December 7, 2014

Moses Mchunu – Babulala Umuzi Ka Baba
Mavuthela Production 1981

Moses Mchunu, front

“During the mid-70s and early 80s, Mchunu was one of the
leading vocalists in the raucous Zulu ‘jive’ style, which
gave way to mbaqanga. Mchunu’s band typified its appeal,
featuring driving rhythms and instruments such as guitar,
violin and concertinas, together with powerful blues-based
vocals. He has released a number of albums that have sold
strongly throughout South Africa, but none have managed to
sustain an international reputation.”
Taken from All Music at the world wide web.
Until now I haven’t been posting a lot of mbaqanga simply
because I don’t own and know that much. I knew Moses
Mchunu from that great collector that was released in
1985, the Indestructible Beat of Soweto, so when I
stumbled upon this lp, I knew what to do.
The jive is so stirring, it’s impossible
to ignore, dance music of the
first kind, enjoy..


1 Kabulala umuzi ka baba
2 Kulezo ntaba
3 Zophela i’mpondo zenyanga
4 Yashisa igugu intombi yami
5 Umona usuka esweni
6 Musukukhala
7 Sibanqoba ngamunye
8 Uyayibona lentombi
9 Gijima mfana
10 Usitshela amaganyana
11 Siyavuma
12 Yekelani inzondo


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  1. Tony 7 December 2014 at 23:08 - Reply

    Hello Moos

    Loving the albums you have been posting. Were you still going to post King Sunny Ade’s Gratitude for me? Thanks

  2. The Jukebox Rebel 9 December 2014 at 16:32 - Reply

    Cheers moos,

    I’ll never be able to keep up with all these albums, but I knew I had to have this one.

    “Sibanqoba Ngamunye” and “Gijima Mfana” are completely joyous. The whole album is a total classic.

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