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Life Is A Long Song

[Thanks to Jethro Tull for the post title]

Just a few of my favourite really long songs.

Thick As A Brick – Jethro Tull

Supper’s Ready – Genesis

Karn Evil 9 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Close To The Edge – Yes

Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

Phallus Dei – Amon Düül II

Autobahn – Kraftwerk

Ma – Rare Earth

Get Ready – Rare Earth

Just A Poke (album) – Sweet Smoke: Baby Night & Silly Sally

Includes an excerpt from The Soft Parade by The Doors and a wonderfully phased drum solo.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond, parts 1-9 – Pink Floyd

On the ‘Wish You Were Here’ album, this song is split into two sections, separated by the other 3 songs on the album. Here it can be heard as one long piece.

Anonymus Two – Focus

Tarkus – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Echoes – Pink Floyd

Salisbury – Uriah Heep

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly

Ordinary length songs are often stretched incredibly during live performances, here’s one of them:

Dazed And Confused (live 1973) – Led Zeppelin

And here’s another:

Space Truckin’ – live 1974 – Deep Purple

And just for laughs:

Metal Machine Music – Lou Reed

This double album, consisting of 4 sides of equal length, is like one of those really bad movies that you keep watching hoping it will get better.

Spoiler alert:  it doesn’t.

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mingus

Fallin

Mingus is a well respected figure in SA Hip Hop who gathered all his friends from Germany,Sweden, the U.S. and South America to contribute to Beneath The Underdog his highly jazz influenced debut album.

 Rock

Radio Rats

Valkenberg Shuffle

Prime rat instigator Jonathan Handley wrote the tracks for this album, Spooky Obsession inspired by a real incident. Handley can be heard on bass, drums, vocals, spoken monologue and harmonica.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Sylvester

Trust Me Girl

Some stirring and melodic R&B rap pop on the title track off the new debut album from emerging South Artist artist Sylvester.

 Rock

Crazy Diamond

Wish you Were here

The recent musical show Crazy Diamond- A Tribute to Pink Floyd has been released as a double live album with 31 hit Pink Floyd songs, interpreted by guitar guru Mel Botes and his multi-talented band.

 Afrikaans

Linda Kilian

Kom Dans ‘n Bietjie

The title track off Linda’s first ever Afrikaans album Kom Dans ‘n Bietjie is setting the dance scene alive.

 Rock

Gevoel van Veiligheid

Geheime Trane

The first single from this two-man acoustic punk/rock band from Pretoria formed as a side project by Deon Roos from Die Onbekende, and Raymond Roy Horn from Neontetra.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

GlamaBoy

Heyo

Fabian Josephus (aka GlamaBoy) started free-styling at parties and worked with many underground hip hop artists from the Cape Flats before starting GlamaBoy’s Risk Taking, the group that won the Western Province Talent Promotions.

 Rock

Heather Mac

Green World

Heather Mac rose to prominence in the 80s SA rock music scene as the lead singer of Ella Mental – here with a track off her new album, WITHIN , a collection of personal songs gathered from the last 25 years of her life.

 Jazz/Blues

Skanky Corp

Jazz Police

Skanky Corp are a well-known Cape Town based indie jazz collective, here with a note to extreme jazz fans off their album, Panic.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Shane Q The Genesis

Isithandwa

On his debut album Life & Death , hip hop artist Shane Q sings about growing up with a love of music and his musical inspiration, American rapper 2 Pac.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Veraz

On the Otha Side

On Veraz’s debut album, From Joburg to Jamaica , this hip new local artist sings songs about ordinary life in Jeppe Street, xenophobia, love, nature and unity to workers.

 Afrikaans

Zwarte Piet

Met Hoeveel Lewens Moet Ons Nog Betaal

A track off new album Geskroef, an Afrikaans Blues album set against the backdrop of the social and political issues of this country.

 

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Latest Free Music

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

GlamaBoy

GlamaBoy

Fabian Josephus (aka GlamaBoy) started free-styling at parties and worked with many underground hip hop artists from the Cape Flats before starting GlamaBoy’s Risk Taking, the group that won the Western Province Talent Promotions.

