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Cape Town Jazz & Exile During The Struggle: Part One, Johnny Dyani, Bea Benjamin & Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)

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Back in late March The Return of the Illicit Groove attended the Cape Town Jazz Festival in order ton report on and review the event. Whilst in Cape Town reporter Bob Hill also took the opportunity to visit other music venues as well as record stores.  It was in one such store, Mabu Vinyl in Long Street, that Bob purchased apartheid  and post-apartheid era Jazz from Cape Town.

Brian Currin (who is also part of the enduring story of the ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ artist Rodriguez)  from Mabu selected a number of re-issued albums which typified the brilliance of Capetonian Jazz in the apartheid era and spoke at length about the contexts in which these albums were recorded; some in exile, some not.

Artists such as Bheki Mseleku, Bea Benjamin, Dollar Brand, Black Disco, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, Pacific Express and Johnny Dyani are almost impossible to find on their original…

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Created a web presence for “Speaking About Sugar Man: All The Cold Facts”

An informative and inspiring motivational talk about the Rodriguez phenomenon.

Website: https://sugarmanstory.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarManStory/

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Posted in Blues, Cape Town, Music, Radio, SA Music, Vagabond Blues, Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show

The Bluest Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Bluest Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) on www.AllJazzRadio.co.za.Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl

Posted in Blues, Cape Town, Music, Old, New, Borrowed & Blues, Radio, Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show

I Got The Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tribute to the blues world of The Rolling Stones, including many of their roots and influences.

This is part of my “Old, New, Borrowed & Blues” series which features a bunch of old tunes, a few brand new songs, a handful of cover versions and all blues.

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) onwww.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

Posted in Cape Town, Music, SA Music, Vagabond Blues, Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) onwww.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

Includes interview with Cape Town band, The Picts.

Posted in Blues, Cape Town, Favourites, Golden Oldies, Jazz, Music, Music Trivia, Playlists, Radio, Vagabond Blues

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 23 November 2016

“Still Got The Blues For You” – The Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) on www.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

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Four Years Of Presenting On All Jazz Radio

The Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – 14 September 2016

On the 4th of October 2012, at age 53, I started something new in my life, presenting a two-hour blues show on the then brand new internet radio station, All Jazz Radio. Despite my reluctance founder Eric Alan encouraged me to give it a go, and here we are four years later!

As my father said recently; “you are just making mixtapes like you always did when you were a teenager, except now the technology has changed, and you are getting to share your love and passion for music with other people.”

I play an eclectic mix of Jazz & Blues, with a special focus on South African artists.

I call the show “The Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show because I wander around the world of music picking up scraps of information from all over and everywhere.

My very first website I created in 1997 was called Vagabond’s World and it is still on the internet.

The Vagabond Jazz & Blues show can be heard every Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm (Central African Time) on All Jazz Radio.

Podcast from 13 June 2013 featuring interview with Piet Botha & Akkedis

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