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Availability of Oldies

Natie wrote

Hi Brian,

I am a huge collector of the music of the late 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s. My problem is to get my hands on some of the rare gems. I grew up in the time of LM and Springbok hit parades and there were some great songs which you don’t find on the compulations anymore. For instance on a compulation you will only find Sugar Sugar of The Archies but never “A Summer Prayer for peace” which was only a hit in SA . If i’m not mistaken this song was on the flipside of “Jingle Jangle”. Currently I’m looking for Cornelia’s “Another Love to Come” Double Vision “Maori Love Song” Columbus’s “Milky Ways” and Peter Lotus’s “Sunday Girl”. Please can you help me were to go to find all of these Gems.

Kind Regards

Brian wrote:

Yeah, these songs are hard to find, but they are out there.

Another Love to Come – Cornelia By Request
Maori Love Song – Yesterdays Best, Vol 3
Milky Ways – Simply The Best 70’s Hits
Sunday Girl – Yesterdays Best, Vol 3

A Summer Prayer For Peace was released as a single in South Africa in 1970.

It is available on “Springbok Radio Top 40 Vol 4

“South Africa: 19 million”

“3 Billion people sing a Summer prayer for peace”

A Summer Prayer For Peace, The Archies 1970

Some of these CDs are probably out-of-print though, so it might be best to try second-hand shops like Mabu Vinyl & Digital

Good hunting.


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

3 thoughts on “Availability of Oldies

  1. Hi Brian, I see that Milky Ways of Columbus is mentioned here. Who was Columbus? I cannot find anything on the net. I’ll never forget how quick Milky Way became #1 on the SA Top 20. Great song!

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