette 2009.

  • South African Band - Surviving November - Right By Your Side

    3:40

    Surviving November Week - Thursday Upload... Right By Your Side (November 2007 Keg and Lion Kempton Park)

  • South African Band - Surviving November - GLOW!

    3:38

    Surviving November Week - Wednesday Upload... Glow (November 2007 Keg and Lion Kempton Park)

  • MK Unplugged Cassette - Break My Heart

    3:51

    MK Unplugged haal uit en wys met Cassette se Break My Heart.

  • CINEMA EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART SOUTH AFRICAN POP BAND

    5:31

    CINEMA South African BAND, MIKE TODD,JARROD ASTON,CHRIS FRANK.

  • Cassette UK Part of tour in 3 minutes...

    3:28

    This is the raw footage of the UK and Scotland dates of our European tour shot and edited by legendary filmmaker, Scott Jackson. It includes 3 of the gigs, plus a music video shoot and lots more. All in 3 minutes...The track is from Cassette's album, Welcome Back To Earth, and is called Beautiful Smile

  • Cassette Who Do You Trust

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  • Cassette - Break my heart

    4:09

    Cassette performing Break my heart at The Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein. 14 March 2009

  • Best South African Band; The Broomstick Pilots

    31

    Our art is touching souls and our art is music... Our tools are similar to those of The Fridge except with a very powerful Trombone in the front: Fez Trombone.

  • Cassette @ Libertad, Leuven

    5:14

    South African band Cassette plays in Libertad

  • Cassette, Dont Let Anyone...

    5:21

    Music Video for Kiwi rock band Cassette.
    Made by Jonny Kofoed.

  • Masihlanganeni - Friends First

    6:11

    This is the third track from 'We See A New Africa':
    An album by Friends First, a band that I fell in love with as a child, I can remember hours of this cassette being played on trips to the beach.
    I've been looking for a digital form of it for years, so we recorded this off the cassette for the world to enjoy, and hopefully re-discover Friends First, a real inspiring group :D Enjoy.

    The cassette has this description printed on the front cover:

    This album has been born in a nucleus of established friendships as opposed to being an impersonal professional exercise. As best as we have been able, we have kept relationships primary, and trust that this will communicate through vinyl, and provoke you to see possibilities for interaction and reconciliation in South Africa. How wonderful for an ever-increasing network of God-inspired relationships to cause an atmosphere of trust and healing in this country - and then impact the onlooking nations. We trust that this album will help you visualise and work towards a new Africa.

    Copyright : Myrrh records

  • Canamii - Spiral - 1980

    4:02

    A fantastic song from an incredible album!!!
    Notes from the cd reissue (Fresh Music - South Africa)
    ''The name Canami was derived from the star signs of Phil Nel (Cancer) and Claire Whittaker (Gemini).

    Both Claire and Phil worked for EMI as engineers Claire being a tape mastering engineer and Phil being a studio engineer. Phil went on to become chief engineer of EMI (SA) and chief engineer at Downtown studios (Gallo Africa).

    Canimi Concept was inspired by Abby Road (EMI) engineer Allen Parsons (Allen Parson Project) where studio musicians were used instead of a dedicated band.

    Although not originally part of the initial concept Paul Woodley was asked to join the project because of he's jazz/rock influenced guitar playing as can be heard on the tracks Afrock, Phantom Players, And the Moon Be As Bright. Claire's vocal style was very much influenced by Annie Haslam from the band Renaissance. Claire also had very strong 70's folk influence in her vocal style.Phil's forte' was in programming synths such as the Synclavier, Fairlight, Jupiter 4, Korg, Moog, RMI and the ARP.

    Phil also has grade 8 classical piano (Royal Schools of Music) and he's major musical influence was Emerson, Lake and Palmer, especially ELP's LP release Tarkus as can be heard on the Canimi Concept tracks Toccata and Tri. Phil's other influences were Rick Wakeman, Yes and King Crimson along with the Russian classical composers such as Rimsky Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Khachaturian.
    Tim Kensella, a long time friend of both Phil and Claire was asked to do the vocals on the track Spiral. This track also features the RMI synth. Short of one track to complete the LP, Phil, Claire and Paul spent an entire night in EMI studios and wrote the track Children, using just guitar, a Jupiter 4 synth and the Dr Rhythm drum box.

