Hugh Masekela Presents the Chisa Years: 1965-1975 (Rare & Unreleased) [Vinyl]

Format: Vinyl
Release Date: 6/8/2018
Label: BBE
Style(s): Funk
Availability: Backorder
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The Chisa Years: 1965-1975 (Rare and Unreleased) is a 14-track, 2LP compilation album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela which consists of rare or forgotten tracks recorded by Stewart Levine and Masekela when they ran their own Chisa Records label. Dan Nishimoto of Prefix Magazine states, "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 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."

1. Afro Beat Blues
Length: 06:47
2. Mahlalela
Length: 04:28
3. Amo Sakesa-Baranta
Length: 04:10
4. Joala
Length: 02:02
5. U Se Mcani
Length: 03:33
6. Tepo-Baranta
Length: 04:59
7. Za Labalaba
Length: 03:07
8. Witch Doctor
Length: 06:29
9. Melodi (Sounds of Home)
Length: 04:25
10. Ahvuomo
Length: 06:26
11. Aredze
Length: 03:05
12. A Cheeka Laka Laka
Length: 04:35
13. Awe Mfana
Length: 03:13
14. Macongo
Length: 03:17
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 60:36
UPC: 730003106910