HITS FROM PHIRI LP SOWETO AFRO FUNK/SPIRITUAL JAZZ HEAR 1972 CBS Orig
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Artist: Mackay DavasheTitle: Hits From PhiriLabel: CBSYear of Release: 1972Cat. No: CBS ASF 1652
CONDITION:Vinyl: VG(+) (some light marks and some surface scuffs, mostly plays EX with just a few occasional light pops - HEAR soundclip above)Cover: VG (some creases on sleeve)
Tracklist:1. Klink of Khooza (apologies for the jump on starting)2. Mamabele - Sophie Mgcina3. Twilight4. Money Makes Madness5. H.P. Blues6. Who’s Earth is This7. Choo Cha (Black Mamba)8. Leeba’s Dance9. Madam Please10. In this our World11. See these hands
additional info from electricjiveblogspot.com:
Now here is a special and rare musical treat with a topical message for today’s times.
Phiri is Barney Simon’s African “Volpone” – a 1972 musical about the richest people and the poorest people in Soweto. Add Wally Serote to the co-writing team, and then mix four months of intensive musical composition input from Mackay Davashe and Cyril Magubane (Heshoo Beshoo Group - who will appear on EJ) … and then bring in a stellar band with three of the Heshoo Beshoo Group, Mackay Davashe and Barney Rachabane… and you have a cracker of a production.
Phiri is the richest and most mischievous villain and swindler in Soweto. He pretends to be on his deathbed, desperate for a wife and heir to his riches – attracting a long line of people bringing bribes to Phiri’s side-kick Mutla to win the favour of becoming the heir. Wealthy shebeen-queen Mamabele (Sophie Mgcina) is pregnant and decides she is tired of ‘having bastards’, and a half-dead man suits her fine. Phiri’s plan is to have his will read at his coffin – leave everything to Mutla – and then to leap out of the coffin and chase all the expectant bribers away with a sjambok (whip). The plan misfires when Mamabele brings a police sergeant to the reading of the will. Phiri stays in the coffin in fear of the trouble he will get into – and later has to run off to one of the homelands, while Mutla shares Phiri’s wealth with the people on the street.
Band:Cyril Magubane: GuitarMackay Davashe – Tenor SaxNelson Magwaza – DrumsErnest Mothle – Bass Barney Rachabane – Alto Sax, FluteZachariah Ntsele – TrumpetThemba Koyani – Baritone Sax
Musical Director: Mackay Davashe
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GRADING:I will try and add details but the grades i use are:
MINT - i will only use MINT for sealed records NM - barely played - immaculateEX - played but in top conditionVG+ - maybe a few superficial marks, but plays through with v. little or no noise VG - some marks light scratches, might play with some background noise, and/or clicks but no jumpsG+ - very marked, lots of noise / scratches
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