    Claire remembers: In the bad old days of the 80's I was incredibly inspired by music -- writing lyrics, creating songs, my heroines were Annie Haslem and Kate Bush, I believed that lyrics, like poetry, told a story, more lofty than that of mere words. Music to me lifted me high above the normal realms of thought into a place where colour and light merged, this is the picture I aspired to create for the listeners of Canamii ... Phillip Nel, an incredibly accomplished keyboardist and I created many pieces -- only a select few -- where chosen for the album. He also taught me sound engineering and mastering of cassette tapes. He and I worked for EMI in those days. Paul a super guitarist brought a great sound to the mix and together, Canamii was born. Which actually came from Cancerian Phillip's star sign and Gemini -- which is my own star sign. Can-(a) -- mi (i) I loved the studios -- the soft lights, ambiance, plush carpets and incredible reproduction of sound. The control rooms were perfectly and scientifically balanced. A place where the softest or loudest notes were played back at you with clean clarity. I actually wished that I could have a sound system in exact replica built in my lounge.
    I loved the creation of the pieces which used to start with a simple rift which would just take on a life of it's own, almost a personality, music made me come alive -- I was never the same after that.

    Paul recalls: I met Philip through Claire, my sister in law. Phil had a home recording studio and he and Claire had formed an emotional and musical bond. Claire had mentioned to Phil that I played guitar. Philip invited me around to listen to their works. I was impressed and jumped at the opportunity to add my musical flavour to their creation. Phil got a job as an engineer with EMI in the Joburg city centre and was given free rein to record and experiment in order to grow his knowledge. We started the whole Canamii project from scratch in EMI'S Studio 1. We tackled the project with enthusiasm and spent almost every night and weekend recording. It was a great experience recording on a sophisticated desk and in a world class studio. We had no time and cost restraints which was a pleasure. The project took many months to complete. Several accomplished South African musos were involved in the project, Ashley Kelly bassist, Tony Moore drums, and a few more guys who's names have slipped my mind.

    We were delighted with the outcome of the album which brought a new flavour to South African music. Unfortunately we never got to perform live, but we all continued our musical careers separately thereafter. It was a great experience that I will not forget, my first recording which resulted in an incredible work of art.
    Missing Vinyl is a Greek Label and we ought many congratulations for this reissue!

    Thanks for visiting the channel.

  • The Blues Broers - My Black Dog

    5:26

    Artist Biography by Steven McDonald
    There is an easy argument to make for the Blues Broers (pronounced brews) taking the blues right back home, being that Africa is the original starting point for the musical spirit that eventually became the blues, courtesy of the slave trade. In some respects, however, the best argument for the Blues Broers is that they came together out of a perverse drive to fly in the face of the South African music industry and succeed with the kind of music that SA music executives were determined no one really wanted (an attitude parodied in the hidden track The Ballad of Barry Dale, from their fourth album, Been Around).

    The band was formed by members of three other bands -- the Flaming Firestones, All Night Radio and Black Frost -- early in 1990, with the Breakfast Brothers horn section being added in 1996 for the recording of their fourth album. The band started playing a heavy gig schedule, criss-crossing South Africa, building a great audience without managing to impress any of South Africa's record companies. The band refused to be stopped by this, however, recording their first album, Shake Like That, in 1990 for a 1991 release on cassette on the band's own Guava Records label. The album, featuring nine original numbers by former band member Johnny Frick, sold out quickly. A second cassette release, Damn Fine Mojo, was recorded in mid-1994 under the supervision of the band's constant producer Willem Moller. The album, released in October of 1994, featured 16-year-old guitar prodigy Albert Frost.

    The third album, Sharp Street, followed another wave of personnel changes. Released on CD in June of 1995 to general acclaim, the album included more original material and a range of styles that included everything from ragtime to Chicago blues. The band was beginning to attract worldwide attention by this point, including an extensive mention in the Los Angeles Times, whose reporter was very taken with the visual image of the group. 1996's Been Around extended the band's reputation even further, with fourteen original cuts that took in everything from the band's skiffle set to a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. The late 1996 release of the CD was followed by numerous festival appearances, as well as the usual round of extensive gigging.

  • Standing In The Fire Of Love - Friends First

    5:19

    This is the fourth track from 'We See A New Africa':

    An album by Friends First, a band that I fell in love with as a child, I can remember hours of this cassette being played on trips to the beach. I've been looking for a digital form of it for years, so we recorded this off the cassette for the world to enjoy, and hopefully re-discover Friends First, a real inspiring group :D Enjoy.

