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Playlist of Makgona Tsohle Band

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  • The Makgona Tsohle Band featuring West Nkosi - Stokfel Jive

    3:06

    Party Jive

  • Makgona Tsohle Band - Ujomela

    2:41

    The Makgona Tsohle Band was a South African instrumental band that is noted for creating the mbaqanga music style. The group garnered success by backing Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. They were often referred to as the South African equivalent to Motown's The Funk Brothers.


    According to Wikipedia the band was formed in 1964.


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  • Ngicabange Ngaqeda - Mahalathini Nezintombi Zomgashiyo and the Makgona Tsohle Band

    3:01

    Ngicabange Ngaqeda - Mahalathini Nezintombi Zomgashiyo and the Makgona Tsohle Band (Composed by Nobasuthu Shawe) Produced by Marks Mankwane for Mavuthela Productions Gumba Gumba Label 1983.

  • 1985 West Nkosi with Makgona Tsohle Band ∙ Vula Bops

    3:28

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  • 24 Tracks

    4:02

    Provided to YouTube by AFRICORI

    24 Tracks · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • makgona tsohle band - bajikise bops

    2:27

    cool jive reggi beats from 1970

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  • Emthonjeni Womculo - Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomqashiyo and Makgona Tsohle Band

    3:41

    Emthonjeni Womculo - Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomqashiyo and Makgona Tsohle Band.Composed by Hilda Tloubatla.Produced by
    Marks Mankwane for Mavuthela Productions.1983
    Gumba Gumba Label.

  • Seventeen Mabone

    3:37

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    Seventeen Mabone · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Marubini Jagome / Elias Lerole · Marubini Jagome / Elias Lerole

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Duba Duba

    3:14

    Provided to YouTube by AFRICORI

    Duba Duba (Feat. West Nkosi) · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Makgona Tsohle Band || Stockfel Jive

    4:59

    Album: World Beat, Vol. 3: Soweto Connection
    Release: 1997
    Label: Mélodie

  • Makgona Tsohle

    5:02

    Provided to YouTube by Catapult Reservatory, LLC

    Makgona Tsohle (Live) · Moses Makondo

    Madembe (Live)

    ℗ 2017 Mehlowethu Productions

    Released on: 2017-12-11

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  • Mapantsula Style

    4:15

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    Mapantsula Style · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi / Vivian Ngubane · West Nkosi / Vivian Ngubane

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • A Tear Fell

    4:35

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    A Tear Fell · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Eugene Randolph / Dorian Burton · Eugene Randolph / Dorian Burton

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Makgona Tsohle Band - Big Bag No 1

    2:02

    From the v/a compilation album “The Beat Of Smanje Manje” (Smanje Manje LSJM-1001) released in 1968.

  • John Peels uBra Bops noMkhize Omncane - Tsatsawane

    3:13

    John Peel playing a sax jive record, broadcast on 8th December 1982 from BBC Radio One. Thanks to Nick Lotay for identifying the artist and track !!

  • Vula Bops

    3:21

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    Vula Bops · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Makhona Zonke Band - The Webb

    7:34

    It is so sad that the political mess in South Africa during the Apartheid years prevented Afrikaners like myself from running into this kind of music. Sure, we heard some of it on the street, and quite a few would stop and put some money in a hat for a street musician with a great tune, but basically we never knew what we had missed. But thanks to the internet and the people of Electric Jive, we are getting a second chance.

    Here is The Webb by the Makhona Zonke Band as it appears on Electric Jive's Joburg Love Trip compilation album which is freely available for download. Enjoy!!



    Wikipedia redirects a search for the Makhona Zonke Band to the Makgona Tsohle Band, but the article never mentions why. Fortunately Max Mojapelo's book, Beyond Memory - Recording the history, moments and memories of South African music sheds more light on the subject. Apparently a band called the Pretoria Tower Boys caught the attention of Rupert Bupape who was then working for Gallo Records. In 1965 this band was renamed to Makgonatshole Band (a master-of-all kind of band) and they also on occasion used the name Makhona Zonke Band.

