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Various Artists - Bulawayo Blue Yodel (Vinyl LP)

Various Artists - Bulawayo Blue Yodel (Vinyl LP)

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RELEASED: 26/03/2021

GENRE: African/Country & Western

FORMAT: LP

CAT No: MRI117

RELEASED BY: Mississippi Records

A collection of beautiful Country-Western inspired music from 1950s Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. Fingerpicking “omasiganda” troubadours, train car yodels, raw slide guitar, and haunting travel-weary ballads, all reissued for the first time from rare 78s. A heavy duty document of a nearly lost scene, and all the songs are all stunners to boot. Featuring George Sibanda, Josaya Hadebe, Sabelo Mathe, Petrus Mntambo and more, with a 12" booklet of deep research and full lyrics, packaged in old school tip-on covers. Co-released by our friends Olvido Records (A. Kostis, The White Birds, George Mukabi). Audio restoration and transfers by Michael Kieffer.

    TRACKLISTING:

    George Sibanda - Gijima Mfana 02:49

    Josaya Hadebe - Wazibamba EmaRabini 02:53

    Sabelo Mathe - Hambanini 02:46

    Sammy Ngaku - Mbari Ya Ndia Ruru02:57

    George Sibanda - Ekhaya 02:54

    Michael Majozi - Sengihambile 02:47

    Petrus Mntambo - Nangalena 02:53

    Petrus Mntambo - Yagegetheka 02:40

    Josaya Hadebe - Gwabi Gwabi Intombi Yami 02:52

    Sammy Ngaku - Rosana 02:59

    Matthew Jeffries - Iwe Kusidio 02:59

    Petrus Mntambo - Where You Been, My Lovie? 02:55

    Josaya Hadebe - Bumnandi 02:58

    Clarkson Sithole - Vabereki 02:50