Hugh Masekela Masekela '66-'76 7LP Box Set
Limited Edition of Only 1000 Copies! 7 Albums, 47 Tracks, 1 Vinyl LP Box Set!
One of the world’s finest and most distinctive horn players, a musical celebrity
who built up a dedicated global following thanks to his unique blend of jazz and
South African styles. It may seem extraordinary that these tracks have been
allowed to disappear, but this remarkable 7 vinyl set helps to put that right.
Compiled by Hugh and his friend and producer Stewart Levine many of these tracks
have been unavailable on vinyl for decades.
"When Hugh Masekela died..., he was rightly revered as one of Africa’s finest
musicians, a trumpeter and flugelhorn player, singer and songwriter who blended
jazz with South African styles, and used his music to battle apartheid.
"His early career was not easy, and this remarkable 47-track retrospective is
taken from 11 varied and experimental albums, many of which were never released
in the UK. It’s crammed with great music that was not commercially successful,
either because it was too angry or simply too far ahead of its time.
"The 1960s and 70s were a period of constant change for Masekela. Exiled from
South Africa, he moved to the US, where he notched up a massive hit, the
delightful instrumental Grazing in the Grass (which is included here). But his
involvement with the black power and anti-Vietnam war movements, and new tracks
such as Mace and Grenades, and Gold, upset his record company and conservative
American audiences. His career began to suffer, but he continued to record such
exquisite tracks as Minawa (on which he was joined by pianist Larry Willis and
saxophonist Dudu Pukwana) before heading off to west Africa, where he recorded
with the Ghanaian band Hedzoleh Soundz. The exuberant 1973 set Introducing
Hedzoleh Soundz is included in full, as is the follow-up album, I Am Not Afraid,
in which Masekela was joined by Hedzoleh along with pianist Joe Sample and
drummer Stix Hooper from the Crusaders. A classic collaboration between African
and American artists, it includes the original versions of Stimela and
Masekela’s tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, Night in Tunisia. It’s extraordinary that
so much great music has been unavailable for so long." - Robin Denselow,
theguardian.com, April 19, 2018
• Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
• 7LP Box Set
• Box Dimensions: 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 1 1/2"
2. Why Are You Blowing My Mind?
3. She Doesn't Write
1. Child Of The Earth
2. What Is Wrong With Groovin?
3. Ha Lese Le Di Khanna
4. Do Me So La So So
1. Grazing In The Grass
3. Bajabula Bonke
1. Mace And Grenades
4. Blues For Huey
6. If There's Anybody Out There
1. You Keep Me Hangin' On
3. Salele Mane
4. Son Of Ice Bag
3. Hush (Somebody's Calling My Name)
2. Kaa Ye Oya
3. Nye Tamo Ame
2. In The Market Place
3. A Song For Brazil
1. African Secret Society
2. Night In Tunisia
3. Jungle Jim
1. Been Such A Long Time Gone
2. Colonial Man
3. Yei Baa Gbe Wolo
1. The Boy's Doin' It
3. There Are Seeds To Sow
1. Whitch Doctor