  • Kataki

    4:04

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    Kataki · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Two Mabone

    3:09

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    Two Mabone · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi / Rupert Bopape · West Nkosi / Rupert Bopape

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Makgona Tsohle Band : Marabi Blues

    2:16

    7 instrumental
    comp. Shadrack Piliso-Rupert Bopape

    source:

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  • Mahotella Queens - Thoko

    2:13

    The first big hit for the Mahotella Queens from way back in 1964. This number is an up-tempo love song about a girl named Thoko. The line-up of the Queens on this record comprises Nunu Maseko, Ethel Mngomezulu and Hilda Tloubatla.

    Also included is a short clip of the Makgona Tsohle Band performing Soweto Bump from their TV series 'Mathaka' in 1983.

  • Sikhulekile

    3:21

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    Sikhulekile · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Marks Mankwane · Marks Mankwane

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Kalamazoo

    3:33

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    Kalamazoo · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Michael Xaba / Rupert Bopape · Michael Xaba / Rupert Bopape

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • VULA - MAKGONA TSOHLE BAND

    3:20

  • 2 by 2

    3:16

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    2 by 2 · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Rupert Bopape / Shadrack Piliso · Rupert Bopape / Shadrack Piliso

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • West Nkosi Izambane

    2:38

  • Percy Jive - No. 1

    3:29

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    Percy Jive - No. 1 · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Makgona Tsohle Band & Mahotella Queens -- Wozani Mahipi

    2:22

    1973.

  • Tsatsawane

    3:26

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    Tsatsawane · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Makgona Tsohle

    5:41

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    Makgona Tsohle · Angel Noko

    Rorisang

    ℗ 2011 The CCP Record Company (Pty) Ltd

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Composer: Thami Mdluli
    Composer: Angel Noko

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  • 1 05 Makhona Tsohle Band Marks Reggi

    2:36

    A Mavuthela Christmas - Part One – 2012
    A special festive compilation of sounds from 1960s and 1970s black South Africa. Electric Jive

  • Baza Baza

    3:50

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    Baza Baza · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • 1 17 Makhona Tsohle Band Inkalakatha

    2:37

    A Mavuthela Christmas - Part One – 2012
    A special festive compilation of sounds from 1960s and 1970s black South Africa. Electric Jive

  • Lady Brand

    3:51

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    Lady Brand · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi / Joseph Makwela · West Nkosi / Joseph Makwela

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Soweto Bump

    3:51

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    Soweto Bump · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Marks Mankwane · Marks Mankwane

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • 1 09 Makhona Tsohle Band Soul Track

    2:33

    A Mavuthela Christmas - Part One – 2012
    A special festive compilation of sounds from 1960s and 1970s black South Africa. Electric Jive

  • Kotopo

    3:48

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    Kotopo · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Joseph Makwela · Joseph Makwela

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Post Box Jive

    4:28

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    Post Box Jive · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi / Lucky Monama · West Nkosi / Lucky Monama

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • X 14

    3:22

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    X 14 · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Joseph Makwela · Joseph Makwela

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Dubaduba West Nkosi

    2:22

    West Nkosi (born Johannes Hlongwane, 1940 – 8 October 1998) was a South African music producer, saxophonist and songwriter.

    Nkosi was born in Nelspruit, South Africa. He was an original member of the Makgona Tsohle Band which backed Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. He was also a producer in the Mavuthela Music subsidiary of Gallo Record Company where he produced thousands of recordings by several famous South African artists, including the first 22 records for Ladysmith Black Mambazo (he managed the group until their international discovery in 1987). Nkosi also produced all the international releases for Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, and the Makgona Tsohle Band between 1986 and 1991, when he left both the Mahlathini and the Queens and Makgona Tsohle to concentrate solely on producing. Nkosi did, however, return to the recording studio with the critically acclaimed Rhythm of Healing: Supreme Sax and Penny Whistle Township Jive, in 1993.

