Posted in Afrikaans Rock, Music, SA Music

Goeienag Generaal – Piet Botha

My all-time favourite Piet Botha song. The closest song I have ever heard that captures my experiences and feelings about the Border War.

1001 South African Songs You Must Hear Before You Go Deaf

Goeienag Generaal – Piet Botha / Jack Hammer (A Farewell to Army mates)

Piet Botha - 'n Suitcase Vol Winter Piet Botha – ‘n Suitcase Vol Winter

The border war in South West (as it was then) and Angola had a significant psychological effect of a lot of young white South Africans conscripted to go and fight there. These effects are still felt by many today and, until recently, was hardly ever spoken of.

In 1997, Piet Botha spoke of it and did so in powerful words against an angry guitar backdrop. The track appeared on his critically acclaimed album ‘‘n Suitcase Vol Winter‘ and talks of the war being fought for all the trappings of capitalism. It was fought for ‘Vir Harry Oppenheimer en al sy maats, Vir Rembrandt van Rijn en Alfred Dunhill, En die OK Bazaars, En die hele bloody spul by die SAUK, Julle was die oorlog vir die CIA.’ And…

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Posted in Golden Oldies, Music, Radio, Random Mixes, SA Nostalgia

Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [1973 to 1978]

Growing up in the 70’s in South Africa, I listened to the radio all the time (we only got TV in about 1976!) .

This mix, compiled mostly from old vinyl singles, features some of the songs I heard on the radio between 1973 and 1978. Most of them are obscure, and didn’t chart, but I remember them all with great fondness.

South African Chart History can be found at http://rock.co.za/files/sarock_charts.html

Posted in All Jazz Radio, 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 Music, Old, New, Borrowed & Blues, SA Music

Old, New, Borrowed & Blues: 45 Years Of Glam Rock

This is part of my “Old, New, Borrowed & Blues” series which features old classic tunes, new or more recent songs, a few cover versions and a blues-ey track or two.

This is a chronological mix of glam rock-style songs, starting with Bang A Gong (Get It On) by T Rex in 1971 and ending in 2016 with Mercury Rise by Electric Eye which has a similar feel to that T. Rex classic.

Other artists include David Bowie, Wizzard, The Donnas, Primal Scream, Wonderboom, Muse & Kongos

Posted in All Jazz Radio, 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.