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What Am I Listening To? Traffic!

Rock Legends: Traffic [1970 to 1974]

A mix of one of my favourite Prog Rock bands from the early ’70s, Traffic, which featured Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi.

The double live album “On The Road” released in 1973, is one of my all-time favourite live albums, so I’ve included all the tracks from that album in this mix.

Please also take a listen to:
https://www.mixcloud.com/briancurrin/traffic-old-new-borrowed-blues/
https://www.mixcloud.com/briancurrin/traffic-on-the-road-1973-studio-matching-mix/

Posted in Music Research, Playlists, South African Music

NEXT STOP… SOWETO feat Mahotella Queens, Harari, The Movers, Flaming Souls, Reggie Msomi

NEXT STOP... SOWETO
NEXT STOP… SOWETO

Compiled from the four volumes of “Next Stop… Soweto” released by Strut Records.

Track List

1. Masisizwane – Abafana Bama Soul
2. Kokro-Ko (Hide & Seek) – The Actions
3. The Things We Do In Soweto – Almon Memela
4. Last Time – Anchors
5. Bazali Bam – Bazali Bam
6. Wenzani Umoya – The Big Four
7. Soul Time Nzimande Go – Bra Sello & His Band
8. Orlando – Dennis Mpale
9. Back Home Soul – Down Tones
10. Ain’t Sittin’ Down Doin’ Nothing – The Drive
11. Joe’s Jika – Dudu Pukwana & The Spears
12. Can You Feel It – Electric Six
13. Khombo Ranga – Elias Maluleke & Mavambe Girls
14. Mosquito – Flaming Souls
15. I Am There – Grasshoppers
16. Iza Wena – Happy Africa
17. Give – Harari
18. Funky Message – Heroes
19. Emakhaya – The Heshoo Beshoo Group
20. Get Down – Isaac & The Sakie Special Band
21. Khubani – J. K. Mayengani And The Shingwedzi Sisters
22. Take Me To Brazil – Jazz Ministers
23. Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo – Kabasa
24. Nkuli’s Shuffle – The Klooks
25. Mr J.S. Mpanza – Lucky Strike Sisters
26. Umkhovu – Mahlathini & The Queens
27. Wozani Mahipi – Mahotella Queens
28. Sangoma – Malombo
29. Ubukhwele – Margaret Singana
30. I Sivenoe – Melotone Sisters With Amaqola Band
31. Akulalwa Esoweto – The Mgababa Queens
32. Blockhead – The Monks
33. Soweto Disco – The Movers
34. Tiba Kamo – Phillip Malela
35. Nomacala – Piston Mahlathini & The Queens
36. Soul Chakari – Reggie Msomi & His Hollywood Jazz Band
37. Kuya Hanjwa – S. Piliso & His Super Seven
38. 1, 2, 3 – Saitana
39. 10 to 11 – Sammy Boy
40. Be There – Skyf
41. Pinese’s Dance – The Soul Giants
42. Little Girl – Soul Throbs
43. Joy – Spirits Rejoice
44. Take Off – Tempo All Stars
45. Stay Cool – Tete Mbambisa
46. Gwinyitshe – The Toreadors
47. Manano – Xoliso
48. Inkonjane Jive – Zed Nkabinde

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Music Of Our Time [South Africa 1971] featuring Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Chicago, Janis Joplin, Music Corporation

Music Of Our Time [South Africa 1971]
Music Of Our Time [South Africa 1971]

In 1971, CBS South Africa released a budget sampler album, which introduced me to a number of great bands and artists.

Track List

1. Livin’ In Heat – Chase
2. In And Out Of Love – The Rascals
3. Nightmare #5 – Al Kooper
4. Lowdown – Chicago
5. If Not For You – Bob Dylan
6. Celebration – Argent
7. Wrong End Of The Rainbow – Tom Rush
8. Devil Lady – Dreams
9. Blackpatch – Laura Nyro
10. Things Yet To Come – Sweathog
11. Se A Cabo – Santana
12. Famous Blue Raincoat – Leonard Cohen
13. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (live 1970) – Johnny Winter
14. Get It – Music Corporation
15. C’mon (live 1971) – Poco
16. Move Over – Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band
17. Give It Everything You Got – Edgar Winter’s White Trash
18. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) – Blood, Sweat & Tears

More information at: http://www.rock.co.za/files/music_of_our_time_index.htm

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RADIO YOUTH feat Radio Rats, Wild Youth, Asylum Kids, Flash Harry, National Wake, Peach, The News and more…

A mix of South African Punk, Ska & New Wave tunes from 1978 to 1982.

A mix of South African Punk, Ska & New Wave tunes from 1978 to 1982.

TRACK LIST

1. Radio Youth – Wild Youth
2. Rock ‘n Roll – Illegal Gathering
3. Bokkie Bokkie – David Kramer
4. Schoolboy – Asylum Kids
5. South African In Paris – The Safari Suits
6. International News – National Wake
7. Nightmare – Peach
8. No Football – Flash Harry
9. Wot ‘Bout Me – Wild Youth
10. Law And Order – Radio Rats
11. Goddess – Corporal Punishment
12. Tudor Convertible – The News
13. School Kids – The Gents
14. Reaction Man – Gay Marines
15. Fight It With Your Mind – Asylum Kids
16. Rock ‘n Rolls Royce – Corporal Punishment
17. Button Your Lip – Illegal Gathering
18. Stuff Your Strut – The News
19. Pieces – The Safari Suits
20. A Lot Of Things – Peach
21. National Hero – Illegal Gathering
22. Station Road Rhythm – The News
23. Machines – Dog Detachment
24. No, No, No, No – Asylum Kids
25. Crazy Caroline – Radio Rats
26. Shock Time For Rock – The Popguns
27. Shame On You – Flash Harry
28. All Messed Up – Wild Youth
29. Why? – Dog
30. So Cold – Hotline
31. Iron Vest – Gay Marines

Please also take a listen to Old Punk For New Ears

Please read more about my take on Punk Rock in this article.

More about most of these bands can be found on The South African Rock Encyclopedia.

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The Difference Between Playlists and Mixes

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Playlists:

A playlist is a list of songs that can be listened to on a music-player device, such as a PC, smartphone or iPod. The order can often be rearranged or shuffled.

Examples:

More at: http://spotify.briancurrin.com/

Pink Floyd Live Jams

More at: https://www.youtube.com/BrianCurrinMusic

Mixes:

A mix is a compilation of tunes in a specific order that are usually blended or cross-faded to create a unique experience. DJ mixes are probably the best of example of a mix, however there are many different styles and genres that can be mixed such as podcasts and radio shows.

Examples:

More at: http://mixcloud.briancurrin.com