 Rock

Heather Mac

Heather Mac

Heather Mac rose to prominence in the 80s SA rock music scene as the lead singer of Ella Mental – here with a track off her new album, WITHIN , a collection of personal songs gathered from the last 25 years of her life.

 Jazz/Blues

Skanky Corp

Skanky Corp

Skanky Corp are a well-known Cape Town based indie jazz collective, here with a note to extreme jazz fans off their album, Panic.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Shane Q The Genesis

Shane Q The Genesis

On his debut album Life & Death , hip hop artist Shane Q sings about growing up with a love of music and his musical inspiration, American rapper 2 Pac.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Veraz

Veraz

On Veraz’s debut album, From Joburg to Jamaica , this hip new local artist sings songs about ordinary life in Jeppe Street, xenophobia, love, nature and unity to workers.

 Afrikaans

Zwarte Piet

Met Hoeveel Lewens Moet Ons Nog Betaal

A track off new album Geskroef, an Afrikaans Blues album set against the backdrop of the social and political issues of this country.

 Rock

Shotgun Tori

Skin You’re In

First single to be released off thisoutstanding new bluesy-rock 5-track EP Are We Fine Yet ,from this emerging and very talented Cape Town-based female singer.

 Rock

Cherry Faced Lurchers

Toasted Take-aways

A blast of live SA rock genius from the late James Phillips and his crazy gang off the legendary 1980’s Live at Jamesons album.

 Country/Folk

Kenny Ray Daniel

Real Good Feeling

Single from his debut album Feelings Out OfSight , this old-school country musician still plays his Yamaha FG180 from the sixties on some of the songs he has written over the years.

 Kwaito

Bongani MP

Ziyawa

Bongani MP – Ziyawa – Fresh new single from the Kwaggafontein Kwaito artist with a track off his third album Ngim’lo

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Love Constant

Love Constant

A song from this SA vocalist’s debut album Love Constant, on which her sultry soulful sound and poignant lyrics are the perfect ingredients for an adult contemporary album.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Masta Li

Syajayva

A hip hop artist, songwriter, singer, and record producer from KZN whose newly-released Durban Kings album rocks the house with pumping sounds and great beats.

 

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Billy Forrest: A Selection Of My Favourite Songs

From Billy Forrest

Billy Forrest - A special selection of my favourite songs
Billy Forrest - A special selection of my favourite songs

It was a difficult one this. To remember my favourites over a span of 55 years was no mean feat, who do you leave out? I’ve chosen the songs that moved me the most, with just that “something” that makes a song reach into your soul. I’ve got two lists, International and “Local”. On the S.A. side it was more a case of appreciating the song, the performance and the production. Enjoy! – Billy Forrest

Artist/Song (International)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows (Live) – Miss you nights
Dobie Gray – Loving arms
Moody Blues – Nights in white satin
Dolly Parton – I will always love you
Kenny Rogers – Ruby don’t take your love to town
The Righteous Brothers – Unchained melody
The Walker Brothers – Make it easy on yourself
The Beatles – Yesterday
The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Matt Monroe – Born free
Dion Warwick – Valley of the dolls
Mike & The Mechanics – The living years
Elvis Presley – Are you lonesome tonight
Tom Jones – What’s new pussycat
Richard Harris – McArthur park
Abba – Fernando
K.D.Lang – Hallelujah
Elton John – Sacrifice
Mamas & Papas – California dreaming
Josh Grobin – You raise me up

Artist/Song (Local)

June Dyer – Whirlpool of love
Dickie Loader & The Blue Jeans – Exclusively yours
The Flames – For your precious love
The Dream Merchants – Time and the river
The Staccatos – Cry to me
Clout – Substitute
Bright Blue – Weeping
McCully Workshop – The Buccaneer
Copperfield – So you win again
Ballyhoo – Man on the moon
Rabbitt – Charlie
Joanna Field – Don’t fly too high
Maria – Clap your hands and stamp your feet
Gene Rockwell – Heart
Ken.J.Larkin – Turn around
Johnny Clegg – Scatterlings of Africa
Margaret Singana – Mama Tembu’s wedding
Steve Hofmeyr – Pampoen
Laurika Rauch – Kinders van die wind
Sias Reinecke – Sproetjies

Thanks to Marq Vas’s Southern African Music Collectibles

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Afrikaans
Egmond

Vlieg

Egmond returns with the smashing first single off their upcoming sophomore release, Vuil Wasgoed – a duet with songbird Yolandi,who also featured in Egmond’s #1 hit Dis Elektries from his debut album.