    Nkosi was paralyzed in an automobile accident in August 1998, and died from his injuries two months later, at 58 years old.

  • Bridge No. 1

    4:01

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    Bridge No. 1 · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Big Pot Jive

    4:19

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    Big Pot Jive · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi / Vivian Ngubane · West Nkosi / Vivian Ngubane

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Βig Βag Βoys : somewhere

    2:35

    soul jive instrumental, South Africa 1971
    LP: Makgona Tsohle Reggi

    source:

  • Vula Bops

    3:22

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    Vula Bops · Makgona Tsohle Band

    Thunder Before Dawn (The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Vol.2)

    ℗ 1988 Earthworks

    Released on: 1988-01-01

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  • Khupa Marama

    3:17

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    Khupa Marama · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · Marks Mankwane · Marks Mankwane

    Mathaka, Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Ditaba Tse Monate.

    3:36

    The Mahotella Queens es una banda femenina sudafricana formada en 1964 por el productor musical Rupert Bopape, compuesta por Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu y Amanda Nkosi. El grupo se destaca por su distintivo sonido de armonía vocal, música mbaqanga guiada por guitarra y baile rápido en el escenario.

    Bopape fue un buscador de talentos y productor en la filial independiente de Gallo Africa dedicada a la música negra, Mavuthela Music Company. Formó el Mahotella Queens como el grupo de chicas residentes de la compañía y el conjunto, a menudo dirigido por la voz masculina de Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde, llegó a tener muchos éxitos durante la década de 1960. La alineación de Queens durante este período usualmente comprendía a Hilda Tloubatla, Juliet Mazamisa, Ethel Mngomezulu, Nobesuthu Mbadu y Mildred Mangxola. The Queens y Mahlathini fueron respaldados por la banda de la casa de Mavuthela, la Makgona Tsohle Band (incluyendo Marks Mankwane en la guitarra principal y West Nkosi en el saxofón alto). En 1972, la formación de las Mahotella Queens se desintegró después de desacuerdos de regalías con Bopape; Mahlathini dejó la compañía en una disputa similar con el productor. Sin embargo, con un cambio de membresía, las reinas siguieron siendo productivas y populares en los años setenta y ochenta. En 1987, después de la explosión de interés en la música sudafricana, la alineación de Queens se reagrupó y tres de sus cantantes originales, Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu y Mildred Mangxola, regresaron al grupo. En combinación con Mahlathini, el grupo forjó una exitosa carrera de giras internacionales que dura hasta nuestros días.

    A pesar de las muertes de Mahlathini, Marks Mankwane y West Nkosi a fines de la década de 1990, Mahotella Queens continúa actuando y grabando en el siglo XXI. En 2013, la miembro de larga data Mildred Mangxola se retiró del grupo. Fue reemplazada por una nueva recluta, Amanda Nkosi.

  • Maphutha

    4:04

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    Maphutha · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi · West Nkosi

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • Red Light

    4:20

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    Red Light · Makgonatsohle Band · Makgonatsohle Band · West Nkosi / Joseph Makwela · West Nkosi / Joseph Makwela

    Mathaka, Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 2007-10-05

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  • 1 02 Marks Mankwane and His Band Molodi Wabadisa

    2:14

    A Mavuthela Christmas - Part One – 2012
    A special festive compilation of sounds from 1960s and 1970s black South Africa. Electric Jive

  • Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens - Mbaqanga

    4:36

    Music video to one of the group's hit songs, Mbaqanga, from 1991. Featuring the late, great 'groaner' Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde, the everlasting Mahotella Queens (left to right: Nobesuthu Shawe, Hilda Tloubatla, Mildred Mangxola), and the unstoppable backing band Makgona Tsohle Band.

    Original music video with improved soundtrack.

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