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Hugh Masekela - The Chisa Years 1965-1976 (Rare & Unreleased) - 2x LP Vinyl


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Hugh Masekela
The Chisa Years 1965-1976 (Rare & Unreleased)
12" Vinyl

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The Chisa Years: 1965–1975 (Rare and Unreleased) is a compilation album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela. The album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by Stewart Levine and Hugh Masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own Chisa Records label.

Thom Jurek of Allmusic wrote “In sum, there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. It’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. BBE Records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.”

Dan Nishimoto of the Prefix Magazine stated “The compilation focuses on Masekela’s original idea of “African American Music.” From the early experiments of the Zulus (a group featuring M’Bulu) in mixing doo-wop, rhythm & blues and South African gospel and the mbaqanga/”Grazing in the Grass”-style work of the generically named Johannesburg Street Band to the clearly Fela-influenced Ojah (Masekela’s band in the mid-’70s, consisting of players from Ghana and Nigeria) and the ready-for-primetime belting of M’Bulu, each track reveals a multi-pronged effort to find and challenge the notion(s) of how African and American cultural forms could interact.”
A1–Ojah With Hugh MasekelaAfro Beat Blues
A2–Letta MbuluMahlalela
A3–Baranta Featuring Miatta FahinbullehAmo Sakesa
B1–Letta MbuluU Se Mcani
B2–Baranta With Miatta FahinbullehTepo
B3–The ZulusZa Labalaba
B4–The ZulusAredze
C1–Baranta With Miatta FahinbullehWitch Doctor
C2–The ZulusJoala
C3–Baranta With Miatta FahinbullehAhvuomo
D1–Letta MbuluMelodi (Sounds Of Home)
D2–Baranta Featuring Miatta FahinbullehA Cheeka Laka Laka
D3–Johanesburg Street Band*Awe Mfana
D4–Letta MbuluMacongo

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