Afrikaans
Janiné Grobbelaar

Melk in Jou tee

First single off the debut Gospel album from Janiné Grobbelaar, an emerging faith-pop singer from Centurion. From Melk In Jou Tee .

Afrikaans
Al’astair

Die Meisie Van De Aar

More Afrikaans Rock ‘N Tjank sounds from this singer-songwriter who is building a strong reputation for his incisive lyrics. This track is off his debut album My Hond Fanie.

Afrikaans
Lara Frances

Wolwedans

Young, gorgeous and gifted. This describes the talented Lara Frances in a nutshell. Her new album, Little Rendition, is a delicious mixture of nu-folkish pop with the merest hint of rock.

Afrikaans
Marcato

100 000 Keer

Pieter Smit and Ben van Zyl, two young musicians from Pretoria, combine their talents on this impressive English and Afrikaans album When This Whistle Blows.

Afrikaans
Rian Malan

Boer Se Nie Jammer Nie

Koos Kombuis described Malan as “the prophet of our times” and “a one-man cultural revolution” and said the songs on his “Alien Inboorling” were likely to force Afrikaners to “question everything we thought we knew about ourselves.”

Afrikaans
Egmond

Mors

The video for this new single off this emerging artist’s debut album, ‘Ongevraagde Hello‘, is the first of his string of video hits to be filmed in HD.

Afrikaans
Mr Mac and the Genuines

Blikkie se Boom

Some Goema sounds from the Cape Kings of the genre off the ‘Voelvry’ compilation album of the wave of “alternative” Afrikaans music that swept the country in 1988/9. From Mr Mac & The Genuines.

Afrikaans
Van Coke Kartel

Vir Almal

VCK’s first single was released for free download, even before the 2011 album was properly finished.

Afrikaans
Huis Najaar

Somer Is Op Ons

Huis Najaar, a 5-piece Afrikaans rock outfit from PE, have been described by Van Coke Kartel as “somewhere between Jax Panik and Die Heuwels Fantasties”.

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Masta Li

Syajayva

A hip hop artist, songwriter, singer, and record producer from KZN whose newly-released Durban Kings album rocks the house with pumping sounds and great beats.

 Dance/House/Electro

Card On Spokes

In You Go

A new offering from Cape Town musician and producer Shane Cooper off In You Go, the debut album by Card On Spokes which is his solo project.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

B-Traq

B-Traq

A new single off the album Outatime by this exciting new funk-pop band on the SA music scene, with a sound that is both fresh and funky fusing several genres like Funk, RnB and Rock.

 Jazz/Blues

Steve D

Steve D

This newly-released nostalgic album Goud & Silwer – Silver & Gold, performed by Steve D, features well-loved golden oldies dusted off and presented in a unique way.

 Afrikaans

Egmond

Vlieg

Egmond returns with the smashing first single off their upcoming sophomore release, Vuil Wasgoed – a duet with songbird Yolandi,who also featured in Egmond’s #1 hit Dis Elektries from his debut album.

 Jazz/Blues

Terry Dean

Got The Blues

A track off the album 4 seasons , an all original collection of some of the best numbers from this “WorldTraveller’s” extensive career, and is his first album on the “IMG Eden” label.

 Pop

Ike Moriz

Breathing Dreams

Breathing Dreams – Title track off the new album from the artist voted one of the top 5 vocalists in South Africa, on which he composed, produced and recorded 16 beautifully crafted brand new Rock/Pop songs.

 Country/Folk

Monique Leite

Gee Nooit Op

Monique Leite is a passionate singer who delivers a special performance and message in each song of this album Success. It has a song for everyone out there English and Afrikaans, the partygoer, the romantic soul, the rock-a-billy boy and the country girl.

 

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 Pop

Ike Moriz

Breathing Dreams

Breathing Dreams – Title track off the new album from the artist voted one of the top 5 vocalists in South Africa, on which he composed, produced and recorded 16 beautifully crafted brand new Rock/Pop songs.