    The cassette has this description printed on the front cover:

    This album has been born in a nucleus of established friendships as opposed to being an impersonal professional exercise. As best as we have been able, we have kept relationships primary, and trust that this will communicate through vinyl, and provoke you to see possibilities for interaction and reconciliation in South Africa. How wonderful for an ever-increasing network of God-inspired relationships to cause an atmosphere of trust and healing in this country - and then impact the onlooking nations. We trust that this album will help you visualise and work towards a new Africa.

    Copyright : Myrrh records

  • Local band in Niafounke, Mali

    9:18

    We were on a tour in West Africa, the itinerary called for a night of desert camping, but instead we stayed in a hotel in Niafounke. The guide tried to keep expectations low by calling this hotel camping, but there was no way to prepare us for how truly grim and depressing the roach infested rooms actually were. No one wanted to stay in their room any longer than necessary, and we soon congregated in the courtyard and broke into the liquor supplies. While we wiled away the afternoon, a band set up in front of us for our evening entertainment.

    Electric guitar, bass guitar, casaba percussion and a chewed up drum set with cymbals that looked like they had been used to chop wood. The musicians were young - just kids really - but they played with real musicianship, earnest enthusiasm, and soon attracted an audience from around the neighborhood. I'd describe the sound as a rock and rap inspired fusion with West African traditional music. One song sounded familiar, but I could not quite identify it. Then it hit me. Lynyrd Syknyrd's Simple Kind of Man. Really. No shit. Lynyrd Skynyrd. We were listening to a young Mali band playing a 1973 Southern Rock hit on the banks of the Niger River in Niafounke, Mali in 2007.

    As I sat there in an advanced state of cultural cognitive dissonance listening to the Mali band play a tune from my college days, I realized I had to record this and ran into the room for the camcorder.

    Missed Simple Man but recorded a couple of songs from my camcorder, balanced on a glass serving as tripod on our table. During a break, I asked the lead singer the name of the band and if they had any CD's. Language got in the way, but the next morning one of the guys from the band showed up with a cassette tape. This is what is written on the tape:

    Abdoulaye Cisse' (Guitar)
    Rec. at Niafounke' 2.01.07
    prise de Son- mixage - mastering
    Yoan Jaunequo

    That's the best I can do for credit. No idea what this song is, it might be original, it might be a cover. I'd be interested if anyone recognizes it.


    More on our blog at:

  • Dear Lyla - Shh! Were Starting - South African Bands

    2:58

    LIKE the SHH page here:


    Listen to all our songs on Soundcloud:


    Check out our other video here:

  • Lord Of Africa - Friends First

    5:04

    This is the second track from 'We See A New Africa':
    An album by Friends First, a band that I fell in love with as a child, I can remember hours of this cassette being played on trips to the beach. I've been looking for a digital form of it for years, so we recorded this off the cassette for the world to enjoy, and hopefully re-discover Friends First, a real inspiring group :D Enjoy.

    The cassette has this description printed on the front cover:

    This album has been born in a nucleus of established friendships as opposed to being an impersonal professional exercise. As best as we have been able, we have kept relationships primary, and trust that this will communicate through vinyl, and provoke you to see possibilities for interaction and reconciliation in South Africa. How wonderful for an ever-increasing network of God-inspired relationships to cause an atmosphere of trust and healing in this country - and then impact the onlooking nations. We trust that this album will help you visualise and work towards a new Africa.

    Copyright : Myrrh records

  • GUNFIRE ORCHESTRA live in Khayelitsha, South Africa 2016

    20:08

    Reza Khota (SA) - guitar
    Beat Keller (CH) - feedback guitar
    Morten Minothi Kristiansen (NO) - electronics

    Part of Edge of Wrong festival 2016
    Unstable beats and feedback guitar. A lo fi and far left dynamic improv project with South African guitarist Reza Khota, Swiss guitarist Beat Keller and Norwegian noiser Morten Minothi Kristiansen. The trio was brought together by Edge of Wrong and formed in 2013 after a recording session in Oslo, Norway in Christian Blandhoels Tiny Recording Studio. The recording was released on cassette the following year on the Swiss label Silken Tofu. This release features two of Christian Blandhoels inventive guitar feedbacker mods and a vintage malfunctioning drum machine.

