“Kudala Besibiza” by Mahlathini - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1978(B-list) Album Chart of the 1970s

TJR says

A truly excellent compilation of the mid-70s work of the great Mahlathini, although he doesn't actually perform on the awesome highlight track, “Isitmela”, a 7" b-side from '76. At least he wrote it! Undoubtedly channeling Kingston's 60s rhythms, that particular cut seems to me a pure conduit between Prince Buster and The Beat. Not that either would have been aware of it, so buried to the world was South Africa's 70s treasure-trove. See notes to read more about the album from historian Nick Lotay.

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A1 [02:28] 6.6.png Indoda Mahlathini and Mahlathini Band - Kudala Besibiza (Simon Nkabinde) Africana
A2 [02:39] 7.7.png Mahlathini and The Queens - Abake Ba Bonana (Simon Nkabinde) Africana
A3 [02:45] 8.6.png Indoda Mahlathini - Bhula Mngoma (Simon Nkabinde) Africana
A4 [02:42] 8.1.png Piston Mahlathini and The Queens - Nomacala (Mildred Mangxola) Africana
A5 [03:29] 10.0.png Mahlathini and The Queens - Isitmela (Simon Nkabinde) Africana
B1 [03:21] 8.2.png Mahlathini and The Queens - Umkhovu (Joyce Twala) Africana
B2 [02:35] 7.8.png Mahlathini - We Mama (Mildred Mangxola) Africana
B3 [02:34] 8.6.png Mahlathini - Kwa Mfazi Onge Mama (Simon Nkabinde) Africana
B4 [02:43] 9.0.png Mahlathini and The Queens - Umfokankosi (Joyce Twala) Africana
B5 [02:24] 9.0.png Indoda Mahlathini - Shayani Izandla (Koekie Makhanya) Africana
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