 Country/Folk

Monique Leite

Gee Nooit Op

Monique Leite is a passionate singer who delivers a special performance and message in each song of this album Success. It has a song for everyone out there English and Afrikaans, the partygoer, the romantic soul, the rock-a-billy boy and the country girl.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mr J

Here I Am

The debut solo album from Mr J (Joel Martins), one of the original “Hermanus Pavarottis”, who once sang on street corners of Hermanus for pennies.

 Afrikaans

Janiné Grobbelaar

Melk in Jou tee

First single off the debut Gospel album from Janiné Grobbelaar, an emerging faith-pop singer from Centurion. From Melk In Jou Tee .

 World Music

Lu Chase

Mercury (Ross Gabriel Dub Mix)

Lu Chase is a South African singer, songwriter, radio DJ and actress best known for fronting the band Iridium Project.

 Rock

Jeremy de Tolly

Two

An extract from one of the six extended pieces from the Dirty Skirts frontman off his new solo album Piano Nocturnes Volume One featuring some ambient solo piano music.

 

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 Rock

Anthony Caplan & Andrew Tracey

Open

A track off Guitar Tunes the recent album from this acclaimed musician and composer accompanied by Prof Andrew Tracey of The Andrew Tracey Steelband.

 Rock

Summer Shade

Drive All Day

The new single from Summer Shade’s latest EP features a mixture of rock, tribal, African, folk and a whole lot more.

 Afrikaans

Al’astair

Die Meisie Van De Aar

More Afrikaans Rock ‘N Tjank sounds from this singer-songwriter who is building a strong reputation for his incisive lyrics. This track is off his debut album My Hond Fanie.

 Country/Folk

K, Ray & The Bird

Coffee In The Rain

The new single from this five-piece folky group off their recent album Rhymes In The Attic.

 Rock

Peter Hoven

Fire Still Burns

A track off this Johannesburg based singer-songwriter’s debut pop-rock solo album No Apologies .

 Rock

Jon Delinger

Crossroads

This Storm Rekordz artist is a Malawian by origin, grew up in Zimbabwe and Mozambique and was selected to represented South Africa in Sweden at the Ethno Music Festival. This song is from the album Never Walk Alone .

 Rock

Paint

Wage Your Wars

A new single off the Painting With Sound album from this Cape rock trio featuring Nelius Nortje, Jade Abbott and her booming bass, with Morné (Mojo) Barnardt on drums.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ben Caesar

Hold Me Close

The first single from Ben Caesar, who will soon be launching his debut solo albumLe Tigra, an original and modern mix with insightful lyrics to express the theme of “the dynamic contrast between the grace and fierceness of the tiger”.

 Rock

Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 Country/Folk

Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

A new single, and the title track off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, Billboard Lights .

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

A song off the EP Now That I’ve Got A Girl by this emerging artist and independent singer-songwriter.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band’s latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 

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 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ben Caesar

Hold Me Close

The first single from Ben Caesar, who will soon be launching his debut solo albumLe Tigra, an original and modern mix with insightful lyrics to express the theme of “the dynamic contrast between the grace and fierceness of the tiger”.

 Rock

Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 Country/Folk

Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

A new single, and the title track off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, Billboard Lights .

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

A song off the EP Now That I’ve Got A Girl by this emerging artist and independent singer-songwriter.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band’s latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 World Music

Neo Muyanga

4:7

One of the number-titled tracks off Neo Muyanga’s latest mathematical opus, called Dipalo (Mixtape), which was composed, arranged and performed by this innovative SA artist.

 Rock

Shortstraw

Game Face

First single off the excellent debut album, You’re Underfed, I’m Wonderful, from this hip new Jozi 5-man band.

 Country/Folk

Ses Snare

Fotostories

String is the second Ses Snare album and is a mixture of Afrikaans, English, Covers and no doubt, some mind blowing original works from Mathys Roets, Pieter Smith, Leon Ecroignard, Thean Kotze, Wouter van de Venter and Blackie Swart.

 Rock

Alicia Wolf

Beyond My Dreams

Alicia Wolf is from Boksburg, Gauteng and has dedicated this autobiographical album of Rock Music called Beyond MyDreams to her late parents.

 Kwaito

DK

Nkosi Yamakhos

First single from this hugely talented newcomer on the SA scene off his album, I Have A Dream.