  • Lament - Friends First

    4:20

    Two years on, I have finally managed to upload the sixth track from We See A New Africa: An album by Friends First, a band that I fell in love with as a child, I can remember hours of this cassette being played on trips to the beach. I've been looking for a digital form of it for years, so we recorded this off the cassette for the world to enjoy, and hopefully re-discover Friends First, a truly inspiring group. Enjoy.

    The cassette has this description printed on the front cover:

    This album has been born in a nucleus of established friendships as opposed to being an impersonal professional exercise. As best as we have been able, we have kept relationships primary, and trust that this will communicate through vinyl, and provoke you to see possibilities for interaction and reconciliation in South Africa. How wonderful for an ever-increasing network of God-inspired relationships to cause an atmosphere of trust and healing in this country - and then impact the onlooking nations. We trust that this album will help you visualise and work towards a new Africa.

    Copyright : Myrrh records

  • Alan Gold - I Remember The Sunshine

    2:23

    This song was written by Ken Levine (music) and Ernest Schroder (lyrics) and recorded by Alan Gold. It came out in South Africa.

  • Scenes From South Africa, Part 4

    7:06

    Band members spent time with musician and long time friend, Vusi Mahlasela, during their recent tour. Vusi stars in this video, sharing stories with the band members about growing up and playing music in South Africa.

    Directed by Aaron Farrington.

  • Cassette Tape - Baby Beautiful 1.26.13

    12:45

    Fuglymaniacs.com brings you Cassette Tape live at Last Concert Cafe. These guys are starting to pick up steam. Armed with new lights and a fog machine these guys are now #1 Reggae band in town. Don't fight the funk become a Tapehead!!

  • Cassette - Who do you trust?

    3:23

    Cassette performing Who do you trust? at The Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein. 14 March 2009

  • Just Jinjer, South African Rock band live at Rocking the Daisies, October 2009

    13

    South African Rock band 'Just Jinjer' performing as main act on Rocking the Daisies music festival in the Western Cape, South Africa in October 2009. The song you hear is called 'What he means'. A powerful message to the world to ask for more tolerance and peace, no matter what 'book' you read. Thanks guys for an awesome performance and moment of consideration.

  • Cassette - Drunk n honest

    5:31

    Cassette performing Drunk 'n honest at The Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein. 14 March 2009

  • DAnise and South African Band Parklane Interview at CMW 2009!

    10:29

    D'Anise chats with South African Band Parklane at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel during Canadian Music Week 2009!

  • Rewind - Linda Mali

    4:26

    The Killer Cassette Remix is Lester Hein's reinterpretation of Linda Mali's Rewind.

    Written by Chad Saaiman and released by StereoType Records.

  • Various - Anti White Bastards - Cassette

    1:1:32

    This compilation is directed against racist tendencies in the network in
    general and the activities of AWB/Terre Blanche in particular.
    Musicians from the USA, Europa and South Africa have joined in a struggle
    against what we think is a mis-use of the network system of audio information exchange. Available from us is an article from the Chemical Castration magazine which gives insight in the ideas of AWB. ~PBK/Korm Plastics

    USA side compiled by PBK.
    European/South African side compiled by Korm Plastics.

    Tracklist:

    USA Side

    A1 Illusion Of Safety - Off The Mark 0:00
    A2 Reed Ghazala - Maelstrom In The Dust Of Ages 2:34
    A3 Psy 231 - The 4th Reich 7:23
    A4 Gustavo Pastre (Waste Inc.) - Counterclockwise Fields 11:31
    A5 PBK - Boiling Underneath 15:54
    A6 Blowhole - Blessing 20:14
    A7 Nux Vomica - The Birth Of Mediocrity 22:42
    A8 Zan - Noisehead 26:56

    European / South African Side

    B1 Riders Of The Apocalypse - Sanderson, You Will Die 31:05
    B2 DMDN & PDM - Kontrast, Excerpt 2 36:08
    B3 Doc Wör Mirran - No Breasts For Fascists 41:23
    B4 Kapotte Muziek - Hopefully They Kill Their Own 45:48
    B5 Sphinx - 2 Hot 2 Handle 49:26
    B6 factor X - Essentially No Difference Between Anybody 53:04
    B7 Tuijnenburg & Hanselaar - Chicago Nazi's Fuck Off 56:22

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